Weekend Trips!

From my other blog…

Almost but not quite. :)

I really believed I could stay away from the computer throughout my holiday but I was given too many opportunities to be in front of one. Anyway, since I’m already here (while the SO rearranges her store here in Lim Ket Kai), I might as well write a few sentences about my vacation so far. I will be writing the details at a later date.

Anawangin Cove

Anawangin Back River
I started the weekend in Anawangin. It’s an island somewhere in Zambales. So far, it placed second in my best-visited-beaches-so-far list. The first will always be the Pink Lagoon in Surigao. I’m not even sure if I can still go back to that place as my friends and I can no longer agree on the exact name or location. Perhaps it’s one of those enchantment things. I just hope that that place is not lost to me forever.


The joy of Anawangin is its back river. It has a river just a few steps from the beach. And there are woods there too. A colleague even commented that the place sort of resembled Lake Tahoe. I wouldn’t know though. I’ve never been there. Because the place is not yet developed, it makes for a very good camping spot.
Anawangin Cove

White Water Rafting In Cagayan De Oro

After Anawangin, I flew to CDO to participate in an all-expense-paid vacation involving white water rafting and a 3 day stay in Caminguin. I didn’t care much for Camiguin as I’ve been there a few times already. It was the rafting I was most interested in. I must admit to raising a skeptical eyebrow everytime I read all the praises about this different kind of adventure from folks who’ve been there. What’s so special about a river, a few rapids, some raft? I’ve been burned by clickthecity’s review on Putipot Island before that I’ve been doubly wary about other people’s reviews.
CDO White Water Rafting

But I was pleasantly mistaken.
White Water Rafting Safety

White Water Rafting In CDO is indeed an adventure worth taking. There– I’ve already joined the bandwagon. The clincher really was the number of HOURS I spent aboard the inflatable raft. Yes, you read that right. You will be aboard the raft for at least two hours and man, you get to really appreciate the CDO river. It is absolutely amazing. I didn’t realize that we have a river like that in the Philippines and I’ve seen my share of rivers. I can’t begin to express the exhilaration I felt surrounded by all those cliffs and the vegetation and the still waters.
Calm Before The White Water Storm

If there’s one adventure that you must do this summer, do this one. I guarantee that you would have one hell of a great time.
White Water Rafting Fun
Green Water Rafting?
Feel The Burn!

16 Comments… add one

  • dhimas130184 Mar 18, 2009

    you have a great blog, keep going!
    i love travel and have blog about travel too, would you mind exchange our link

  • zuiyanhong Mar 18, 2009

    Feel free to link me. I will link you back.

  • iWalk Mar 18, 2009

    I love rafting game too!
    Always feel so exciting about this game.

  • zuiyanhong Mar 18, 2009

    Just updated my link list. Check it.

  • deejay Mar 19, 2009

    i have been in cdo last month but was not able to go there in rafting. that sexy girl in anawangin cove looks to me a fairy hehehe. nice blog! thanks for sharing.

  • Euroangel Mar 19, 2009

    thanks for message in BC for exchange links…I have some travel blogs..let me know what travel blogs you want to xlinks with me..

    please under Euroangel plus short blog title much better..let me know if your done adding so that i add you asap..thanks..

  • MyKitty Mar 20, 2009

    I also like white water rafting. It’s really fun and exciting!! I’ve tried that in Australia and I hope that I can soon come to Cagayan De Oro to have a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Travels and Tours Mar 20, 2009

    Woowww that’s great, Thank you for having fun here in our city, the City of Golden Friendship Cagayan de Oro. White Water rafting is the most adventure who visited by the tourist. If you have time you can visit my blog to see our pictures also in White Water Rafting in CDO..Thank you and looking forward for the link ex-change. Just till me if you already add my blog to your blog so that I can add it immediately..:-) Nice adventure..

  • JessQ Mar 25, 2009

    Are there plenty of creatures like the one on the third picture here at Awanangin? ..hehehe…just making you laugh… Yes, it’s quite an excitingly enjoyable experience white water rafting at the City of Golden Friendship. I’ve got to bring my whole family there again this summer.

  • indolovely Mar 28, 2009

    nice trips for rafting …
    I always love rafting ….

  • Keith Apr 3, 2009

    I have been to Cagayan de Oro several times over five years, and no one told me that there was white water there. Sigh, the person I visited only accustomed me to SM Mall, LimKetKai, and Divisoria. I will say that as a Californian, my trip to Camiguin was delightful. Still, I hav;e not been there several times throughout the years.

    Thank you for such a fine blog.

    • admin Apr 6, 2009

      Thanks Keith! Maybe next time when you visit you could actually go rafting. :)

  • Mikes@NewsBlog1st Apr 6, 2009

    soon soon soon i will try this rafting out. the question is, can i survive?

    • admin Apr 6, 2009

      I’m sure you’ll do just fine mike. :)

  • whitewaterraftingcolorado May 12, 2009

    I am going to post this article in http://whitewaterraftingcolorado.blogspot.com to feature your article….

  • Henry Jun 2, 2009

    I'm happy to read your blog because just last week I was there in CDO for water rafting. I felt the same thing. It was one great adventure! But the waters were silted when we came nevertheless it did not affect the fun and excitement.

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