Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse

Tarak -Pantingan Reverse Traverse Dayhike part 2
The Descent
Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles to Sitio Gabon, Brgy. Saysayin, Bagac
Dayhike: 13hrs
Climb Date: April 23, 2016

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I would like to reiterate that the trail of Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse is the same if not more difficult than that of Mt. Guiting Guiting. The first part of this article can be found here Tarak – Pantingan Reverse Traverse.

This is the continuation of our Reverse Traverse Dayhike and at the previous article I wrote the hardship we’ve been through from Tarak Peak to El Saco peak or the Cowboy Trail descending to the crater with the magnificent view of the caldera along the way and our rest stop at the Bakwat River. We have ascended the 80 degrees assault from Bakwat River to Garuchas Peak where we got very exhausted.

My body begun to feel the toil of the trail and as if all my energies were drained in an instant. I have given in to the call of my body to take a rest at one of the viewpoint before we reach the Mag-asawang bato. The photo below shows where I have taken a nap while my buddy poses for a good remembrance before my less than 15 minute nap time. She’s strong in fact she insisted on carrying the backpack going down while I regain my strength. I think the assault plus the heavy pack made me very exhausted plus the short 2 hour sleep during bus ride. Continue reading

Lakwatserong Sulit Free Calendar

Free 2016 Desktop Calendar 

It’s been a while since I publish something in this blog. I had a hiatus for a few months. I’ve been busy organizing events coupled with my weekday work. I feel like I’m stagnating so to start things up let me share something to you guys. I have created a Downloadable Desktop Calendar, I know it might not be the best but I hope you like it. Feel free to download all the photos and in return please like our facebook page: Lakwatserong Sulit

Short story behind the photos

Allow me to tell a short story behind every photo so you would have an idea as to where I took the it.

1 january

January: Nothing beats the atop an old lighthouse right? This one is the Capones Lighthouse located in Capones Island, San Antonio, Zambales. I took this during my organized event in Mt. Pundaquit traverse to Anawangin Cove. Capones Island is a good sidetrip though I’ve been thinking of doing an overnight near the lighthouse just to experience it.

2 february

February: “Sweet moment captured” this was taken in Torrijos, Marinduque during our visit to the must see Moriones Festival last 2014. The sunset there is awesome. According to my friend the boat parked along the shore are going to Mindoro. Continue reading

12 Beaches that will make you want to save for the summer

12 Beaches that should be in your bucket list

Philippine archipelago comprises of 7,107 islands which houses spectacular if not the best beaches. We are very rich in natural resources and our gems are way more than we could imagine.  Choosing the best beach for me is a tough choice because there are a lot of things to consider: the sand, the location, the landscape, the waves, the people and personal experience. That’s why the list below is just a compilation of Lakwatserong Sulit Philippine Beaches to choose from and hopefully it inspires you to save for the summer and make your own travel plans. I believe that each island and beaches has its own unique beauty depends on your taste and preference.

1. Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

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Nacpan Beach is one of my favorite, though I’ve only visited this place once I am considering this as the most tranquil beach. If you happen to love the quietness of the beach this one is definitely for you. A perfect place to have some chill me-time moment with its undisturbed ambiance. The ivory sand coupled with its very lengthy shoreline dotted with swaying coconut trees will truly relax your senses. Continue reading

fortune island|santorini of batangas

The Greek-inspired Structures of Batangas

Fortune Island
Nasugbu, Batangas

The island lies 14km off shore of Brgy. Bucana in Nasugbu Batangas. The island is perfect for a day tour activity but would also be worth it for an overnight camping. The islands’ main features are the Greek inspired structure of Acropolis in Athens. its pristine beach with its semi-fine white sand and of course its beautiful turquoise water. Surely you will never run out of things to do for a day in the island.

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Poctoy White Beach: Beauty and Destruction

Poctoy White Beach: Beauty and Destruction

Location: Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos, Marinduque

Marinduque Series : Day 4 and 5

I feel that I need to voice out this concern before I begun to write about the rest of the 5 Day Marinduque Series 2014 . It bothers me a lot to find out that the one of the most promising or rather beautiful beach in Marinduque is in the verge of its destruction.

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Photo taken during sunset at Poctoy

We were so excited to go to Poctoy White Beach after our great adventure in Maniwaya Island. The Island is very beautiful, clean and the water is so much cooler. It was like a paradise. Our adrenaline, our spirit and our expectation for Poctoy is high after we left Maniwaya. Why did we expect high? Because, when you search Poctoy this is what you will find. Continue reading

Hundred Islands (Where to dine)

Hundred Islands: Places to Dine

Your stay in Hundred will never be complete without trying the food that the town has to offer. Lakwatserong Sulit compiled a list of the place where you can try different variety of food.

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Where to Dine

1. Angie’s Bulalo & Panciteria
Lovelygies Bakeshop
Quezon Ave., Brgy. Poblacion
Contact no. 0917-624-2772 Continue reading

Hundred Islands (Where to Stay)

Hundred Islands: Places to Stay

Another perfect place to spend your summer is to spend it in Hundred Islands. You’ll surely fall in love with the beauty of this place. Here are some more tips to where you could stay while in Hundred Islands.

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Where to Stay

1. The Empress Inn IV LTD. Co.
National Road Brgy. Bolaney
Contact no. 0939-156-9294 / 0908-874-2649 Continue reading

Hundred Islands (How to get there)

Hundred Islands

Getting to Hundred Islands is not that hard, here’s how.

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How to Get There
From Quezon City-Alaminos-Hundred Islands

  1. From Cubao, ride a Victory Liner or Dagupan bus to Alaminos. The ride takes about 5 hours. Victory Liner Trip Schedules and Fares. P393.00 from Cubao Victory Terminal to Alaminos
  2. Ride a tricycle or a jeep to Lucap Pier. It’s 5.5 kilometers away from the City proper to Brgy. Lucap Wharf. Tricycle rate is P60.00 per trip maximum of 4 passengers.
  3. Approach the Tourism Center for your Registration (fill-up Manifesto) and pay Registration fee.
  4. The Tourism front Officer will assign scheduled motorboat for you. Present your O.R. to the boat dispatcher who will assign the motorboat for your proper journey to the island of your choice. Or if you are staying in a resort near the Wharf you may opt to talk to them to arrange for your boat ride.
  5. Upon boarding, please wear the life vest provided in the motorboat for your safety. Life vest is for navigation only. Upon arrival in (Quezon, Governor’s & Children Islands) inform your boatmen for what time you will be fetched. (in some instances the boatmen will wait for you.) The Tourism staff assigned in the island will assist/help you in your needs. Please safeguard your valuables.

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You may also try this guide for commuting to Hundred Islands.

Here’s the need to know before you plan your trip to Hundred Islands