26 April 2010

Conquering Mt. Pinatubo (part one)


Nice, fun, awesome companions.
From left to right: Bambi, Me, my 2nd bestfriend Edeena,
my other bestfriend Obel, and bestfriend-in-training Val. Haha.

Quick pose while waiting for our 4x4 jeep.

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Before the trek started, there was the 4x4 jeep ride. It deserves a blog entry because even though it isn't the highlight of the adventure, it added fun to the whole experience. It was long, dusty, and bumpy. No, make that VERY long, VERY dusty, VERY bumpy. I'm not complaining. Didn't complain. It was an essential part of the adventure. And as I said, it was FUN.

We passed through rocky streams, dusty terrains, steep mountain roads they call the skyway. The one-hour and a half trip wasn't so bad. Beautiful sceneries and magnificent landscapes were feast to the eyes. They looked like paintings or backdrop for movies. Love.

But then, this jeep ride also made me realize that behind all these beauty and this awesome adventure, there are people who live there. I got a taste of what these people go through just to go home. Or what the locals, just to earn, must go through. As a tourist, I did it once. But the 4x4 jeep drivers and the guides do it almost everyday. And it's not easy.

The jeep ride ended at the trek starting point.

The trekking part is, of course, another blog entry.









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chelo April 26, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

you look right at your element ai=) love that photo of you in the jeep..

the photos are so inviting, i want to jump into it, and be part of the trek=)

Cindy April 26, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

wow, such an adventure... and the photos says it all.

Lynette April 26, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

it is my life's wish to go on an davneture with you. ali beh...

mai April 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

Testing.. ping me back if this goes thru.

Is that the jeep? I like that jeep..that's a 4x4 something.

I can just imagine the scenery. Was it hot?

Mommy Blogs April 27, 2010 at 1:35 AM  

WOW adventure! i like those jeeps! and i love the lady riding the red one ;-)

konsuy April 28, 2010 at 5:18 AM  

i wish i was right there with you. nice kaayo nga adventure. i'm sure it was one of your unforgettables.

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

chelo said...
you look right at your element ai=) love that photo of you in the jeep..

the photos are so inviting, i want to jump into it, and be part of the trek=)

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Thank you, Chel. When I'm outdoors, I always feel I am one with nature. :)

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

Cindy said...
wow, such an adventure... and the photos says it all.

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It was, Cinds! Fun, fun, fun!

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

Lynette said...
it is my life's wish to go on an davneture with you. ali beh...

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Mine, too, Nette! One day, let's go on an adventure together!

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

mai said...
Testing.. ping me back if this goes thru.

Is that the jeep? I like that jeep..that's a 4x4 something.

I can just imagine the scenery. Was it hot?

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Extremely hot, Lou, but the wind was cool.

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Mommy said...
WOW adventure! i like those jeeps! and i love the lady riding the red one ;-)

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Awesome adventure, T!
Thank you. You are sweet. :)

Aileen Siroy May 5, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

konsuy said...
i wish i was right there with you. nice kaayo nga adventure. i'm sure it was one of your unforgettables.

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Truly unforgettable, Chi. Come, let's trek! :)

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