I can't remember how long we were on the road since after eating my breakfast, I spent the rest of the bus ride either chatting with my seatmate or sleeping, which was a good thing since I needed to conserve my energy for the rest of the trip.
On the way to Subic.
Pretty houses near the mountains.
A yacht parked somewhere inside.
Walking around on the floating dock. (Notice how the upper and lower halves of the ships are completely different)
After the floating docks, it was off to the Treetop Adventure place (Hooray!).
A guide explained all the activities they had in store for us and he talked about the safety procedures. Afterwards, we ate lunch. We had:
After a 30-minute rest period, it was time for some real action. Well first, we had to go out and meet the natives, called Aetas who had dark skin, were short and had curly hair. They performed (danced, sang and played the guitar) to earn some money (to buy extra stuff they need in the city, I suppose) but they still hunt and live in the forest. It was quite an experience meeting them face to face.
One of them climbing a thin tree.
Doing their "Dragonfly dance"
Next attraction was the Superman zipline. You had to lie on your stomach suspended between two bars similar to the ones acrobats hang on to, and hang on to them I did. The first bar you placed between your armpits and you placed your legs on top of the other one. When I looked down, all I could see was a really high drop. I could see the tops of trees and all the greenery. Suddenly, the guy operating the mechanism used to control the zipline bade us goodbye and we were suddenly pulled backwards really fast. Once we got to the opposite end, we were then pulled forward. My partner and I half-screamed and half-laughed the whole ride.
My blockmate/partner on the left, me on the right.
View from the ground.
Ew. Check out my huuuugeee butt. HAHA.
Aaaah!The last attraction had the longest possible waiting time (presumably because it took a lot of coaxing and soothing before anyone actually agreed to be dropped). It was the Tree Drop. You were suspended from the very top of a tree then suddenly, well, dropped. You were basically free-falling for a short amount of time before the harnesses around your midsection tightened and you were slowly lowered to the ground.
Me crossing the thin bridge used to connect the trees to each other. This was actually the scariest part for me.
How tall the tree is.
Waiting in line as another
poor victim person is getting ready to be dropped.
Okay, so yeah. I'm stalling. Fine. Here's the video (sigh):
P.S. Some of these pictures were grabbed from my blockmate's cam so credits go to her camera and to the guy who took the pictures.