I Survived Batad

So I've been busy. As in ultra busy, I didn't had the time to blog.

Pasensya na sa 4 na taong sumusubaybay sa mga posts ko. Alam kong naging boring ang buhay nyo lately dahil sa kakapusan ng babasahin mula sa inyong yours truly. Sareeeh naman.

So eto na nga, super late post. Naganap ito last June 12 pa. Yes, nung nakaraang buwan pa. But better late than never, di ba?

Dahil long weekend yang panahong yan, naisip kong sumabit sa travel buddy kong si Blyth along with her friends papuntang Batad.

9.30pm, Ohayami Transit, Lacson.- Lumarga ang bus namin papuntang Banaue.

Siyam na oras din ang byahe- na halos nagdulot sa akin ng butt sore. Pero keri lang naman. :)

6am kami dumating sa Banaue. Isang malalang breakfast muna bago lumarga pa-Batad. Sa Banaue na din kami namili ng ilang kakailanganin namin sa Batad- drinking water, instant coffee, pakk, ganun!

Alas nueve na halos ng dumating ang van na inarkila namin. Halos nainis na ako sa tagal ng arrival, pero at least dumating naman. Halos 1 hour din ang byahe papuntang Saddle Point sa Batad. At may ilang kilometrong lakaran din bago makarating sa..


Lakad pa more at..


This is where our group stayed..

Dahil sa napakahabang byahe at lakaran na tila walang katapusan, we decided na magpahinga muna after eating lunch.

Around 5pm, we decided to make kandirit at the pilapil of the terraces. Ahihihi.



Kinabukasan ang 'Lakad Pa More, Gapang Pa More' itinerary namin. We decided to climb the viewdeck before heading to the falls.

Naubos ang lakas ng mga binti at tuhod ko at sinubok ng tila endless na pag-akyat sa tuktok ang lahat ng energy sa aking katawan. Pero tulad ng kasabihang : pag may tyaga, may gold (yes, binago na!), naabot na din naman ang tuktok! Tagumpay! Kulang na lang ay maluha ako sa isang malalang achievement na ito!

 Isn't it amazing?

 Isn't it surprising?

Isn't it?!

Sulit ang lahat ng pagod at pawis sa ganda ng view from above!

To give you a picture of how high the climb was, look at the coconut tree na nag-iisa sa right ng picture below. Ganyan kataas ang inakyat namin. Basic. Chos.


So another buwis buhay gapang ulit pababa at walang katapusang lakaran ulit papunta naman sa Tappiya Falls. Gusto ko ng sumuko, sa totoo lang. My feet are for leisure walking lang talaga. Pero dahil nagpapaka-adbenturero na din lang ako, e di gapang pa more!

After almost 1 hour of another trekking, narating na din namin sya.. ta-daa!

 The 30 meters high Tappiya Falls. Isn't this regal?I'm in love!

O kaylangan may meditative pose. Ahihihi.

Before lunch, we headed back to Hillside Homestay. It was yet another tiring trek going back. The lakaran seemed endless as we head back to Banaue during the afternoon. Gapang Pa More talaga!

But it was really a memorable trip. The views are to die for. Who wouldn't want to wake up at this majestic scenery everyday? Amazing, impressive landscape- indeed a very beautiful place to stay.



So how much did it cost me for this vacation?

  • Fare                                  900
  • Registration (Banaue)          20
  • Breakfast (Day1)               105
  • Van (Banaue-Batad RT)     400
  • Registration (Batad)             50
  • Accommodation                 250
  • Lunch  (Day1)                    100
  • Dinner (Day1)                    170
  • Tapuy Wine (share)            100
  • Breakfast (Day2)               100
  • Lunch  (Day2)                   130
  • Dinner (Day2)                    150
  • Bottled water (3L)               80
Total                                           2,555

Not bad, right?

I hope to be back- minus the tiring trek prolly- I just wanna chill and enjoy the stunning view from my window. 

Aprub!



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About Allan Bough

Allan works full time as a Recruitment Head for an IT Solutions company in Makati and juggles blogging along side. He’s fond of travelling, a certified beach and nature lover and would want to explore more of Earth’s riches. A former community theater director, a pre school teacher and a frustrated Star In A Million contestant, Allan hopes of conquering the big stage for a spotlight one day. Conversation and people are his passion.
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