Travel Record: Mt. Talamitam

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This trip was one of those “Let’s plan 1 week before” kind of trips. Maisie messaged me one day and just asked me if I wanted to go and climb a mountain. (In case you didn’t know her, she is one of my most trusted cadet girlfriend.) This girl wasn’t kidding. She loves to go hiking and has a very active lifestyle. So me who has been attempting to be “healthy” and bring back my old “active” self, I said yes. (Even if I am never allowed to do this sorta kind of thing.)

Maisie said that we will be climbing a “not-so-tall mountain” called Mt. Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas. I think she knows that I will be having a hard time. Hahaha!




We arrived at Sitio Bayabasan, Batangas at around 11:30 AM. Yes, it was an unlikely time to go hiking but then I was a little late because the traffic was so horrible around Cavite. So we had no choice but to go through despite Mr. Sun being our best friend.


At first, I was so excited. We were talking endlessly about Arvic and Jet. We were so giddy... We looked like high school students talking about their boyfriends. Hahaha! After 20 minutes of walking I felt so hot already that I had to stop. It was so embarrassing because our tour guide was 17 years old and he was so active and there I was stopping every 15 minutes. (I felt like a potato.)




Okay, I have one confession. I had no sleep that time. I was literally so thirsty and I was having palpitations that the tour guide carried my bag to lessen my burden.

One hour after the long stops and walks, Maisie made me eat 1 piece of hard boiled egg. I SWEAR... THAT EGG SAVED MY LIFE! After that, I was so energetic and so active. I felt like Bruce Jenner with all the energy within me. Maisie even joked that we can't be slow because if our boyfriends were there, it could have been a race of who's going to reach the top first. Hahaha! Jet and Arvic are so competitive that if ever they were there, its going to be an episode of  The Amazing Race.



We reached a cliff halfway our hike and even started joking that it looked like the setting of the teleserye"Pangako Sayo". So I told her that our prenuptial photos should be taken there. Since our boyfriends are going to graduate as policemen, we said that they should take us on top of that cliff with the use helicopters. Hahaha! 



We reached the summit within 2 and a half hours. The feeling was so rewarding! All the stops, palpitations and leg cramps were worth it. I felt so fulfilled after! BEST. FEELING. EVER.







We took photos and ate lunch at summit. After a couple of minutes, we went down the mountain with just only two 5 minute stops and reached the river to wash up all the sweat in just an hour. The water felt so cold and fresh. I couldn't complain. 






Around 5:30, we rode a bus to Maisie's place and that was the end of our trip. <3

Here are my 5 useful noob tips in going on a hike:



1. Make sure that you are fully rested before going. Do not end up like me who almost collapsed due to palpitations and thirst.

2.  Go with a friend whom you are comfortable with. A friend who can tolerate your stops and stories to ease the pain of hiking. I am not joking. 

3. Just bring the necessary things. Maisie brought water, food for two, a good camera, hat and clothes for changing after the river bath.



4. Wear a good pair of sneakers and make sure that those sneakers are really for hiking.

5. Take lots and lots of good photos and just enjoy!

Maisie and I have been friends for more or less three years. At first we became friends because we have one thing in common… we are cadet girlfriends and little did we know that we have so much more in common.



Thank you Maisie for bringing me to an adventurous trip! <3

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14 comments

  1. Nice one girls. Next time join na ko dyan.

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  2. Nice read Ate Blanche! ❤️ I also always wanted to go hiking. I just want to ask how much did you pay the tour guide and is there an entrance fee for the places you've been too? Thank you!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mely! <3 The payment starts at around 300 for the whole tour. We paid 450 because the tour guide we got carried our bags. Hehe. I highly suggest Mt. Talamitam if you're hiking for the first time. Have fun, Mely! :)

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    2. Yayyy! <3 Where can I find the tour guide? or do you have the contact number? Yes. I cant wait!! Thanks again Ate Blanche for this post. It was really helpful :)

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    3. When you're in Sittio Bayabasan already, there is little sari-sari store... Just speak to anyone there (They're all related. Hahaha!) and just let them know that you wanted to go up on Mt. Talamitam. Ask for the 17 year old boy who gave us the tour. He was the best! :) Bring extra clothes for the river too ah. Hehe. You're welcome, Mely! <3

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  3. wow, what a great view...i actually never had a chance to do hiking cause I don't think I am fit enough hehe but I would love to give it a shot someday... it must be very rewarding when you reached the summit

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    1. Its was so tiring at first but when you reached the summit, the feeling was so rewarding! :D

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  4. I went to Mt. Talamitam last year though we used the longer local trails and it's about 18 kilometers.

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    1. Aaaahhh. It not so tall naman but it was still tiring. Hahaha!

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  5. That was one beautiful stream at the end. Looks so refreshing. Very scary your hypoglycemia midway. Funny how you compared yourself to Bruce Jenner. Caitlyn na pala.

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    1. Yes, it was a great experience. The hypoglycemia was cured by the hard boiled egg. Hahaha!

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  6. I would love to go there! The view was simply amazing :)

    Live Blog Love by Hazel Asoy

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    1. Its fun to go there because it's not such a tall mountain to climb but the view... perfect! <3

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