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Climbing up Mt. Romelo

group with backpacksI went camping with some friends up Mt. Romelo, in Siniloan, Famy, Laguna Philippines. It’s about 3 hours away from Manila via public bus. Mt. Romelo is famous for the Buruwisan Falls and Batya Falls. Many people go there to camp, hike, rappelling and just to enjoy nature. We were fortunate enough to have very patient and accommodating friends who made my introduction to camping fun and enjoyable.

 muddy and slippery road up

It had been raining the whole week before the climb and the paths were slippery and muddy. The whole climb up the 2 hills to the camp site took us a full 4 hours (usually takes just 2.5 hours) with a lot of slips and near falls. Nonetheless, it was fun and exciting. The whole climb up, you can’t help but marvel at the beauty of the place. I kept thinking to myself, “Why go abroad to hike Yosemite when I haven’t even explored the many sights of the Philippines!” The different shades of green was refreshing to the eyes and the cool waters of the river, invigorating!

Can you guess what they’re doing?

In the coming days, I’ll post up some more pictures from this trip. Enjoy!