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  1. ISTORYA BLOG #75: Jungle Wil

    by , 05-04-2011 at 09:39 PM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on March 15, 2010.

    THERE IS A PROMISE of a hot day today, October 4, 2009, as me and my guest, Wil Rhys Davies aka CochiseRattlesnake, walked the concrete-and-asphalt road at 8:15 AM from Guadalupe to Napo. Will is a Welsh national who opted to live here in Cebu and put up an adventure-tour business – Jungle Wild Adventure, Inc. He had been living in Banilad since February and we crossed paths at the Tap Room of the Gustavian Restaurant on ...
  2. ISTORYA BLOG #70: Freewalking Alone

    by , 03-05-2011 at 09:41 PM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on January 22, 2011

    I STARED AT THE far expanse of the metropolis and all its neighboring islands as I stood on the ridge of the Babag Mountain Range. It's just another regular Sunday for me hiking alone on the trails. It is September 6, 2009 and this is my twenty-fifth session here. Oh, I just arrived yesterday from Iloilo, crossing two bodies of water – the Guimaras and Taρon straits – and a whole day of travelling by bus over the great Panay ...
  3. ISTORYA BLOG #50: Endurance Training

    by , 09-23-2010 at 08:20 PM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on July 1, 2009

    THE FORTHCOMING TRIP to Mount Talinis in Negros Oriental on April 3 to 6, 2009 goaded the Cebu Mountaineering Society to consider training at the trails of Napo and Mount Babag, here in Cebu City's own backyard which they scheduled on March 8, 15 and 29. They tapped me and Boy Toledo to do the honors of preparing the itinerary of the training climb.

    “Good morning Philippines! Wake up!” These words screamed ...
  4. ISTORYA BLOG #47: Trail Running in Kahugan

    by , 09-06-2010 at 08:06 PM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on May 25, 2009

    IT HAD BEEN RAINING FOR three days and three nights and on the fourth day, today, February 15, 2009, which is a Sunday, left-over gray clouds from last night's were still on the horizon in the half-light of 5:00 AM as I waited for Boy Toledo near my home in M.J. Cuenco, Cebu City. Boy T's KIA Pride arrived minutes later and I hopped inside. Our destination - Guadalupe.

    Again, as was last week, we heard a Holy ...
  5. ISTORYA BLOG #31: Ernie's Trail

    by , 05-20-2010 at 09:00 AM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on December 1, 2008


    My Nokia 2350 delivered its pre-set challenge at 4:30 AM. Grudgingly, I accepted the dare despite a swollen and stiff right knee and rustled myself up from my bed to the bathroom downstairs. It was the end of the Ramadan season, and an official holiday was declared which fell on October 1, 2008. I don't have to go to work today and Boy Toledo made sure of ...
  6. ISTORYA BLOG #24: Kahugan Trail

    by , 04-10-2010 at 10:22 AM (Warrior Pilgrimage)
    Featured in on October 23, 2008

    I WOKE UP FROM the incessant vibrations and alarms that my Nokia emitted. It was four at dawn, September 7, 2008. Looking beyond my window, I could see the somber sky developing gray overcast clouds that parlayed of an ominous rain coming. I have to rise from my warm bed, brave the the cold water from the pipe and take a quick shower and, from there, embrace the cold wind outside.

    Ah, another round of trekking ...

    Updated 04-10-2010 at 10:30 AM by pinoyapache

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