Started the second day with an early walk along the shores of Sabang Beach with Jill and Fern, while the rest were still sleeping because of the socials the night before hehe! :) We were trying to catch the sunrise so we passed the time off by walking from our cottage to the surfing site, while we took photos…
The weekend before this trip, I met up with my highschool friends in Manila for a supposed-to-be-farewell-dinner-for-me-but-Fern-ended-up-paying-for-it get-together. Since Fern didn’t make it to our Talamitam–Batulao twin hike before, we thought of having another backpack trip somewhere in Luzon, and just then Jillian mentioned about her officemates’ plan to go to Baler. We wanted to explore Baler too, so immediately that night, I came up with a rough itinerary. After sending the itinerary the following day, Jill informed us that we could tag along with her officemates, since that group could still accommodate around 3-4 persons. And so we’re in it! :)
Hiyesss, my time’s up! I’ve foreseen it, but didn’t expect it to be that short hahaha! So, I didn’t have much time to conquer all the remarkable places in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, but I was able to maximize my slack moments by visiting some of the famous places around the area of Java.
Just thought about comparing our experiences on whitewater rafting in Davao (in 2010) and CDO (2012) :) Full story on surviving the near-death (hahaha! near-death talaga?) whitewater rafting experience in CDO in a later post, okay? I just feel so lazy to lay out the full story hahaha! :)
The rafting adventure was included in our itinerary, but it has a separate fee. The activity was organized by River One Adventure, (now known as Base Camp)–you may click here to visit their site (I’m not sure if they got an updated site ’cause it hasn’t been updated in years already, but the latest comment mentioned about River One changing its name to Base Camp). >>>READ FULL ARTICLE>>>
It has been a tradition that a cluster outing is being organized right after the so-called busy season; and during 2009, our summer outing was held at Pagudpud, IlocosNorte!!! :) I rarely join in my cluster outing, but that year, I was excited for the Pagudpud trip as I’ve been wanting to see the place! :D >>>READ FULL ARTICLE>>>