About the Author - Gerard dela Pena

Who is The Adventurer on a Shoestring?

Eiffel TowerThe Adventurer on a Shoestring is the alter ego of Gerard de la Pena. Currently a TV news correspondent and a radio show host, he started his career as a theatre artist before jumping into the media to become an economic journalist for a business newspaper. Although his job as a journalist has brought him around the Philippines and to several places in Southeast Asia and Europe, he sees to it that he embarks on his own trips at least once a year. He likes taking pictures, reading novels, going sound tripping, and downing at least two cups of coffee a day.