PUBLISHED | Lonely Planet’s The Perfect Trip: Holland | Lakad Pilipinas

A few months ago, my Intramuros photographs made it into the pages of Lonely Planet Philippines Magazine and I almost jumped through the roof. As a leading name in travel literature, to be part of the magazine was a big deal for me.

On Lonely Planet’s latest issue, not only did I get to be featured inside its pages, I also got to be featured outside. I made the cover of Lonely Planet Magazine, my very first magazine cover actually!
The cover image was the result of a frustrating driving tour through the massive dams of Volendam. Since we were unable to really shoot through the long drive, we decided to take a chance and check out the small fishing village of Urk. It turned out to be a good decision as the place was really really picturesque!

The gorgeous lighthouse was photographed from the town’s lower bank, near the sea. I waited as Eli Van Ingen (KLM Ambassador and gracious host) completed the essential human element found in most Lonely Planet covers before I clicked the shutter.

Months after our seven-day journey in the land of tulips and windmills, the fruit of our hard work (hard work?!) had finally borne fruit. I proudly present to you, this month’s Lonely Planet offering, The Perfect Trip: Holland!
The 13-page feature written by Dariel Quiogue based on our experiences in the Netherlands gives an overview of the country, tackling the major cities we covered; the Hague, Volendam, Urk, Rotterdam, Leiden and Amsterdam. The accompanying photos were of course taken by yours truly in tandem with Joel H. Garcia. Reading the feature transported me back to those seven hardcore days we spent in Holland. With an average of four hours of sleep, we did non-stop walks in zero temperature through the beautiful cities of the Netherlands. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and everything would not have been possible without our sponsors. KLM, Digital Photographer Philippines, Sony, Phottix, JT Photoworld and Lonely Planet, a big big thank you!
In addition to the feature, I also got to contribute a mini article in their Ask the Experts section. It’s really just a small one regarding the safety of travelling in the Philippines.
Okay, so my photo on a magazine cover checked! My photo on a Lonely Planet cover, super checked! Lonely Planet’s The Perfect Trip: Holland is now available in bookstores nationwide, do grab some copies!

       THE DPP-KLM ON ASSIGNMENT EUROPE SERIES 
       THE CONTEST  THE DPP-KLM “ON ASSIGNMENT” EUROPE | 10 REASONS TO LOVE INTRAMUROS | INTRAMUROS - I LIKE! 
       THE POSTCARDS  32,000 FEET ABOVE CHINA | THE WINDMILLS OF HOLLAND | THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM | MORNINGS AT THE HAGUE 
      
A CHEESE FACTORY AT VOLENDAM | ROTTEN WEATHER AT ROTTERDAM | FAREWELL HOLLAND  
      
NETHERLANDS & AMSTERDAM STARBUCKS GLOBAL ICON CITY MUGS 
       THE AFTERMATH  KLM’S CAPTURING DREAMS PHOTO EXHIBIT | KLM'S CAPTURING DREAMS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS 
      
DPP INTRAMUROS SHOOTOUT | LONELY PLANET’S 10 REASONS TO LOVE INTRAMUROS | LONELY PLANET’S THE PERFECT TRIP: HOLLAND

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, March 22, 2012

29 comments:

  1. Idol pa autograph ng copy ko ha =) congrats again

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  2. Congratulations!

    I'll link to your blog next month when I write a blog series about the Netherlands. Travelling the whole month of April through Holland in connection to a blog event (AtoZChallenge 2012).

    Your images are simply impressive; it does makes me yearn even more to invest on a good camera to underline the story I am trying to share.

    All the best to your future endevours! It's MORE FUN to be a travelling Pinoy!

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  3. WOW! Congrats Sir! Proudly Pinoy! Ang galing!

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  4. ang bangis! congrats naman christian! :)

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  5. This is every photographer's dream! And i as an enthusiast is dying of envy! congratulations! :)

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  6. pa-autograph naman sa award winning travel blogger. =)

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  7. Wow! Congratulations sir Christian! Ibang level ka talaga! :D Gusto ko magpa-mentor! XD

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  8. we're still waiting for the autograph signing session with the bagets. wala pa atang nakapost dito.

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  9. nax ako din pa otograp!

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  10. Jaime, Michi, Lestat
    Haha sure sure! (feeling sikat haha) :)

    Joanna
    Wow ang swerte mo naman!!! One month sa Netherlands!

    Mar
    Thanks Mar!

    Blissfulguro
    Thanks po Ma'am :)

    Francis
    Chamba lang 'tol :)

    Ms. Chuniverse
    I agree! Thank you! :)

    Tin
    Salamat Tin! Di po ako idol, naka chamba lang po :)

    BertN
    Thanks!

    Sumi
    Haha mentor ka jan! Ako nga dapat paturo sayo sa food photography eh :)

    Dong
    Haha talagang may ganon? :P

    Bon
    Salamat Ate Ivy! :P

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  11. living legend at an early age :)

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  12. Isa ka ng alamat. Nahiya naman ako bigla sa pangalan ko. I don`t deserve it, ikaw dapat ang AWESOME. Hehe. O di kaya, share tayo. :)

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  13. Tatayjoni
    Di naman po :)

    Karla
    Thanks!

    Hoobert
    Haha share na lang tayo :)

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  14. Kuya Max, we just bought the DPP Issue 42. Pa autograph!

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  15. you make Filipinos proud! congratulations, christian!

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  16. HUSAY HUSAY SIR!!!! Mabuhay ka!!!

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  17. Congrats pre!! keep it up...nakalimutan mo yata i-check ang space cake? heheh

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  18. Bon
    Haha sure! :P

    Karl, P3knl
    Thanks!

    Adrian
    Di namin nasubukan pre eh hehehe

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  19. This is a great achievement for you... how I wish to get publish to someday...

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  20. Ian
    Salamat Ian, perseverance lang yan; submit ka lang lagi sa mga publication and eventually you'll bet published too :)

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  21. Pa autograph, Lakad Pilipinas! :) Hi Christian, I'm Karen sa Karenade.com. Nice meeting you sa Dipolog City.

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