i went to baguio thinking it'll be one of those usual baguio trips again. sight-seeing. picture-taking. plus, a welcome break from the summer heat. pero mali pala ako...medyo.
the day after we arrived, we went on a hike somewhere near kennon road to get to the foot of what they call the "hydro" falls. it was a 20-30 minute trek kung saan kinailangan naming tumawid sa isang hanging bridge, sa ilog at sa sandamakmak na kabatuhan. it was surprisingly fun, hopping from one boulder to another. at times, mapapa-rock climbing ka pa just to get to the other side.
but the trek was worth it. the view near the falls was a sight to behold. ang lamig pa ng hangin. (weird nga e, nasa baguio na nga kami, naghahanap pa rin ng malamig!) pero hindi pa dun natapos ang aming adventure.
may tatlong layer ang falls. i thought magsiswimming na kami sa foot nun pero, umakyat pa kami to get to the second one. the climb was really steep. para sa isang first-timer na katulad ko, di ko alam kung paano ako nakaakyat at nakababa. had to grab the nearest plants, rocks at kung ano pang pwedeng kapitan to keep myself from slipping.
when we finally reached the top, i remember shouting, are we crazy or what? nakakalula ang taas ng aming kinalalagyan. konting galaw lang, alam kong mahuhulog na kami. i could almost imagine myself falling off the cliff...bye bye cruel world.
buti na lang at nakababa naman kami ng maayos. nakapagswimming din sa wakas para matanggal ang dumi at kati sa katawan. had cuts all over my hands and legs.
we spent the rest of the trip going around baguio--sa camp john hay, botanical gardens, the mansion, sa cathedral, sa grotto, at baguio city country club. it's my third time there already but i'm still surprised andami ko pa palang di napuntahan. ganda ng sm baguio. di ganun kalaki but it does look like a castle from afar, towering over the whole city--at least hindi mukhang box unlike the usual. from its roofdeck, we saw baguio at night. cool!
we went home feeling bitin. some other time na lang uli siguro. now it's back to the scorching heat of manila.
buti na lang sumama ako.