So...it's been a while huh, guys? First things first I am still alive.
I can't think up any fancy excuse why I've been missing in action for more than a year, other than the simple fact that this website is called Drifter Journals because I have this crazy habit of drifting.
To answer the above question, where in the world am I, I am here...Sagay Town, Camiguin Island, Mindanao, Philippines. A tiny blip on the map, but it's the place I call home for now.
Sagay Town is the center of native Camiguignon culture on the island. The old language is still spoken here in Sagay, as opposed to the more popular Cebuano language spoken throughout most of the island.
Life here is pretty simple. It's one of the smaller towns on the island, literally on the opposite end from the main town of Mambajao, and equally as far in pace, language and culture.
As some of you may already know, I built a treehouse here. Yup, an actual house, bamboo and coconut house to be exact, built up in a tree, carabao mango tree to be exact.
It's pretty much my dream grass shack, and I spend most of my time off here.
The island itself is super beautiful! Seven volcanoes, waterfalls, rivers, black sand, white sand, rocky beaches, an offshore sandbar, marine sanctuaries, hot springs, cold springs, even soda springs! So much to do here, one can never get bored.
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...