Tag Archive | Antique
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.
The trove of secrets that a mountain holds deep within its slopes is as lofty as itself. During our second day of climbing in Mt. Madjaas, we faced some of the vast mountain’s secrets.
Each climb teaches us valuable lessons of humility. That we are only ephemeral in the universe. Mt. Madjaas, the first of the Antique trilogy, once again taught us those lessons.
Mountains are never to be underestimated. They have the absolute power to decide the fate of the very lives that set foot on their bosom and those who live beneath them. They have the capacity to protect, reshape, and destroy the land around them. Thus, we have high respect for these wonders of Mother Nature. […]
Once upon a time, in the remote municipality of Anini-y, Antique, there lived a beautiful enchantress who brewed magic spells in a pot. However, the villagers were afraid of her powers and strange ways. Aware of the fear and resentment the people felt on her, the dejected spellcaster retreated to an isolated island just off […]
It’s rainy season here in the Philippines. It’s high time to stay indoors, watch TV, and sleep the day away, right? Wrong! For us and many other adventurers, staying put is a no-no. That moment when the skies become dark, nimbus clouds roll in, and the heavens weep in misery is actually a gate to try out a new adventure! Heavy rains bring quiet rivers to life, creating fast highways that become playgrounds for rabid adrenaline junkies. In fact, during this rainy season, we had a dream adventure come true—whitewater kayaking in the roiling, angry waters of the Tibiao River.
Our country, the Philippines, is a picture-perfect tropical archipelago comprising more than 7,000 islands. But these islands are far from similar to each other. In fact, each one of them has its signature beauty, geological lay, and characteristics. Some are made of towering karst formations, some are simply sandbars peeking out of the sea’s surface, and other are jagged […]