Locals and visitors alike are quite familiar with the attractions and destinations in the southern part of Cebu. The northern part of Cebu, on the other hand, is a different story. Vast tracts of landscapes remain rugged, wild, and unexplored. A lot of people in the remote, inaccessible highlands have marginal exposure to modernity. Traversing Segment 4 of the Cebu Highlands Trial exposed us to a very different side of Cebu.
When undertaking adventures, we usually think of doing these activities for personal accomplishments. But there are times when we suddenly realize that we are doing these to honor someone. To show respect to people who have done so much for us even though they are usually invisible in our radar. Hiking Segment 3 of the Cebu Highlands Trail is honoring the men and women in uniform. The unfairly castigated law enforcers who are ready to give up their lives to keep us safe.
As of late, our country’s law enforcers—soldiers, policemen, tanods—have taken the brunt of unfair labeling and exposure. Media outlets usually portray them as incompetent, lazy, abusive, and corrupt men without honor. But nothing could be farther from the truth. During our CHT Segment 3 Hike, we witnessed firsthand to their kindness, dedication to safety, duty to protect, and bravery. To us, they are heroes.
As lovers of nature and adventure, we have learned to look at ourselves as being in synergy with the environment—a part of the biosphere. As such, we don’t actively seek recognition, acknowledgment, and approval for what we do. As long as we’re doing activities for fun, fitness, and personal challenge; for the protection of Mother Nature; for helping and inspiring people and organizations, we’re perfectly fine with it.
Are you doing your part in taking care of our seas and oceans? If you are to live in this world, then such responsibility should be inherent in you. Your acts of love for the blue world doesn’t have to be monumental. Not using single-use plastics and not throwing garbage carelessly into the ocean are first simple yet significant acts of preserving Mother Nature.
Busy millenials need ways to unwind after a long day’s work. One of the most effective ways to unwind is to go camping. It is a great way to reconnect with nature and enjoy quality time with family and friends.
The Queen City of the South. An Island in the Pacific. A place where the heart sings. Our Cebu City is a jewel in the Philippines. As the country’s oldest city, it is rich in history, heritage, and culture that Cebuanos are proud of. Thus, one weekend, Sweetie, together with our daughter Alexa and her cousin Ashley Faith, availed a cool Cebu tour package from Travel Cebu.