Since 2010 when Zip Southern Leyte was formally launched and ever since I saw a video of my cousin braving the zip line ride over Agas-agas Bridge in Sogod, Southern Leyte, I've been dreaming to try it myself too. It is a 1 kilometer ride starting from a high elevation above the bridge. One gets the sensation of "flying" over the bridge. The Agas-agas Bridge is also the current record holder of being the tallest in the Philippines.
It was my first time to try a zip line and it was a ride of a lifetime. I was hesitant at first since I really didn't know what to expect. So far my experiences with thrill rides were only a couple of rollercoaster rides at theme parks in the US but I have read that this zip line ride is quite different. When the safety helmet and harness were attached, my adrenalin started to rush over me. With my little video camera securely strapped on my left hand, to record the whole ride, I was ready to go. With an average speed of up to 110kph downhill depending on the rider's weight, coupled with the rushing of air on my face, flying over hills and trees was an experience I could never forget. I could do it over and over again. The fear I felt before the start of my flight was replaced with the kind of high that I wanted to linger for the longest time. It was a different kind of thrill mixed with the heavenly feeling of flying. By the time I reached the end point way down below the bridge, I declared it to myself that I will do it again. I will be back Agas-agas!