I thought I'm going to lie low in traveling this 2016 but I was wrong. I've been motivated even more. The more than 1500 towns and cities in the Philippines are the reasons why I keep moving.
"I thought I'm going to lie low in traveling this 2016 but I was wrong. I've been motivated even more. The more than 1500 towns and cities in the Philippines are the reasons why I keep moving."

[LUNA, LA UNION, PHILIPPINES] ▬ 2015 is gone permanently but the beautiful memories I earned from traveling will always remain in my heart. In fact, those have been part of my system and have integrated to my well-being. Those experiences have taught me many things, hence, coming up with philosophies in life that made me happier and contented. 2016 is another year to create happy and meaningful memories.

LUNA,LA UNION

[LUNA] ▬ ANTONIO LUNA STATUE IN LUNA, LA UNION (SCREEN GRAB FROM MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL)


▬ My First Town Exploration for 2016 ▬


THE FOURTH DAY OF THE YEAR 2016 marked the start of my travel calendar. I decided to visit the town of Luna in La Union because it's one of the towns up north having unique character in terms of culture and heritage.

This town is home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan attracting devotees and pilgrims of the Roman Catholic faith. Aside from this shrine, it also has the unique cracked Baluarte watchtower and the industry of pebble picking and selling.

For this post, I made a clip focusing on what I saw in the poblacion. This video will serve as a teaser for the upcoming narratives I will be doing in the future about Luna. Watch the video below.



Actually, an idea popped out in my mind so I made this video. I'll be introducing a new section on this blog starting this 2016 that is dedicated to travel videos with original clips from my first-hand travel experiences. I'm going to announce it in the future. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoyed the first episode of edmarationTV.


▬ Final Words ▬


I THOUGHT I'M GOING TO LIE LOW in traveling this 2016 but I was wrong. I've been motivated even more. The more than 1500 towns and cities in the Philippines are the reasons why I keep moving. I don't basically get money from the personal travels I am doing (I rather spend them). So why the heck I'm still doing this? Some say it is a waste of money (some have frankly told this to me). However, I believe this is still an investment and this will greatly change my life for good in the future at a young age. I mean, I don't want to be hypocrite. Who doesn't want a great reward from doing a hobby? Dang! I don't complain because I love this. This is my life.

I put up this blog to serve as online database of my travels and a diary where I can pour out my emotions when nobody wants to listen and a collection of insights when nobody is not interested. I'm a sentimental person and I usually value the good things of the past. My blog evolved until it hit a 5-digit figure of views monthly (that's thousands of views worldwide!). It was more than I asked for. I just reached one million views in November 2015 by the way.

Now I'm putting up edmarationTV not for a show but to serve as platform in sharing relevant information from my personal travels (for those who care) by telling my insights and what I've learned from the towns I've explored. Happy New Year everyone! ▬ end

LUNA,LA UNION

[LUNA] ▬ HELLO! WELCOME TO LUNA, LA UNION! (SCREEN GRAB FROM MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL)


► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

[1] This post is filed under the category "edmarationTV." This category is a collection of videos of town explorations. To see more posts from this category, scroll down and check the "More Posts From This Category..." below.

[2] This video serves as a teaser to narratives I will be writing in the future about Luna, La Union.

[3] All maps I used on this post are the works of Eugene Alvin Villar and Mike Gonzalez published on Wikipedia. Source: 1 | 2 |

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Born and Raised in Vigan, Philippines. Hardcore Ilocano. Genuine Bigueño. Sucker of Long Land Trips. Loves the Highlands. Professional Nurse on Weekdays. Coffee Addict. Travel Blogger in Between. For sponsorship, advertising, event invites and collaborations email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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