Wednesday, November 05, 2008
malatan-og falls, don salvador benedicto, negros oriental
on all saint's day, our tennis group went trekking to a nearby falls. or so it seems near. on my first month here in negros island, we travelled from cebu to bacolod and made a stop at a viewing deck of malatan-og falls. it was so spectacular, so breath taking. i never thought i would really get near this falls in the future. well then, i just did.
the terrain was so tricky that if you'd miss a single step, you'd find yourself careening on the cliff. i don't think people pass those tracks everyday for there was not a trace. one could get lost without a guide. and our guides were kids, same kids selling us peanuts and banana chips at the overview.
i was not ready nor was i geared to do that trekking. i don't think anyone of us was, but ANDRE. he was our leader for that expedition (the perfect example of 'age is just in the mind,don't let it creep down your body')... i was only wearing flipflops and in muddy tracks, i slipped and slide and it was so difficult to go down and uphill. i just remember when i was a kid, we used to just run on these kind of trails...
how to get there:by bus, jeepney, or car
travel time: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes from bacolod city
from the viewing deck, on foot: 45 minutes (aprox)