Carmen: Three places for Php500


Bes, saan aabot ang 500 pesos 
mo?

Ever wanted to go on a trip 
that is near from the city 
even on a tight 
budget? 

Worry no more! Naa naka'y 
pang summer jumpstart photos
this 2018. 

Our plan started to be a 
mountain climbing only. 
We then came up to
an idea of going to Naga's 
Mt. Naupa. We're thinking 
na nindot unta'g
naay kaligoan after katkat. 
Sudden changes of plan until 
it's all wrapped 
up to Carmen's Mt. Mago. 

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Perfect kaayo among pagsaka! 
Naka - save naka, naka sea 
of clouds pa ka, 
bes! Yes, SEA OF CLOUDS 
for your Instagram. 

If the sky is clear, you 
can clearly see how tall 
Mt. Kanlaon is on the
SW direction, Carmen mountains 
and Camotes Island to your
East and where 
the sun rises will be, Negros 
Oriental and Tuburan(which
for me where the Mago Peak 
is exactly located) on 
your West.

Timing ra jud nang sea of 
clouds and this place right 
here is a worth add - on 
experience to your life. 

We have prepared our own 
itinerary and you can also 
plan it freely by yourself. 
You can have this blog for 
your guide purposes. 
Feel free!

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Okay. How to get there?
 1. Ride a bus from Cebu North 
    Bus Terminal. You can 
    ride any bus as Carmen 
    is just 42 kilometers
    (1 - 2 - hr travel) from 
    the metro. 
 2. Remind the bus conductor 
    to drop you off at Carmen 
    Public Market. 
    Carmen Public Market is 
    just nestled in the 
    national road. Metro 
    Supermarket Carmen with 
    MetroBank ATM machine
    (sometimes, mag offline so
    better bring cash nalang 
    daan), Carmen Public 
    Market, 7 Eleven store, 
     pharmacies and bakeshops 
    are the establishments 
    nearby for your shopping 
    and essential needs in 
    the proper. 
 3. Ride a habal - habal to 
    Brgy. Santican, Danao 
    Barangay Hall. Travel 
    time would take 1 - 2 
    hours. 
    
 4. Get a guide to Mago peak. 
    Pwede ra ka dili mokuha 
    ug guide kung kadumdum ra 
    ka. For me, kuha ug bata 
    na guide para maka less 
    ug minimum of Php 20/head 
    ang bayad. Adult guide 
    fee may reach up to
    Php 100/head.

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Guide

     OUR MOUNT MAGO TRAIL

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Before reaching the peak of 
Mago, hangak kaayo ang saka 
and has to achieve this more 
or less than 6 - km beginner's 
mountain hike and we made a 
lot of stops and making it 
an opportunity to capture some 
Instagrammable photos of the 
mountain ranges. 

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First stop // Refuel sa ta bai
You should bring sunblock, 
wear clothes that protects 
you from the heat of the sun, 
cap/hat, daghang tubig kay 
grabe kaayo ang kainit bes!
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Second stop // Naa koy akoang pahuway para reserba kay pasaka na sad
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Third stop // Amazing mountain ranges along the trail brought you by Amazing Carmen HAHA
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Fourth stop // Hapit na ni xas destination. Wala ra ni tanang kasakit sa gibuhat niya.
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Naka reach jud sa TOP in an hour!
boundary
Boundary jurisdiction limit between Tuburan, Danao City and Carmen. Mao pud ni landmark sa Mt. Mago peak.
Hugot lines talk by 
Neil Jed Castro, playing cards, and picture - 
picture activities sa peak and 
music. And what's more I 
could ask for when Kuya, a 
local here is offering us a 
fresh butong for free. 
We insisted na bayran nalang 
bisag Php 15/butong and kuya 
even insisted back na for 
free nalang. Makalingaw pu'g 
mga storya si kuya manoy.  

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The pain that you bring 
during the trek while you 
even barely hear your gasping 
breath is all paid off by 
these sea of clouds, fresh 
coconut water, a fog that 
hugs you like a cooler in 
its full blast and a relaxing 
night at the peak under the 
stars, a majestic sunset 
and sunrise and insert 
all of the adjectives here. 
It's all worth a climb. 

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It has been a great day to 
spend your rest day from 
school, work or from 
the city. Before we all went 
to sleep, we've talked about 
life experiences horror 
stories. Creepy na dayon 
pero loslos Mt. Mago is 
very safe for camping 
overnight and I can assure 
you with that. It's 
an ideal peak for you to 
have some relaxing sleep 
because of the soothing sound 
of the wind, nocturnal insects,
and the trees plus the 
rejuvenating coldness of 
the environment.
                        
   MORNING VIBES AT THE PEAK

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We woke up as early as 5:30 AM 
to catch the sunrise and will 
trek back pauli. 
Lakas maka "new chapter" 
moment ang hamugaway na 
kabuntagon.

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Ang plano mangadlawn ug naog 
para di maabtan ug init 
pero dapat jud ma perfect 
ang jumpshot. 

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We're heading home, no trash 
must be left behind. Leave no 
trace policy and it's all 
check!
As we're heading down from 
the peak, maka inspired ang 
mga studyante na nag baklay
na walay mga reklamo padung 
skwelahan. If only we are 
that excited and enjoy
a little of our life of going 
to school or to our workplace.
          SIDE TRIPS

After our Mt. Mago hike, hire 
a habal - habal and pwede ra 
kaayo ka mohangyo sa driver 
na mohunong sa mga dalan na 
daghang pine trees near Cebu 
Safari and Adventure Park, 
sa Camp Enzo or sa Casa Maria. 
These are the areas na naay
daghang pine trees and some 
manmade - like 100% natural 
forest. 

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So, let me insert this 
transportation fees again. 

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You may enjoy this 
Instagrammable road going back.

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  ST. BENEDICT MONASTERY AND 
  OUR LADY OF MANAOAG ROSARY 
          CENTER

We made a quick visit to this 
place after our Mt. Mago 
adventure. 

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You'll find peace once you 
enter the premises of this 
sacred place. Pwede ka managkot
diri, have some solemn prayer 
in the chapel and this is 
ideal for a family get 
together. One of the best 
things in life are 
FREE and yes, this place 
was provided by our God for 
you.


Since, duol ra ni gikan sa 
St. Benedict Monastery, 
we took a relaxing 
dip in a free flowing spring. 

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    DURANO ECO FARM AND 
       SPRING RESORT

Na relax jud among mga muscles 
ani sa kabugnaw sa spring. 
You can also visit this resort
for your family outing or 
gathering with your friends. 
These are the rates: 
Durano
Na solo namo ang spring, 
given that it's weekdays 
and photobomber - free 
kaayo and naka free mi'g 
occupy ug cottage. 

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I - ready na dayon inyong 
mga hashtags! 
#tropicalvibes #summer2018 

After a very long journey, 
I am so glad that I spent 
my summer jumpstart 
with these peeps. #Summer2018


In case, you need this back, 
para di naka mag scroll up:

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Guide
Durano            
  *expenses may vary depending 
     on your itinerary
             
     Things to be ready:
         Food supply
            Drinks
        Extra clothes
             Cash
   Extra socks, trekking shoes 
          and slipper
        Sun protection

I would like to thanks the 
following:

Channy Marie  // IG: @channydagreat
Hanimartlene Castro Miculob // IG: @ezehani
Rechelle Zamora Hampac // IG: @y.c.e.l_ 
Neil Jed Castro // IG: @neiljedthegreat 
                // FB fan page: @NeilJedCastroOfficial
Kuya na gahatag namo'g butong
Ni dodong na nag guide namo 
Ni dodong high school na gadalas akong dala haha

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 For more photos in an album, 
          see Album.


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Thanks for dropping by! 

Feel free to leave a comment.


 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Rechelle Hampac says:

    Til our next katkat😁👌

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  2. Wendy says:

    nice nice 👌

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  3. iamcamille says:

    Been there, init kaayo ang trail kay puro grass tas worth it ra ig abot sa peak .. hebi sunblock lang jud haha

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  4. slayjaymay231 says:

    gihatahan ko nimog idea sa sunod na laagon. thanks for this blog

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  5. Ralph Jake Intong says:

    ganahan lage ko moari. maayo tag di ma drawing hahahh

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  6. me.phoebe.pretty says:

    Init lang jud kaayo ang hike padung sa peak pero worth a visit kaayo. Nindot sad ang karsada padung diha.. pine trees everywhere while gaskaay sa motor

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