2009 is a year of productive travel blogging, positive reviews, deaths and disasters. As we conclude the year of the Ox, TOF presents his choice for 2009’s momentous highs and lows.
This year we traveled north to the towns skirting the coast of Ilocos and visited the Lighthouse of Bojeador, Windmills of Bangui, and two Earthquake Baroque Churches listed under the UNESCO World Heritage List. We were transported back in time when we rode a calesa on the cobbled-stone streets of Vigan and experienced the natural allure of the Ilococadia in Pagudpod.
Farewell Tita Cory and Micheal
TOF joined the world in mourning for the untimely passing of the King of Pop –Michael Jackson June 25 of this year.
And as grateful Filipinos, we braved the heavy rain during the Cory Aquino’s Funeral to pay our last respects to the greatest heroine of this generation.
The Wrath of Ondoy
On September 26, tropical storm Ondoy has poured more rains than hurricane Katrina causing unexpected Flashflood in Metro Manila. Our TOF Home in San Mateo, Rizal was submerged for six hours and we lost our entire library of Filipiniana books.
Anniversary and Recognitions
January 14 -TOF celebrated A Year of D-I-Y travel. Also this year, the travel blog received positive reviews from Filipinas Magazine and was listed in StarCentral Magazine Most Fascinating Blog Sites of the Month.
Happy New Year and cheers to more travel and productive blogging!