Mt. Pulag: What to Expect

Ever since the day my cousin showed me a picture of Mt. Pulag 2 years ago, it has been part of my Bucket List. Little did I know I was scratching it off my list sooner than expected. This trip was a spur of the moment decision. When I found out my brother and his mountaineering friends were going, without second thoughts, I signed up for it as well. The trip was in less than two weeks and there was no time for preparation. I looked at my wardrobe frustrated because I did not own a single thing that can be used for the trek. Not to mention I have never gone on a major camping/trekking trip in my life. I didn’t know what to expect but I was going with a big group and most of them were pros which I found comfort in. I also dragged my adventure junkie bestfriend with me. So here’s how my 3-day Mt. Pulag adventure was like. Continue reading “Mt. Pulag: What to Expect”

Happy Camper

Happy Easter everyone!!

In Lenten Season, it is a common thing in the Philippines for people to go back to their provinces and celebrate “Holy Week” (Days leading to Easter Sunday) with their families. A roadtrip to the beach is usually part of this long weekend.

Before the most-awaited long weekend, Filipinos have a lot of common practices one of which is the “Visita Iglesia” — on Holy Thursdays, You see everyone with their families flock the churches. We usually visit 7 different churches and do the stations of the cross or the Holy Rosary in each one.

On Fridays, you see people reenacting the Passion of The Christ on the main streets of the city — Volunteers actually carry a cross and Roman Soldiers whipping their backs with hundreds of people speculating. Some places in the Philippines even reach the point of crucifying these volunteers.

Saturdays are when most families hit the road to relax and escape the boiling hot weather of the city and leave all our worries behind for a weekend. I, for one, felt adventurous and realized I had too much beach the past month so we decided to do something different. My bestfriend-Katrina, my cousin, my boyfriend and his entire family drove for an hour up to the mountains of Adlaon to go on a nature trip -yup, we all went camping!

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