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  • Full Name: alberto luis ( 35 / Male )
  • Lives In: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Citizenship: Philippines
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • About lagataw:

    I love the outdoors. I have a perforated eardrum though so I can't engage in water sports which i sooo love. I love reading books especially classic novels. I wanna write a travel book of my own someday. I love traveling alone. As the Dhammapada puts it "Travel only with thy betters or thy equals; if there are none, travel alone."

  • Hobbies:

    Hiking, wall climbing, camping

  • Favourite places:

    I've been around my own country (the Philippines). When I get my passport, I wanna travel to Vietnam, and the rest of Southeast Asia and then I wanna visit my friends in Japan and South Korea


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I'm a local backpacker. I've been to almost all the islands of the Phlippines. I've climbed the highest mountains and swum our best beaches. And although, the Lonely Planet has a lot to say about the Philippines, there are a lot more things the foreigner has to learn about my country (from a local's perspective). I think everyone would agree with me if I said that all backpackers want to steer clear of swindlers and costly hospitality. I think the Philippines is not alone. Most World Heritage sites are infested with swindlers and people who would appear to be kind but would charge you an arm and a leg. In the Philippines, I am probably the best at avoiding or dealing with them when it is impossible to avoid them. Check out my mini homepage I posted pictures of my travels around the three major island groups of the Philippine archipelago. I hope that travellerspoint could be the start of my dream of being a part of a network of volunteer travel assistants willing to give valuable information WITHOUT PAY around the globe. I, myself, am planning to explore the world starting next year. I've always been cautious and hesitant in delving into this world of international travel because I have been exposed to how nasty commercial tourism is in my country. I hope that other backpackers out there would also be willing to extend help to the budget traveler in their country. I feel sorry for those foreigners who come to my country and spend more than they should have because of lack of friendly information. I don't see the point why seeing the beauty of paradise Earth should be of monetary value.

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