Published: August 5th 2007July 31st 2007
The sleepy town of Basey, Samar
No really, even the pig was asleep.
Ana, survived Siquijor...traversed Bohol and just barely made it through Southern Leyte and Limasawa. Despite a roadblock on the way to Tacloban, she made it in one piece and enjoyed a night on the town. Her relaxing night on the town was short lived however, the race continued the next day into the eastern province of Samar. Ana received instructions in the morning they were as follows:
** Welcome to the eastren province of Samar, catch a bus to Basey a quiet town outside of the Sohoton National Park. Once there you will have to choose between a number of guides and bancas to lead you up the Cadacan River's estuary. Your final destination is the natural limestone caverns that lead underground below the park. Once you find this natural wonder, and journey to the bottom of the cavern you will be given your next clue.
Despite a bit of boat sickness, a horde of bats and a torrential downpour; Ana raced to the bowels of the earth and back. Once out in the sun she received her next clue, and her final task for the race.
Cadacan River Estuary
Yep..one more river trip..a good cure for Ana's motion sickness.
you have made it to the final leg of the Amazing Race Philippines. From here you must travel back to the City of Tacloban. Once you arrive in the city make your way to Calvary Hill, and search for the Sacred Heart. It is here that you will find the final pit stop of the race, and if you make it... the ultimate prize.
Ana had just one last hill to climb in search of the Sacred Heart. She managed to find it and much more, this pit stop is not the end, but just another begining. Ana's reward for travelling over 1000 kilometers, braving bats, mountains and jelly fish was my heart and it was here upon Calvary Hill that I asked for her hand in marriage. This trip was much more than just a vacation, it was a long proposal. I would not have been content to savor this moment over a nice dinner and champagne, I wanted to extend it for as long as I could and make it not one but many memories to last.
Thanks to everyone who followed along, and I hope to write about our next adventure soon.
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