There is so much more to sights, sounds, and feelings of triumph when it comes to climbing a lofty mountain like Mt. Madjaas. Close your mouth; and open your ears, mind, and heart. Suddenly, the mountain will show you her wonders. Wonders that are indescribably beautiful and soul-filling.
The trove of secrets that a mountain holds deep within its slopes is as lofty as itself. These secrets can unravel a lost story, delight the eye, freshens the tired soul, or forces one to face his or her fears. During our second day of climbing in Mt. Madjaas, we faced some of these secrets.
The call to climb a mountain is simply irresistible. For us, every climb we do is an opportunity to enjoy stunning scenery, meet new people, listen to old tales, and experience culture. Each climb teaches us lessons of humility—that we are not exempt from an ecosystem; we are a part of it. That there are powers that are unfathomable for us to comprehend. That we are only ephemeral in the universe. Mt. Madjaas, the first of the Antique trilogy, once again taught us those lessons.
Are you familiar with the famous photo The Pale Blue Dot? It is a grainy image of the Earth 6 billion miles away, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. In this photo, our planet, less than a size of a pixel, is suspended on a band of sunbeam. It may not seem much, but this is a very powerful photo.
Trips and adventures! They’re undeniably fun, exciting, and memorable. But wherever you go or whatever you do, you undeniably leave a mark, a mark that may affect the natural environmental dynamics of a place. Knowing that undergoing trips and adventures can leave an impact, it is therefore important to exercise utmost responsibility to minimize these impacts. Here are a few tips on how to become a green-minded, eco-friendly traveler and adventurer.
Like other tropical countries, the Philippines doesn’t have snowy weather. The absence of snow lit up our imagination. What would it be like to walk in cold weather? What would it be like to lie down and make snow angels? What would it be like to throw snowballs at friends? And for the brave, what would it be like to do adventures in the snow?
Summer is here! It’s time to don on those bathing suits! It’s time for visiting beautiful beaches, swimming in turquoise seas, and burying your feet in sandbars. But perhaps our picturesque seas are not enough to ward off the summer heat. Perhaps you’re looking for alternatives to crowded beaches and fully booked resorts? Then frolicking under the curtain of our scenic waterfalls may be the solution!