Two days ago, in celebration of the Philippines’ Independence Day, I launched a new website called Lakbayan, a really cool new web application that lets you see how much of the Philippines you have visited. You just enter how often you’ve seen cities and provinces in the country, submit the data, and you get in return a map visualizing your Philippine “footprint” and a grade assessing your travel experiences. For instance, here is my result:
As you can see, I’ve practically never been outside of Luzon in the Philippines. That’s one reason why I started Vista Pinas. It’s one way of letting me “visit” and learn about places in the Philippines that I’ve never been to. Rico calls this tech tourism and Vista Pinas and Lakbayan are just ways to achieve that.
So, what’s your Lakbayan grade?