OSLOB: Somewhere you ought to be

“When plans fail, adventure begins.”

According to the personality test I have taken years back, I am but a pragmatic individual. By pragmatic, this means a person who’s not comfortable to go forth unto the unknown. This kind of individual reflects a person who has an innate research ability which helps him or her to set up plans and keeps track of them like an Asperger’s who finds hard to emancipate him/herself from routines. I was totally shocked about this revelation. My reaction was like, “Me?! A happy go lucky? I am that kind of person? What the –.” Rejection was really on the line. At that time, I thought I really knew who I am – or so I thought.

After Bojo River in Aloguinsan has been publicized in Yahoo! As one of the “10 Places in the Philippines which you have to go before dying”, I immediately encouraged my colleagues to go to the said place. Research, calls, reservations and itineraries were made. Everything seemed so possible – or so I thought.

On the day of the agreed date, only five of us came up. It was devastating at first. But then, an idea struck into our minds. Since we were already on the South bus terminal, we decided to proceed to another destination. A realization came upon us that day. In whatever you plan to do, a plan B is a must have.

After three hours of butt-aching ride, we arrived at Tan-awan, Oslob. Without hesitation, we decided to swim with the whale sharks or butanding and locally known as toki.


mayday! mayday! shark attack!:D

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Since the swimming with my co-mammals only lasted for an hour, my pals and I decided to proceed to the recently opened Tumalog Falls. The famous Sumilon island is also visible upon going to the upland-located waterfalls.

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The waterfalls is breathtaking. Its beauty is beyond recognition. It is incomparable from all the other waterfalls I have been to. The only drawback of the place is that the water is only knee-length which is way too inappropriate for swimming but totally awesome for showering.

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After the three hours stay in the ice-cold waterfalls, we decided to track back the roots and go to somewhere historical – Oslob Church, Calle Aragones and Kwartel. We chilled on the place and discussed how awesome we are. 😀

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6:30am – ETD

6:30 – 9:30 am – travel to Tan-awan, Oslob for whale watching/swimming

9:30 – 10:00 am – travel to Tumalog Falls

10:00am – 3:00pm – Swimming, Showering. Epic picture taking and eating

3:00 – 3:30pm – Epic bus ride

3:30 – 4:30pm – Kwartel, Oslob Churh and Calle Aragones

4:30pm – ETD back to Cebu

7:30pm – Home sweet home


120 –Bus Fare (with student’s discount because we are awesome and the bus fare collector thought we were students)

500 – Whale swimming (P300 for watching and staying on the Bangka only)

500 – Rent for the underwater camera (because we want to capture once in a lifetime moments)

50 – Tumalog Falls habal-habal fare

20 – Tumalog Falls Entrance

50 – Fare back to the highway

9 – Bus fare to historical sites mentioned above

108 – Bus fare back to Cebu

You make the calculations. I’m not good at math. Especially without the calculator. 😀

Feel free to drop in some inquiries. I’d be happy to share what I know about the place base from this trip. See yah!


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