When I was in elementary, I used to walk from our house to our school in the nearby barangay everyday of the week. There is a river that's dividing our barangay to the other barangay where the school is. There is no bridge so we have to cross the river through a small banca when it's high tide. But when the water is low, we look for the shallow part and just pray that no one drown.
You might say that it is crazy for the parents to let kids do that but it is a form of training for us, for our survival. That's how we learn things in the remote area in the Philippines. I never appreciated the beauty that we have in our place till lately. When I was growing up, all I could think is get out from that place because everywhere I look, its a picture of poverty . Looking back now, I am glad that I grew up there, it made me who I am now.
Donsol is one of the most visited place by foreigners in Bicol ever since the awareness of Butanding or whaleshark was exposed.