Iloilo Bound – My First Solo Domestic Trip
This Saturday, April 10, would be my first solo domestic trip – and I’m going to Iloilo; for the first time as well. 🙂
Ironically, this is not my first trip alone. My first solo trip was to a foreign land called Singapore back in 2008.
Anyway, back to 2010. Although some may find it weird traveling alone, most of the best travel bloggers I know actually do travel by themselves quite often.
And based from my Singapore experience, I find it quite exciting as well – the thrill of uncertainty and uncovering the unknown by yourself. I find it quite an booster an ego booster as well – developing the confidence that you will eventually make it besides the odds. Or better yet, strengthening of the faith that the Hand will always be there to protect and guide you along the way; and that He will not lead you astray unless for a purpose. 🙂
So why did I choose Iloilo? Simply because I haven’t been there. It’s a personal preference to go to places I haven’t been to against places I have; even if I love them very much.
If you know me personally or read this blog quite often, you’d know that I love the Coron islands best. And I haven’t found myself back there since 2006. Sagada is also a cool, homey place ideal for a summer getaway but I’d still prefer a province I haven’t been to.
And so, it is Iloilo this time.
It would actually be a short and sweet weekend stay because I’ll be back in Manila the evening of the next day. I won’t actually be exploring Iloilo far and wide. I’d just like to take a glimpse – a glimpse of their landscape, of the people, of the air, and a taste of their local food.
I don’t want to know it all, I don’t want to know everything about Iloilo City. I want to leave the province wanting for a next time.
I hope to come up with my short and simple itinerary for this upcoming carefree weekend as a stranger on a soil virgin to my itchy feet – Iloilo.
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11 thoughts on “Iloilo Bound – My First Solo Domestic Trip”
Have a fun time there, sago! It’s actually very liberating to go on a solo trip. You get to know yourself a little bit more every time you just spend time with yourself. I flew to Singapore alone when I was still single, and I enjoyed it.
Take care and have fun! 🙂
@Vivian – thanks Vivian! parehas tayo, nag-backpack Singapore! 🙂
@Sebs – hi! I’m here in Iloilo City right now. 🙂
Tilawi ang La Paz batchoy, manamit gid na ya! (Try the La Paz batchoy, that’s really delicious!)
Hi Da! = Yes, I have tried the la Paz Batchoy in Ted’s Yesterday and Pancit Molo in JDs (had a hard time looking for good Pancit Molo serving around Molo Church area) 🙂
wow have fun! cant wait to read about your iloilo adventures 🙂
Traveling solo has its ups and downs but what I really like about it is the freedom and spontaneity involved. I guess you’ll be doing more solo trips as you begin liking it.
Urgh, I should’ve been there to accompany you. Kaso andito pa sa Manille. Sa Mayo pa uuwi. :p
I will also be trying to go solo this october. I will also be exploring Ilo-ilo; and perhaps Guimaras as well… Sana kayanin ng 2 days lang… hahaha!!!
@Nomadic Pinoy – yeah, I’m afraid I’m liking it. 🙂
@Berniemack – it’s ok. No prob. 🙂
@Pinoy Adventurista – Yes, 2 days is exact. 1 for Iloilo and nearby provinces and another day for Guimaras. 🙂