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Canso X: The Adventure Begins!

 Canso X is a mountain adventure park owned by Aboitizland located in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu. It is approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hour travel from Cebu City via Trans central highway.  It offers different activities and surprises for outdoor enthusiasts; from camping to biking, sight seeing to river trekking, and even caving. It would also be perfect for a family who would like to spend quality time by having picnic in the park.

How To Get There:  From Cebu City, you can take a van in Ayala Center Cebu or in SM going to Balamban via trans central highway. Just around 10 kms near Balamban proper you will be able to find the park in the left side. Just make sure that you notify the driver with your destination.

Fortunately, we were able to attend the soft launching of the park. We were able to discover the different scenes of the park and their activities. Here are some of the activities that you can enjoy at the park and the things that you will see:

Play Ground for the children and children of all ages  

The Kiosks 

Bike Tracks for Cyclists   

Trekking  and Sight Seeing   

River Trekking     

Camping  

Camping with convenience: These are the washrooms near the campsite. 

Biker on the move 

They also offer local food such as these 

Always remember this

Canso X is an all-in-one adventure park that outdoor enthusiast should not miss to visit. I am sure that their adrenaline-pumping activities would give you the time of your lives. You can contact them through landline: (032) 411 1600 loc. 1472 or their mobile nos.: 0923-9787640(sun) 0915-3455661(globe). If you want to have a group trekk, be sure to book ahead of time so that they can make arrangements with you.

I would like to thank Canso X for inviting us over and for giving us freebies. We would definitely suggest this place to our readers and for sure we will be back real soon. 

Until then, love will be conquering another destination as it conquers everything.               Just keep posted! 🙂 

Osmeña Peak: A Different Perspective

  Osmeña Peak is known to be the highest point of elevation in the island of Cebu.  It is around 1000 meters above sea level. It is located in the southern part of the Cebu province, specifically Mantalongon, Dalaguete. Mantalongon is dubbed as the “Summer Capital of Cebu” or the “little Baguio” because of its climate.  It is probably the coldest part of Cebu.  Mantalongon is also a major player in trading vegetables, crops, and flowers, in the island.  I also observed that there are several plants and trees in the vicinity that we could not find in the big city, or in the lower land. It is indeed a nice place to visit.

How To Get There:  From Cebu City, you can take either an aircon bus or a non-aircon bus. I suggest that you take the bigger buses (Ceres Bus) because they are safer. Take any Ceres liner going to Dalaguete or Bato-Oslob. Tell the steward to drop you off the corner going to Mantalongon, and take a single motorcycle ride going to Mantalongon. It would cost you 50php per person. If you opt for a cheaper ride, you can actually ride non-aircon buses going straight to Mantalongon, but it their schedules are very unpredictable. You can find them somewhere near carbon market. It would be an hour-and-a-half hike or two in going up to the peak. Yeah, it is quite tiring for first timers but I am sure that once you are already up there, it is really worth the trek.  Just make sure that you have a guide in going up there.  If you do not know of someone, you can just ask someone from there to guide you. It is better to choose the local kids because they do not demand something, just a little coin or some food will do.

Breakdown of fare:  Bus – 105 + Motorcycle – 50 = 155 x2 = 310 Php/pax Two way.

Prepping for the Trek:   This is the busy marketplace of Brgy Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu.

Mantalongon’s Simple living.. 🙂

 Warm welcome amidst the cold climate

Make sure you have to fill your stomachs first before going up because you might faint. Faint not because of the tiring trek, but because of the breathtaking scenery. 🙂

Here are some of scenes you can find while trekking:         The Grotto

Pine Trees are everywhere!

             A Calvary Hill

 Green, green, and green with fresh air.

                                  Cabbage, pechay, and other vegetables.

 Flowers everywhere!

      Are we there yet?

       The Peak, at last! Hurray! 

Going up was a tiring trek but you will enjoy each other’s company along the way. You will also meet friendly people and unusual plants, trees, and other stuffs. Just always remember the golden rule: “Take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time, and leave nothing but footprints.”  Once up there, you will forget everything including your tired body. Up there, you will see a different perspective; you will see things better; you can think clearer; and you can feel your creator telling you “behold, my creation!” I might have missed a Sunday gathering that day but it was a wonderful encounter with my creator. The breathtaking view up there is indeed an evidence of God’s authority as the creator.  Now I know why Moses loved to spend a lot of time going up to the mountain.

Here are some images I took while on top:  

Meet the IntelliKatKat! hahah  

Me and my girlfriend have bee to different places but this one is special.  We have to endure a long walk first before satisfying our eyes.  For you guys out there, you should try to visit Osmeña Peak!  Challenge yourself and start conquering mountains!

Choose Philippines, Choose Osmeña Peak!

Tagaytay City: A City on Top of the Mountain

Tagaytay City is a mountain city located south of Metro Manila.  It is easily accessed through the South Luzon express way, Coastal road, or CavitEx, and then through Aguinaldo Highway.  It is 1-1/2 hour drive from the Metro.  Due to its proximity to the big city, it attracts local and foreign tourist to escape the humid weather in the metro.  Tagaytay has cooler weather at anytime of the day because of its elevation, just like of Baguio’s, but Tagaytay is more accessible.

How To Get There:  By Land you can ride a Bus or Van to Tagaytay from Pasay City, or near the Baclaran LRT station.  From Batangas, you can also easily access Tagaytay through Talisay-Tagaytay road.

Activities/Attractions:

Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Zipline and Cable Car

There are a lot of things to do in Tagaytay.  Or you can just have a day for picnic with the family.  It’s up to you.

Tagaytay City is the place where you can get the perfect overlooking view of the Taal Lake in Batangas.  Imagine, down the foot of Tagaytay is already part of Batangas. We travelled two places in one time.  Isn’t that amazing?

You can also find houses of popular people in Tagaytay as it is really an ideal place to live in.

Derek Ramsay’s House in Tagaytay

if you are planning to visit Manila, or if you happen to have a business trip to manila, you should not bother sparing some time visiting Tagaytay.  A day in Tagaytay would be great.  You do not want to miss its view and its fresh fruits.