Tuesday 23 March 2010

1,000 Places Before I Die

A dear friend and an equally passionate traveller gave me an excellent travel guide to me as an advance birthday gift – 1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz.

Thank you, thank you Steng! I had long wanted to buy this since I came back to the Philippines; it’s a pleasant surprise indeed that you gave this to me. Makes it more valuable and of course forces me to actually use this. I hope I will manage to visit up to 500 place listed in the book - only 50% is my goal. And for each place in the book I shall endeavour to write next to it the exact date of my visit (for those places I already seen in the past, just the month and/or year).Yes I too wish you’ll be with us in one of our future travels. Brazil in 2016, right?

Curious of what Ms. Schultz listed as the places that must be seen in the Philippines? Well there are actually three beautiful places featured in the book (enumerated below).
  1. Banaue Rice Terraces
  2. Taal Volcano
  3. Amanpulo

Two down. Been to Banaue Rice Terraces and Taal Volcano already. Yay! How about Amanpulo (err Php100k per night)? Oh well, someday. There’s no pressure. Like I said, my goal is just 50% anyway...

I am going to finally fly and relocate to Kuwait in three days. Of course I have browsed the book to see the place(s) that I should see there. But lo and behold, there’s none, zilch must-see in Kuwait. Gah! What have I gotten myself into? :-S

P.S. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die is available in National Bookstore, Powerbooks and Fully-Booked nationwide.


Ria May said...

foreign lagi kaayo mga places sa iyang cover. Buti naman napuntahan na natin ang Banaue kasi accdg sa news nasira na daw dahil sa dry spell. Meron bang must-see places dito sa Japan? para mapuntahan ko na hehe

aneshka said...

duol lang bitaw ka sa Egypt..pwede naka mag walk like an egyptian :-|

Ri! Baka yung Mt Fuji

Surreal Princess said...

Quite an interesting read. I'm lusting for amanpulo too but its too expensive. :P

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