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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mt. Sipit Ulang and Payaran Falls Dayhike » Claw Your Way to the Top

View from below of Mt. Sipit Ulang resembling crab's claw
Up I went. The view kept looking nicer and nicer. Once we reached the rock formations, I immediately put down my backpack and claw my way up against the sharp rocks. It felt so good looking at the surrounding view and feel the heights. 

I found myself on this gorgeous place last Sunday on a quick and unplanned dayhike. This natural landscape features an impressive rock formation (Mt. Sipit Ulang) and a series of fantastic waterfalls (Payaran Falls).  

From below, this rock formation appears to resemble a fossilized giant crab’s claw reaching for something in the sky – hence the name Sipit Ulang (or crabs claw).  From top of the rock, the view was sheer splendor. I was amazed at the beautiful, scenic views these rocks offered, enhanced beautifully by the gorgeous surrounding view of Mt. Pamitinan, Mt. Binacayan and Mt. Ayaas – definitely a post card view. 

We also come for the stunning series of waterfalls – the seven-layer Payaran Falls – a refreshing sidetrip after the hike.   

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Baler Tour & Surfing » Exciting Destination for Your Next Weekend Getaway

Awesome waves suitable for surfing at Baler, Aurora Quezon Philippines
Let's face it, you deserve a vacation. You really do. You worked so hard that stress is already consuming your life - you should spend a few days of fun filled and memorable quick getaway.

Vacation days are limited and to give you some inspiration for your next quick get away with your friends or family, let me share here our two-day memorable trip to Baler. 

While there are literally hundreds of travel destinations in the Philippines, Baler definitely offers exciting vacation no matter what kind of vacation you seek — active, relaxing or historical. 

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Stuck In Reverse » But I'm Back!


This post is just to reconnect the restless me here on my beloved blog. I never expected to be away from blogging for so long. 

Early this year with my article backlogs piling up, I was gearing for at least two articles per week.  Yet I got lost into this sudden hike of hectic office work, on planning my next weekend getaways, updating my village on Clash of Clans and all that other everyday nuances of life. 

I was just too lazy gathering enough energy and motivation to hit my laptop. The crazy thing is, I was already seeing the procrastination - the moment I hit the keyboard to write, I was already thinking I would do the article next weekend. Blogging sorts of took a back seat.  

I totally lost contact with my blogging goals and I definitely have to cut-off that little voice that starts telling me to do it later. 

Ok so, here I am again, making goals to start blogging more. I know it’s good for my brain, my sanity and emotional well-being and all that. This blog is an extension of me and my outdoor life. I share here my personal insights and how I feel about a certain place I visited or a mountain I hiked.   

About the Blogger

Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
2. Books can make him cry, and cliff jumping can make him high,
3. He want to sleep at night.

He is a self-certified bookworm, travel junkie, shutterbug, movie freak, Mangyan hiker who sleeps a lot and think a lot. He got a little vice, which is black coffee and cashew nuts. He got colorblindness on yellow and green - and he freaking loves it!

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