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Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Well composed photos for your social networking sites should go with creative hashtags. One way of getting around flooding your timeline with series of getaway photos is to group them with hashtags. Like putting a caption, labeling hashtags is a daunting task too. Don’t worry now because here’s a list of more than a hundred […]

Awesomely Flamboyant Aliwan Fiesta 2014

Awesomely Flamboyant Aliwan Fiesta 2014

As early as 12 in the mid noon, I was already striding my way to Aliwan Fiesta in Quirino Grandstand from United Nations Avenue under the scorching heat of the sun. It was almost unbearable. I knew that program kicks off 4 in the afternoon. Yet because I wanted to score the best vantage point […]

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

For some reasons, we want to test our own limits beyond what our sober mind thinks. We take the chances. Because YOLO. Because opportunities missed are things we regret the most later. I have my own share of craziness in choosing exciting adventures too. Because greater stories don’t start with a “Once upon a time, […]

Ambangeg Trail of Mt. Pulag

Ambangeg Trail of Mt. Pulag

There are several mountain trails at Mt. Pulag you can follow depending on your starting point and your hiking experience. Ambangeg Trail is the executive trail meant for beginners.

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in the Luzon island. On whether Mt. Pulag is the second highest in the Philippines or third, there’s still a deliberation since Mt. Dulang-Dulang in Mindanao also stands tall next to Mt. Apo. You will overhear a lot of encounters by mountaineers that they experience temperature near zero degree Celsius. But what attracts a lot of peak climbers most is its famous sea of clouds phenomenon. And not all hikers will see the phenomenon on their first hike or even on their fifth try.

This particular shot is taken while descending from the summit. And yes, there are a queue of mountain climbers. It’s like exodus.

How To Get There:
Here’s a do-it-yourself guide by Pinoy Mountaineer. Take a bus from Manila to Baguio. Head to the bus terminal at Old Slaughterhouse and take A-Liner bus bound for Kabayan. Attend the orientation at the Visitor’s Center. Take a habal-habal to the Ranger Station. Start trekking to Camp 2. Trek early morning to the summit for sunrise.

How Did I Get There:
I joined Travel Factor‘s open trip to the executive trail of Mt. Pulag. I paid for the convenience instead of worrying too many details when doing it by myself. It was my first (and major) climb ever. The story of my first climb will be up soon.