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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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January 26, 2015

asik asik falls: there and back again


The Bridge to Asik-Asik

Asik Asik has gained widespread popularity over the last two years, thanks to social media. Though its a challenge to get there - the occasional security issue and the horrific rough road (they said the road will be improved soon), it did not stop people from all over from visiting this wonder.

Related post : Alamada's Asik Asik Falls

Its still a pain to get there: hours away from the nearest airport and you'll also need to pass by some of the infamous towns in Cotabato and Maguindanao regions (part of southern Mindanao most people would rather not go to). The rough road from Alamada town to Upper Dado is sure to loosen a lot of bolts in your car (if you are to drive it there), and the habal-habal (motorcycle) ride driven by daredevils that will make you say a little prayer - extremely muddy during the rainy days and dusty on dry days . Not to mention the hike (up) going back from the waterfalls to where you'll leave your motorcycles!

The Green Wall

Its still a treat to shoot, regardless of how challenging it is to get there. Its icy cold water as refreshing as ever if you care for a QUICK dip.

The place looked deserted, does it? Don't let these photos fool you, there were more than 50 people there that Saturday morning when took I this, relatively still a small crowd. You can't stop folks from "photo-bombing" or clowning in front of your camera, or "accidentally" splashing you.

But patience is indeed a virtue. They are bound to get hungry or cold (the water is icy cold!) soon, and will leave you in peace for a minute or two. During that sweet and short window you can compose and shoot all you want. Emphasis on the "short".

Return to Asik Asik Falls

A blog follower asked me why these magnificent waterfalls are hard get to. My quick answer: because if they are too accessible, man will desecrate them in no time.

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KD said...

Indeed! Wish it would stay hard to reach :)

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