When In Manila, you will eventually tire of the concrete jungle and find ways of taking a much deserved breather in places you can be one with nature. Thankfully, the Philippine archipelago is home to many wonderful spots to visit, sights to take in, and even mountains to climb!
This year, I am proud to report that I climbed my first mountain— something I never thought I’d accomplish in my life. It was an arduous 5 hour hike but the view at the summit is something that’s definitely one for the books.
One lady mountaineer, Gracey Padilla, decided to take advantage of this beautiful view (and of being on top of a mountain!) by proposing to her boyfriend. Facebook page Pinoy Mountaineer posts about what happened:
The text reads:
From lady hiker MacGracey Padilla: “Just wanted to share the moment when I proposed to my boyfriend at the peak of Pico de Loro..Yup I was the one who proposed to him..ako rin kasi ang nanligaw sa kanya since sobrang torpe niya..He was my childhood sweetheart..Friend ko siya since elementary and im not expecting na aabot kame sa ganitong stage. He said “YES”! He was so happy at napatulala siya coz he’s not expecting na gagawin ko yun..Then the moment na bumaba na kame ng bundok lagi lang siya nakatingin sa ring at halos ayaw pagasgasan.. We are planning to exchange our wedding vows on his birthday next year ganun ko siya kamahal..” #taongbundok
Pinoy Mountaineer is a website about hiking in the Philippines by medical doctor, Gideon Lasco.
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