Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!

via Photo Challenge: Danger!

I had one of the most memorable trips this year. Last March, I went to Buscalan in Kalinga. It is one of the places that composed the Philippines Mountain Province. It was a 15-16 hours drive from the capital city, Manila. The purpose of our overwhelming trip was to meet one of the legends in the tattoo world, a 100-year old traditional tattooist from the Butbut Tribe. After the long drive, another 1-hour trek to the village.

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The scorching heat of the sun was unbearable since we went there on the peak of summer. Aside from the heat of the sun, we needed to trek 2 mountains before reaching the village. It was a challenge. The most dangerous part of the journey was going downhill. There was no proper trail, no stairs or rail to hold on to. I was only holding on to small grass roots at first while making sure that I won’t lose my balance. Losing a footing would mean a disaster, I mean a very serious disaster since the mountain is too high ( I was not sure how high it was ) but when I looked down, all I see were trees, grasses and rice paddies below. I think the height was equivalent to a 20-storey building or higher. Eventually, our group tour guide was able to catch up with me after putting the others to safety.. I was able to hold on to Lazarus (our guide) and safely managed the trek. It was an experience worth sharing.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna Love says:

    Climbing is easier than going down, which is even more dangerous.

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  2. dejahgatz says:

    yikes! I would be scooting down that mountain on my butt.

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    1. It’s worth a try though. 😊😊😊

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