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Kumusta! I’m Bryan — a Filipino traveler. Fan of The Big Bang Theory and good food. The silent sam on the couch. An Apple buff. I was born in the Philippines and now a resident of Barcelona, Spain. Most of the time, traveling solo. Advocate for cheap escapades. Backpacker. Yep, Filipinos do backpacking!

Did you know that Filipinos are now part of an emerging global traveling class?

Latest trend shows Pinoys as one of the top Asia-Pacific market with the highest average number of countries visited by a Visa credit card holder (ranked as fourth). That's a good indicator that our generation is now changing — especially millennials — investing more on travel experiences over material goods.

I was never a big traveler, really. In fact, I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. That's 2 countries at one go — first border crossing from Singapore to Malaysia. From there on, I was hooked on backpacking. That strong desire to travel has grown even more including the list of countries I want to visit.

I started blogging in 2007 and shared my early adventures on a social travel site. Not for long, it went on hiatus since I moved to Spain. After seven years of establishing a career in Barcelona and a lifetime dreaming of traveling the world, I finally decided to continue traveling and start writing about it again.

TravelingPinoy.com is here to inspire you the way the beauty of the world inspired me. It’s time to take that once in a lifetime trip and learn how to travel cheaper and better. I'm more than sure, you'll get a lifetime of stories out of it!

Cheers,

Bryan




10 Comments

  • Ricky Danganan
    Posted
    Thank you.. Continue travelling to inspire more people. keep updating this blog as many of us keep an eye on your adventures
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Salamat Rick! Likewise, continue traveling... make your travel experience the best time of your life!
  • Macjen
    Posted
    Great blog Bryan! Looking forward to more of your backpacking adventures!
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Looking foward to your Menorca trip as well. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. All the best!
  • Jake
    Posted
    reading through your blogs inspire me to travel more... keep it up!
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Thanks Jake. Travel and you will inspire others as well. You are bound to stumble into some really nice surprises!
  • Zachary Cuison
    Posted
    So inspiring.
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Salamat Zachary... Hoping to inspire fellow Pinoys to travel more.
  • Alfonse Distais
    Posted
    I really like your work it's exiting and full of adventures and fun, and the passion with you write all your reviews is on a professional level, really nice work that you are putting there, i guess everybody that needs an advice in travel should consult with you!
  • Bryan
    Posted
    I seek the same advise and learn from fellow travellers I've met on the way... and I intend to share these golden experiences here. Thanks for the support Alfonse Distais
  • xuanbi
    Posted
    I love also to travel but you put it in someones perspective. Your reviews are easy to understand for everybody, and if they read all of your posts people can see that easy, and of course easy decide where to do a vacation. The detail of level in your reviews is amassing and i strongly recommend seeking advice from you!
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Thanks, man! This humbled the crap out of me. I'll endeavour to travel more and share the best of the world. Salamat xuanbi
  • Michele Wolfe
    Posted
    I envy you Bryan. Being able to travel and enjoy the things of nature. I've always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end. But I don't know if I'll ever be able to do that. I also want to travel to Crete and live like a native. I don't want to stay in a fancy hotel, it would be too boring and wouldn't give me the feel for the realness of the culture.
  • Bryan
    Posted
    Hi Michele. I'd say, just do it! Put it as a personal goal — start on short hikes to get the feel of it. I would love to do the Appalachian Trail myself. I've got so many places on my travel list and apart from spending with family and friends, I intend to spend my lifetime experiencing the world.
  • Christopher Goldsmith
    Posted
    Bryan. A Filipino traveler, fan of The Big Bang Theory and good food. Bryan, You are a amazing traveler, From you i know a lot of history, For this why i Think. The peoples of Filipino love you very much. Thanks a lot again Bryan
  • Bryan
    Posted
    hey Christopher! thanks.. that's dope.
  • Edward
    Posted
    Thank you Bryan for sharing your experience. I love traveling too but I haven't got the opportunity to do so due to financial constraints.
  • Bryan
    Posted
    I'm mostly a budget traveler or a traveler on a budget — depending on my destination. Either side, works. I'm sure you can do the same, Edward :)
  • Pat Brown
    Posted
    I have been an avid reader of your blogs on all your travels, and certainly one thing I love about your backpacking travels is the fact that they are cheap. It’s surprising how you visit this amazing places without straining your pocket, you are really do super Filipino backpacking traveler.
  • Bryan
    Posted
    I’m cheap, indeed. haha Not the big spender-type. What’s interesting about having a limited budget is that it pushes you to go back to basics, socialise with people (if in need) and experience the joy of walking. Thanks for reading along, Pat. Appreciated, really.

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