The Devil’s Pool – I want to TRY this!

The aptly-named Devil’s Pool is definitely one of the most surreal locations on Earth. It is a small natural rock pool on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, located along the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Devil’s Pool is adjacent to Livingstone Island on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. This is where David Livingstone first set eyes on the Victoria Falls remarking “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.

For most of the year, anyone foolish enough to enter the water would be instantly swept over the edge to his death.

During the dry season which usually lasts from September to December, Devil’s Pool is shallow enough that people can safely swim right to the edge before the waterfall drops more than 300 feet. You don’t get swept down by the force of the falls because of a natural rock wall just below the surface. This is as close as you can get to the thunderous roar and permanent rainbows that adorn this magnificent Natural World Wonder.

Lying right at the edge of the fall.

The Devil’s Pool

Don’t try this if you have a fear of heights.

A man and his young son looking over the waterfalls.

Only a slippery, submerged lip of rock stands between these bathers and a 100m drop over the world’s largest waterfall.

Once you get close to the right spot it takes a bit of courage to make a leap of faith, jump in from a rock, and trust you will not get swept over the edge. There is a safety line to hold onto when you’re swimming to get to Devils’ Pool in case the current is too much for you.

If you are looking for a taste of life on the edge and loves a sudden rush of adrenalin, this just has to be the place.

Tourists challenge gravity at the edge of the falls.

The Devil’s Pool experience is popular and is only possible when conditions are right, usually September – December.

One thrill-seeker is brave enough to stand on the ledge above the falls.

A father poses with his youngster perilously close to the 100m drop.

DAMN!!! I am so envious with these tough people! hahaha! 🙂 Let me ask you, if given a chance would you dare try that once in a lifetime crazy to death experience? For me, HELL YEAHhh!

Secret Island Escapade

We need to relax and have fun. Everyone needs it! So, last April 30 we went to a place called secret island (ako lang naman nag pangalan) haha! that has never been discovered by somebody else except the owner and us (his invited guess). LOL! 🙂 It’s an hour and a half away from the city.

Fresh Oysters. Yummy!

Everyone has different reactions with the Oysters. 🙂 Bakit anong problema? Masarap naman diba? 😀

Oyster eating contest na! 🙂 Wawa and Uncle Jimbo.

Tita Ellen.

Tita Boding and Tita Babes.

Kids on the go! Dee Dee, Hansy and Eki. 🙂

Maxine. Ayay! katambok! cute 🙂

Pakoykoy is in the house yow!! with Lolo Noning 🙂

Troy, Treepee and Ikay.

Real Life Couples in the Island. ♥

MOM and DAD.

ROCKY and ATE BRENDA.

VAN and EMPOL. hee hee! 🙂

Exploring the beautiful scenery of the Island.

Heart shape leaf. ♥

We’re on the CLIFF. saraaaaaaaaaap! 🙂

P.I.A. Patrick In Action.

Chris Tiu is with us. haha! Jason.

Forest in the Island?? YES! 🙂

Foot Trail Starts Here….

Kapos sa pagtalon. hee hee 🙂

Ray J is with us also. haha! Paolo.

Huli ka! Anong ginagawa mo dyan? Bakit ka nag iisa? Sa presinto ka na magpaliwanag! haha! At talagang nakatago ka pa sa mga bato. hihi!

STARFISH.

We definitely enjoyed the day. We had a great time. 🙂

Top Ten Beaches in the Philippines

The Philippines have been well known for its fantastic beaches. Here are some of the best beaches in the Philippines that one may consider visiting.

1. Boracay – has always been the favorite place of beach goers to go in the Philippines. This is because of the great white sand and cool waters, Boracay is the place for people looking to party. It is even considered as one of the finest beaches in the world. Boracay is located in the North West part of the Visayas area called Panay.

2. Pagudpud – if you’re looking for a place that can be like Hawaii, Pagudpud is the place to visit. The strong winds and waves can be compared to that of Hawaii which makes this place often visited by surfers. Pagudpud also has long continuous white sands and inviting beach waters for people looking to just swim. Compared to Boracay, this place is more secluded.

3. Mactan Island – the queen city of the South, Cebu, also has its fair share of great beaches. One of them is the so called Mactan Island. It is a tropical island resort. It provides tourist with great entertainment such as night life activities that will spice up the visit.

4. Panglao – if you love to dive visiting Panglao is the place to be. This place is a tiny island found hidden in it’s bigger nearby island of Bohol.

5. Camiguin – the place has been known to be one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines because it still seems like a paradise. Some people even consider the place the “Garden of Eden” in the country. Camiguin has a great topography that includes waterfalls, and the hot and cold springs. The place will be mesmerizing and will definitely tempt you to go back.

6. Dakak – a private beach that spans about 750 meters long the Sulu Sea. The beach also has great white sands that can be compared to powder. The pool’s water comes from the spring water and the waterfalls that are on the area.

7. Honda Bay – this are islands that surround the capital of the South Western province of Palawan. Among these islands, the tourist can go island hopping, diving and swim on the cool waters. In one of the islands, one can see the variety of fishes without swimming out too deep.

8. El Nido – the palce has been known as the country’s last frontier and Palawan – the Island of the Gods. This place offers great beaches that will tae you away from the urban life. This place is the best to visit if you are looking for complete peace and quiet. Aside from the magnificent beach, the palce also offers you a sight of the beautiful seascapes, towering marble cliffs and a variety of tropical birds.


9. Pearl Farm – far south in the city of Davao, lies the premier beach resort know as the Pearl Farm. The place no longer has the pearls you are looking for. But the place can still offer an experience as valuable as a pearl. This is because of the great resort that is accompanied by the white sands.

10. Siargao – this place is another surfers dream. The place offers you waves that can curl up to 12 feet high. Aside from the waves, the place also has beaches that still remains unspoiled by urban lifestyle.