On April 13, 2011, some members of the Pinoy Travel Bloggers community went to Corregidor Island in Cavite for the Corregidor Adventure Challenge, organized by Mr. Ivan Henares of Ivan About Town and sponsored by Sun Cruises, Inc.
It was my first time to meet with the group, except for Ada and Mica, who I already knew in the first years of my blogging career. It is really cool to gain new friends, especially when all of them have the same interest as yours.
We arrived at the island in 1.15 hours via the Sun Cruises’ ferry and were transferred to the famous Corregidor tranvia for the island tour and adventure challenge.
The PTB members, guided by Sir Ivan and the Sun Cruises staff gave us heads up to the Battery Way, where we took some photos of the cannons used by the American and Filipino soldiers during World War II, against Japanese invaders. We were also instructed to wear our free adventure challenger’s shirts here.
After the game orientation, we were divided into two groups: the red and orange teams. Team Horse (red) was composed of Ada Lajara, Marinelle de Leon, Ca de Ramos, Leo Reyman, Lloyd Lostboy and Marcos Caratao; while Team Jumshot (orange) included Ian dela Peña, Chinchan Lakwatsero, Ivan Cultura, Mica Rodriguez, Aleah Phils and me.
Gun start. Taking pictures during the game proper was as hard as remembering all the details, so here’s the blow-by-blow shots I (and the others) had while running here, trekking there, going up and down hills and tunnels.
The Corregidor Adventure Challenge was indeed a great experience for me, as a first timer. I bet I wouldn’t have the same adrenaline rush if I chose the regular day tour. I hope to bring my family and friends here for some bonding moments, or my officemates for our team-building activity. Thank you also to my new friends, PTB members, for bravely facing and surmounting this challenge with me. I enjoyed it BIGTIME!
Special thanks to Mr. Ivan Henares and Sun Cruises for the great opportunity, and to my fellow PTBs Mica, Aleah, Ada, Ian, and Kuya Ferdz of www.ironwulf.net, for lending me your pictures.