Tag : Cavite

I Found My New Travel Buddy

I Found My New Travel Buddy

Last year, also the second year of my travel, I applied for a life insurance for myself. After my agent reviewed my accomplished application form, it was a surprise when he gave me a tip to switch my answer to no that questioned my involvement in extreme activities like diving. Since I already did scuba […]

10 Pabebe Climbs and Treks Near Manila For Beginners

10 Pabebe Climbs and Treks Near Manila For Beginners

Okay. The thought of traveling had crossed into your mind at one point. But you are shutting down the idea because you don’t know where or how to start your own adventures. Let my friends inspire you. When they joined me for the first time on a hike or a trek, the roller coaster of […]

Pico De YOLO InsTraverse: Do-It-Yourself Photohike

Pico De YOLO InsTraverse: Do-It-Yourself Photohike

It started with an invitation from my fellow Instagram enthusiast, Julio (@jdpanaligan) to hike the crowd-drawing Pico de Loro duo peak. After the conflicting schedules of his friends, his second attempt to plan a hike was responded with my yes. Coincidentally, another Instagram friend, Angelo (@angelotemp), is looking for an alternative to Pinatubo hike when […]

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation anxiety from our travels is like the love from our past (the ex-boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend, or the ex-crush, or the ex-almost) that we can hardly forget. Here’s the list of how close the parallelism between the two is: 1. They are beautiful… The places we had been, and the ex, whom we used […]

That Power: Adrenaline Rush Moments

The ultimate PIOLO, Pucha I Only Live Once, moments of my travels since 2012 up to Weekend #62 of 2014.

  • Tandem Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite
  • Whitewater Rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  • Ziplining in Eden Nature Park & Resort, Davao
  • G-MAX Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing in Clarke Quay, Singapore
  • Scuba Diving, Kayaking and Snorkeling in Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental
  • Ziplining in Dakak Adventure Zone, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Mountain Hiking in Pico de Loro, Tarak Cliff in El Nido, Mt. Maculot, and Mt. Pulag
  • Monkey Bridge Crossing in Mt. Manalmon

Music by Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
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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, […]

Tandem Paragliding in Carmona

Tandem Paragliding in Carmona

Have you ever wondered the feeling of defying the gravity while gliding in the air through the help of the power of the wind? Go to Carmona, Cavite and try paragliding. Cavite is aiming to be the sports capital of the Philippines. While the province is also offering sport activities through Nuvali, paragliding is one of the, if not the most extreme sports you’ll have in Cavite.

How To Get There:
The paragliding take off site is at the Carmona Ridge. It is better to communicate and to arrange the tandem paragliding session directly with Sir Buko Raymundo, an airsport specialist (highest ranked Filipino in the Paragliding Accuracy) and president of Philippine Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association through his number +63917 8167820. Since the sport is relying on winds, Carmona, Cavite offers paragliding from February to April only.

How Did I Get There:
I previously contacted Sir Buko for our session but I wasn’t able to go to Carmona Ridge via public transportation. That’s why, when PH First offered their first paragliding trip, I grabbed the second chance. The published rate of PPHGA is PhP 3,500. PHFirst offers a transportation inclusive tour package for PhP 3,600. Well, it’s like I just paid extra for a taxi from Metro Manila to Cavite roundtrip. Plus, the owners of the agency are also cool.

The experience is so much fun and fulfilling. (Video upload is up next.) The glide is pure luck because the wind controls the fun of the tandem. I am fortunate enough to stay in the air for at least seven minutes. Some participants would go higher and stay longer than that. But there are also cases, that the tandem won’t get as high as the first jump and end up taking an emergency landing in less than a minute or two.