Had good feedback despite having some issues with my first podcast interview. Thanks guys. I’m ready to post the next one. By the way, I changed the title of my podcast series to SoloFlightEd Sessions to keep up with the branding.
Estan of Langyaw.com
This time, I had the opportunity to interview Estan Cabigas of Langyaw.com. I was able to travel with him and other bloggers on a free trip to Hong Kong and it was nice that he was willing enough to support me with this project.
Interview Location: Hong Kong International Airport
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What is your primary goal why you set up your travel blog?
My primary goal in setting up this travel blog was to serve as a record of my travels around the country and abroad… travel pictures.
Why do you push travel blogging beyond the usual itineraries?
As travel bloggers, I think we really have to discover new places and new things to do. The Philippines is so vast and so wide. Over 7100 islands and most that I’ve seen do is keep on writing the same places again and again. Like for example, Boracay or Anawangin and Nagsasa in Zambales. What about those in North Luzon? In the Babuyanes? In many parts of Mindanao?
I mean we, as travel bloggers, have a role in contributing to the tourism in the country and it is on us that we should feature new places to visit. To tell people that “Hey, there’s this great beach somewhere in Mindanao.”, or “There’s this delicious food in Samar.” etc.
As travel bloggers, we should really go out beyond our comfort zones, beyond those usual places and discover more of our country.
Are there any tips you’d like share to those who are hesitant to go out and explore the world?
Just throw your inhibitions, throw your fears, and go out and travel.
It’s a really beautiful thing to explore the world. To go out there and discover cultures, learn new ways of living, people, eating food that is not the usual and it not only enriches you personally but you will discover more of yourself.
I felt nervous in this podcast because I had to face my guest unlike the previous one. I had to maintain a straight face even if at times, I wanted to laugh at how silly I looked. I also used my brother’s Walkman phone in order to record the audio and I was wondering if the noise at the airport was distracting. We didn’t have time to conduct the interview in one of the cheap hotels where we stayed which was more silent but I’m glad that it all worked out.
Check out my podcasts with other bloggers below:
- Episode 001: Gael of ThePinaySoloBackpacker.com
- Episode 002: Estan of Langyaw.com
- Episode 003: Brenna of PhilippineTravelogue.com
- Episode 004: Mica of Senyorita.net
- Episode 005: Ron of FlipTravels.com
- Episode 006: Flip of FlipNomad.com
- Episode 007: Chichi of WeAreSoleSisters.com
- Episode 008: Doi of TheTravellingFeet.com
- Episode 009: James of JourneyingJames.com
- Episode 010: Nina of JustWandering.org
- Episode 011: Chyng of ChyngReyes.com
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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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