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A Hidden Jewel of the South: Biliran Islands

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    July has been very harsh on us. To make up for our lost youth (char) we decided to take a short break. I and my boyfie have been invited by my roomie to visit her hometown which is extremely far – about a 3-hour drive from the city we live in. Yes, that far.

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    We rode on small mo-cabs (tricycle turned cabs) to go to our destinations.
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Our first stop on our first day, Naval Spring Resort. Fifteen minutes away from Naval’s downtown.
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Look at this beauty. The water comes from the spring (thus it’s name) and is extremely ice-cold and deep and blue.
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A joyful adventure, no matter how small, is so much fun with a great company. Here with my rommie and my boyfie. Having a good time.
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When in Biliran, expect hiking and trekking all the time. Our next stop, Bethany Hills. As the name suggests, although we were all smiles, our knees were falling apart from hiking. Thank God, it wasn’t much of a rough and rocky road.
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Mini Rice Terraces beside Bethany Hills.
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A view from atop.

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Below the hill is a serene river filled with humongous stones. We head down to it and marveled at it’s waters. If you’re looking for a place to think and just have your quite time, this is the right one for you.

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The next day, we embarked on another more exciting journey. Our friend who is from this place knows about the existence of this falls, however, it is an adventure because she doesn’t know how to get there! But first, we bought things for our tummies.
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Imagine this almost 90 degree hike. Our motorcab didn’t drive us until the top because it was dangerous so we had to walk several meters in order to get this high. our shins almost gave up on us. Here, taking a break from the back-breaking trek.
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Just before we can get to the falls, we had to cross the river and walked on a scary bridge (because if one wasn’t careful, he’ll end up down the water). It was made up from wood and has already started to wither away.
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Finally, we reached this beauty. It wasn’t very tall, but it was deep. We had to be careful diving and swimming or else, we’ll truly be one with nature. Haha!

  

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On our way back home, there was no transportation available since it was already past 3pm. We had to walk over a kilometer distance from those mountains (where the Casabangan Falls is located) to the highway where we waited to be chance passengers of buses or vans traveling back to Naval.
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The sunset at Naval Bay accompanied us in our BBQ dinner. 🙂
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