"Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you; it should change you." Words from the great storyteller and documentarist Anthony Bourdain.
You know the good thing about being in the fire service is that there's always that special bond in everyone of us--the brotherhood as what we call it. I mean, there's always that conversation starters, from the experiences at the training camp to fun adventures while on a weekend pass to doing some crazy 'take life' inside the academy. .
So when we were in Batanes earlier this year, we invited our long lost brothers at Batanes Fire Station to a not-so-well-planned climb to the highest mountain in the province. They were all game. .
And the price of climbing to the summit on a rainy day? Beautiful clearing. Lol! Twas one hell of a tough climb but the company were all great, all eager to reach the summit despite the heavy wind gust and challenging trek. So yeah, here's to that amazing adventure with our brothers in the fire service in this part of the country! .
"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” - Anthony Bourdain (1956 - 2018)
Today, the world lost a legend. Truly heartbreaking. Here's to a man I consider as one of my great inspirations in this world of traveling. I'll forever miss that unique voice overs and one of a kind storytelling. Cheers in heaven, Uncle Tony!
"Let us teach our people again to be proud that they are Filipinos. Let us teach them to realize anew that being a Filipino means having as rich and noble a heritage of language, culture, patriotism and heroic deeds as any nation on earth." - Carlos P. Romulo