As social media makes it easier to for us to share experiences, more and more Pinoys are finding new ways to unwind and new destinations to visit—including some of our country’s many beautiful mountains. Celebs like Nadine Lustre and James Reid have been known to enjoy hiking—one of the cheapest ways to enjoy nature while getting fit at the same time.
Joining the ranks of James and Nadine is Ara Mina, who recently shared her love for hiking on Instagram. Last Sunday, the 39-year-old actress posted several breathtaking photos from Mt. Lubog, one of the many mountains dotting the province of Rizal.
The actress, who only started hiking in 2016, shared that she initially didn’t believe she would like hiking because “gusto ko parati akong mabango, malinis,” and that she was “takot sa araw… kagatin ako ng mga insects” on top of having a fear of heights.
“But then I pushed myself to overcome my phobia and here I am😃 this is my 10th hike and I’m loving it! I’m a nature lover as well😍.”
She ended her caption by sharing that hiking helped clear up a nasty cough that she’s had for a week. “Need ko lang pala ng fresh air and matinding exercise.”
Here are Ara’s other photos from the hike:
Will you also be conquering a mountain this 2019?