Overnight Hike to Mt. Pulag via Akiki-Ambangeg Traverse

Hi everyone! Wouldn’t you agree that one of the best feelings in the world is being able to accomplish something you once thought was impossible? This was what I felt as soon as I got back from my recent hiking trip last January 30-31 in Mt. Pulag which is my 13th mountain and my first major climb.

Mountain Stats:

Elevation: 2922 MASL

Location: via Akiki Trail – Kabayan, Benguet, via Ambangeg Trail – Bokod, Benguet

Difficulty: via Akiki Trail – 7/9, via Ambangeg Trail –3/9

Trek to Summit: via Akiki Trail – 10-11 hours, via Ambangeg Trail – 4 hours

*Please note that our group used Akiki Trail to ascend

I have been talking about wanting to climb Mt. Pulag in some of my previous posts and in this one; I can finally share my firsthand experience in conquering Luzon’s highest mountain and the Philippines’ third highest!

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Summer Escapades: Off the Grid in Kwebang Lampas

Hi! It took a while but I finally found the time to share all about the second part of my weekend last, last week (first part was the climb to Mt. Maculot). Last May 16, me, my sister, my cousin and some friends went to Kwebang Lampas or formerly known as Lukang Beach in Pagbilao Quezon.

Before this trip, I had plans to join a fun run with my office mates. However, I was tasked to organize and make the itinerary for May 16 – 17.  I told my office mates to just go without me and that I would join them in their next run in June. At first I was regretting my decision of giving up the run but when we got to the place, the regret slowly faded away.

This was my second beach camping experience. Read on below to know more about it.

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Summer Escapades: Climbing Mt. Maculot

Hi! I just got out of a very tiring but fulfilling weekend. It was divided into three parts: Hike & Party > Camp > Despidida (farewell party) & Massage

In my previous blog post (Summer Escapades: LaBurot), I mentioned that I was supposed to climb a mountain on May 2, to be specific, Mt. Maculot in Cuenca Batangas. However, I was invited to a beach camping trip and I chose to go there instead. Luckily, an opportunity to climb Mt. Maculot reappeared and without any hesitations, I took it – even if it entailed taking a leave from work and exerting extra effort in saving up what’s left of my half-month pay (which I can honestly say wasn’t that much because I paid for several things and went to several trips so it really made me financially miserable)

Really proud of myself for being able to budget my money though. Read on below for the first part of my weekend!

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Summer Escapades: LaBurot

Who needs LaBoracay when I can have something cheaper and more accessible?

Just this labor day, May 1, I went to a beach camping trip in Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas. This was a very spontaneous trip as I was invited by a friend just two days before and I already had other plans for that weekend, which was to climb a mountain. But in the end, I chose the beach camping trip because I have never experienced this and the fact that it was spontaneous made it more exciting.

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Summer Escapades: Life in Pico de Loro

Hi! It’s still the summer season and I find myself very lucky to be going on escapades that make me have a more positive outlook in life.

Just this weekend (April 18 – 19), I went with my friends to an overnight trip to Pico de Loro Beach Club in Nasugbu, Batangas. We went here as soon as I was done with my fun run (kindly see previous post for reference). If you want to go here though, you would have to be accompanied or endorsed by a member of the club (in our case, we were endorsed by my friend’s friend who is a member).  It was very exciting because this was a trip that was long overdue and we finally found time to push through with it.

View on our way to Pico de Loro

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Let the Summer Escapades Begin!

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Happy summer season, everyone! To kick off my summer, I went on a 3D2N trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It was very timely because I really needed a break from all the things happening to me; I needed an escape from the fast-paced real world realness. Continue reading “Let the Summer Escapades Begin!”