September of last year. Three days in Samar, out of our nine day Visayas trip for work with my teammate Jan. Lugging around a backpack, a camera, plane tickets, a laptop and a truckload of adventure bone and prayers for a safe return from Jiabong cave.
Catbalogan x Calbiga x Jiabong. You are one heck of adventure digs. Though I promised myself I will never go caving for the next five years (though a year has been scratched already. Mighty dead.), hands-down, you still top my list (same spot with Adams, Ilocos Norte) of unforgettable travels.
My superlative words will def downplay our spelunking experience. Three words, three syllables: Oh my God! I heart you Samar. Will never ever forget.
Shall come back! Meet me at Capul Island then. We will go wave crashing and stargazing.
*Special thanks to Joni Bonifacio, Rhine Sabordo, Rhea Sauro and the Bonifacio family. For tours, go Google Joni. He manages his business, Trexplore. Really awesome guy!
|Road tripped from Tacloban, Leyte to Catbalogan, Samar. Crossed the San Juanico Bridge.|
|Jeepney topload ride from Catbalogan to Jiabong|
|Stop-over going to the cave|
|Our guide Kuya Joni Bonifacio w/ his girlfriend Ate Rhine Sabordo|
|My teammate Jan|
|Dried up river going to the cave entrance|
|Pedicabs, Samar style.|
|Goat white cheese from an eatery in Calbiga|
|Habal-habal-ed for the first time. We got scared! LOL! Too much rough road|
then it rained
|Bus ride going back to Tacloban for tomorrow's flight to Cebu.|
|If I remember it right, this was taken in San Juanico bridge|