Saturday, April 20, 2013

South Cotabato

Our destination



This jump shot photo was the last photo we had to wrap up our Lake Sebu experience.



It was a challenge to have that shot because vehicles would pass by and all we wanted was to have that one photo on the Arch :)
One jump . . . then move to the side . . .
then we repeated it until we got tired and really hot.

South Cotabato

We have been planning to go to South Cotabato for months and finally it happened. We've been hearing a  lot about the zip line that passes by from one falls to another.

seven falls and zipline

They say that Mindanao is not a tourist friendly place. Yeah . . .  there have been incidents in the past but it did not stop us from going. Though we were extra careful in such a way we wouldn't be stepping on anyone especially their culture.



Glad to see this signage with the hope that they are law-abiding citizens.



Rates.
(as of 2012)



Our first option. Only two of my buds went for this. I would have if we had time.



Gracey went for the steps since she was ready with her shoes!



This is one of the seven falls.



I did not get to see this but my Nigel was with them. It looks nice.



The rest went for the zip line which was the objective of going to Lake Sebu.



Their rates which wasn't bad at all.
(as of 2012)



They were my first buds whom I did my first zip line in Bukidnon and I'm glad to have done most of my zip line experiences with them.



There were three lines and this was the first which I liked most. The longest and you get to see the falls though I was slightly disappointed. I was expecting to really be near the falls. You just get to see them from afar.



A local mom with her child going home. They asked if they could zip their way home which they normally do since the zip lines became available. This is better than trekking a long way. Brave kid!



The view was nice but not as we hoped it was.



We did not count have many falls we saw but that one back there is one that we passed by in the zip line. 


I had an issue with one of the staff here on my first flight. He pushed me right away when I wasn't ready yet. I was still fixing my camera and that spoiled everything especially my mood. These two staff was nice enough  to have me repeat everything for free. The second time was okay but I still had that spoiled moment and irritated by that staff. Two nice local men.


They have names for each falls but since we did not have a guide with us . . .  it will remain as "one of the seven waterfalls" hehehe


Not sure why it's partly brown.


My Sports Unlimited shot.


For lunch, we met to the lake . . . there are a number of restaurants who sells live tilapia fresh from the lake.


There's Gab . . . on emo mode.

south cotabato

While we wait for lunch to be cooked, guess what I did here?


Our swim wears were wet and it was a hot day. So I had our suits laid on top of our SUV to dry so it won't smell inside the plastic bag,


Tilapia skin chicharon.
A- must try. A little pricey. I think this cost 200 pesos per order.


Sinigang na Tilapia!


It was a long travel from Davao to South Cotabato. It was hot. The experience was okay. I'm glad I was able to explore this place. 
Here's me . . . tired, sleepy, hot . . . but with a smile still. 


*credits to Chando for some photos here

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7 comments:

buwis buhay ang jumps shots nyo. i could only imagine kung naka ilang take kayo nun. hehe. buti pumapayag yung mga zipline guys na magpasakay ng locals. galing!

girl....alam mo naman ang simple jump shot eh ilan takes yun...what more may mga sasakyan pa hahaha bakit kase ang arch andun....(saan kaya pa nila ilalagay) I think they allow the locals kase malayo nga yung pinupuntahan nila or baka may bayad din sila pero di kamahalan.

Lovely. One day, I'll visit this place. Ang saya ninyo tingnan!

Sana pinuntahan ko tong Welcome arc ng lake sebu! Waah san bato banda? :D

Wander Shugah, you won't miss this. Papasok ito ng Lake Sebu. When did you go? Baka nung time na nagpunta ka....wala pa.

January of 2013 :) d ko napansin mejo packed ung van o tulog ako lol

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