Saturday, June 30, 2012

Islands Insider Special Preview

On the 21st of May, I found myself snickering alongside fellow travel bloggers, tucked cozily in the back rows of Greenbelt 3's Cinema 5. We were catching up on our recent adventures. Everyone was scrubbed, and polished. Heck I even substituted my usual shabby harlem pants with them skinny jeans, and I could barely remember when was the last time I wore a pair (Morocco, I reckon).

Only events like this can bunch up a gargantuan chunk of travel bloggers in a theater (Okay, maybe we weren't that many.). And lemme tell you, only shows like Islands Insider can keep these folks buckled in their seats (Except for plane rides.) and keep them quiet for an hour or so.

Islands Insider official trailer.

After quick speeches from the series' producer (The Extra Mile Productions) and host Ginggay Hontiveros, director and writer Gabriel Malvar, and DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., we braced ourselves for an epic showing (With the newest DOT It’s More Fun in the Philippines ad as the front act!).

Tonight's episode.

Islands Insider showcases the Philippines' travel destinations as witnessed by an unobtrusive host. She guides viewers through the place with notes of her own ascertainment, meshed with stories from the locals or insiders (Hence the title.) themselves. The show takes you on a voyage beyond keychains and fridge magnets.

Shirt I won from the raffle. Now I don't have to, uhm, borrow sister's.

The series features Batad, Coron, Taal, Siquijor, Mt. Pulag/Kabayan and Anilao. Tonight at 8:30 PM on National Geographic the second episode, Coron, will be shown. Pinky swear, you'll be taken to some place where only a few blessed people outside of the Tagbanua Tribe has been. And man it will... Cheesiness ahead... Take your breath away. It has that effect on me.

Don't miss it.


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evankristine said...
July 1, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Oh nice! Is there any place I can watch this online?

Francis Balgos said...
July 1, 2012 at 6:46 AM

I missed this one!
Busy sa work eh!
waaaahhh! I should be part of this horde.. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

EvanKristine, I don't think they show it online yet :(

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Francis, try to catch the upcoming episodes. There's a rerun of this but I think it's playing now. As in, now.

Ian | Going Places said...
July 1, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Ganda talaga ng Coron! Nice to have these kind of travel show featuring our country at an international channel & broadcasting... talagang all-up na sa pag-campaign ng Philippine tourism.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Yeah! And it's not about kidnapping.

Filipina Explorer said...
July 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Met Gabriel Malvar when he was filming this; the guy is a genius! Showed some shots he took of Ginggay Hontiveros in a secret lagoon in El Nido and super ganda talaga. Have no doubt that the show will yes, take my breath away.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

That is sooo cool! Hope you catch the future episodes. Am waiting for the Mt. Pulag one.

Oman said...
July 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM

missed this but will await the episodes specially to see the wake-up look of ginggay.

blissfulguro said...
July 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

i missed it! sayang.. wish to catch the re-runs :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Yeah :) And I think the next is Taal.

Traveling Morion/Jeffrey rilles said...
August 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Hala indi ko to napanood:( meron kaya online?

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
August 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Wala yata Jeff :( Baka magkaroon ng reruns. Like mo sila on FB so you'll be notified sa updates.

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