March 14, 2020 Banaue Rice Terraces

I Finally Went Out of My Comfort Zone And Regretted One Thing

When it comes to traveling, you can always count on me⁠ except for one thing—hiking. Take me anywhere but the mountains. I've never been a fan of the mountain and long hours of trekking. I'm afraid of the trails as there could be wild animals or snakes that might attack us along the way and we're far away from help. My friends tell me that I'm just overthinking. Perhaps, I was.




Then come February this year, I decided to take the leap and finally go out of my comfort zone. I went on a 9-hour bus ride to Banaue only to find out that we'll be hiking almost three-fourths of our trip. From our home-stay and hot spring to the cold waterfalls and the famed rice terraces, name it, there's always hiking. 


Whenever I'm in a new place that involves a lot of stairs and going ups, I make sure to count the steps but this time, I lost track while catching my breath. The numbers aren't important that time, I just want to rest already. For a woman who has never been to the mountains and not physically prepared, hiking is a challenge. 


But I'm already there. I can't just go home, waste the money I paid for the trip, and leave the adventure that could have been the greatest one. I don't want to go back to Manila wondering what if I pushed through?



So, I embraced the challenge. I braved the thousands of steps—mostly steep and narrow paths—while being baked under the sun, wearing the wrong set of clothes just to see what the world has been talking about. And they are right, Banaue Rice Terraces is majestic! It's like a spot straight out from a postcard. All the hours of hiking, trekking, and countless catching of breath moments are totally worth it. Because with a view like this, how can you resist?


Taking a leap and going out of your comfort zone has risks, as does anything in life, but it's a great way to discover yourself and push yourself to the limit.

There's one thing I regret though... I regret not doing this sooner.


Photos by Hendrix Vargas

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21 comments


  1. Set in a journey is a journey out of yourself overcoming the route in the mountains from you carry to what you have done at home and what else you need to do spinning up is working on yourself with your weaknesses and talents that are in us and we have not yet discovered them , I am looking for a gift that is deep at the bottom of our heart, the path up shows us how special it is to listen to my inner self and to interpret them intelligently so that we can eat according to our instructions in the heart of intujac tells us that we should do so, but our mind does not allow take the right path for us which we have given us and do not listen to what angels advise us. Beautiful photos

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    1. Life is a journey of discovery. I appreciate your comment dear. Thank you! :)

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  2. This is such a nice post! Taking a leap really is scary especially because we don't know what's gonna happen but doing so is a form of bravery. Happy that you went out of your comfort zone and did this :)

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    1. I agree with, taking a leap is a form of bravery. Thank you for this! Hope you have a great day :)

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  3. Luoghi meravigliosi e abbigliamento azzeccato e bello. Saluti belli.
    sinforosa

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    1. Thank you! Banaue Rice Terraces is an amazing place to travel to :)

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  4. This is such a beautiful post. What a wonderful reminder to step out of our comfort zones every once and a while! I am so glad you were able to experience something so magical. The views are just inspiring.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Thank you so much! Getting out of our comfort zones will make us a better person. It may not be a good thing always but it's always a learning :)

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  5. Wow, your photos are so beautiful! That must have been breathtaking to see in real life! It’s always great to push yourself to do something out of your comfort zone. Thank you for reminding us of that and sharing your experience with us!

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.hustlababy09.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes super! Banaue Rice Terraces is really breathtaking and should be on overy traveler's bucket list :)

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  6. Looks like so much fun! I miss hiking! Once I can leave my house I definitely want to go hiking. The view are so beautiful! so worth it!

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    1. Yes me too! I'm not a mountain person but after this, I'm so game to take the challenge again. Hope the crisis ends soon. Keep safe dear! :)

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  9. So, sorry for the two deletes, my fingers, touched the wrong key.Lol I totally get it, going out of your comfort zone is difficult, but so glad you made that leap, hiking is so much fun. Be safe.

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