Early this month, two buddies and myself (raredog) has gone on a road trip to the famous Marilaque Twisties (Marikina – Rizal – Laguna – Quezon). Its my 6th time to visit the place, but for them it was their first (virgins yay!), nevertheless they did enjoy every minute of it, the RIDE, the VIEW and the FOOD! We were hitting the zigzag road just like how a phenocal pill boost metabolism! Nice comparison yay!
So if ever you’re bored at your crib during weekends. Smack a taste of Marilaque 3 in 1! Satisfaction Guaranteed. 😀
Before, I was always one of the Game Master. At last, now I’m a participant at our recent Team Building or Capacity Building activity held at Forest Club in Barangays Puypuy and Masaya, Bay, Laguna, last May 8 and 9.
Coming from Taytay, Rizal. It took us almost 4 hours to get there, anyway the views along the way are fascinating specially when the bus cruises along the hospitable town of Los Banos, Laguna (home of the famous buko pies and hot spring resorts).
The whole Eco-Adventure is all new to me, and Forest Club has great package to offer. After assigning us into teams, we were made to battle for time on the awesome obstacle course. Then the next day the real adventure begins as we were made to traverse the Forest Canopy Walk. Its a bridge made of long and sturdy kawayan, high as a 2-story building, and around 500 meters. Then there’s the Ifugao Bridge, the Parallel Rope, and the wet and wild Bamboo Rafting.
They let us experience boodle fight too! The food was served on top of banana leaves, as we all stand and eat together with our bare hands. To the army, its a form of camaraderie. We also have a grand time dipping at their hot spring pool during the night. Another thing that made me happy during this trip were the number of good photo subjects all over the place. Im glad I was able to captured some of them to flaunt it here. By the way, our team turns out to be the overall winning team! 😀
View all the photos HERE!
Once again I’ve put a halt on my online life for two days to give way for some nature trippin joy ride (with DMC) to the scenic Atimonan, Quezon. At 382 kilometers readout on my odometer (back and forth, including our side trip to Famy, Laguna), this is by far my longest ride ever of my “scooter” life, and one of the best as of this date.
Coming from our starting point at the Municipal Hall in Binangonan, Rizal at around 5am, the actual plan was to reach Atimonan in about 4 to 5 hours or before noontime. Instead we consumed 8 hours of butt-torturing-journey on the road because of a downpour in Mabitac and another right after Quezon National Forest Park, and also a flat tire at Luisiana, Laguna. Nevertheless we are all happy when we arrived safe and sound at our destination at around 2pm. I’ve just observed, with all the twisties and wet roads we have encountered along our ride, the IRC stock tire of my Mio Sporty was doing great compared to some myth that it was kinda slippery.
We were not able to take a dip into the inviting beach of Atimonan because it’s already high-tide and we were all tired and low-batt haha. We just ate an early dinner and then position ourselves near the beach for some thirst quenching session hehe.
Ready to hit the road the next day at around 9am. Surprisingly, a sudden change on our itenirary as my riding buddy Jeff suggest that we go to his grandpa’s turf somewhere in Famy, Laguna where we can bathe at a nearby rapids while enjoying some shots of the local lambanog. Jeff says “Its a perfect combination to the cold and chilly water of the river! In case you still wanna see your family, you must have a good grip like an industrial clamps on some stones underwater in order not to be carried by the strong current haha”.
Budget 1000 pesos
gas mileage – 42 kms/liter
gas consumed – 9 liters unleaded – around P450
foods, chicheria, pasalubong, atbp. – P450
with P100 left in my wallet after the whole ride. 😀
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Watch our video on youtube HERE!