Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Philippines is not called the Pearl of the Orient for nothing. It has many secrets hidden within its 7107 islands. Fortunately, the paradise of Anawangin is but a bus ride away from Manila. When you arrive at Pundaquit, you have two options to get to the paradise. You can rent a boat to bring you there, or you can trek and traverseMt. Pundaquit to reach the destination.
Of course as Adventure seekers, we plan to trek Mt. Pundaquit, reach the summit, and head down towards Anawangin beach. We started our trek around 5am and was able to reach the summit at around 7:30am. After resting, we head down towards Anawangin beach and arrived at around 10am. The whole trek lasted for 5 hours and it was all worth it. This is probably the best way a runner can do his/her cross training.
The adventure didn't end at Anawangin beach. There is also a spring along the area, and there's a tiny mountain where you can trek to get a bird's eye view of the whole beach.
The next day, we opted to go to Capones Island to see the old lighthouse during the time of the Japanese invasion.
I might have missed the PSE Bull Run, but this was really worth it.