It is indeed a different world we’re living in when an adventure contest is won by geeks. It reaffirms that whatever you set your mind to, you can achieve if you’re determined enough!
The five Juan for Fun teams, with Team Tuklas right in the middle wearing blue.
In the recently Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacking Challenge, Team Tuklas, a trio of Physics majors comprising of Floyd Patricio, Esme Escoto and Gab Saplagio, emerged victorious. In a span of 9 days, they explored Kuala Lumpur, sampled the delicacies of Bacolod, traipsed around Cebu, discovered the beauty of Camiguin, wandered around Cagayan de Oro, and played tourist in Manila.
What was once an event for media practitioners is now a competition for college students, which is great because it inspires young people to travel. Floyd of Team Tuklas was quoted saying, “our Juan for Fun experience showed us that there are a lot of beautiful places that are just waiting to be explored, and that’s exactly what we plan to do in the future.” Good on you lads, we need more young travelers to discover and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the world!
The Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 was co-presented by Jack ‘n Jill Magic Crackers, with the support of Vaude, Merrell, Canon and the Department of Tourism, and the endorsement of the Commission on Higher Education.