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Starting 2014 with a Visit to the Muse | Kawasan Falls Cebu Philippines Photos

Kawasan Falls, Badian, Cebu

Kawasan Falls, Badian, Cebu

It is a personal pilgrimage. To visit my muse, that is. Despite my countless visits, Kawasan’s vigor strikes me as exciting as the first time I set eyes on her. We were supposed to visit this place on New Year’s Day to lead off the year with rush, flow, exuberance. Yes, my personal superstitions.

We pushed our trip down south on the fourth and visited the muse on his last day in Cebu. Kawasan has changed. Considerably.  Last year’s earthquake collapsed the rocks at the second falls and the tiny falls between the first and the second. The lanky guy who took our photos last year gained weight and is now round. We have changed.

I wanted to share to him my favorite spot, a little nook I considered the most dangerous in the entire Kawasan river system. During our previous visits, we just stayed at the second falls’s area and did not push to the lagoon.

This time. We did. 

Here are some Kawasan Falls Cebu Philippines photos taken in January 2014.

DSC_5346 DSC_5349 DSC_5354 DSC_5365 DSC_5537 DSC_5528 DSC_5380 DSC_5420 DSC_5414 DSC_5427 DSC_5466 DSC_5393 DSC_5483 DSC_5496 DSC_5371 DSC_5514-001The kids at the lagoon saved us in many ways. Thanks to Rizalito, Cherissa, Cutie Pie, Mary Joy, Lemuel and the rest of the kids in the lagoon. I promised them I would come back in February and bring them books and gifts. It seems it would come sooner than expected.

Heading to my sacred place later this month with the people who introduced the muse to me.

Hopeful and exuberant,


Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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  1. Kawasan falls is one of the tourist spots in Cebu due to its multi level of falls flowing into its mountain. Thank you for your blog post.

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