Mabuhay! My name is Bryan Ocampo. I’ve been working as a tour guide in the Philippines since 2009, a tour leader for adventure travel companies from Europe since 2011, and an operations director of a destination management company since 2015. It’s been a privilege to see my country and hear nice things about it from different visitors around the world.
I take people around, exploring Philippine cuisine, history and heritage through my tours.
This profession has made me wear different hats. I have become an interpreter, an entertainer, an ambassador, a photographer, a gofer, a matchmaker, a bellboy, a teacher, a drinking buddy and, best of all, a friend.
I was born and raised in Metro Manila and finished a business degree in one of the top universities in the Philippines. After working for more than eight years in marketing communications, I took a bold step in pursuing a career in tourism. I’m loving it so far, perks and hassles alike.
I like history, 80s music, FRIENDS, Batman, Japanese stuff (ramen, anime, manga and films of Akira Kurosawa and Fubuki), karaoke, traveling, doodling and hanging out with my friends for drinks.
I laugh at the corniest jokes and then use them to torment people, especially my wife Aimee who has been amazing in putting up with my quirks, booboos and sometimes my charms. Some people call it love. To others, it’s luck. It could be both. ;-)
Welcome to my website, dear reader. It’s just a tiny fraction of my life and I’d like to share my stories and tips in the tropical front, a show and tell about my beloved Philippines.
Burning the ground I break from the crowd
I’m on the hunt I’m after you
I smell like I sound. I’m lost and I’m found
And I’m hungry like the wolf