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Samar : A Kiss of Pacific (Part 2)


Biri Island : Invading the Alien World of  Magnificent Rock Formations

 

Long before, I wasn’t awakened by this magic. I dreamt of going outdoors and wandering to places I have never been, but did not give any serious thought about it. It remained a dream. Eventually I had this scary feeling, the fear of the unknown.  I harbored unsettled doubts and I let negative thoughts dominate my being. That’s why I was stuck and remained stagnant and my world just revolved around me.Read More »

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Samar: A Kiss of Pacific (PART 1)

CAPUL ISLAND : 17 Untradeable Experiences in this Heritage Island of Unspoiled Beauty

Suddenly her ideas and thoughts went into an explosion of realization. Her discernments were clear as she continued to find her soul. She did not conform to the standards of society and was no longer what she used to be.  She felt released  from the chain of being locked  from freedom, freed from the shackles of her old identity. This damsel took the chance. She wandered out for only in wandering can she perceive the joy, the magic and the liberty.

She was beckoned to a place away from the life she has been living. She knew what her soul has been craving for and now she was free from any inhibitions, free from the maddening crowd and released from the trapped life she secretly hates.

She was just wanting to go out, because that was the only time she would know herself, and in that time  she  got to be she.

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Poog Crag Rock Climbing

Four Myths About Rock Climbing and Why You Should Never Ever Believe Them

Four Myths About Rock Climbing and Why You Should Never Ever Believe Them 

 

         You may have experienced some mundane days. These are the times when you’re lethargic. You don’t want to get out of bed. Blatantly you are becoming unproductive.

       And then one day, you’re tired of being tired.

       You want to make your ordinary day an extraordinary one.  You crave for the feeling of being alive again. You yearn to go outdoors and seek for an adventure.

       Then you search on the things you want to do. You probably have seen on the net the pristine white beaches in the North. (Yes, going to the beach is probably a good idea.) You may have come across the lists of stunning waterfalls in Cebu. (Yes, perhaps, visiting it will be a perfect way to cool off the heat this summer.)   Or even go hiking, being on the top of the mountains in the southern part of the city… (It seems an awesome activity for me.) And then you stumble upon rock climbing…

      Yes, you want to try rock climbing but there are thoughts behind the back of your head to let go of that experience and just proceed to beaching. 

       What might be the reasons you’re not rock climbing right now? Maybe you are entertaining these myths and thinking they are true.Read More »

Talima and Tambuli Dive Sites

Talima and Tambuli Dive Sites: Experiencing Cebu’s Scuba Diving into the Wreckage

Talima and Tambuli Dive Sites: Experiencing Cebu’s Scuba Diving into the Wreckage

 

        OCEAN – one of the most beautiful and fascinating wonders of nature. Three quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water which provides foods to millions of not just people but other animals as well. It provides satisfaction and pleasure for almost all beings here on earth. Captivating coral reefs and underwater rock formations appear as if engineered by extra-terrestrial beings. Diverse marine species with their vibrant physique create a dazzling effect in the waterworld. But behind the sea’s beauty and wonder, lies another world with billions of creatures interacting in ways we cannot comprehend.  Deep within the vast blue open space, there remains a mystery. There dwells some sort of danger. The sea has been a keeper of some events in our history. Sunken ships, crashed planes into the waters and disasters that had occurred seem to be recorded in the ocean’s history.

        Now I’m going to share with you my scuba diving experience into the sunken outrigger boat  and plane wreck.

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Spelunking and Chasing Waterfalls in Igotan Cave

Igotan Cave : Spelunking and Chasing Waterfalls in the City of Talisay for Just 100.00

Igotan Cave : Spelunking and Chasing Waterfalls in the City of Talisay for Just Php 100.00

 

         I have this kind of stereotyped notion of cities that they are all buildings, malls, people, noise and all the fuss of chaos and crowd. Oh well, those are just my thoughts, but obviously in the real world not all cities have these kind of complications, right.? When I started blogging, I eventually read other blogs too. After reading other blogs, I realized that there are hidden gems not only in rural places but in cities as well, just like in Talisay City where Igotan Cave is situated. As an amateur in outdoor activities, I find  it  surreal to know that this place existed. Imagine a cave and waterfalls all in one together. Well, I couldn’t contain my excitement on this adventure anymore, so let’s get it on…Read More »

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The Three Sites in Moalboal : Haven for Divers and Non Divers Alike

The Three Sites in Moalboal : Haven for Divers and Non Divers Alike

 

         Sitting in solitude in the seat of the bus and leaning against the window, I looked at the people around. They seemed to be yearning for freedom from the stressed life in the city and desiring to escape from their daily routine. Maybe some were wanting to go home while others were wanting to ramble.Read More »

Be enthralled with the canyons

33 Still and Moving Photos That Will Probably Entice You to Try or Try Again Canyoneering from Alegria to Badian

Thirty-three Still and Moving Photos That Will Probably Entice You to Try or Try Again Canyoneering from Alegria to Badian

 

         Canyoning or canyoneering? That’s the question. Well, they are basically the same in meaning. The only difference is that canyoning is chiefly British and canyoneering is an American term. Both terms refer to an activity that explores canyons.

        Do you know the ideal place to try CANYONEERING in the Philippines?  

        It is Cebu! Yes, Cebu is one of the perfect spots to experience canyoneering. It seems surreal eh, that Cebu which I thought before was just beaches and mountains has, in fact, mountains and springs suitable for canyoneering activities. It appears that God’s majestic creations were put together in one place. Truly Cebu has a number of brimming gems and unspoiled jewels to offer — natural treasures for Cebuanos to be proud of.

       So here are 33 angles of capturing the thrilling and amazing canyoneering activity experienced by my friends and me.

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Southern Invasion: Exploring the Natural Gems of Four South Cebu Towns

Fourth Stop: Swimming and Snorkeling in the Awesome Water Kingdom of Moalboal

 

          At last, I can finally express in writing my thoughts and experiences in the fourth and last stop of our Southern Invasion trip in the four towns of Cebu. This adventure took place in  my birthday month (October 2015). This may be the best birthday gift that I gave to myself because I got the chance to immerse in the hot and cold springs in Malabuyoc, chase a new waterfall, the Cambais Falls in Alegria, visit the magnificent Kawasan Falls in Badian, and now, swim and snorkel in the awesome water kigndom of Moalboal..Read More »