30 Aug 2016 — 06 Oct 2016
Of all the places I’ve wanted to road trip, the Philippines was pretty low on the list. Not for a lack of beauty but accessibility. Almost the entire country is plagued with traffic jams, and a “three hour drive” can easily take as much as twelve (or more!).
Then I learned how to motorcycle.
In a place where road laws are more suggestions, motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, immune to its jams. And so, armed with a Honda XR150 and six months of riding experience, I hit the Mad Maxian roads of provincial Philippines in a two-week Cebu-Manila loop.
The trip ended early but was enough to show me what I’d been missing. I saw corners of the country I never would’ve discovered otherwise. I can’t wait to go back for more.