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VOTES
Finalist

912

VOTES
Finalist

The Wandering Architect

Mangelica Aves Chua & June Marcel Espinoza Saguisag


Journey

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ABOUT ME

Climbing mountains, exploring islands and discovering hidden gems motivate me to become a critical design professional who creates sustainable communities; a minimalist who advocates simple & mindful living; and an outdoor warrior who empowers people to live the life they truly believe in.

MY TRAVEL COMPANION

Marcel and I met when we joined an organized trip to Kaparkan Falls in Abra. Since then, we climbed mountains together. During the trip, I discovered that behind his “I laugh at face of danger” mantra, Marcel is still afraid of cliff jumping! Still, he conquered that fear. We even jumped 3 times!

#trueadvocate

Preserve every haven. Document your path to defend the environment.

Sowing the Seeds of Hope

Sowing the Seeds of Hope

Leave no Trace is one of the principles we learned in mountaineering but immersing ourselves in Quirino has given us a deeper understanding the essence of a True Wanderer. As a sign of our gratefulness, we are a leaving a legacy by planting a native tree in Landingan. We hope that these nurturing, life giving shades will shelter the younger generation and awaken future True Advocates!



#trueview

Discover the sights of your journey. Capture the scenery from your perspective.

Navigating the Rapids

Navigating the Rapids

Experiencing the chaos and serenity of Siitan river reminded us of being alive. After the trembling rapids, we were welcomed with ivory colored rock formations reflected on the calm, verdant water. We stopped while taking in all the beauty that surrounded us. Whatever life throws back at us, just go with the flow, appreciate the True View and remember how great it is to be alive!



#truefoodie

Taste the local flavors. Shoot your cuisine revelations.

Celebrating Every Adventure

Celebrating Every Adventure

“Tara inom” is our official mantra during our travels so we drank Quirino’s tapuy and sampled pinaupong manok to cap off our ride out. Tapuy is refreshing with a strong kick and much like adventure, it invigorates our life. Drinking good wine with fellow True Foodies adds unique flavor to our journey, reminding us that travelling is sweeter when shared with people who are as passionate as we are.



#trueadventure

Explore the heart of your destination. Immortalize the moments of your voyage.

Seeing Beauty in the Darkness

Seeing Beauty in the Darkness

Spelunking Tinyente cave is an exciting way to explore the undiscovered Quirino province. We may be crawling through the dark with only few lights to guide us but the unwavering spirit of adventure illuminated our way, casting out the doubts and worries we had. Armed with courage, faith and hope, we are ready to take on more challenges and trials to the road of being a True Wanderer.