I SAW, I TREKKED AND I CONQUERED.
Adventure was never my middle name though I tried to be a couple of times; I was never that person who pops the idea of it. When my cousin was in the country to visit, he was so eager to do stuffs. Stuffs that never crossed my mind and one of it was trekking to Pagsanjan Falls.
My cousin was an active member of couchsurfer. It is a social networking site for travellers. He really wanted to do audacious activities during his stay so he decided to seek help from the site. Luckily, he ended up signing for a Pagsanjan day trip and I was dragged along (sorry cousin that was how I felt during those times. DRAGGED hahaha!). He being the friendly type didn’t mind that we were in a company of strangers. Yes, he is not friends with the organizers and he is not even familiar with the people who joined in the trip (my brave little padawan!). Anyway, it was all good since we were in good hands and along the trip these strangers came out to be my new found friends. (xoxo guys)
Shout out to Erick, Ngan, Abbey, Leslie, Karen, Christly, Christine, Belinda, Joseph and Daniel who is not in the picture.
Pagsanjan falls is located in Laguna. It was supposed to be 2 hour road trip from Manila, but unfortunately we got lost and took us 4 hours to get to the camp site. When we arrived, we immediately went to our 1 hour trek to the falls.
Goofy shot upon entering.
Green welcomed us!!
Me with my cousins having the time of our lives walking. (HAHA!)
The trek was really tiresome. I was the “are we there yet?” kind of girl the whole time (hahaha!). The most memorable thing for me was that I was able to do rappel for the first time and it was really really REALLY painful (really!)
This is my “Aray ko ang sakit na manong” smile. (LOL!!)
After series of walking and rappelling, finally we got to our point of destination and all I can was WHOAH! Mother Nature’s beauty is just around Manila and I just discovered it now.
Beauty at its finest
Of course the trip will never be complete without the legendary group picture.
Another precious moment was that we were able to go face to face with the falls using a bamboo raft and to top it all up… without any life vests (oh yeah! Hardcore adventure man!).
Strategizing on how we could survive without life vests. That’s me there shedding some light that everything will be ok with my tongue out! HAHAHAHA…
The group decided that we could do another adventure so we do the raft thing without life vest (Buwis buhay move!).
This is what we do best: overloading. But honestly though it looked bad, it was a lot of fun.
The self-proclaimed Pagsanjan Survivors (HAHA!)
The hardest part of the trek I believed was the hike. We have to go through the same path plus the gravitational pull (bbooo-hoo!)
We have to climb back what?!!!
Overall the experience was…. Wheeww! Never in my life have I imagined myself going through those obstacles and merry-go-rounds. But what the hell, I’m gonna do it again.. Next stop Pinatubo, right Daryl? HAHAHA!
Got a piggy back ride from my ever pesky cousin.. (yeah!)
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