Monday, April 22, 2013


Each of my travels is noteworthy, whether it is a weeklong vacation or a dayhike. There are really moments I really enjoy like watching the sunset and conquering a summit. There are also some which I consider most remarkable that I even want to do again.

Here's my top 20 trekking moments:

Top 20. Witnessing a Hot Air Balloon Festival in Pampanga.

TOP 19. Touching the dolphins in Misamis Occidental

TOP 18. Communing with the Aetas in Tarlac and Pampanga

 TOP 17. Riding a vinta in Zamboanga

 TOP 16. Getting close with wild animals in Zambales and Ilocos Sur

 TOP 15. Playing with the rapids in Cagayan de Oro

TOP 14. Feeding wild monkeys in Bud Bongao, Tawi-tawi

TOP 13. Interacting with the Ifugaos and wearing my own costume

TOP 12. Getting beneath the cascades of majestic waterfalls

TOP 11. Wearing a complete T’boli costume in Lake Sebu

TOP 10. Boating and swimming in the crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo

 TOP 9. Ziplining above the falls in Lake Sebu

TOP 8. Enjoying the wonders of Ilocos

 TOP 7. Trekking along the rice terraces in the old village of Batad in Ifugao 

TOP 6. Falling at the screamer dropzone of Bukidnon

TOP 5. Capturing Mayon Volcano in Albay

TOP 4. Capturing the wondrous sunrise at Mt. Pulag, Benguet 

TOP 3. Getting close with the mummies of Benguet 

TOP 2. Conquering the country’s highest Summit- Mt. Apo 

TOP 1. Swimming with the jellyfish in Surigao del Norte
Swimming photo courtesy of Marife San Pedro

 However, beyond all these moments, the best part of my travels is


  1. Such an astounding experience! Congratulations for achieving those remarkable feat!

    1. thanks, trekker! all these moments partnered with safety make perfect travels

    2. thanks, trekker trail. there are thousands more to explore in the philippines...

  2. this is very inspiring Koya Tups. :) Glad to see that some of these photos are travels that we have have shared with our equally adventurous friends. :) Always take care lang ha. :) Miss you my Koya Tups.

    1. thanks, koya olan. 25% of these travel moments was spent with you...