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Anawangin-Lost World

lito ligon 25 January 2010 3 comments

Beauty at the end of the Day

Beauty at the end of the Day

Rise & shine!

Rise & shine!

The green mountains to match with the brown sand of the beach

The green mountains to match with the brown sand of the beach

Last Labor Day, I went on an out of town trip. While the rest of the world was celebrating a rest day from work, I went with a couple of friends to a place where it is away from civilization. I joined a group of friends and took a bus to a province north of Manila called San Antonio,Zambales. Getting to Anawangin is either of two choices. You have the choice of either taking a trek over the mountains surrounding the area or take a boat from Pundaquit. So, onwards to Anawangin.

The beach cove is an area where time has stood still. There are no resorts. There is no cell site, nor electricity, no modern technology. (my flashlight conked out on me after two uses) Its communing with nature at its rawest. For a person like me who was born to modern amenities, it can be quite a test for survival. First is that everyone had to settle in with their tents. While everyone had a tent for shelter, I had to settle with my sleeping bag. At first, the night was quite hot with practically no wind but when around two in the morning came in. Wow! The cold sea breeze came in like nature’s airconditioner. I woke up with the sun shining on my face amid the trees near the beach. So, with all of that happening to me, did I survive it? Guees what? I just did.

lito ligon

lito ligon

I'm a civil servant who has the spirit of adventure in my blood. The last time I did some writing for my travels abroad was when I was in my teens. My class would make some newsblogs which became notorious and funny for most of the faculty of my school. Ive always like adventure and see what it can teach me at the end of the day. So,tripping here I go!

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Monsicha Hoonsuwan Monsicha Hoonsuwan Says:

    You seemed to have quite a retreat over there! What would you suggest people like us to bring going to Anawangin? Do you suggest any specific activities?

  2. lito ligon lito ligon Says:

    Aside from the usual swimming, there is trekking at the mountains for a terrific view of the sunset. There is also skimboarding and island hopping. Its backpackers haven. The only facilities are outhouses for your hygienic purposes. Bring your own food because there are no resort facilities.

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