A Week into the Wild: What We Found in Walking Across Aklan and Antique Mountain Ranges for 7 Days
We've seen the unimaginable treasures hidden in the wilderness, the richness of the flora and fauna, and spectacular views atop the highest peaks. We've gone through death-defying, nerve-racking, don't-you-slip boulders, cliffs, knife edges, rocks, and overhangs. We've slept in huts, a cave, and under the canopy of trees in the middle of a rainforest and overcame the freaking coldness of the night. We've trekked in the evening and in dawn. We've smiled and laughed at our slips, falls, and rolls amidst all the mud, sweat, bites, scratches, sprains, and bruises. We've struggled against leeches and insects. We've survived the heavy rains and fogs. We've immersed in the diverse cultures of our local guides and the communities we passed through. We've learned their dialects and ways and ate with them like a family as they treated us as their own. And the best thing that happened to us was - we've found in nature the happiness that we deserve.