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It’s Kitanglad, dawg!

2011-02
Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon

Of course, every great trip deserves a tribute video. =)

To say that Mt. Kitanglad was a sight to behold is a glaring understatement. It was definitely one of the best climbs I’ve been on –> fun trail + awesome view = winner! If there was any doubt if climbing is still my first great love, then this trip just about squashes it all.

This goes out to kindred spirits Jan, Stan & Biboy. Can’t wait to go back and visit D2 next! 🙂

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Kaladkarin in Backpacker Mode Across Southeast Asia

7-14 July 2008
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Siam Reap (Cambodia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Marking my first overseas leisure trip. To say that this trip was life-changing is like saying that I have my mom to thank for bringing me into the world. Witnessing wonders such as the Angkor Wat is a blessing that I couldn’t fathom taking for granted. Cliche as it may be, words are definitely not enough to describe the experience; I’ll let the video do the talking. There are also links below the vid to prove our shameless camwhoring across SEA. 🙂 Continue reading “Kaladkarin in Backpacker Mode Across Southeast Asia”

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The Mt. Apo Experience

On top of the world!

I love vacations. They allow you to disconnect and free you to be a non-functional individual of the human race.

Despite not pushing through with Camiguin & rafting as planned, to say that climbing Mt. Apo was memorable is a huge understatement.

Definitely, this was the hardest physical battle I’ve had. At times, I’m sure I lost, bruised, wounded and sprained, but the learnings I took from the experience were priceless and unexpected ones, and that’s always a delight.

Thinking about the whole Davao experience sends my head in all directions, but it’s the tiny details that stick. The sight of the clouds way below your feet. The roar of the river as you cross. The pinch from your ‘battle scars’ and the numbness from cold. The canopy that swallows you whole. The feel of the boulders and the smell of sulfur. The glorious sunrise that makes it all worth it.

I’m definitely no good in giving justice to what it was like, so i guess I’ll just let the pics do the talking, as soon as they come.

To the Lakay Apo team, saludo ako sa inyo. Daghang salamat, you guys saved my butt out there. Sana balang araw makabawi ako. Kudos!

For more pics, check out http://picasaweb.google.com/ishgagno/LakayApoTeamMay2007. Thanks Lillian and TJ for posting your pics!

It’ll definitely difficult to top this summer, as I never thought I would be given the chance to literally explore Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. But hey, who knows? Do i hear a Sagada, Bohol and Camiguin? Woohoo!

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“Buti pa ang tikbalang, kinakasal; ako single pa rin!”