An Exhausting Hike But Worth It | Hiking in the Mountain of Valencia, Negros Oriental

Happy Thursday Hivers!

When I was in the battle of fighting anxiety, one of the books that I loved reading was "The Monk Who Sold His Ferarri" by Robin Sharma. In his book he mentioned the importance of connecting with nature and finding inner peace. Since I live in the City and am always busy working that time, I just rarely have time to visit places where I can connect with nature.

But there were times my colleagues invited me to go hiking in the mountains whenever we are free but I always turned them down because I was afraid of staying or hiking in the mountains. So I ended up staying at home while my colleagues were enjoying the outdoors. My life was gloomy that time as I keep falling into the habits that I once swore I would never repeat.

The life that I am now living is far different from before in so many ways it might be because I am now fully healed from my anxiety. Thank God. And here I am now relishing the life that brings me joy and contentment. Where did I go for a short adventure last week? Check this out.

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I am now in a fully remote job and my time is flexible. When I got a message from a friend to go on hiking I immediately turned off my laptop and grabbed my bath towel and after an hour we find ourselves walking in the forest.

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Although it was hot that day it was just bearable since many trees blocked the sun's rays.

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We persistently ascend as the trail ahead is filled with steep inclines.

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I can hardly believe it when my friend told me that there are cyclists who took this trail. The road is narrow, slippery and steep. And beside that road is a deep cliff. But well, some people love extreme adventure.

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While we continued hiking, I heard a strange sound.

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Until my friend told me that the strange sounds came from a leak in the water pipe since there are water pipes in the area. And after a few minutes, I saw this fresh flowing water. The water is clean, cold and drinkable and according to her, the farmers will stop by here before going home as they will quench their thirst after the long hike.

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A signage was posted here reminding the mountaineers and cyclists of the steep climb ahead.

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There were times that I was quiet while hiking because I was catching my breath. My friend gave her comment that my endurance is now improving. Well, I am happy that finally it has been improved.

On our way to the top, we'd seen antorium plants. The plants have already begun to produce an abundance of fragrant flowers.

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We got a chance to talk with the farmer and according to him that the owner will pick these flowers once a week and sell it in the City.

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After a few minutes of rest, we continued hiking. I was happy as I saw this cottage because I thought we arrived already but my friend told me that there was a campsite ahead and the scenery is much stunning so we continued hiking.

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My energy has started to deteriorate and I already felt weak but I pushed myself because I still need to climb a steep road.

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I didn't care if they left me and walked alone. I just entertained myself by taking photos.

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There are lots of nice things to photograph here like these trees that have full of green foliage.

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And these wildflowers around me, how could I ignore their beauty?

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After that long tiring walk, I got a chance to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Although it was an exhausting hike but worth it.

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Since we bought bananaque on our way to Valencia we got to enjoy the great taste of it while enjoying the breathtaking overlooking view of the City below.

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Being surrounded by nature indeed brings a sense of peace and tranquility.

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Truly, there is healing power in walking in the forest.

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That was my short adventure last week and I agree with Robin Sharma as he mentioned in his book that spending time with nature will help you feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to tackle life's challenges with renewed vigor.

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Have you been spending time with nature recently? Please feel free to comment below.

Thank you for reading and see you on my next blog. Cheers!


Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

Roald Dahl

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Some photos were edited using Canva

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Namaste! I am fond of reading books, watching korean, american and filipino series/movies and I am also fond of gardening. I love listening to different life stories and I am always captivated with the beauty of nature so travel is my escape when life turns into blue. But hey, how could I forget my photography hobby? It is one of the best, so follow me as I will be featuring my experiences of the stuff that I am passionate with.

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