It was our “unofficial” Batch Tour that brought me to the beautiful island of Leyte. We badly needed this vacation because finally, we graduated from College!!!! ON TIME.
We rode a boat from Pier X(I forgot the number. Sorry.) scheduled to leave around 8PM and eta is 3AM. And guess what? I did not sleep. Because I just can’t sleep. T_T
What to do? Where to go? in Leyte
We arrive at dawn. We stayed inside the perimeters of Visayas State University. Yes, it’s one of the premier Universities in the Philippines and yes it’s our home for the next 3 days. Why? I really don’t know why but one of my classmates, they really have a house inside. I am amazed too.
First Stop: Agas Agas Bridge
What to do here? Of course, the ZIPLINE on top of the tallest bridge in the Philippines. It’s my first ever Zipline experience and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!! Sorry for the caps and exclamation marks, it really was awesome. And yes, Agas Agas Bridge is the tallest bridge in the Philippines. Thanks to DPWH.
The largest city in Leyte. Wikipedia says, “Ormoc is the economic, cultural, commercial and transportation hub of western Leyte.” We arrive at their City Hall around 9AM, visited the Vice Mayor and Mayor’s office for a courtesy call. Yes, courtesy call. I don’t know why. I mean who the hell are we? but yes. Sorry if I don’t know a lot of things. That’s normal for someone who isn’t the one who organized the trip. hahaha.
Next Stop: Lake Danao
The City Hall provided us a very handsome tour-guide from the Tourism Office. Aren’t they amazing?
Next Stop: Hindang Caves and Wild Monkeys
This is my first cave experience. Stinky cave to be honest. Bat poops everywhere. But my classmates had fun spelunking. Me? I’m just observing and protecting myself from the monkeys above that might attack me anytime.
Last stop: MacArthur Landing Memorial Park
Of all the places we visited in Leyte, this one thrilled me the most because before I only see these huge men in my books from school, now I see them in person. That’s my standard in computing the “value/essence” of a place I’m visiting. IDGAF. I was really in a hurry to jump off the bus as soon as we arrive. I was so happy and amazed. They were literally huge!
So that’s pretty much the things that you should visit and experience in Leyte! and yes, WE SHALL RETURN 😉