04.09.2011 - 05.09.2011 35 °C
The journey to Ditumabo Waterfalls, the highlight of our road trip, was an amazing experience in itself and the reward was more than worth the journey. I tell our tale through pictures......
To reach waterfall base camp takes less than twenty minute drive from downtown Baler. Well that is, if you're not held up by a standard Baler road block....
From this point, our party of intrepid travellers made a magnificent thirty minute trek into lush rainforest, scaling the pipework of a mini hydro-electric plant, clambering over slippery rocks and structurally-questionable bamboo bridges.
Or you can cheat and just walk through the river!
The mini 'pre-waterfall' waterfall
What we saw when we arrived is what I'd like the call the REAL Philippines; the kind of scenery that belongs on the cover of a travel brochure.
These photos just don't do it justice due to the amount of spray in the air but it was so beautiful and SO COLD!!!
We clearly weren't bothered.
Of course, it wouldn't be Asia without the occasional oddity to keep things exciting.
So after reaching our peak at the waterfalls and having way too much excitement, one too many injuries sustained through stupidity and a little too much sun and good food, we threw in the towel and decided to head home
These were my new little friends that I met on the way to the ATM, before sadly departing back to the real world.
Of course we couldn't say goodbye without picking up the obligatory souvenirs that we didn't need but can't live without
So exhausted we nearly didn't make it home after colliding with a giant penis carving
a goat with testicles bigger than it's head and two or three road cones. Don't worry, only one cone was mortally wounded. But now we're all going to need a holiday to get over our holiday!
Aahhh home at last!