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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aliwagwag Falls, Cateel

There is something about waterfalls that draws me to it. Perhaps it's the sound the raging waters create as water drops from above, releasing "feel good" mists when you're close to it. Or simply because waterfalls - no matter how small or big they are - are powerful, majestic, and beautiful. I have the same reaction to the sea as well - the sound of the waves resonates positive vibes. Nature indeed has wonderful ways of removing negative energies from within. And this is why despite the conveniences and comforts the city life brings, my body will always seek refuge in communing with nature no matter how inconvenient or uncomfortable it can become.
Aliwagwag Falls
This is the beautiful Aliwagwag Falls, located in Cateel, Davao Oriental. Deemed as the highest waterfalls in the Philippines, this photo has not even shown its full glory. I took this photo right after I had a little accident. I was walking up the bridge to get a better view and angle. I was so mesmerized by the cascading beauty that without a warning my foot slipped into a water drainage and I fell over. I got up immediately, took this shot like nothing happened before I realized I was bleeding. That small mishap left me with a nasty scraped shin about four inches big - not as big as the memories I have of this place though. Charaught! Haha. But really, I ought to be extra careful next time.

Anyway, despite the loathsome piercing heat of the sun, Jan and I had a great time here. And even that wound did not stop me from thanking everything I've experienced at Aliwagwag Eco Park.
Aliwagwag Falls
Aliwagwag Falls
The Hanging Bridge. We were drunk-walking here. :D
Aliwagwag Falls
The Monkey Walk
Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park
Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park, Cateel, Davao Oriental
Refreshing. Very refreshing, indeed.

Mindanao holds a lot of suprises. And Jan and I are conquering it one place at a time. Who knows? On our next trip we'll be riding up north to Iligan's Tinago falls, or sail down south to Balut Island, or head to Alamada's Asik-asik Falls. There are so many places to see and discover. Pilipinas, are you ready for us? See you on our next misadventures!

21 comments:

  1. I hope you're okay with the accident. The place looks awesome. The waterfalls looks like a stairway to heaven. I love it.

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    1. Yes, I'm okay. It's just a scratch. Haha. Thank you!

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  2. These falls look amazing! You are so lucky. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, it is amazing. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  3. Looks really amazing *-* you are really lucky

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    1. It looks even more amazing in actual than in the pictures. Thank you. :)

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  4. Looks so amazing! My BF is already accustomed of me being clumsy, so he is always on the lookout of me falling/breaking/spilling something =P But that is totally something I'd do also. I hope you are fine now =)
    Xoxo, Nyx

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    1. Yes, I'm fine. Thank you. And I am also clumsy. I guess my BF is already used to that. Haha

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  5. I didn't know that there are so many falls in Mindanao. You look ok in the picture, deadma na sa pain basta enjoy ang place. :)

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    1. There are soooooooooo many falls in Mindanao. If I can visit them all then I would. Haha. Deadma talaga sa pain. My bf even told me after I fell, "di ka talaga papipigil noh", kasi picture pa rin ng picture kahit nagkasugat-sugat na ang paa. Haha

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  6. Wow, this place looks amazing! I would really love to go on travels and getaways like this with the husband. Someday... :)

    Hope you're well after the accident. :)

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    1. The place is really amazing. Good luck on your travels. And I'm fine after the accident. Thank you. :)

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  7. Beautiful! That all I can say about the falls. Your photos are amazing too. I would love to visit this falls in the future.

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    1. You should! It's one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines. :)

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  8. Great photos! Never visited falls in my entire life but I will actually find time in the near future.

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    1. Never visited this falls? Or never visited any waterfalls at all? Well, either way, you should go and see the waterfalls. :)

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  9. You should really visit Tinago Falls one of the best. Actually, Iligan City has a lot of waterfalls in fact it is now known as the city of waterfalls.

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  10. Love travelling posts! The Monkey Walk would definitely be out of my comfort zone but worth a try!

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