Solo Traveling in Calbayog : Two Splendid Waterfalls To Chase in Calbayog

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 Two Splendid Waterfalls To Chase in Calbayog

I tried solo traveling once because I wanted to experience freedom of taking risks and of dealing with personally unknown ventures to find out if it is really liberatingly beautiful. I found the answer when I visited Calbayog.

It was not all fun; there were times when I got scared while jaunting but at the end of the day I set aside the negativities encountered along the way and thought of the valuable lessons learned in this experience. That is why Calbayog already has carved an etch in my heart even though I was there two years ago. But it is only now that I felt the desire to write this blog. I have shaken off the lethargy in my being and have stopped my addiction to Mobile Legend, haha 😂. I have to stop or else that would be the death of me, ugh!

Anyway, I’m now scribbling my thoughts about my Calbayog adventure which had bittersweet memories. It seemed that it happened just yesterday for I could still vividly remember this first solo travel and probably my last. (So that my parents won’t worry again about my crazy solitary trips. haha 😂)

Here’s my story of chasing waterfalls in Calbayog.

Samar is dubbed as the caving capital of the Philippines. I was very fortunate to experience not just one but four caves in this province. And here’s more: Calbayog, a city in the province of Samar , is called the City of Waterfalls. Samar is indeed blessed with brimming natural resources. 
 
Waterfalls never cease to amaze me. That’s why, I always make it a point to visit this water form wherever I go because I have to take negative ions which are good for body, mind and soul. My remedy to release my negativities is to absorb the negative ions coming from nature. Letting negatives out to take in some negatives, sounds confusing, doesn’t it? But that’s the truth. Nature heals. Well, let’s just chase waterfalls and feel the healing glory ourselves. Right, mate?😂
After two years, my memory of Calbayog remains fresh in my mind. I can still vividly recall my tour around, I saw in one place how fish tinapa was made. In another site, I was also able to experience the enthralling Zipline that glided above the above the ocean to another island. The last thing that I planned to do was to chase waterfalls specifically Tarangban Falls. I went on as planned, but as I continued my feat, I discovered it wasn’t just one waterfalls to chase but more.
 
I took a tricycle to transport me to Barangay Tinaplacan to view the waterfalls. Upon reaching the place, I headed directly to the tourism outpost where I registered my name and paid Php 10.00 for the entrance fee. I was provided with a habal-habal and a guide.
The drop off area

After a 30-minute habal-habal ride, we reached the drop off point where a number of vendors were selling snacks and refreshments. This was a sign that a lot of tourists, local and foreign, frequently visit this place.

With the guide, I trekked going to Tarangban Waterfalls. A flabby chubby fat woman, that I am, I had to take several stops just to catch my breath. But for a physically fit person having many hiking experiences, the uphill trail would just be easy to take. 
 
After 30 minutes and as I was getting nearer the place, I could hear the clear sound of the cascading water which sounded louder than my rapid breathing. Whew! I took one more deep breath as I moved forward and finally caught a complete view of the magnificent waterfalls. I thought this sight could only be seen in the internet, but at that moment, in front of me stood the ever proud and astounding waterfalls of Tarangban.
I was so mesmerized by the beauty offered by this waterfalls that I wanted to touch and feel the cold flowing water. And then this happened… As I stepped closer and closer to the falls… ‘pewwww’ I slipped. The rocks were slippery. I was lucky because it was just my butt and not my head that was hit when I fell down. I was likewise fortunate that I was the only one there (and of course, my guide.) Otherwise, my embarrassment would have been massive. I should have listened to my guide to be careful and not be kiat (careless), haha!😂
 
And since I was the only one there, I took the chance to take a lot of snaps and mag-awra-awrahan! Choss!haha😂
 
Here are the photos I took with just my smartphone and tripod.
My primary purpose in visiting Calbayog was to see Tarangban Falls only, but to my surprise there was another waterfalls lurking nearby. I was excited to see Bangon Falls, another splendor of Calbayog. So, my guide and I hiked again to reach this waterfalls. From a distance, I saw tourists and locals enjoying themselves swimming, sightseeing and taking photos of the scenery. But as soon as I reached Bangon Falls, the people started to leave. Hahaha! LOL! 😂🤣 
 
WHYYYYY???? Oh no, don’t leave? Why are you leaving me? I don’t bite. You people, why do you hate me? Hahaha! Just kidding… I’m so ecstatic again because I’m alone in Bangon Falls. It was like I owned the area, hahaha!🤣This time I was mindful and vigilant as I walked on the rocks to avoid unpleasant happenings. 
 
This is how the amazing Bangon Falls looks. If only I had more time, I would have dived and swum in the pool basin and I would have greatly enjoyed the experience.

Before I end this blog, I would like to share this quote from Mark Anthony.

 

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” Mark Anthony

 

To the people reading this: Let’s have the courage to chase our dreams and make them come true. I hope we can overcome the obstacles to the realization of our dreams. Life is full of adventures, loaded with unknowns and uncertainties. We have to take risks. The destination matters, but the most crucial part is the journey. So, let’s trust the process and enjoy the ride.

 HOW TO GET THERE

Location 📍 Brgy. Tinaplacan, Calbayog City, Samar

➡If you are from Calbayog City, ride a jeep or van bound for Allen. Tell the driver your drop off point is Brgy. Tinaplacan or Bangon Falls or Tarangban Falls.

✔️Jeep Php 45.00
✔️Van Php 100.00

Estimated travelling time for jeep is 1.5 hour and for van is less than an hour.

➡If you are from Allen, Northern Samar, ride a jeep bound for Calbayog. Tell the driver your drop off point is Brgy. Tinaplacan/Bangon Falls/Tarangban Falls. Estimated travelling time is one hour.

✔️ JeepPhp 40.00

✏ Register at the tourism outpost so that you will be provided with habal habal and guide.

✔️Entrance feePhp10.00for adult andPhp5.00 for children

🏍Habal Habal FarePhp300.00(1 to 3 pax)
👨Tour GuidePhp200.00 (1 to 8pax)

This is optional: You may give tips for the guides are there to help, watch over and assist you. It would mean a lot to them.

THE VLOG

So before I end this blog, I’d like you to know that I made a VLOG also about this chasing waterfalls in Calbayog .I apologize in advance for my awkwardness, but believe me I tried.  I’m not good in speaking too, so please bear with me. HEHE 🙂 .If you do like my video don’t forget to subscribe my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/chasing_potatoes . Thank you so much. 🙂♥

 

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR YOUR TRIP

1. Leave no trace. Let us be responsible travellers. As a kid, I was taught by my mother to keep my trash inside my bag. I have made that a practice up to this day. It’s just a simple act but has a great impact for the environment. Just bring your trash and throw it to the garbage bin if you find one. Please… It’s just as easy as a snap of the fingers.

2. Wear comfortable clothes, shoes or trekking sandals because you will hike for about 30 to 60 minutes depending upon your fitness capacity. Bring water for hydration and trail snacks for energy booster.

3. Bring sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s hottest rays. Travelling is fun, but always protect your skin from the harsh heat of the sun. Always use sunblock before sun exposure. In my case I use Sevensense Sunblock Spray because it’s handy, non-sticky, fast absorbent, white pigment free and preservative free.

4. Bring additional clothes if ever you are up to swimming.

5. Respect nature for nature is our provider and healer.

6. Always follow the guide. Never ever wander off to avoid unpleasant happenings.

WHERE TO STAY IN CALBAYOG

I recommend S&R Bed & Breakfast located in National Highway, Brgy. Policarpo, Calbayog City, Samar. It is only a 10-minute drive from the airport. Aside from the comfy stay they also serve free delicious breakfast, and tinapa is one dish in the list.

And because of S n R I got the chance to tour around Calbayog, just contact these numbers if you want to have a hassle free tour.

Tel. No. (055) 533-9026
Cell No. +63 905 360 8398
Website: srbedbreakfast.blogspot.com
Email: srbedbreakfast@anasiantraveler.com

 

RELATED ARTICLES

READ MORE : Calbayog Zipline : An Exhilarating 750-Meter Zipline Experience of Gliding Above the Ocean to Another Island 

 

READ MORE : Exploring Calbayog : My First Time to Travel Solo… And What Went Wrong?

How about you? Have you visited Tarangban Falls and Bangon Falls in Calbayog 🤣 Tell me about your story. I would love to hear from you? Please connect thru  my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes.

 

 

Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them in CALBAYOG, SAMAR. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potatoes adventure.

 

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3 comments on “Solo Traveling in Calbayog : Two Splendid Waterfalls To Chase in Calbayog”

  1. Katawaa nakos “I didn’t like it at all” uy 😂😂😂 But the honesty tho. ☺☺☺ Di man gyud kailangan magpinamay pirmi ba. And I guess that’s why people like visiting your site. Honesty at it’s finest 😍😍😍

    One backlog down! ☺☺☺

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