Down South to Northern Mindanao



June 19 to 23, 2013

This is so far my farthest out-of-town trip. I have many first experiences during this travel, and they are:

1. Airplane ride (Cebu Pacific)

1. Airplane ride (Cebu Pacific)


2. White water rafting experience (Great White Water Tours)


3. Swimming in a river (Cagayan River, which separates CdO and Bukidnon)


4. Saw real-life waterfalls: Katibawasan, Maria Cristina & Tinago (especially the Maria Cristina, which was once only my dream to see)

5. Ferry ride (RO-RO, which was so cool but i just slept during the trip because of our very early departure)

Camiguin6. Island tour (Camiguin)


7. Zipline experience (Zipzone in Dahilayan Adventure Park, the longest zipline in Asia)

8. etcetera 🙂

This travel would not be possible without Him, thanks for guiding us and giving us a good weather even if it’s raining hard in Manila. To Lacsi for pursuing us and arranging this trip, Terri and Jep for wonderful moments. Of course we won’t forget the kind and friendly drivers who accompanied us to our various destinations.
To Kuya Jay (for offering us cheap fare from Laguindingan Int’l Airport to Will’s Place, CdO City and vice versa).
To Kuya Jun (for fetching us from hotel to the start point of our water rafting, and back to hotel).
To Kuya Tito (for being available at 3am driving us from Agora to Balingoan Port).
To Kuya Darwin (for touring us to Camiguin Island, spring hopping and stopping wherever we wish to).
To Kuya Floyd (for back and forth long drive and rough road adventure to Dahilayan Park).
To Kuya Paris (for letting us see the majestic waterfalls of Iligan, also for stopping by my cousin’s place in Suarez)
Also to our Rafting guides for your endless jokes and stories, Kuya Lynard (aka Dodong) and the other guide (don’t know his name :p).
And lastly to our guide in Tinago falls for being our photographer while climbing the rocks behind the waterfalls, which we call buwis-buhay 😀

I can say that this is an all-in-one trip, may extreme sport (water rafting), may beach (White Island), may springs (Ardent, Soda, Sto. Niño), meron din religious (ruins of Old Catarman Church, and Divine Mercy Shrine), at may bukid (Bukidnon), zipline (best feeling ever, feel like flying), and syempre and mga photoshoots! It is really great taking shots with none other than, our Mother Nature.

Overall this made us grow with the experiences we had, appreciate our nature more, and made our friendship deeper. Hopefully next time we will be with more of our friends for a much memorable trip.

It’s really more fun in the Philippines.




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