Friday, May 18, 2012

Lake Sebu and Zipline above 7 falls


Ever been to the Summer Capital of the South? It was then I only knew that we have a summer capital on the other part of the Philippines. Ayaw magpa-kabog sa Baguio? hihihi! Anyway, before I forget all the details, let me tell you this story. I believe Marx, my travel buddy, already did his part (gusto ko na ngang kopyahin na lang e. hahaha!) Batugan lang. This is the last part of our SOCSARGEN series na uber long overdue. (Busy ako sa lablayp e. Charot..)

Again, salamat sa mapang-akit na pictures ni Angel at sa tili ni Mica sa mga entries nila. Naki-tili din ako but I'd rather not share it with you. Sisirain ko lang ang dangal at puri ko. hahahah!

I already kwento sa previous entries na nilula na namin ang mga sarili namin sa 5th Mountain Adventure park at nagpaka-butanding na rin kami sa Saranggani Water Tubing and here we are again. Sadista lang. hahaha! Whenever I have the chance to try these activities, naiisip ko yung father ko. Kahit daw bayaran siya ng milyon, he would never do what I did. Sabi ko, "Hello! E ferris wheel lang takot ka na e. Yan pa kaya.." Hindi ako nagmana sa kanya. hahaha!

Hala nawawala na ko sa kwento. hihihi! We alloted a day here in Lake Sebu since, like the other spots we've been, the travel time took much of our time. We decided to have lunch in the most popular resort in the area - Punta Isla.


Lake Sebu (at ang mga kapatid na tilapya)

The resort is surrounded by trees. I love the feel of summer breeze. Ang sarap kumanta ng "♫Paraiso.. take my by the hand♫" (tapos maaalala ko ang sarat na ilong ni Geneva noon. La lang. May maisingit lang na kasiraan. lol!)

While we're still waiting for our food we just strolled for a bit and explored the place. There were only a handful of guests. Most of them stayed in the floating kubo.

Floating kubo

Naghihingalo na ang budget ko kakabalik-balik sa Saranggani kaya, we opted to just stay near the lake not on the lake itself. May extra fee kasi. Ay sha! Sila ng ubod ng yaman. Kami na ang medyo mayaman lang. Chos!

This is where we ate


Beside our kubo, we saw three lovely ladies and asked, "T'boli po kayo?" hahah! Ang casual lang. They smiled and replied "Yes Ma'am. T'boli nga kami.." (that's where I learned the true pronunciation of T'boli) Ang tagal ko ng nabubuhay sa maling pronunciation na yan. hahaha!

They introduced themselves and told us they have a dance number for us. We gladly acknowledged it and watched them perform. They had 3 by the way (And I can't remember anything. hahaha!)


Temptation Dance
We were laughing at the entire dance. Hahah! I love the way she posed for our camera. May pakindat-kindat, pasulyap-sulyap at pakagat-kagat labi pang nalalaman si ate. Tinaob ang Careless Whisper. hahah!

At nang-agaw ako ng hairdress hahah! (ako na ang may bilugang mukha. badtrip!)

Shyness

E di kayo na ang Wacky! ^_^

After a while, our food arrived..

Hindi ko talaga alam kung san sinusuksok ni Marx ang pagkain sa katawan niya...

The food is great specially the crispy tilapia. I guess it's their best-seller. The chicken soup, which we forgot the name, is as soothing as tinola. I told Marx, when I heard the term I'll remember it for sure since I immediately associated it with "Sinagpang", "Sinakmal", "Sinuklam" basta tunog minassacre na manok. hihihi! Promise. I'll do my research Marx, don't worry. You'll see what I'm talking about. hahaha!

Next stop, COWHED.. just a few meters away from Punta Isla. This is where you buy quality T'boli hand made products. I'd love to buy woolen blouse sana. Kaso hindi itsurang pang araw-araw e. Hindi ko ma-imagine ang sarili kong suot yun habang naglalakad sa kahabaan ng Ayala Avenue. hahaha! Ayokong abutan ng barya sa kalye.

Ang pagkalaki-laking window. Mahihiya ang pintuan.

Bakit ba napaka-ulikba ko sa picture na to?!

Anong sinabi ng cliff diving?! ^_^

hanapin ang medalyon ng mga babaylan

We moved on to our main goal for this SOCSARGEN trip...  the 7 falls. As much as I hate riding a habal-habal, I really had no choice since the road is not well-paved specially when we got closer to the falls. We got excited as we hear the splashes. In fairness, the numbing ride was worth it. Check this out...

Falls # 1 - Dongon

Our driver was kind enough to accompany us closer to the 2 falls. By the way, they are no longer advising the guest for trekking activity to reach all the others. Nakakapagod daw kasi. hahaha! But of course you won't leave without seeing all of them ayt? Well you have no choice but to ride a zipline above them. C'mon mamon! Leave the fear behind. Don't be like my father. hahaha!

Kuya driver and Marx

Ang ganda no? Ang ganda ko lang. Charot. hahaha!
I don't know if they are allowing guest to take a dip. Wala akong nakikitang naliligo sa lahat ng falls. After that, nag-ready na kami for zipline. This is not our first time and this is what we've been waiting for. Kaya naman...


Happy? Ready?
 Gora!



Sabit :)
Presenting my accidental shots up above...



Pano na lang kung SLR pa ang cam ko. hihiih! I was in awe upon seeing it on that angle. It will truly take your breath away. Hindi ako maka-move on. After that, we trek a bit to see falls #2 up close.


May the force be with you
Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganitong ka-powerful  na falls. hihihi! Kayang kaya niyang durugin ang buto ko ng walang kalaban laban.


Falls #2

Marx!


♫ there's a rainbow always after the rain ♫
Ang cute ng rainbow! I therefore conclude, hindi pala totoo ang pot of gold sa dulo niya. Puro lupa-lupa lang. hmp!


Si kurapengpeng at ang kili kili ni Ate
I thought we can get near them for photo op. Pre-nup pala yun. hahaha! Great idea. Parang gusto ko rin tuloy magpa-prenup. Ako lang ang bida. Chos!


Thanks Marx! It's a pleasure traveling with you.
Mas masipag si Marx kesa sakin kaya I quote:
How to get there? From Amigotel, we rode a tricycle going to Bulaong Terminal. I suppose it's a main terminal in General Santos City as I saw some buses here with routes to some provinces/places in Mindanao. From there, we rode a Yellow Bus Line bus going to Marbel. Marbel is also know as Koronadal City. The name Marbel is popularly known to locals.

There are two options, one air-conditioned bus with signboard Marbel (Non-Stop), fare costs approximately PHP 80.00 and the other one is non air-conditioned bus with signboard Marbel - Polomok, fare costs approximately PHP 50.00 each with stop to Polomok town to pick-up some passenger.

We opted the non-stop bus to Marbel with an hour travel time.

When we reached Marbel, we rode another yellow bus line going to Surralah. Fare costs about PHP 24.00 with 40 minutes travel time. Then from Surralah terminal we took a jeep to Lake Sebu. Fare costs about PHP 30.00 with 50 minutes travel time.
 
Kindly check out Marx's blog for a more detailed entry. My mind is in its state of deterioration right now. Please bear with me. hahaha! Ciao!

11 comments:

KULAPITOT said...

cheap lng at ganda ng place!

blissfulguro said...

at saan nanggagaling ang deterioration chenes na yan ha?

hampayat nga ni marx pero anlakas naman kumain noh?

marxtermind said...

Naalala ko nung nagpunta tayo sa COWHED yung nakita natin ung bintana parang ang sarap matulog lang. Hehehe!

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Bwahahaha sana vinideo niyo rin yung zipline niyo ni Marx! Palakasan tayo ng tili. Chos!

anney said...

Ganda ng mga shots mo sa taas! Malulula yata ako dyan pag nag zipline! Ang taas!

Untied Escape said...

Astig ng falls, grabeee... san next trip mo Car?

juandefulpinoy said...

One of my dream destinations in mindanao. You really had a great time. Nakita sa mga photos.

jelai said...

WOW!! Buti ka pa na enjoy mo na summer mo. AKo??? Parang ermitanyo lang... Sana makahabol pa akong mag beach this summer! :(

Followed you! :)

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Kura said...

@kulapitot - hi! thanks for dropping by

@carla - wala lang ako maisip na pang-wakas. hahaha! nakakatamad kasi mag blog minsan. sisipagin na ako ulit next month

@marx - korek. medyo dedma nga lang yung mga tao satin. parang nahiya akong mag stay ng matagal. lol!

@mica- naku! hahha! ang ingay namin ni marx. hahah! nakakahiya. ikaw na ang winner sa tilian na yan.

@anney - kaya mo yan. hindi mo mararamdaman yung takot ksi maganda talaga yung view.

@glad - sa batangas lang ako with my office buddies this june. Tapos August na yung next. how about you?

@chino - yup kahit dadalawa lang kami. nahihiya pa ko maki join sa mga lakad ng bagets. ^_^

@jelai - thanks for dropping by. Appreciate it. ^_^ grabe ermitanyo talaga?! hahaha! natawa ako sa comment mo girl. it's never too late. ako nga kahit tag ulan gora pa rin e.

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

haha nakisali pa sa prenup, wagi! :)

Sue said...

ang saya ng blog mo!