It’s been more than a year since my last day hike and I feel so nervous and excited at the same time that I’m finally doing it again. The previous one was Mt. Balagbag and I will never forget that experience. There was a clear trail to the summit so a guide isn’t really necessary. We started out before lunch and it was excruciatingly hot and it served as a lesson to all of us. Crazy!
I crave food, but I also crave space and sometimes we just really need to go off on our own. My travel this time is a whole lot different from my previous ones because I am not just flying out to a local destination, but I am actually beginning my journey in pursuing solo travel and I am going to set it off with Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.
It already became a habit of mine to plan my weekends with activities that usually require long drive, picturesque views, unlimited snacks, fun lot and loads of laughter. My friends, both existential and non-existential, know me as an outdoorsy type of person who loves to be out and about.
Had I only known that there are ‘Aswang’ and ‘Mambabarang’ tales in Siquijor, then I would’ve probably did not even consider pushing through this trip especially that I went solo. But thank goodness I had no idea then about these crazy stories because I tell you, Siquijor has so much in store for travelers who love picturesque views of nature and outdoor activities. So happy that I did not miss any of these because of some popular myths and legends about this island.
Whenever I go out of the country, it always feels like am going to commit to something beautiful that will leave me speechless. I love how traveling makes one go on adventure, learn new things, discover the skills you didn’t know you had all the time, make your dreams come true and so much more. My love affair with travel is simply what’s keeping me sane and happy and one of the many good reasons I keep on gazing towards the bright side of life. And Taiwan is undoubtedly one of those places that made me speechless.