Hello to my very first travel and pose blog post! In this travel adventure, I have discovered my love for “travel and pose.” I found new friends who share the same interest. To travel and take #OOTD shots. As for this travel, I want to have around 3 separate posts since it was a 2 days trip, it won’t fit in just one blog post. I want to share and emphasize my experience in this awesome event. If you have been following me on Instagram (@athenatria) or Twitter, (@athenatria) you have been probably aware of this event as I have been posting “live” during the event.
Pueblo El Savador Nature’s Park and Picnic Grove is located in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines. The highlight of the place, which I really do recommend you visit is the “Cavinti Falls” or has been popularized as the “Pagsanjan Falls.” It is been indeed, an unforgettable adventure not only for me but for all of the bloggers who attended the event. It was a whole heck of an awesome experience.
To reach the Cavinti Falls, well, it was not easy. You have to trek and rappel down before you see the paradise. It was because of this adventure that I actually realized that before you experience pleasure, you need to experience pain. Before you see the paradise, you have to pass the right way to paradise, which is not always easy. No shortcuts. Because the shortcomings is what makes your experience fun, complete, and unforgettable.
So why am I being so serious? Well, aside from the fact that it was my “first time” to experience trekking and rappelling, (so imagine how I shouted all the way while I was being rappelled down!) we went down 589 steps of “The Metal Ladder.” That was just the ladder counted, excluding the actual steps we had to pass to go all the way down to reach the Cavinti Falls. And imagine, after the raft experience, we had to climb that 589 steps (or more, I guess.) again. There’s other way to reach the Cavinti Falls but I don’t regret passing that way, like I said, it made the experience fun, complete and unforgettable. No shortcuts. Although I did cry while I was being rappelled down, I was thankful for the experience. Because of that, the second time I was rappelled down, I was cool with it. Seriously.
After those tiring steps, all I can say was it was “worth it.” I was in awe of the view. To be honest, when I reached the falls, all I can say was, “Wow, God is truly amazing. He is truly great to be able to create this awesome view. Awesome nature. Amazing!” I was out of adjectives to use to describe how beautiful is the place. Just one word though. “Paradise.” It was a paradise, indeed. If paradise looks like this, then I am willing to go through any hardship to experience paradise.
The rafting was fun. It was even more fun because I am with some awesome blogger friends. The experience behind the falls was the best. You don’t have to have a special someone to enjoy the experience. Just being with friends is fun! Well, a wedding proposal behind the Cavinti Falls would be cool though. (Just a tip for guys out there.)
I truly realized a lot of things during my adventure. I had fun and learned. On the way to the bus terminal until I got home, I realized, enjoyed, and learned a lot. I even gained awesome new friends. Even the idea of “travel and pose” was born. It was a truly blessed trip!
PS: All photos are #nofilters. More blog posts, photos and videos about my Cavinti adventure soon. Be updated! Like and subscribe!
The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is a Tourism Advocacy Campaign to help generate online buzz for the upcoming Cavinti Water Sports Olympics: 1st International Competition happening on February 8-14, 2015.
The #CavEAT: Cavinti Eco-Adventure Tour is organized by Herald C. Bebis for the Municipality of Cavinti headed by Hon. Mayor Milbert Oliveros. The event is fully supported by the Municipal Tourism Office, DigitalFilipino, Pelikula Padayon, Caliraya Lake Mountain Resort, Camarin Resort and Lago Fishing Village.
As promised, follow up posts from this event:
Here’s the video of me as I go rappelling down the 589 steps of The Metal Ladder. Please make sure your headphones or speakers are in the lowest possible volume. Or take the risk! Thank you! Credits to an awesome blogger with me during the event, Azrael Colladilla. Thank you so much for uploading the video!