Author: dakilanglaagan

Hello there! I am Marjorie and welcome to my backpack reflections. Dakilanglaagan contains my thoughts and sentiments about traveling, hiking, and adulting. I'm not really a superb writer, but I write nonetheless. Life is too short to be consumed by other people's comments. Let's pursue what keeps us sane.
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Cebu Mountain Tour: Traveling with Family in the ‘New Normal’ (UPDATED Rates and Protocols 2021)

Cebu Mountain Tour is actually a popular choice among those who fancy mountain adventures. Thanks to Cebu’s unique topography, going to its highlands will only take a few minutes from the city proper. This is the reason why bikers and motorcycle riding clubs frequent these places – accessibility, astounding vista, and gentle mountain breeze.

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STILL TEAM DO-SAN FOR 2021 – AND SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM ‘START-UP’

Still Team Do-san for 2021 – and Some Lessons Learned from ‘Start-Up’

But Nam Do-san of Start-Up Kdrama series made me realize that I’m not a hopeless case. That not everyone can practically manage raising themselves like Ji-pyeong. That it’s okay to not know where you’re going. That it’s fine to have insecurities – and compare yourself to others. That you just have to continue because along the way you will meet people or experience events that will help you answer this existential question. You just have to trust the process.

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Hiking in the New Normal

Yes, We’ve Hiked Mt. Babag – and Here’s How Hiking Looks like in the ‘New Normal’

Before 2020 ended, my friends and I decided to do a hike to one of Cebu’s notorious trails: Mt. Babag. We all know how risky hiking is in this ‘new normal’. Those who have been in the outdoors know the potential injuries, trail hazards, and now, virus infection this pursuit of passion entails. Here’s what happened in our recent ascent to Mt. Babag.

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What happened to Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre: What Most Filipinos Don’t Know about this Mountain Range

Sierra Madre is the longest mountain range in the Philippines, fondly called the “Backbone of Luzon”. It spans almost 700 kilometers in length with its highest peak standing at an elevation of 1,266 meters above sea level. It has hindered numerous typhoons that are coming from the Pacific Ocean from devastating the provinces of Luzon. It is also considered as one of the most biodiverse areas in the Philippines.

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Outdoor Brand you've probably Mispronounced

How to properly pronounce Outdoor Gear Brands

Have you ever wondered if you’re pronouncing properly the brand names of your outdoor gear and equipment? With so many foreign brands in the market, (and ukay-ukay) it’s quite interesting to find out if you are giving justice to the names that have saved you through the coldest nights, helped you nourish the needs of your body, and made your outdoor experience worth the while.
While we don’t usually give a fuss about this because we often laugh our way out, I guess it’s best that we save ourselves from Nazis out there and learn how to properly pronounce the outdoor gear that we are using.

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Just when you thought you’ve seen so much of the Earth; these amazing trees will prove to you that nature will never run out of things to show off. I was just actually scrolling around social media when I came upon a post sharing some photos of the world’s most incredible trees. 

Here are 10 of the Most Amazing Trees in the World

Just when you thought you’ve seen so much of the Earth; these amazing trees will prove to you that nature will never run out of things to show off. I was just actually scrolling around social media when I came upon a post sharing some photos of the world’s most incredible trees. Long story short, I started browsing and researching trees all over the world, and then voila!