Motorcycles as a means to explore a place may lack the exotic or romantic touch, but they have a certain feel that is uniquely theirs and it gets you where you really want to go. And with so many interesting places to visit in the country, how can you make the most of your motorbike adventure?
Be A ‘Local’
Wildtrek.co says motorcycle tours in the Philippines is a refreshing way to experience the country and a great opportunity to meet fascinating people. You really can’t do this, however, if you stay glued to your motorcycle. Instead of being just a passer-by, be part of the community. Don’t stop at asking for directions; start a friendly conversation and get to know the people you talk to. Also, try some of their dishes and delicacies. You will find that the local cuisine is just as nice as the people.
Pictures make wonderful souvenirs so don’t forget to bring a camera with you. But unless you are on a professional photography assignment, ditch the camera bag and bring a quiet compact or use your smartphone. Locals tend to be shy at first, so it’s important to gain their trust. Once they loosen up, you can ask to take their pictures or even pose with them. If possible, give them a copy of their photo. It’s a nice way of giving back.
Keep a Journal
With so many places to visit, it’s hard to keep track of everything so take notes if you can. It can be the name of your new favorite dish, a landmark you’d like to revisit, or names of new friends you would like to get in touch with. Keeping a travel journal is a good way to relive your exploits and share it with other people.
Your motorcycle tour is a time to relax and just enjoy what the world has to offer. Don’t think about how you’ll get there, what to eat, where to sleep, and whatever what-ifs. Plan ahead and stick to it. Journeys are also about discovering new things, so try something new if you’re up to it.
Traveling is a very rewarding experience. You just have to know how to get the most of it and make it memorable.