January 27, 2016, marked the day travelers from all around came together to The Gallery at A-Space, Makati for FlipTrip.PH.’s Another Travel Meet Up. It brought together travel enthusiasts eager to play games, share stories about their adventures and to meet some new potential travel buddies! Event after event, we find ourselves in the midst of new friends and adventure buddies, and this one did not disappoint.
PIZZA AND BEER
As they say, the early bird catches the worm!
Our friends from Ideaspace had gigantic pizzas and a bunch of beer ready for the early enthusiasts. As they munched on pizzas and quenched on beer to satisfy their thirst, guests got to mingle and take selfies while sitting on pebble bean bags scattered all over the floor!
Photo Credit: http://www.theurbanroamer.com/
In what sea did a Filipino diver discover the largest pearl?
You think you know the answer?
Take a guess–It’s in the Palawan Sea! If you guessed that right (or even if you didn’t) discussing the answer with your fellow travel junkies is definitely a great way to spend the night! Locals and foreign visitors alike, everyone had fun while learning about the Philippines at the same time!
Everyone brought their A-game but only one team (Congratulations, A Team!) was able to bring home our special FlipTrip bag full of gifts from our friends and sponsors.
Photo Credit: Andreas Galster
Winning group A-Team took home special edition freebies of over a thousand pesos worth of goodies!
STRANGERS TURNED FRIENDS
United by the love of travel, strangers and friends gamely teamed up for Trivia Night. What better way to meet new people than to enter a friendly competition together, right?
It got pretty intense, especially when we started awarding multiple points per question! The lightning round was insane, with Karl (http://www.theurbanroamer.com) naming 78 provinces in 1 minute!
We’d like to think a lot of people found travel buddies for life or at least for the next adventure!
The Balance Board was a hit! People wanted to try and see who can stay the longest on the board! As our team loves the BalBo, our very own Ragde Falcis shared tips and tricks to everyone who wanted to get in on the action!
Photo Credit: @ememquinio
GOODIES AND SO MUCH MORE!
No one left empty handed! Upon entering, guests who registered received gifts from our partners, Northbound Magazine, Swish and Columbia! Not only that, winners from our trivia got to take home special edition gift bags!
Our friends from Human Nature, gave away freebies too (that by the way, smells really amazing!) They even have hand sanitizers that smell like the ocean breeze(Perfect for us city folks that are missing the beach)! I mean, anyone who’s anyone would love to have that! To add to that, Swish gave away minty breath spray that our participants enjoyed!
As the program came to a finish, participants stayed longer to chat with their new buddies, add each other on Facebook and just hang out! We hope this meet-up inspired you all to go on your next Philippine adventure! We hope to see you on our next event!
Check out these shots from our friends!
Photo credits: Instagram – @urbanroamer, @markyramonego, @junetski, @moimumai, @iceconyelo, @ohmygem and @orenciojames
Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime