I was in Liliw, Laguna province over the weekend for the "Tsinelas Festival", and after roaming the streets of Liliw the whole morning, we drove a few minutes away from the town center to a bridge. The bridge is at the boundary of Liliw and Majayjay, small highland towns nestled at the foothills of Mount Banahaw.
From the bridge, we looked down to a river where folks were swimming and preparing their picnic lunch. The aroma of grilled pork made us all hungry. :p
The water was clear, and I found out later, refreshingly cold! It was a very hot day, probably about 35 degrees C---I wished I brought some extra clothes so I could take a dip in the water.
I envy this girl---watched how she bravely managed the rocks and finally took a dive into the pool. She's a lucky girl to have a place like this to enjoy in the summer.
Clumps of bamboo trees provided cooling shades; fronds rustled and pattered in the summer breeze, singing a duet with the gentle rippling sound of the river.
This river is about 100 kilometers south of Manila, approximately 1.5 to 2-hour drive.