Jeffer's Odyssey

Wrapping Up Camiguin: Why You Should Visit (…and where to eat)

As I was going through my Camiguin blog series, a lot of thoughts were running through my head, and one of the most persistent was the idea of whether I could ever really come back. Because I know I (well, we) kinda resolved to climb Mt. Hibok-Hibok “next time”. But you know how Pinoys are (or humans, in general) when it comes to “next time”. Will I ever get to climb it, or will she be one of those “that got away”?

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Down South: The Taguines Lagoon of Camiguin

So the original plan – and the main reason we chose Camiguin to visit – was to hike up to the crater summit of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. Pretty much everything was in place; we even made plans with the hiker-guide who will lead us up to the summit before daybreak, so we can make a dayhike out of it. But then, tropical depression Marce happened, and when nature speaks and howls, humanity is pretty much helpless. BUT! Not entirely hopeless.

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Down South: The Katibawasan Falls of Camiguin

(It’s Monday, September 18, 2017. BTS comeback. So excited~! OK, back to business.) Gawd, I love waterfalls. They’re just so… majestic. Tall, short, plenty of water or not, I cannot help but be in awe of them. I can’t explain it. As much as I appreciate a calm pond or lake surface, or the emerald color of the sea, or the calming sound of rushing water in a stream, there is something about waterfalls that just captures me. Beside them and before them, I feel small and helpless, but blessed at the same time. Does that make sense?

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Down South: The Old Spanish Church Ruins of Camiguin

Picking up from where I left off, let’s take a short walk at the Old Spanish Church Ruins in the island of Camiguin. If you try to look it up online, it’s referred to by several other names, including the Guiob Church Ruins, the Old Catarman Church Ruins and, possibly the simplest of all, the Old Church Ruins.

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Down South: The Sto. Nino Cold Springs of Camiguin

Annyeong~!! If you’ve seen my IG feed, you’d know what I’ve been up to these past few days. It’s still the tail-end of summer here in South Korea, which means except for the occasional showers, it’s hella hot. I sweat a lot, so I am feeling the heat even more. At times like these, there’s nothing I’d want more than to plunge into a cold springs, which is exactly what I am reminiscing in this post, during our visit to the Sto. Nino Cold Springs in Camiguin.

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Down South: Tuasan Falls in Camiguin

Hello from Jeju! I’ve been here a couple of days now and I have to say this reaffirmed my earlier contention that Jeju-do is one of my happy places. It’s pretty much got everything I’d want to see in a vacation place and, this early, I’m declaring my intention to come back for my third round. But before that, let me talk about another place in another small island back home: the Tuasan Falls.

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