Thursday, June 30, 2011

Into the Wild

‘Sup guys! I am Renz Bulseco, 20-something years old from Davao City, Philippines. People call me Renz or sometimes Renzy. I finished my degree in Biology at the University of the Philippines Mindanao. Today, I work as an Air Traffic Controller in Tacloban City, Philippines (keeping the ground and sky safe is my duty) and dreams to travel around the world.



I started documenting my travel stories last June 2011 but I have been to various places in Mindanao and some parts of Luzon and Visayas for some time. As a Biology student, I was assigned to conduct field works at various locations. At one point, my group went to Iligan City, and the following week, we were tasked to conduct another field work at Camiguin Island. It had dawned on me that there are so many beautiful places in my own country in which some locals are not even aware about it.

Thus, the inception of this travel blog.

You might be wondering why I chose ‘thetravelingnomad’ as my blog’s URL. I know it sounds redundant but here are the reasons. A nomad is (1) a person who has no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land; and (2) a person with no fixed residence; a wanderer. Traveling on the other hand is defined as 'to go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey'. For me, traveling is NOT limited to transferring from one place to another. Whenever I travel, I see to it that I appreciate every bit of it. It is totally different whenever I’m not in my hometown, my comfort zone. Therefore, I want to create another definition for traveling – one who transfers to another place and experiences life beyond his comfort zone.

I am a nomad who moves from place to another and I travel because I want to experience life in different places; in different perspectives. Hence, thetravelingnomad.


And no, that's NOT a wedding ring.

Only a few people will understand why some of us invest a LOT in traveling and end up penniless after the trip. But you know at the end of the day, everything's worth it – the memories and the experiences during traveling. It is one of the best investments in life since you have the chance to choose your travel date. As for the price? It's flexible; you just have to scramble your way through promo fares and know how to carefully plan your itinerary ahead of time.

Before conquering Asia (and possibly, the world), I shall visit various provinces and islands of the Philippines to showcase how beautiful my country is. Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan (Don’t be a stranger in your country).

Have a happy and safe trip everyone!

(Email at renzbulseco123@yahoo.com or tweet me @renzybenzy)

34 comments:

  1. Wow you're sooooo young! I really envy you and others in PTB. You start out early in life, as in bagets talaga. When I was 21, wala pang internet and digicam, haha! I've had so many travels then pero almost limot ko na. In your case, you get to have everything documented. :)

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  2. Na sapul ako nito: "I believe that through traveling, I will find the real purpose of my existence and appreciate the beauty of life." hihi... I also want to know the purpose of my existence. I envy you and how I wish I have the same kind of life as yours. More Power! :D

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  3. This kind of blog is something I wanted to start, but until now, I can't even give time for this! You're great. Yes you are.

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  4. Naks! Renz! Level-up.. :D -Noreen

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  5. hey renz! congrats to you! i really appreciate what you're doing.. spreading the good news about our country, reconstructing the image of Mindanao especially to those who know so little. kudos! congrats to your nomination as well :)

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  6. i like your blog bro. one of my inspiration para mag blog din. hehehe.. congratz sa nomination..

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  7. hello po. You have a nice blog.It inspires me to widen more my horizon as a person. thanks! and more powers to you! :)

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  8. You are good! bravo! :) keep writing, maka gaan ng araw!

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  9. Perfect. Just exactly what we need... blogs about our country. It touches me to see our youth being proud of their country. This must be a new beginning. Keep it up!

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  10. Glad to pass by your blog! Will visit whenever possible.. Keep traveling! :)

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  11. Love your blog. I just found it through google, now going through all the stuff. Oh, and I was just in the Philippines for the first time last week - what a coincidence!

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  12. hey renz, im visiting Davao next month.....its my first time though. Hope ur free to tour me around hahaha bdw im Lo'renz lol

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  13. hala ka!kaw najud ang gitagna sa mananagna!hahaha

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  14. Hey Renz, Fred here... Finally, got to read your blog! you owreydi :D

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    1. WAAA PWEDE MAULAW? HAHAHA FRED EGG! Mag sorry na ako agad kung may mga mali ako sa grammar and minsan incoherent mga posts ko. Charaught :))

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  15. Ka nindot sa imo blog. I like it. in return just Visit mine too. have a good Monday. http://www.nicehearts.net

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  16. Interesting words to introduce thyself as an avid traveller. You're lucky you are documenting you're travels at that age. I had travels when I was younger but never documented them so far they are just memories now. My recent one was at
    Bohemian

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  17. I love your blog design! Also because I have a soft spot for Sheldon Cooper.

    Good insight on the traveler vs. nomad. I agree.

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  18. i read your blogs...and it was nice..very good.
    I hope i could write like this...

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  19. Hi Renz! I came across this blog. I hope you don't mind if I add you in my blogroll. Keep traveling! =)

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  20. hello sir! I just need an advise regarding travelling sa Davao, my friend and I will go there this thursday, 2 nights kami don.. pano ba mag travel from one place to another? i mean, mas mura ba ang rate ng taxi don or same lang sa manila? we want to go sana sa Eden Park then Crocodile farm tas dun sa mga iba pang parks, kaya kaya ng one day yun? around lunch time are arrival nmin eh.. then friday we're thinking of staying sa samal island..
    maybe you have contacts or maybe better itinerary for us?
    THANK YOU!!! ^_^ nirefer ako dito ni Marcos (ambot-ah! blogger..)

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  21. Nice blog! I like the way you write. Keep up the good work! :)

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  22. you really have a nice blog po, its my first visit now and i really impress. keep up the good work renz and Keep travelling po.

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  23. hi renz! so what's your student number?:) found your blog via trialaland's blogroll. he mentioned about you loving Davao and Mindanao. i'm trying to go over your blog and wow, your archive is a lot for me to navigate through at this moment. do you have a post on going to Surigao via Davao City? seen other blogs but it's different if coming from a local. let me say this in advance, salamat guid sang madamo!

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    1. Hi cessie! Thanks for visiting my blog! Believe it or not I haven't been to Surigao. :(

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  24. Hi renz! Idk if you still remember, but I think we were contacts at Multiply. I saw your twitter account suggested in my twitter sidebar, and I thought your name sounded familiar, then I saw your website :)

    Congrats here on your new home (kahit di na sya new kasi 2011 pa pala to, hehe), and on your travels. Gusto ko rin mag-travel sa PH bago sa labas, there's just so much to see here.

    Anyway, just dropped by to say hi! It's a small world wide web.

    ~akda

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  25. oh god! you're like a pirate, conquering the 7 seas! (a modern pirate that is, but not stealing anything and not bad and it's a compliment in case you are offended. if you are, i take that statement back and here's an apology; sorry) i would love to join your crew anytime soon. the blog is amazing and it's taking me to places i have never seen. you're an inspiration and i hope i could travel to many places someday (like you!)

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  26. Great posts! I had fun camping out in your blog! :)

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  27. Dropped by. Super natuwa ako sa Sheldon tidbits sa blog mo. :> OMG. Fellow TBBT Fan and geek here. :)

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