1. Climbing the Giant Balete Tree a.k.a "Millennium Tree."
When in Maria Aurora, do as Maria Aurora kids do -- climb the 60-meter tall Balete tree. Photo courtesy of Bing Corton Razonado
2. Swimming a.k.a. Freezing in the Waters of Ditumabo Falls a.k.a "Mother Falls"
Our next stop was Ditumabo Falls in San Luis.
Above: My Sidlangan (my college regional organization) friends helped born-and-raised-in-a-coastal-town-but-non-swimmer-me get through the deep parts of the pool to get to the awesome-r parts. Below: Au naturel infinity pool. Photo courtesy of Paul Tamisin Garcia