As much as home is where the heart is, it is also, oftentimes, where great adventures start. Whether it be the pride in memorizing a terrain or the epiphany of seeing a familiar landscape in a different light, our hometowns are one sure way of eliciting emotions that'll translate into stories. There are tales in the thoroughfares of our childhood, atop the trees we climbed when we were kids, and the corners and hills we grew up with – all of which are just waiting to be told. In the November edition (the first after a loooong hiatus) of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers' Blog Carnival, my esteemed colleagues drew inspiration from their respective hometowns and take us with them on a journey that will give us (and, in a way, them as well) a glimpse into what makes them the person that they are today.
Island-hopping with Gym Buddies
Gian and Sheila, the love team behind Adrenaline Romance, share one summer adventure with their gym mates. Far from the urbanized skyline made up of Mactan's high-end resorts and "man-made paradises", Team Sweetie finds themselves at a financial disadvantage one moment, among Japanese tourists the next.
"A lovely eternal dance of sea and sky,
Blue lips meld but only in an endless distance,
With the absence of touch and tenderness, they only have eyes for each other
As man passes between them, oblivious to their infinite love"
Read more about the sweet summer escapade here: Island Hopping Around Hilutungan Channel: Visiting Pockets of Heaven