Monday, July 9, 2012
Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan, Cebu
You don’t always find yourself with the right people, but the most important thing is that you always find yourself. Find yourself, Google it if you have to. I’m rarely serious with blogging because I take it like a George Carlin stand-up: I know it means a lot but I can’t take it too seriously. But this is the one thing that I have felt so strongly lately. Just hang on to yourself and you’ll eventually find the right crowd.
On a completely irrelevant connotation of the word, crowd could mean anything. A crowd of people, a crowd of cars, a crowd of thoughts. A crowd of water, probably. No matter what kind of crowd it is, it’s always noisy. But the noise of a waterfall is something that lulls one to sleep. The randomness of meaningless noise and the fear of drowning that it creates…it’s when fear and beauty are difficult to distinguish. It’s like a train crash that perpetually recurs.
Inambakan Falls is the most beautiful in Cebu. It is located in Ginatilan, Cebu, a town that rests quietly 136 kilometers south of Cebu City. To get to the falls, one must right a habal-habal from the town center. Riding a habal-habal is both a prayer and a convenience, but there’s no other way to get from Ginatilan to Inambakan.
Unless of course you are willing to endure a 4-hour walk in a non-scenic barangay road. The fare was around 60, I’m not really sure. Somebody paid for me in exchange for taking them to that place. I guess this is something a lot of my readers don’t know yet. I get little perks for being a tour guide to places I’ve never been to. I’m that good at guessing, I guess.
Posted by Bal Marsius at 11:22 PM