Vagabond here means to roam about. And what could be better than roaming around Bulusan town and neighboring villages, town and cities by doing it with a local. I recently moved back to my hometown both by choice and circumstance. It is a rediscovery of my childhood place and an opportunity of seeing it in a different perspective.
Bulusan is still unspoiled by commercial tourism–for now. In the Poblacion one will experience the feeling of ecological richness in the middle of a microcosm of biodiversity. At my back is a pristine rain forest with the most dense canopy still intact, with the freshest of springs and an emerald-green lake nestled in the composite mountains of Bulusan Volcano. In front is a Pacific Ocean’s view unsurpassed in the province with its rich coral-rimmed beaches with sand ranging from cream to black to pebbles. Its texture is infinite. It is a rural kaleidoscope.
Be warned though that my rural wandering route is not the usual tourist menu. It is a native route.
Irregularly, whenever it is possible, this will include interspersed items that find its way into my personal milieu such as art, poetry, video/film and music – stuff I’m interested in. Furthermore, this may include also some of my writing attempts exploring real and imagined situations to spice up my rather staid country life.
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines
Note: The header image is a photo of Bulusan Volcano from the archives of the blog site http://pamughaton.wordpress.com/, a site that explores Bulusan’s ethnography.