PECULIAR HOURS

Many of us are dreaming of a white-sand beach surrounded with palm trees, a live  beautiful coral reef right outside the doorstep just beside a peaceful and calm sea. And some are dreaming of an island to relax and detox or basically eat an organic healthy foods like freshly picked coconuts, tropical fruits and vegetables from your own organic tropical farm.

Many of us dream of a private island where “if you so wish” you can skinny-dip in a fantastic beaches with clear turquoise warm water, sun kissed on the seashore; practice yoga or pilates on the beach uninhibited, in your special summer attire. An enchanting island to release stress, turn your life around and learn to live closer to nature.

As hot temperature approaches, I think I am suffering from an acute summer onset depression. Why? Maybe because it’s getting hotter everyday. I have become extremely irritable and somewhat agitated. Additional burden would be the disruption of my internet service. I even posted a blog about my PLDT experience. PLDT leaves a customer hanging for 13 consecutive days before even looking into what the real problem is. I am just their so called VALUED customer that pays huge chunk of my savings for phone line and broadband service!


 

I know that I‘m a few days late for this post but I’d still like to wish you a great summer ahead. Summer is definitely here which means it’s a perfect time to go and explore outside of your comfort zone and enjoy the summer season. Now I am talking about hot sizzling summer , the heat of summer sunshine!  There are lots of travel blogs that are extremely engaging and I thank them for publishing a great content. This summer month of March I am so glad to introduce the man behind Peculiar Hours, Mr. Cloudguy himself, Byron JeffY Datinguinoo.

 

WHAT KIND OF TRAVELER
Modesty aside, I would say that I am just a newbie traveler. It’s just that I find it fulfilling to pack my things, hit the road and go somewhere else. I cannot say that I’m a tramp searching for myself either, because as much as possible I don’t want to think too much when I go out. So maybe, I would like to call myself a person who enjoys outdoors and the thrill of exploration.

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WHY TRAVEL
Experience. As cliche as it may sound, I still am attached to the saying “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” I know going to places isn’t that cup of chai for some people, but for me, life is about exploration — an endless pursuit of what is out there, and applying the lessons you learn, inside. Isn’t that true? To not travel is the same as to be mediocrely educated. We can read about anything and everything, online or in paper, but it will never be the same as living it in the flesh.

ABOUT HIS TRAVEL BLOG
My blog started as a humble personal chronicle of my day-to-day life. I used to dump photos and rants on a daily basis, and when I started working, that’s when I went to different places and thought of focusing on travel, with a hint of personal touch — hence, peculiarhours.
As much as possible I want to make it informative, but I am too lazy to list down things. So I just write whenever I feel like it. Still, I am making an effort nowadays to get it updated as much as I can.

ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
Hmmm. The necessities (pack light), camera, and a notebook.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LATELY?
Guimaras and Iloilo!

NEXT DESTINATION
Mt. Pulag, the roof of Luzon.

FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION
So far it would be El Nido, in Palawan.

THREE FAVORITE TRAVEL BLOGS
NIM of Sunburnmotel – (inactive) sunburnmotel.tumblr.com
DREW of Trippingsbydrew – (inactive) trippingsbydrew.com
Leslie of Possibilitales – possibilitales.tumblr.com
I prefer travel blogs that are personal and photo-based. Those types that I can connect to, by writing–, but of course I look up to those that provide enough information and helpful itineraries (e.g., Lakwatsero.com, Pinoymountaineer.com)

BEST THING ABOUT TRAVEL BLOGGING
It’s the best way to reach out via writing if you want your voice to be heard in cyberspace. Now that people are more inclined to “google” everything. I think it’s a good tool for sharing things and compelling each other that the world is a great place to explore.

THE WORST THING ABOUT BLOGGING
Not much I can say — but if you are a constant traveler and you can’t find enough time to write (online), you’ll have problems with backlogs. Sometimes I wish I have a mind-to-paper converter so
whatever words that pop inside my head will be written on my blog. Those moments while you’re in a trip is i think the best time to write – because most of the time you’ll be lazy to write them down once
you’re already at home.

WHERE HE GETS INSPIRATION FROM
From everything.

TIPS TO SHARE FOR ASPIRING BLOGGERS/TRAVEL BLOGGERS
Don’t be too hard on yourself, enjoy the trip and think about your blog afterwards, explore your own hometown first, and don’t overbook. Take photos!!! I know it’s great to think that experience > money, but try to be wise and practical in spending too much on trips. Build your fund first and work hard so that you can have more time and the resources in going to that place you’ve been raving about.

 

“There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords.”- Edith Durham

Thank You Mr. Cloud guy for the time. Check out his travel blog at PECULIARHOURS.COM and be acquainted with photos, travel, clouds, country roads, vintage, sustainability, water, science fiction and a lot more.

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