While I was in Coron Island in Philippines, there’s a popular spot to catch the sunset and sunrise in Coron. It’s called Mt. Tapyas.
And to see the sunset and sunrise, there’s one challenge between you and the sunrise or sunset. The 724 stairs of Mt. Tapyas.
It’s around 6PM when myself and my travel buddy this time, Kania Kismadi, just reached the place that we stayed in Coron, Eco Coron Lodge.
We then hurry went to Tapyas to catch the sunset. I knew that it’s a bit too late for the sunset, but better late then never right?! So while I went up, I tried to take a few snaps, just in case the sun needs to sleep early on that day!
What it seems close, apparently it’s still far to reach the view deck of Mt. Tapyas! I was running out of my breath when I was in the middle of the track to the top, and it was already getting dark at that time. Many people has gone down from the top, so I guess it was just me and a few people that still going up to the view deck.
I did expect that the sky would be already (quite) dark when I reached the top, but it seemed to just surrender and walking down was not an option for me haha! And finally, I reached the view deck. Hoorayyy … And no one’s there … Oops, okay, there’s another person who was on the phone on this view deck. Phiew!
After I took some photos, I then walked down the stairs and made a plan to come back here again for the sunrise.
If you are planning to catch the sunrise, it’s better to wake up early and go according the time that you have planned.
Haha … Well, I did plan to leave at 5AM, but hallooo … It’s still dark out there, and I bet no one out there, not even on the view deck.
5:15AM … Okay it’s still dark.
5:30AM … OMG, I could already see a bit of the sun ray on the sky!
So then we just walked in hurry to Mt. Tapyas. Luckily we stayed quite near to Mt. Tapyas, so at least we still could catch a good photo of the sunrise. Again … The race between me and the sun!
When I was already on the view deck, apparently the sun rises behind a hill, so at least I got the ‘sunrise effect’ in my photo haha!
From the view deck, I could see the city of Coron and the surrounding. Also the hills around the city that protected the city from the typhoon Yolanda, according a Filipino that we met when we walked down the stairs.
This is really a good exercise for me, and if you went to Mt. Tapyas on Saturday, you will see many people also go up there for some exercise! So don’t miss Mt. Tapyas when you visited Coron 😉
This post is part of myself and my friend [Kania Kismadi] trip from Philippines – Malaysia – Singapore.
In this post, I want to also give away some of the postcard that I have bought while I was in Manila. The plan was to send the postcard from Philippines, but after I look at my schedule, it’s apparently not possible. I will send the postcard while I am in Singapore. So a Philippines postcard will be sent from Singapore Post Office using Singapore stamps! Lol.
Anyway, I only have 5 postcards, so if you want, here are what you have to do:
1. Follow my Twitter account: @timothywpawiro
2. Tell me what do you think of my blog, Mixed Up Already . Really! I just want to know! Haha … If you have any suggestions, please do let me know. Please use the comment form in this blog post 🙂
I will wait until 23 March 2014, so I can send it on 24 March 2014 … from Singapore Post Office 😀
That’s it! 🙂
So who won the postcard????
Well, as this is my first contest, so you guys who has made comment here are the winner! Hooray!!
I have sent some in Cebu, then some in Singapore, and another one will be from Jakarta/Bandung. Lol … Haha.
Thank you all! 🙂