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Canyoning in Badian

We stayed the night in Moalboal, a place very close to Badian where we wanted to go Canyoning. It was the first time for me and I didn’t know quite what to expect. So first we took a ride up the mountain and after a short briefing we walked to the canyon entrance.

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The view was spectacular but it was also very hot and I couldn’t wait to cool of in the water.

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A quick hike down again…

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… still not knowing what to expect but fully equipped.

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we finally reached the entrance.

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A quick selfie in case we wouldn’t make it out alive 😉

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and then we continued stream downwards and did our first jump.

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Here I was a little insecure at first, I couldn’t really see the safest spot to jump into so I needed to asked but eventually I…

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in between we walked some parts beside the stream to get to waterfalls where higher jumps could be done… if you dare 😉

Here is Markus jumping first from what they told us is a 12 meter jump.

Later I did the same jump and thought it would be a good idea to film myself while jumping but that video turned out to be unwatchable… so instead a photo made by my cousin must do the job.

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There was one more jump we were told we could do (if we dare) and it would be even higher. So we went for a little walk again until we hit the spot. I… brave as I was… jumped first! At first it didn’t look too high but „mid-flight“ I realised it was a lot higher than the previous jump. In the video the jump is over in a second but for me it happened in slo-motion and took ages to reach the water 😉 It was quite an impact as you can see here (photos taken by my cousin).

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I even touched the ground of the pool with my feet, you can see the in the video, again filming myself with a „ohh so dangerous selfie stick“ (I was told at Denpasar Airport in Bali I need to check-in my selfie stick together with my check-in luggage. Carry on is not possible. WTF to that!!)

That was the last jump for this tour and to be honest I was glad it was. My first time doing canyoning and my highest jump was said to be 15 meters. The highest I did previously was 7,5 meters from a tower in a swimming pool back home, many, many yeas ago. Needless to say, I feld brave as hell – HAHA!

My cousin couldn’t chicken out so he jumped as well as you can see here, in admittedly a little shaky video. It just makes it more authentic 😉

We then walked a bit to reach the most touristic place on this tour, Kawasan Falls. A Waterfall you hardly get to see on your own and is not so easy to get a photo of only yourself in it…

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but… with a little bit of patience one could swim towards the waterfall in the right moment and trust your cousin can take the shot before someone else enters the frame. DONE! CHECK!

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That concludes this post and an amazing experience for me. Canyoning? YES! It is fun and it will not be the last time I did this, for sure.

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