June 8, 2015
What a weekend that was! After the sudden changes in our itinerary and a quick fix in our schedule here and there, we were finally able to try the White Water Rafting in CDO. We were supposed to do this on our second day, however due to flight delays, we did it on our last day just a few hours before we went back to Manila. It was super fun and worth the long hours under the sun. I would really love to go back and try the advanced level and the canyoneering as well.
Here are the photos from our adventure in CDO last June. Too lazy to blog right now so I’ll let the photos do the story-telling for me. Hehe.
Getting ready for another adventure
With the gang
Rich marine life in Anilao
A couple of months after I took a challenge to see things underwater in the flesh, I found myself inside Stef’s car traversing South Luzon Expressway. My feelings were mixed like my insides were going ballistic–I was anxious, nervous, and excited at the same time.
Euphoria, the state of being intensely excited–the very reason why I decided to join another DSD this time with my Travel Factor friends. Since January, Vhik was persuading us to join her. She told us how addicting it is and how diving helped her health immensely. And true enough, when I had my first DSD in Malapascua, I went nuts.
When in Anilao 🙂
Flashback to Saturday–16th of May. After my work, I happily went to a convenience store to buy some snacks for the next day’s adventure. At around 7PM, I set my alarm at 3AM although our meeting place was just at the Sta. Rosa Exit which is about 20 minutes from our house without traffic. I was tired the entire week but adventures always do the impossible of giving me recharged mind and body without the state of fully caffeinating my system.
At the summit
View from the top
June 20, 2015
“I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.” ― Mark Obmascik
I was having a tough time the past week when one of my colleagues asked me to join their trek to Mt. Talamitam. To tell you the truth, I never saw myself going to these mountains as a hobby. I mean, I like nature and seeing different places in bird’s-eye view but I also know how difficult it is to climb, especially steep and slippery mountains. I know I don’t have the stamina for rigorous activities like that 😉 . But I gave in to peer pressure and accepted the challenge. I felt I needed the adrenaline rush to take out the negativity anyway.
Achievement unlocked! (c) Jaymee Mata
Fast forward to June 20. Jaymee, TJ and Deo picked me up at Sta. Rosa Exit. From there, we took the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway until we reached Kilometer 83. The jump off point is beside Brgy Aga Elementary School in Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas. One should not miss the area since there is a yellow marker of KM83 and the climbers and guides also gather in there. For those bringing your own cars, there is a small parking space in front of the registration area and sari-sari store. Parking fee depends on you. 🙂