Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

I love to travel. I really do. In fact, I have a long list of places that I really wanted to go.

But what stops me from travelling is my fear of riding planes. We had a near plane crash experience in one of our flights and that gave me a terrible trauma, to the point that I said to myself that I will NEVER ride planes again…


Last year, when my husband’s clan decide to have a reunion in Baguio City, I was excited! My brother-in-law suggested that he’ll do a land trip from Davao City to Baguio. It made me more excited and I started packing up my things right away for the said trip.

But when I later found out  from my husband that we’re going to have a plane ride since he has already booked it weeks ahead, my excitement vanished and I suddenly became reluctant to go. My husband knew for sure that I got nervous because of the plane ride but then he assured me that everything’s going to be alright.

And to make the long story short, I did take the plane ride, but I can’t help from shivering and freaking out every time the plane free falls or if we’re experiencing turbulence. It reminds me of the near plane crash experience we had. Thankfully, we landed safely! Thank God! 🙂

So, as a response to Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo ChallengeReward“, I want to share with you some snapshots that I took from our trip. 🙂

The Ruins|Saraine Gem Macaraeg 2015|www.coffeebreaksandrainydays.wordpress.com

Windmills, Pagudpud|Saraine Gem Macaraeg 2015|www.coffeebreaksandrainydays.wordpress.com

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte|Saraine Gem Macaraeg 2015|www.coffeebreaksandrainydays.wordpress.com

I took these pictures using a camera phone. They may not look outstanding but these photos mean a lot to me because it reminds me of the reward I got for taking up the courage to ride planes again despite the trauma that I had; I was able to go to the places that I really wanted to go and to see the beautiful views that I only see at travel magazines. 🙂 If I really did decide not to come just because I was afraid to ride planes again, I would have not seen these wonders. I would have not been able to take a photo of these. 🙂

It is really true, that in order for you to get your reward, you must go through so much pain and suffering and terrible torture. But all of the endurance and perseverance are worth it. All of the pain and suffering are nothing compared to the reward that is awaiting you. 🙂

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte|Saraine Gem Macaraeg 2015|www.coffeebreaksandrainydays.wordpress.com


Let’s see the wonderful rewards of our other WordPress bloggers. 🙂 It really is inspiring to know the story behind their wonderful photos. 🙂 Some of the blog posts and photos you might like to see are these:




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