Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bukidnon : Sox Bloggers at the Amazing Lake Apo

The Boat and the Bamboo Raft at the Lake Apo
I've been to this lake in countless times. The last time I visited the lake was during its Barangay Guinoyoran's feast day, December 08 of 2010, and it was a gloomy and drizzling day.

But I never felt bored in revisiting this serene and tranquil Bukidnon's Tourist Spot, because of its soul relaxing and soothing effect.

Kuya Avel, asked me if where could I tour them here in our place. Shugah, a fellow blogger recommended the Lake Apo,  confidently. Truly, that when we got there, Kuya Avel really that amazed with the real beauty of the hidden gem of Valencia City. That he even  shouted,
"O jump shot na!!!", then followed by a solid laughter among us...
Paddling, It's more fun in the Philippines

Sometimes when a person realized that he is confined in the four walled corner of his cubicle and later found out that he needs to go to a place to unwind and bust all the stresses just to keep energized.

Sometimes, when we have extra money to fund our lust and go shopping at the mall, its another way also to unwind and be satisfied with the stuff that we desired to buy.

Nanardxz Zee
We were so exhausted on the just concluded Google Map-Up Event.

Though we have limited hours of real good sleep prior to the event, we still managed to visit the lake in the following day.

But when I saw her beauty again, my impression was still intact, still the same amazement level since the last time I saw her. 

Much more with the SOX Bloggers, that when we were already at the bank side,  our cameras were busy taking photos.

Its just like the stuff we desired to buy that made us so satisfied when we already bought it.The only word I heard that they commonly uttered, it's Amazing Lake Apo.
Each one of us has different views on how we spend our money or on how we manage our finances and resources. But to a highlander like me, I will settle down to visit Bukidnon's Eco-tourism Destination, like this beautiful Lake Apo in Valencia City.
Kuya Avel, not as blogger, but as raft navigator.:-)

With less cost in renting the bamboo raft, we only paid 100 pesos for the raft and 100 for the boy whom we asked to navigate us to cross the other lake's bank, by just pulling the rope. We owed to Shugah the discounted raft rate because she haggled it from 400 pesos to just 100 pesos. Her secret, her charm.

Visiting the serene and tranquil Lake Apo was perhaps one of the memorable and unforgettable experiences for me. This time, it was together with the Sox Bloggers.

Its quiet environment nestled with lush vegetation that surrounded her, transformed our restless soul to a quite, peaceful and contented mode.
What is the Sox Bloggers' Genuine Smile?
Kuya Avel with Doc Remo (Hikers Itch) and Alexis (Alexischua.com)

Kuya Avel tried pulling the rope which he later enjoyed it. He kept on laughing and even suggested for a jump shot.(Laughter)

The smile and laughter of satisfied guests, unloaded all my apprehensions that perhaps they will not appreciate the place. With their genuine smile, it manifested that they really like the Lake Apo.

Shugah of The Wander Shugah, also tried pulling the rope, navigating the raft to its exact direction.

Photo  Courtesy of : Nanardxz of South Cotabato News

While  Nanardxz and I were also busy taking photos with the lake and the lush and green hilly mountains as our backdrop. This is a perfect shot for my FB cover.

We landed on the other side (lake's bank) after almost an hour of navigation and had some fun in taking photos with Kuya Avel as the first who acted as a landscape model.

Lake Apo has its charm that one would come back in countless times. Why? Its serenity and tranquility would heal your restless soul and will definitely transform it to a peaceful, quiet, relaxing and soothing mood, especially if you are from a tiresome travel.

Inhaling its freshness of air, listening to the  chirping sounds of birds singing in the air and the waving leaves of trees adds the real essence of nature. These are probably the reasons on why travellers or vacationers keep on coming to this place. 

One of the best places in Bukidnon that even Travel Bloggers longed to embrace its beauty, like Journeying James, Langyaw, Doc Wendz, Lai | The Travelista and the Pinay Solo Backpacker had already in their mind when they come back soon in Bukidnon.
Acknowledgment :

Thanks to the Sox Bloggers. Liko liko kaw ra.

(Video Courtesy : DTI Bukidnon c/o Tupe Diaz)
LAKE APO is declared by DOT as the Top 5 emerging tourist destination in Region 10.

10 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. I think it would be really fun to spend a vacation in a different atmosphere and you can get new experiences from it. I really love to spend my each year vacation in different places because it makes me more exciting and enjoyable.

  2. Puntahan niyo din ang Bukidnon, maraming Bundok dito yol.:-).

  3. ah nagkita na diay mo ni shugah hehehehe
    wa mi ka anha dira da pag adto namo'g bukidnon...

  4. I always long of going back to lake Apo just to relax.. Thank you for bringing us there, Bonz and Shuga!

  5. An amazing surrounding, I really like it. No wonder you had a great time there.

  6. the serenity of the lake is inviting indeed!great enough to explore nature's silent beauty.thanks for your capture ...this is from merit.

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  8. what a Gorgeous lake! Really lovely. :)

  9. very serene and cool...I want to come back soon.


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