Like me, I'm sure many of you are already restless. I keep saying travel is one thing that is worth investing your money on----especially if you are still single. WHY TRAVEL?There are thousands of reasons. I am sure you can find a motive.Believe it when people say "travel completes ones education". It made me realize so many things in life.......
We owe it to the budget airlines like AIRPHIL EXPRESS for giving that to us. We have so many beautiful places in the Philippines no doubt but they are difficult to access. The commute could be an adventure but not everybody has the luxury of time,say, 18 hours on a bus ride alone. Many of those who tarvel are working professionals.We should take that into account.Wonder why people prefer going to Phuket than Boracay? ACCESSIBILITY. Phuket's beaches might not be as good as that of Boracay but at least they are more accessible. That's good enough for somebody who badly needs a quick fix.
The WORLD"S WORST AIRPORT
has more problems than I anticipated.
Been asking my friends about their experience with Airphil Express so far. They've been telling me the same thing. FLIGHT DELAYS. Yeah, I also noticed that in my last 2 trips. The first time, we got delayed for more than an hour. The last time, for 30 minutes or so.
I was also quick to think that it was the airlines fault until I realized it's not the truth in most cases.NAIA is to blame.Yeah, the worlds worst airport. Turns out that the decaying terminal is not the only culprit---THE RUNWAY too. Yes, we only have 2 runways and adding more terminals wouldn't do any difference. I remember now that we were inside the plane in time but the plane couldn't take off because of HEAVY GROUND TRAFFIC. That explains it. And the problem is, NAIA is located in a highly saturated area and can't expand. Looks like we are in for more headache.
...........And I am not ready to jump into any suggestions. The problem is more complicated than my brain can handle.hahaha
PS: About the renovation of NAIA-1 though. Go for it parin. Para kahit doon lang bumawi tayo kesa dumagdag pa yan sa inconvenience ng mga passengers, both local and international.
TOURISM = JOBS for the Locals
Let's travel and spread the wealth. Since many places in the Philippines are hard to access, income desparity is also serious. Traveling means creating employment to people who live in the places we visit. It goes therefore that I DON'T ENCOURAGE "Super Tipid" travels. If you have spare money, share it. I am not saying you give it away for nothing, you might as well think of giving it to charity and just stay home right? What i am saying is, don't make limits like 350 per day budget. At wag ka naman nang makipag-baratan sa boatman or tricycle driver.Make sure they don't take advantage of you, but please don't take advantage of them either. When you meet a kid selling ornaments, it would not hurt if you buy one and give it as a pasalubong to your friends back home.Be generous.
Also, let's promote the places in the Philippines by spreading the word. Take lovely photos. Share them on Facebook or twitter. Never underestimate the power of social media. The Philippines is a social media heavyweight. We can trend a topic worldwide at will. Be part of the revolution. This is an empowerment made availbale to ordinary people like us.
A NEW GOAL
for travelling this 2012
MORE FUN TO TRAVEL THE PHILIPPINES
I had the wrong impression before that travelling abroad is better. That perception was SHATTERED when I got to explore our country more. Iba parin ang Pilipinas. I am not saying you don't go out of the Philippines ayt? Travel to other countries too and see the difference. You will realize how progressive our neighbors have become. We could learn many things from them.
The tagline #IT"S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES is as real as it could get. We can own it. It true.
PLAN YOUR 2012 trip and discover more-----I encourage you to do so. As the song goes, I DON"T CARE HOW YOU GET HERE, JUST GET HERE IF YOU CAN. It doesn't matter what mode of transportation it would be,just get there!!!!!
I guess this post is also about me saying----"it's nice to know that we have another alternative in going places in and out of the country and that's AIRPHIL EXPRESS."
Cheers to your next travels!!!!!
DISCLOSURE: this is a sponsored blog entry.