Location: Calbayog City, Samar Type: Plunge Far below Bangon Falls is a little plunge waterfall but nevertheless spectacular. I followed a steep path going down to the waterfall that easily reminded me of my trip to Biliran’s Kinaraha Falls. At first sight, Larik Falls was very ordinary. But as I got closer, climbing huge boulder rocks, the impression and opinion dramatically changed. Truly, it was majestic and magical! The roaring waters of Larik Falls create a small yet very deep basin on the bedrock. Then the whirlpool charges forcefully into a hole bored through that huge rock. Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travelRead More →

Location: Calbayog City, Samar Type: Cascade Approximately one kilometer from Bangon Falls is Tarangban Falls. I initially thought that Bangon Falls was already overwhelming enough. I was wrong! Totally and completely wrong. On a slippery, muddy climb going to the falls, I told myself that this Tarangban Falls should be mind-blowing to compensate the efforts and time. As I came near to the falls, then I was speechless and awe-struck! Lo! And behold, it was majestic! Tarangban Falls reduced me to a mere mortal being, like a pebble underneath its raging waters. The visit was perfectly timed as there were more waters cascading down andRead More →

Location: Calbayog City, Samar Types: Fan horsetail, Cascade, Tiered As I continually pursue my plan to visit the 60 cities chartered before my birth year and at the same time chase more majestic falls around the archipelago, the City of Calbayog in Samar easily figured in the list of priority destinations. So on July 4, I finally managed to go to Calbayog City. On two previous occasions however I failed to make the trips to this city. From the city integrated public transport terminal, I took the PUJ bound to Allen, a town in Northern Samar and the gateway to Region 8. After several napsRead More →

Right after I watched the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a restaurant in Tacloban City, I called up my friends to accompany me in going to San Juanico Bridge. My initial plan was just to cross the bridge by foot and then hail a ride going back to downtown Tacloban City. It was almost sunset and the weather was great. So, I had an awesome time taking pictures. Then I realized I have been taking some decent pictures during the blue hour. (213)Read More →

One of the most enduring legacies of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos is the San Juanico Bridge. Stretching at a total of 2160 meters over the San Juanico Strait, it connects the islands of Samar and Leyte. The east terminus is in Sta. Rita, Samar while the west terminus is in Tacloban City. Started in 1969 and completed in 1973, it can be said that this segment of the Pan-Philippine Highway System (Asian Highway 26, AH26) was a gift of Marcos to former First Lady Imelda, who is a native of Tacloban City. If you are coming from Tacloban City, the bridge bends likeRead More →

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