canyoning

Canyoning in Badian, Cebu

Last June 21-22, my friends and I (a total of 16 persons) went on a new kind of adventure which we first knew about through Drew Arellano’s video on YouTubecanyoning or canyoneering.

Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and/or swimming. -Wikipedia

But before that, let me tell you about the basic information. Most of us are from the city, so we had to meet up at South Bus Terminal at 5:30am before going to Badian (we departed at around 6am). Badian is a town in the southwestern part of Cebu and is 3 hours away from Cebu City.

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JavaKulaws Summer Outing in Medellin, Cebu

It was a really hot summer weekend, and I was glad that our summer outing / teambuilding activity finally pushed through!

Medellin is a 3-hour ride from Cebu City. We didn’t take the bus since we rented a van, but the travel time is pretty much the same. We lodged at Tapol Beach Resort but on our first day, we went to FUNtastic Island in Gibitngil Island via a 30-minute pump boat ride from the mainland. The water was super clear that all you’d want to do is swim/float all day, but it was also saltier than what we’re used to.

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Shiratani Beach Resort and Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan

Last-last Saturday (June 15) was my & Mumu’s 2nd anniversary together but instead of celebrating it alone with each other, we had an outing with our friends! :D

We met up at the South Bus Terminal at around 8:30am, got on a bus, and departed at 9:00am. It was unusual that I didn’t sleep through the whole trip. I only did when we were farther south. After 4 hours of travel worth P162.00/head, we arrived in the town of Ginatilan and checked in at Shiratani Beach Resort. There were 8 of us but we just decided to get a room good for 4 persons at P1,200.00.

Since it was already around 1:00pm, we were hungry as hell, so we went to the town market on a tricycle (P5.00/head) and had lunch at one of the carinderias there. We then shopped afterwards for some food for our next 3 meals.

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Unposted Adventures of 2012

I haven’t been able to blog about these experiences last year because I’ve been inactive in the blogosphere for months. When I came back, I “rebranded” my blog. And if you’re wondering, I also have been missing for the past days because I got so occupied with work and business, which I was also enjoying so I’m not complainin’. ;) I’m just hoping to be back on track this month. So while I’m still out and about with what’s keeping me busy, here is a short recap of my unposted adventures of 2012.

Island Hopping – May 2012

pandanonisland

My college barkada together with Mumu’s college barkada went island-hopping for summer (May 2012) last year (no la blanca swimwear sale happened, hehe). Our route: Sulpa Island —> Pandanon Island —> Caohagan Island —> Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. We spent most of our time in Pandanon Island where we played frisbee and the snake game. And we were just swimming at every stop, not actually staying in the islands. :P

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