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Roads …

February 28, 2016
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Roads … the sound of this word makes me hungrily look around anticipating a new adventure. Since I was a child, the love for the trip meant much more than the arrival. I enjoyed the entire process of watching road markings disappearing under the wheels and flashing scenery passing by on the sides. Freedom and wind … can anyone ever have enough of them? Even now, as I’m writing these lines, my body gets covered in goosebumps and my skin hurts to touch.

I can barely choose words to express my feelings from early spring until late fall, when my body’s reflexes make my hand press the start button and hear the gentle roaring of the motorbike’s engine. R-r-r!

And then, within a few minutes, the chaotic sound of horns will be replaced with the view of palm trees, huts and small kiosks on the sides and the flow of hundreds of other people riding their bikes on the … road.

I wish tomorrow could come sooner and I could hear a new r-r-r.

Location: Tagbilaran City, Philippines

Photographers: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska

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  • Reply Leslie February 28, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I love the journey a little more than arriving too. I go with my mother on vacation every year, it’s so much fun.

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) February 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    You took some great photos! I love exploring along the way, too! We are heading out on a family vacation next month and can’t wait.

  • Reply GlamKaren February 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Loving your photos – they are so stunning! I wish I was there looking at those view too! Also looking forward to spring and the new bikes and people on the roads… but I would still like one more snowfall here in Cleveland!
    Karen |

  • Reply Michelle Myers February 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I love adventure, too! Although, the actual getting there part isn’t always my favorite, I do love the final destination!

  • Reply Fatima February 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Nothing better than exploring a new place.

    This is exactly how I felt when I got my first car. It was summer, so the windows were down and it was just me and the road.

    Thank you for your post. It brought back so many wonderful memories.

  • Reply Hellomidlifecrisis February 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! I love spring, and I love riding in a convertible. Riding a bike would scare me, but I’m a big scardy cat.

  • Reply Krystle Chaney Cook February 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Awesome photos! I’d be too scared to ride a motorbike. I would crash. There’s no doubt about that. It’s like with skiing. I start feeling like I am going too fast and then I almost purposely crash.

  • Reply Mayliving February 29, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Beautiful photos! I have always hated the journey but love arriving haha. Awesome post!

  • Reply littlemisscant February 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    We love exploring too… some of our greatest adventures start with just pointing in a direction and going there! We used to do that a lot when the hubby had his motorcycle. Those were exciting times that’s for sure!

  • Reply Jaclyn February 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Ah your travels are so beautiful! I’m not sure I’ve seen pictures of the Philippines before, but now I want to go!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy February 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Hehehe..I’m kind of familiar with what you described here – back then in Indonesia – as all neighbour countries of South East Asia has similiarities in many ways, including the activity on road. I’m sure you have a wonderful time in Philipines.

  • Reply kancell724 February 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    What beautiful photos! I would love to travel to the Philippines. Hopefully I will get the chance someday.

  • Reply beccadorr February 29, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Beautiful photos as always! I’d be scared to ride that thing! I’m not very adventurous, though!

  • Reply Deb Clem-Buckert (@debclembuckert) February 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Love your photos. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become less adventurous. It happens.

  • Reply Emily Glover February 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Looks like such a fun adventure and a fun way to travel around!

  • Reply Ana De Jesus February 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    How long have you been driving for I would love to learn to ride a motorbike at some point. It must be exhilarating to feel the wind on your face.

  • Reply colette @ restyle it wright March 1, 2016 at 12:26 am

    The Philippines look beautiful! Life is an adventure and you certainly are living it!

  • Reply April (@theaprilnoelle) March 1, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I would love to ride a bike along side the ocean. How beautiful.

  • Reply Beeb Ashcroft March 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I love traveling more than I can explain and have sculpted my life career wise to be able to eventually work from home and travel nonstop.

  • Reply positivelystacey March 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Beautiful photos! Looks like a great adventure.

  • Reply Debra March 1, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I have always wanted to go and do something like this! It looks like so much fun!

  • Reply jillconyers March 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful photos. We love to travel and go on adventures.

  • Reply Koninika March 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Road trips are my favorite. Something about the roads, the way they are endless as if they’re taking you somewhere and you’re following your life through them. It’s a beautiful thing!

  • Reply tp keane March 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    wow, such an adventure. I’d love to trek around fantastical places like this and explore. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Sarah March 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    These are some beautiful photos! I would really love to be able to travel!

  • Reply Heather March 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    This looks like an amazing road trip! My kids really enjoy taking a trip, and I always enjoy when they fall asleep and my husband and I can enjoy the drive 🙂

  • Reply CourtneyLynne March 2, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Omg just loving the photos!!!!! Riding that bike must be so fun! I really wanna learn to ride one!

  • Reply Cascia Talbert March 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  • Reply Leslie Soto March 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I love your perspective of the journey. I always anticipate the arriving and don’t enjoy the traveling as much as I should. I love that you hop on your motorbike and just go. How freeing and relaxing. Your pictures are beautiful, too!

  • Reply Natalia Pessoa March 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    A scooter always wanted to try driving one! Great photos x

  • Reply alexandria March 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Such pretty pictures. Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who doesn’t have the desire to travel everywhere. I love new places, but they’re never to exotic.

  • Reply Debonita March 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Love all your photos. This is making me visit Philippines soon. Loved your bike as well x

  • Reply insightsbyapril March 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    These are absolutely stunning photos. I enjoy the journey to the destination since I love driving, the feel of the engine pulling me along make my heart happy

  • Reply Kaylene March 3, 2016 at 4:21 am

    These are really beautiful images. You’re giving me travel envy!

  • Reply Beth@FrugalFroggie March 3, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I was watching a show on Bravo last night that made me really want to travel. I haven’t travelled any where in a long time.

  • Reply Pam March 3, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I love finding adventures. The word road really does evoke a feeling of adventure!

  • Reply amanda March 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

    What a fabulous way to adventure and explore! I’d love to ride around the Philippines!

  • Reply laura londergan March 3, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Nothing better than a great adventure. Jumping in the car and letting the road take you to a new place

  • Reply Latonya Mo March 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful photos. It looks like a peaceful ride covered in freedom.

  • Reply Debra March 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    This looks amazing! I have always wanted to go on a tour ride like this! SOunds like so much fun!

  • Reply Carolyn March 4, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    The feeling when I see these photos is such freedom and joy. Good for you for being so open to new adventures.

  • Reply The Southern Thing March 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Gorgeous scenery! How fun!!

  • Reply christyfleener March 4, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Love the photos! Looks like you had a blast!!! I love riding with my boyfriend on his motorcycle!

  • Reply Joanna March 5, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Love your sense of adventure! I’d love to travel around the world with you

  • Reply Erica @ Coming Up Roses March 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This is so cool! You’ve got the greatest sense of adventure.

    Coming Up Roses

  • Reply Megan McCoig March 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Your photos are always so so amazing! This looks like a fab adventure 🙂 Megan X

  • Reply Jojo May 8, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Oh my gosh that one picture looks like you were about to fall in the water.

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