SECOND ATTEMPT AT MT.ULAP

Yup, will try to conquer it for the second time ‘coz the first one was kind of fail (haha). I’m with Marj, Ali, Mats, and others (sorry guys, I forgot your names) and it will be a long ride from Bulacan to Benguet, left at around 10 PM (March 18)  and arrived at Benguet at around 3:30AM (March 19), matapos magkaligaw ligaw papuntang jump-off. Good thing a guide (Jeka) was walking in those wee hours we’re able to ask for directions and offered her a ride since we’re going to the same place. We’re the first batch to arrive at the place, as per locals trek starts at 4-4:30 AM. Continue reading

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SURVIVING MT.MACULOT

Together with my college friends (Ali and Meyeh) we planned to go to Maculot, but due to bad weather and body aches (signs of aging na ba ito?) last March 4 we didn’t push thru. Desperately wanted to climb muntik na kaming mapunta sa Mt.Sawi, Mt. Sembrano, Mt. Kayangkayangan, Mt. Tagapo, at lahat na ng maisip naming bundok but we just agreed to not leave for the weekend and have it rescheduled the following week – March 11.

Sunday midnight and we’re off to Batangas, matapos lumagpas sa pick-up points at magkanda ligaw ligaw papuntang jump-off. Thank you Waze for guiding us, maliligaw ka talaga considering na looban ang place and madilim pa. Jump-off is at the Mountaineer’s Store; foods are available and use of CRs. We opted to do the traverse upon registration, and then a guide was assigned to us – Jimboy. After registration we still need to drive a few minutes to start our trek. Continue reading

BOHOL ESCAPADE

It all started with just a normal conversation, “Tara punta tayong Bohol.” Then, there I was looking for a promo fare and impulsively booked a trip to Bohol for three (Me, Carla, and Ken). Since were on a budget we’re doing a DIY trip (as always); there’s a lot of things to do in Bohol but since we’re just staying for a short period of time we just did what we can to maximize our stay and here’s what we did on our Bohol trip. Continue reading