My plan was to get up early and walk up to the viewpoint for sunrise. But as soon as I looked outside I saw everything was obscured by fog. So I got back in bed.

What would I do today? Not only was it foggy, it was cold again. My plans were scuttled. I had breakfast and killed some time. Eventually I figured I should go see the waterfall I couldn’t find yesterday. So I headed back towards the way I came into town on my motorbike.

Another misty morning.
Another misty morning.

When I arrived, nobody was collecting the entrance fee. I wasn’t sure where to go, so I wandered down the wrong trail. As soon as I stepped away from the main road, which was not busy, I was in a quiet, idyllic valley. There was one little hut, and a few fallow fields. I wandered through and came to a stream. The hills surrounded me. I wondered what was on the other side of the hills? Probably more peaceful, empty valleys. The trails ended so I headed back to the road.

I found the correct trail and followed it. It went higher, and I looked down on the valley I was in. This trail was easy to follow and I walked to the stream. Then the stream was became the trail. Eventually I came to the first waterfall. There was a bamboo staircase, so I climbed it.

Following a trail on my own.
Following a trail on my own.

That lead to the second waterfall. There were some bamboo rails to hang onto, so I climbed up it. I could see the third waterfall. It looked like there was more bamboo to hang onto, but it got more perilous. There wasn’t a soul around, and I wasn’t sure what was ahead, so I turned back.

Like yesterday, I did not see a single foreigner. What do all the foreigner in town do here?

THis trail was so peaceful and beautiful I decided to do the guided “100 waterfalls trek” tomorrow.

The first waterfall.
The first waterfall.
I climbed this mountain to see the sunset.
I climbed this mountain to see the sunset.
The view from the top was nice.
The view from the top was nice.
On top of the world.
On top of the world.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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