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Jelly, 29

How did you get

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My husband and I really have a thing for adventures which started back when we started dating 7 years ago. Back then we didn’t have much in our travel budget so we’d usually go to “unknown” local beaches in Batangas and just chill and dive. Nothing fancy. I love the waters so much and I think that’s the reason why we clicked. We usually looked for secluded beaches, and as much as possible we’d try to avoid crowds. He’s also the one who encouraged me to try climbing and trekking. On our fist date, he took me to Mt. Batulao. I thought that it would be an easy hike, but halfway through I started to feel strained because of the heat. He encouraged me not to stop and joked that there was an ice cream and soft drink vendor at the summit. I didn’t believe him but the thought kept me sane and helped me finish our goal.

Top: Siargao, Philippines

Inset: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo province, Philippines

Below: Malalison Island, Antique, Philippines