Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Backpacking in Eastern Visayas



Eastern Visayas was the venue of 
The BACKPACKERS Ultimate Adventure 
for the second half of 2012

Here is a quick look at the towns and places visited by The BACKPACKERS:



MATALOM, LEYTE



Off the coast of Matalom, Leyte, we were greeted by the stunning beauty of Canigao Island.


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MAASIN CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE




Inside the dense jungle of Maasin City, a refreshing waterfall: Guinsohotan Falls.



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It was a death defying but successful spelunking experience inside Cagnituan Cave.


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We spent a solemn evening on top of Jalleca Hill, overlooking the sea and the city of Maasin.


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Just near BP Weng's relative's house: musing at Maasin City through its coastline.


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SOGOD, SOUTHERN LEYTE



Situated at the country's tallest bridge; Agas Agas Bridge, Zip Southern Leyte is the longest zipline in Visayas, and the steepest and fastest zipline in the country.


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Aside from the zipline, a cable car ride is also being offered at Agas Agas bridge.


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PALOMPON, LEYTE



The most visited tourist spot in Eastern Visayas (as per 2011 Region XIII data) Kalanggaman Island, is one hidden gem across the town of Palompon.


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Have you ever seen a haven for bats as big as dogs? The Bat Kingdom in the Marine Sanctuary will surely blow you away with the abundance of these creatures!


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We walked across a makeshift bamboo bridge through this mangrove sanctuary. One notable event was seeing a live sea snake greet us at the first rest station!


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PALO, LEYTE






This is where the infamous "I shall return" was spoken by none other than General Douglas MacArthur.


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TACLOBAN, LEYTE






We crossed the longest bridge found above the smallest strait in our country: San Juanico bridge and San Juanico Strait.


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Luxurious ~ the word that best describes the mansion of Imelda Marcos also known as Sto Nino Shrine in the heart of Tacloban City.


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