"I invested with a motorbike because it is my ultimate dream to travel and do backpacking all over Luzon (and hopefully the whole Philippines) with a motorbike!"
I am just an ordinary travel blogger wanna-be, with "forced" readers [usually strangers]. But how about spending a li'l time reading how this corny travel blog came into existence... Now I am forcing you to read this, lol!
[CABUGAO] Ride to the Northwestern coast of Luzon
After my 8-5 (with overtime) job before, I don't go home yet even though I know I'm tired. With my blood- and betadine-stained white nurse uniform, I rush to the internet cafe to rent a computer to familiarize myself in blogging. Edmaration.com was not yet a travel blog that time, although my travel posts are my favorites.
I have been traveling since high school but the intensity of my travelust went up after I grabbed my first job -- that way, I was able to fund my travels (hard-earned funds, literally deal with "blood" to grab that fund! What a "bloody" effort!)
I am not a well-traveled person that time (...and until now) but I didn't hesitate to make my own travel blog. EDMARATION? Blah! Corny. Boring. Is that a travel blog? WTN! (What the name!) Yes! But it started as a personal blog that's why the name is attached to my blog name and I never expected that for now, my friends call me edmaration.
I invested with a motorbike because it is my ultimate dream to travel and do backpacking all over Luzon (and hopefully the whole Philippines) with a motorbike! Call me weird and unrealistic but I have started the goal already and everything shall be documented in this blog. If there's a will, there's a way. But I have already acquired my motorbike just before I started a travel blog because of that travel dream. But the idea of documenting this dream into a travel blog popped out later on.
Traveling with a motorbike is the most convenient and most efficient and cheapest way "I know" as a mode for traveling... in seeking for adventure... in exploring a town extensively (I am town-specific, I never say "I explored this province... blah... blah..." without being able to visit all the towns and cities).
Too many towns to explore, that's easy to do with a motorbike. I am telling this because I personally do it and I can prove it!
But there is this one journey that triggered a collision of electrodes at the back of my mind to start a travel blog and that is my (self-)over-rated post about reaching Cervantes with a motorbike.
[SUYO] Imagine, I traversed that road with a motorbike...
[SUYO] ...and this one too!
[SUYO] And yes! A joyride with that one also!
Oh yeah! I miss this journey so much! It was just unplanned, unexpected, and unbelievable. If you are from Vigan and you have learned I reached this place with a motorbike, you will surely consider me an #epic! :)
I am sure only a few (as of this writing) have ever done this Vigan-Cervantes route before with a single motorbike (no convoy) for the sake of "fun." Usually, bikers go here in group -- with support and help from other bikers when someone gets into trouble. But for this journey, we were riding with only one motorbike. So, this experience made me think of making a travel blog to highlight this motorbike journey... and the travel continued... oh yeah the backlogs... and now updating you travel stories and motorcycle diaries.
This is the first journey that inspired me to do a travel blog aside from those blogs that inspired me and my motorbike that allowed me to travel cheaply and under time-pressure.
This travel blog was born from a motorbike ride and will continue to exist with a motorbike ride but it won't end with a motorbike crash :\
Because of this motorbike ride, I said, "I want the world to know about this experience," thus, EDMARATION came into being. It all started with a motorcycle ride :)
I want to travel to other countries soon and ride a boat to Turtle Islands or a chopper ride to the Spratlys. But for now, I am more than contented traveling by land and town hopping in Northern Luzon because I know I am with my motorbike and that makes me go closer... and closer to the goal of motorbiking the whole island of Luzon.
How about you? /end