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Naga Series : Rappelling at Nalalata Falls

After a belly-busting buffet breakfast at The Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga, we traveled 1.5 hours on a private jeep to Bula in Camarines Sur to try rappelling. Being acrophobic, I was not exactly keen on putting on a harness and be suspended from a high place but, as I just had a good breakfast, the day was instantly awesome. I was also excited for the hike going to the falls. The vibrant greenery of the Bicol region impresses me and I feel instantly refreshed whenever I'm around nature. 
A short and easy 15 minute hike took  us to a basin of Nalalata Falls, a clear inviting shade of turquoise.  I wanted to wade in the water right away.  It's a beautiful place for a picnic and a swim, albeit the lack of amenities which I actually prefer. For me, nature is best enjoyed as is or if developments must be done, there should be minimal impact to the environment. 
After Sir Jojo Villareal of Kaddlagan Outdoors gave us a quick orientation on gears and various rappelling positions, the res…