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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pulangbato Falls - Road Trip to Nature

Thank you so much for all your comments on my Twin Lake Exploration post. I was inspired to write about another road trip that recently happened. This time, we're a group, so it's more enjoyable. I am also sorry that it took ages before I could post another one. I went to join Buglasan Festival in Dumaguete City and Masskara Festival in Bacolod City. I had a very busy week. 

Let me share to you how I enjoyed my roadtrip to Pulangbato Falls in Malabo or Ocoy Valley.
This is the first fall in Ocoy Valley known as Pulangbato Falls. Photo by: Walter Grapa

 

Red Rocks that bring forth the red color of the place. Photo Source: Internet

This photo is not edited. The above photo is from the internet. It's really read during Summer time.
Pulangbato Falls are situated in Ocoy Valley in my very own beautiful town Valencia, Negros Oriental. Click HERE if you want to know more about my place. It is called "Pulangbato" for it has a red river water. The place has a lot of reddish rocks that brings out the color red. The place is so accessible. 
That's me. I was the one driving, so this was my get up.
We're six in the group, and Xoxo_Grah my favorite blogger took this photo.
With my favorite road trippers, we set up a date and visited Pulangbato Falls in Ocoy Valley. How did we get there? So easy!

Other Country >>>> Manila, Philippines >>>> Dumaguete City
 TO
Valencia, Negros Oriental >>>> Ocoy Valley >>>> Pulangbato Falls

We prepared "pancit and bread" for lunch. We were six in the group in three motorcycles. We met up earlier, so we can be there before 10:00 AM. The road trip was fun, and the weather cooperated. I was the one driving while Xoxo_Grah back-riding. We were chatting and laughing and didn't mind the rough road we're taking.
This is one of Filipino's favorite dish "Pancit"(fried noodles)

This is Pandesal (bread)
There was a recent flood, and the water damaged the bridge. Back-riders have to get off the motorcycle to pass by the bamboo bridge. But of course, we didn't want our friends walking and hiking so we passed by with them on our rides. I was actually anxious to pass, but I have to. I just focused on driving. 

This was the view that quickly captures me from the entrance.
When we arrived, I was easily captivated by the view. The air was so cold, and the environment seem so peaceful. No one was checking in when we arrived, so we took a lot of pictures and explored the place. There was a 10.00-Peso entrance fee. Though the man-made swimming lagoon wasn't that attractive, the waterfall in the background was so captivating. It looked so enchanted when I first looked at it. 
The Man-Made lagoon.
Me and Xoxo_Grah looking for the table to settle in.
We settled in the nearest table and decided to eat first. Then, we started the "photo-shoot". lol That's actually the main event of the trip - picturetaking. lol We changed clothes, so we could go into the waterfall. I was no swimmer, so I didn't like the idea of getting nearer the waterfall. But I still tried, though I didn't stand for more than 20 minutes. 
I have to passed this water to get to the falls.
This situation is actually super good compared to the normal fall of the water. Still, these guys still thinking how to get to the fall. The stones were so slippery.
Finally, they're able to do it! THEY! not me. lol
I was struggling my way back. I couldn't stand the falls.
This was one of the candid shots. We're already complaining. We stopped by here to relax ourselves.
So we're up to a higher waterfall.
Since we couldn't stand the deafening blast of the water, we decided to go up. There were actually three waterfalls here in Ocoy Valley. We didn't make it to the top, but we did it to the first two waterfalls.
This was the second waterfall.
And, we finally did it.
We looked relax, but we're holding our breath afraid to fall in these slippery rocks.
After lunch time, many people were starting to come. With the cheap entrance fee and no corkage for outside food and drinks, groups usually brought drinks with them. We didn't want to mess up with other groups who were drinking nearby, so decided to get home. We bid goodbye and got our goodbye photos AGAIN. lol
We were waiting for the others to get enough of the waterfall.
This is Phoebe. She wanted to join one of the roadtrips, so she decided to come this time.
This is Xoxo_Grah. A blogger. Click HERE for her link.
This was us minus our very enthusiastic photographer Walter.
We're so ready to go.
Phoebe and Walter posed before Xoxo_Grah.
Hopefully I could go back to this place next time.
The trip was truly enjoyable. I wanted to do it in another place. I hope you enjoy the pictures and my boring story. I will be posting my Kawasan Falls in Cebu Island next time.



Just me,
Phioxee


65 comments:

  1. I love the entire experience we had, I missed Hason..hahaha...:) I hope I can post my blog about the adventure too...:) Thanks for sharing my link very dear friend...:)


    xx!

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  2. This is a good place to bring a SLR camera.

    It is good that this place is still clean. The problem when a place is visited by people is the accumulation of garbage. Sana naman matuto ang mga bisita dito na huwag babuyin ang lugar ng basura nila.

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    1. no worries. yung entrace fee bayad yun sa maintenance. hindi well developed yung daan papunta dito pero okay lang kasi nature na nature talaga

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    2. Minsan din maganda na hindi well-developed ang isang lugar para hindi masira yung natural setting.

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  3. wow! ganda ng falls.. amazing ang red stones..sobrang love ko ang waterfalls.. mahilig talaga ako sa tubig kahit di me marunong lumangoy hehe..

    bet ko yung mga picture sa batuhan ;)

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    1. hindi kapala marunong lumangoy? tapos ngwater rafting ka? pwede din pala ako don

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  4. Waw pulang bato nga! Astig ganda.

    * Pareng Jay was here

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  5. Ganda namn ng mga pictures nyo sa batuhan! Ganda din ng kulay ng mga bato dyan! red talaga!

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    1. uu nga anney. ganda yung red stones. si blogger Grah na magkwekwento kung bakit red. ang taas na kasi ng post ko. hahaha http://chickturistanextdoor.blogspot.com

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  6. Ang saya naman, may pwedeng puntahan na ganyan sa inyo. Super nice ng falls at super kagutom ang pancit! Thanks for sharing! :))

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  7. Hello my dear, Such a wonderful post.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Lots of kisses,
    Nicole
    www.nicoleta.me

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  8. ang ganda nung falls ang taray pa nung pic nyo sa batuhan hihi sana makakita din ako ng gaitong kagandang falls

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  9. ang ganda naman ng place..... anyway.. want to visit you here....!

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    1. dumaguete city po. welcome po kayu ;-D

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  10. So nice post and pics. Great blog.

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  11. I enjoyed everything. beautiful nature, people and your story. Really nice. Nakaingit lang maligo coz here is now zero degrees almost at we need heater to make us warm inside the house or lit the fireplace.
    ANyway, keep sharing. Love to see our homecountry. Missing home!

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  12. what a beautiful place!!
    Looks like you had a good time

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  13. hi dear
    ı like your blog and ı m your new follower
    kisses

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  14. those waterfalls and streams are gorgeous!
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  15. Awesome post, Aic.. looking forward to your next trip, with me, of course :-)!

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  16. The place looks absolutely stunning. Nakaka-miss mag-picnic. :)

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  17. Hahanapin ko tong waterfalls pag-uwi ko hehe, love it! Love the second photo, it's my next project last time kasing punta ko sa dagat kalma lang yung tubig walang hangin at alon hihi kaya di naachieve.

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  18. Dahil sa post mo nato nakita kong muli kung gano kasarap mabuhay. Nice post. Gusto ko yang falls experience nyo. Makabuwis buhay pero ang saya pag naaccomplish mo :)

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  19. Hello Sis Grah and Phioxee! Very stunning yun waterfalls! I would love to go and see it myself! You know the reason why the rocks are red?

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    1. hi joanne. Grah will tell us why red yong rocks. check it on her blog at http://chickturistanextdoor.blogspot.com

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  20. ang ganda naman nung falls at red rocks talaga nice sarap din ng baon ohh

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  21. Wow! Sarap talaga ng mga trips nyo.. Ganda ng falls! Ganda ng lugar. Sarap magtampisaw!

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  22. Oh, amazing pics! I would LOVE to visit there!!!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog ^^
    Haha, of course I talk to DJ all the time, he already understands some words x). I love dogs too but I am allergic to most ;p. My mom has a dog tho :)
    x, Lara
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  23. Amazing photos. Would you like to follow each other?

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  24. wow!!!!! what a nice falls. I hope I can go here someday. and btw, nice shots!

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  25. anganda ng kuha, superb pics and pulang pula ng bato, mainit siguro yan kapag ginamit na panghilod sa balat :D

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  26. As we are discussing continuously, maybe follow each other :3? I followed yout blog on GFC ^^
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  27. NOT boring!!! This is my favorite thing to do!!! If you look back a few posts on my blog you will see the waterfall we hiked to recently!
    I LOVE your photos! Too bad about the slippery rocks :/
    Why are the signs in english?

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  28. awesome waterfall <3

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  29. Lol I love travel blogs :D If I had an opportunity to travel more, I would deffo blog about travelling too. But as I mainly stay in sma places, I blog about fashion lol :D:D:D
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  30. beautiful pictures, looks like so much fun! xxx

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  31. wew! ... namiss kta promise!

    - oi oi oi gnda nmn dyan siguro mataas minerals niya kaya naging red yung mga stones! can't wait your post for the masskara festival!

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  32. wow... lovely photos.. para na rin akong kasama at naki-join sa trip niyo :D

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  33. Here I am again.. :3
    An award for you :
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  34. Love all the long exposure photography<3

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  35. The second falls looks awesome! The trek up doesn't look easy though :P

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  36. I miss this type of trip! U make miss the laid back life of province! more please!

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  37. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, everything looks amazing :D

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  38. Wow! This place is amazing! And great photos too! I'd love to experience this kind of adventure! Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip! :)

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  39. gorgeous pics!!
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  40. Grabeh! sa nilakbay nyong mga ilog, batuhan, damuhan, talampas at kung ano ano pa eh talagang may dala pa kayong PANSIT ha!

    ahi hi hi hi :P

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  41. Amazing place!!!! The beauty of nature is really breath taking! I hopethe place stays clean para maenjoy pa ng future generation.

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  42. this looks so beautiful!

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  43. lovely place, really breathtaking!
    you from NegOr Phioxee?
    ganda ng lugar nyo, ganda ng falls,
    sarap talaga mag-picture-picture dyan! :)

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  44. Lovely pics!!!!! Amazing place!!!
    Thanks for the comment!!! Would you like to follow each other?
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  45. That place looks so amazing! It reminds me of Gerês (in Portugal)!
    Love all your pictures! :)

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  46. love the falls! looks you have so much fun

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  47. You went to Dumaguete? My mom's from that province. Nice pics by the way!

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    1. hello po. i am from dumaguete city ;-)

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  48. Nice blog and post. Would you like to follow each other?

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  49. I really love all your pics!!!! Amazing falls!!!! I'm following you right now... want you follow me back?
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  50. Makes me wanna go to Pulangbato tuloy. Love it! :)

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  51. wow!!! ganda ng waterfalls.. and super adventure, if ako yung nag trek sa mga bato na yun, malamang uber dami ko ng sugat **clusmy lng**.. hope someday makapunta din ako dyan.. :D

    Started to follow you.. ^_^

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