While in the Philippines over Christmas one year, we took a boat tour that would be similar to white-water rafting here in the US. This photo shows the ‘boatmen’ who sit in the front and back of the canoes and who literally – yes literally – carry your canoe (with you in it!) over the rocks to get to the falls. It was an absolutely crazy, fun, pulse-racing, how-are-they-doing-this event and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. If you are ever in the Philippines, I highly suggest taking this awesome ride . . .
(Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna, Philippines | December 2000)