Life is full of circumstances. We even doubt and asked ourselves “Am I in the right path?”. We often think that we are lost, hopeless, tired and lonely. We think that we are a total disaster and fears swallowed all the feelings we should have felt, that we should have enjoyed at that moment.
But, we should look into the other side of our lives. We should look how happy we are, how blissful we are and look how beautiful we are. We should appreciate even the smallest things that surrounds us because life is just a daring adventure or it will be nothing.
It’s like going into an adventure without knowing the upshot but after all the fears boosted in our mind are always just inside our mind because we can change it. We can do everything and anything without fears and all will become a mere challenge. Exploring a place without knowing the circumstances that awaits is hard at first but a bombshell in the end.
Now, let’s be positive and explore.
It’s holiday and the weather is so happy that it can’t stop crying, but we children wants to go out! July may not be a good weather and eventually advised me to save a boyfriend for a rainy day and save another, in case it doesn’t. Well, I don’t need to save a boyfriend and no need to get another one because I’m too loyal to Mother Nature.
So, me and my friends decided to explore Toledo, Cebu City after a month of being stuck in each houses and did nothing but watched animes or any movies that may help kills our boredom or save our souls from wandering around. The weather may be good or bad, our souls are hungry of adventures and decided to step on our brakes hard and fast.
We started our trail around 7:00 in the morning, all the girls were set and ready to love the new ordinary adventure that awaits. We had our feet on the ground when our few meters walked became amazing because everything went sparkling.
We were astonished of its beauty, everything is exquisite that we’re too squeamished in every steps we made.We felt like we’re in the middle of nowhere, a kind of nowhere where you wanted to stay forever and never go back to reality. I also realized that the tonic of wildness is a necessity.
The smell of the soil after the rain was so loving, the green leaves that danced in every rhythm was so beautiful, the little sunlight that lovingly peeked on us was so adorable. It really felt good.
We enjoyed the beautiful sceneries all the way and had our first stop in one of the cave’s mouth. Yes! We had to pass every cave in order for us to proceed, it’s the only way. What’s more surprising? There were seven caves and three waterfalls in all.
This one hell kind of adventure is so amazing! During our caving, we were like crawling for 15 to 20 minutes in the dark with mud all over our bodies (we were enjoying every minute and every view inside the cave). We only had one flashlight and the rest of us were using cellular phone’s flashlight.
I thought we will just have an ordinary trek but it was never ordinary, it was extraordinary. We did not prepare anything like we just brought ourselves and our spirits. Our plan is just to have an ordinary activity for our hungry souls. We did not even brought gears and all for this kind of adventure. But, it had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads.
Certainly exploring the uncertain is a bombshell after all. We just have to be brave and positive in life. After the priceless adventure, we had these endless conversations about our unexpected experience.
“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our civilization—not bringing them with us.”
― Ryel Kestenbaum,
- Ride a bus at South Terminal going to Toledo (fare P40.00)
- Drop off at Lutupan
- Ride a habal-habal to Campo 7 (P30.00)
- 6:00 to 7:00am – departure
- 7:00 to 8:00am – started our trek
- 8:00 to 12:00nn – lunch
- 12:00 to 03:00pm – back trail
- 3:00 to 5:00pm – back to the city