Yet another outdated post of mine. Back when I wasn’t still a blogger, not even in possession of my baby Nikon D3000 DSLR. So pardon me if my shots here aren’t as great. But anyway an adventure is an adventure no matter what, so here goes my Surigao adventure.
I had always wanted to visit Surigao del Sur but with no one to accompany me, this hadn’t been realized. Not until last year when my roomate and friend invited me over to their company’s outdoor trip. The trip was scheduled on August 28-29, 2011. Destination is at Surigao del Sur, with the Enchanted River and Hinatuan Falls as the main courses.
What tempted me even more to come was that because the trip will be on a budget one. My friend, along with her co workers (of which I know no one. Oops. I haven’t thought of that) do know someone from Surigao who will host them (or us). That alone could already be big savings! Plus the vehicle that will be used will also belong to one of their other co worker who also lives at Surigao. Talk about cost cutting huh? 🙂
We departed Davao City at 3am on August 28. The journey was a long and winding one. Some roads are smooth, while others are not. And this made me love the trip even more! My adventuRoj (adventurous) side just can’t help but enjoy the scenic views along the way.
However for people who are not used to traveling in a rough, bumpy and punishing road, going to Hinatuan might bring some discomfort as the road seems endless with so many signboard pointing to “enchanted river”. But I am used to this kind of travel because in the past the road going to my hometown is similar to this, so the experience was not annoying anymore.
After about 3 hours of travelling, our stomachs started to roar and so we decided to stop and park along the roadside and ate the typical ‘baon’ pinoys used to have in a typical Filipino ‘kinamay‘ (a manner of eating by using your bare hands) style.
Three more hours and … we arrived at Surigao del Sur. Off to our first stop at the Enchanted River. We were still on the entrance when we were welcomed by these… such long queue of cars trying to get inside. *whew! (The bad side of going into holidays on ‘holidays’).
So what did we do? We just decided to walk from where our car was parked towards the entrance of the resort.
At may jump shots pa!
|Here is a series of posts on our 3-day adventure to Surigao del Sur. Discover the places we’ve been to, the people we met, the food we tasted and the experience we gained in this remarkable escapade.AdventuRoj Surigao del Sur Adventure: The Plan | The Crystal Clear Enchanted River | Vanishing Island at Surigao del Sur | A Cave at Surigao del Sur (An Untitled One) | Sibadan Fish & Turtle Cage, Surigao del Sur | The Hidden Tinago River, Surigao del Sur | Surigao Tinuy-An Falls: Philippines’ Little Niagara|
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