Rushing Water and Lines of Rope

I never thought that I would be able to mark ‘waterfall rappelling’ off my bucket list. Then again, it was never on my bucket list to begin with. But leave it to hubs to find a new activity that I have never heard of and make me fall in love with it.
When we arrived in the Philippines, hubs only had one thing planned and that was waterfall rappelling. The gist of it was that we took about an hour ride in the beast, hiked for 45 up the side of a mountain and then hiked/repelled down waterfalls on the Montaneza River until we reached the bottom. We repelled down a total of five waterfalls, the largest of them being 30 meters.
The walk up the mountain was a little less than enjoyable. The views were fantastic, the company was great, but walking uphill for 45 minutes in what my guess was 100% humidity was not my idea of fun.
moalboal, philippines
waterfall rappelling, moalboal, philippines
With it being low season right now in the Philippines, we were actually the only two that had signed up for the trip. This was great because we not only could we go at our own pace, but we got to know our guides a whole lot better.
rappelling down waterfalls,moalboal, philippines
action adventure in moalboal, philippines
Rappelling down waterfalls, cebu philippines

This was just one of the many ‘iffy’ walking paths that we had to take. Good thing we had helmets on!

Montaneza River moalboal philippines
Montaneza River moalboal philippines
Go Pro Footage, Cebu Philippines


After we were finished, we ended back where we had started and the driver had prepared a feast of a  meal including fruit, barbecue chicken and fish, rice wrapped in bamboo and and my favorite, shandies. I tried to get hubs to stay behind so he could learn how to cook but it was a no go. 

action adventure moalboal philippines
I couldn’t get over the landscape in the Philippines. Everything was lush and green when we went and the areas around the river were astounding. I would highly recommend if you ever make it over to the Philippines, find a spot to go repelling!
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About BelindaHello lovely little jelly beans! My name is Belinda and I am the writer behind the creative space of Found Love, Now What? I moved from Seattle to Northern Wales all to be with my British husband. I write on travels throughout the UK and beyond, life as an expat, advice on long distance relationships and more. Hop on over and say hello. I look forward to meeting you!
 
Her Favorite Trip: That is a tough question Chelsea! Hmm…. of all the places I have seen and visited I would have to say that one spot that would make my short list would have to be Istanbul. I loved the combination of the different elements of history, design, colors and cultures. I was mesmerized. I hope the dissent in Istanbul is resolved soon so the city can welcome visitors back with open arms.
  • 1pennylane

    You must visit Coron next (or El Nido). It’s simply amaaazing.

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i would love to go back and see more of the country!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09546422221367269342 Melanie Fontaine

    This looks like fun! I’m not sure if I could do it, though… I’m not really fond of heights. Glad you had a great time! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01603476435929943234 Katie

    Soo amazing!!!! Can you pack me in your suitcase?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02036362902000775806 Just Dont Tell Anyone

    wow! that looks amazing! but I could never ever do that.. i’m just too scared of height! :(
    and even looking at your photos I got a bit scared…
    anyways! you two are awesome! (: and you both look so fit! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177081269343759076 Treasure Tromp

    you two are such adventurers! I would love to do this one day but think that I might get too scared!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07961335286982498158 J. Lenni Dorner

    Stopping by from Friend Connect Blog Hop.
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    Those are some amazing pics!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03990846614816352337 courtnirae

    Wow that is gorgeous! I’m super jealous, what a crazy adventure. it looks scary but fun!

    A Golden State of Mind

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08468452077289444925 Setarra

    OMG! This looks awesome! Were you scared at all as you were repelling off the waterfall?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08190048508109863004 Corinne

    WOW! That looks amazing and like it was so much fun! I would have been so terrified – but I would like to think my adrenaline would help push me to give it a go!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14267099775773762465 Kelly S

    Looks so awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10661999435893416022 Lisa @ Two Martinis

    Whoa that is amazing! Repelling down waterfalls wasn’t on my to-do list because I didn’t even know such an activity existed! Adding it to my bucket list now…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05694341743491033406 A and B

    That looks crazy but so fun!! I think I would have been screaming the whole time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08300509693671365389 Sam M

    I didn’t know you could repell down a waterfall. Dang, now I gotta add that to my bucketlist.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01735533298251930404 Megan Reeves

    That looks absolutely incredible! I would love to try that someday. Now to just convince my height-fearing husband… ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06720694596549999667 Caroline

    That looks so cool! Scary, but cool :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12867459615605646994 Emily Woodard

    Wow! That looks like such a fun adventure. It’s definitely on my bucket list now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12090735810562146009 M and L

    If you have a large enough suitcase I’m confident I can squeeze in it ;) You look like a pro repelling down that waterfall! You two are so much fun. Can’t wait to vacation together :)

    -L

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03517036280716456767 Emily Hornburg

    That is terrifying and awesome at the same time! I love how brave you are. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04572210880507358799 Beatriz Ramos

    I have done repel down waterfalls in Spain and I really loved it. I hope I can do it again soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05022023043718407104 Bonnie Rose

    Remind me to go on a vacation with you guys next time. That looks like so much fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05575653400171175200 Casey

    This looks like so much fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08563442390740639521 Amy @ The Tide That Left

    Sounds like just the sort of thing my husband would want to do. I’d definitely be the reluctant co-pilot!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258091656503441205 Kellene Elise

    Ah! I went repelling in Mexico a few years ago and it was AMAZING! I can’t wait to do something like it again! Adventures! :)

    This Lovely Little Day

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16702557568399413166 Tina Ryan

    I’ve been in the Philippines so many times but I never experience this, Now you gave me an idea.. Now I have to go back to the Philippines…

    http://www.travelvisaaustralia.com | Travel Visa Australia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09204246466433853035 Jordan Shaner

    That looks terrifying! You had to walk across that tiny log??? Were you on ropes or anything?? Ah that looks so scary!

    xox

    Jordan

    http://thattallgirlinheels.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14585681189196096870 Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes}

    That sounds AMAZING!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08216777008834808521 Jamie Walker

    I think I have to go back to the Philippines now…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352206445790153923 Melissa

    OMG! Love these pictures and that has seriously got to be a once in a life time experience!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07178471494760325711 NIGHT OWL VENTING

    amazing pics. Looks like a great trip

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06615647732466346042 Cassie Marshall

    STOP. This is amazing!