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Camping at the Japanese Shrine with Cuernos de NegrosJun 4-5, 2011

Camping at the Japanese Shrine with Cuernos de Negros

Weber Grilling up Japanese Shrine
The first time I hiked-up the Japanese Shrine, I thought, "...what a great place to spend the night camping." Well, that wishful thinking came true when Cuernos de Negros member, Rodney Ong texted me to an invite up the shrine. The plan was to bring my Weber Grill along for some kick-ass smoked barbeque followed by smores! We arrived by crewcab around 10pm. After pitching our tents, it was socials around the grill.

Filipino-American-Japanese Amity Shrine
Rising 2175 feet above sea level and perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the neighboring islands, this 3-sided obelisk-like sturcture representing the 3 countries (Philippines, America and Japan), was the battleground between the defending Japanese against the combined onslaught of the US Army and Filipino guerillas. The defeat of the Japanese marked the end of hostilities in Negros Oriental. This structure was unveiled in 1977

The Day After
It was tough waking up the day after with a mild hang-over, but breakfast prepared by Janelle and Onyot gave us the much needed boost. Shortly after, we were off to the next destination - Pulang Bato Falls!

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How to get there from Dumaguete

  • within Dumaguete, take a pedicab (tricycle) and ask to be dropped-off the jeep station for Valencia. P8.00
  • board the jeep until you reach the town of Valencia. 20 minutes, P12.00
  • upon alighting the jeep, you will be approached by habal-habal drivers. Ask to be taken to the Japanese Shrine. P100-P120 per trip, 30 mins. They'll wait for you at the Shrine. If the road is dry, they'll allow 2 passengers - but the rate is per trip, not per passenger. Be warned, the dirt road section is steep and rough. It's also slippery after a rain.
  • Edwin SamsonFrom Valencia, you can also ride on Edwin Samson's motorbike - one passenger only for Casaroro Falls. P200/round trip, he will wait even for a few hours. Cell: 0918.218.4212. Let me know if he's doing a fine job or not.

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Cuernos de Negros crew Weber grilling with lots of smoke flavor socials socials
Janelle and Kay socials the illustrated Rodney Ong silhouette against the Shrine
Shrine shot! Dumaguete lights morning has broken overlooking Dumaguete
Onyot and Janelle were the tireless duo making sure food was good to the max! George the monkey - alone since caught many many years ago as an infant, his sexual release has always been his hands. They can't get him a partner since catching monkeys in the mountains is now prohibited...poor George! He should be set free. Japanese inscription telling of what took place...maybe Henessy Jungle Hammock
abs shot Kay, Ryan and Ken Ken and Onyot on back of crewcab off to Pulang Bato Falls

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