We all have different reasons for visiting new places. The first, obviously, is to satisfy our curiosity about that place. Another is to satisfy that perennial itch on your feet to be constantly on the move, preferably stepping on unfamiliar ground. Another, still, is to increase your know-how about that place, and the world, in general, seeing as travel is something that “enriches” you and makes you wealthier, “experience-wise”. Of course, recently, some people do it for bragging rights, and to make their Instagram feeds. Let me add another one: to celebrate. And that’s exactly what we did during our memorable visit to the Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal.
Taking a mini-break from Hanoi posts (because I’m practically drowning in a sea of photos from that trip and I need some air!) to talk about this brief visit to the famed Masungi Georeserve, located alllll the way in Baras, Rizal.
It hasn’t been that long since the Rooster crowed and the new year began, but I bet some of you are still remembering some of the good (and not-so-good) things that happened in 2016. See, I think that’s one of the great things about going out and experiencing things: you get to reminisce them later on, and you get to still feel grateful, no matter how crappy the rest of the year was. It’s the rule on offset at work. Oh, and Happy New Year. Read more
A visit to Mt. Daraitan in Rizal will not be complete without swinging by Tinipak River. For day-hikers and overnighters, these two are a package deal. And it makes sense, too, because of the close proximity. If you go to one without going to the other, that is tantamount to having wasted your time. We did nothing of the sort, because after our speedy hike up and down Mt. Daraitan, we proceeded to Tinipak River, where we camped the night and had a caving and (mini) bouldering adventure the next day. Read more
Here’s a look back at a getaway that we did several months ago, when three of us from the boondocks deliberately made that long travel down to Rizal in order to… climb a mountain. Yep. You can say we wanted to get a taste of mountains other than where we actually live in, haha! This is in Mt. Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal.