As I have always said, blogging has become my way of expressing myself, a kind of platform. By this time, blogging is a way of expressing my gratefulness to the people who are always been a part of my life yesterday, today and tomorrow. Some of them are Ilocanos, whom I met back then, but it was only during my recent trip in Ilocos Region where I truly appreciate them. Me and Maam Anamor Akil went to the unfamiliar place like an innocent children, with only one thing in mind. WANDERLUST! 😀
Traveling is one of the things I really love to do. I just started my SAVINGS for my future trips.
Here are some photos from the memorable trip I had with Maam Anamor, which might be helpful for others for their future trips in Ilocos Region:
THE WINDMILLS OF BANGUI:
In going to the Bangui windmill, we got a tour package taking a tricycle from a local in Pagudpud which costs us P900.oo per person, but if one thinks of an adventure, it is quite cheaper compare to other rentals since the whole package includes the subsequent tours as mentioned in the next pictures. We really enjoyed the trip in Bangui Windmills, since it was our first time to got the look of a windmill it was totally an awesome experience of having seen this gigantic structures , it’s like dinosaurs (in Jurassic Films) you can see through the big trees and mountains around. One can buy some souvenirs for a cheaper prices compared to Vigan.
THE FAMOUS PAGUDPUD SIGNAGE
Yes the famous Pagudpud Sinage and of course the breathtaking terrain and rice paddies. So, when are you coming to Ilocos Region. You got to visit the place. ❤ ❤
Ever since, Ilocos Region has always been on my “bucket list”, so when I decided to visit my friends in Manila, the region was been the top priority in my destination and putting into list to my itinerary every towns and municipalities of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, though I still have Laoag to venture in the next few years (we were not able to stay overnight at Laoag since we were so tired then and we need to go to Pagudpud before the night ends). There are lots of budget travel options.
I have been through lots of places in the Philippines. OHh!!! quite not a stranger in my own country..well, SLIGHT 🙂 :-). But heaven!!, this place is one of the MOST PICTURE PERFECT, AMAZING, HEAVENLY…I almost lost an appropriate adjectives to describe the place, but yes!!..over and over, I am willing to travel almost 10 to 12 hours just to get there.
Be adventuruous enough and experience the thrill of everyday life of the locals. The people was so friendly and we have no fear of being nabbed. Take chances and enjoy life. But I am not saying that you need to spend every token of your salary to travel, just save an amount for it, and have the initiative to get a cheapest travel budget. It’s all over the net or be among of the locals and talk to few people, learn their language and appreciate them. Anyway, the whole package took us a whole day, yet every corner of the place we were able to explore. They have their own tariffa and it’s approved by the local government.
SOUVENIRS IN BANGUI
We got to meet a Cebuana souvenir vendors at Bangui.
THE VERY CAPTIVATING KAPURAWPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION
The place reminds me of how true happiness could be found in simplicity. Its a choice though, yet, an hour or two in the place made me realize how blessed I am in my life. Though, just like the path going to the beautiful rock formation, there are rough terrains that we need to endure in order to see its beauty. There are areas that are restricted but this is one way of preserving the place. So be a law abiding citizen.
Going to Kapurawpurawan, it took us less than fifteen minutes taking another tricycle but this time, the tricycles are accreditted by the local government to take tourists to the site to prevent traffic. It costs us less than P200.00 and another P15.00 for a maintenance fee of the area. Still no problem with that amount.
The Kapurpurawan rock formation is located on the rocky coast of Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It came from the Ilocano word “puraw” which means white. The rock formation in Kapurawpuraw was sculptured by different oceanic and weather forces through times.
The tricycle driver religously took photos for us. He is quite nice and very accommodating.
CAPE BOJEADOR LIGHTHOUSE
The tour to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (of the Burgos Lighthouse) in Burgos, Ilocos Norte is among of the package offered to the locals. It is quite know for many since some of the local movies and television series were shot in this beautiful place. It is 35 kilometers from Laoag City with narrow two-laned road, but since we started our tour from Pagudpud, it’s quite few kilometers from the municipality.
The place is very peaceful and fantastic with a very cold breeze blowing from the surrounding area and the ocean not far from the lighthouse. It stands on top of A hill called Vigia de Nagparitan Hill, overlookign Cape Bojeador. It was built 100 years ago and still functional- it signals to the ship as the entered the Philippine territory, it was made during the Spanish era and was very useful during that time.
THE FAMOUS PATAPAT VIADUCT IN PAGUDPUD
The Patapat Viaduct of Pagudpud, Ilocost Norte is the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines which is 1.3 km.
HANNAH’s BEACH RESORT in Pagudpud
In Hannah’s, there is the longest zip line over open air in the country that 1 km long ride.
I should say, one of the most perfect place I have into was in PAgudpud. As a child, I learned to dreamt many things in life even chasing them until this time, but I also never stop looking for a place to visit. Always enjoy life, the way it should be. Never confined yourself in the four corners of your home or office and go out and explore the world. Me, I don’t have enough money to back me up every trip that I had, but I always make sure that I allotted a percentage of my salary for that. There nothing wrong in travelling, exploring things, and take an adventure. Why not try few of the beautiful spots that we had?
Travelling is one of our greatest mentor in life. Through travelling I learned the different traditions each family had and be able to adjust with it.