ILOCOS NORTE DAY 1 (10 26 2011)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This is the much awaited trip of the year primarily because it is supposed to be a GROUP trip. But as you can see we were only three. SAD. This is supposed to be a reunion with my college friends. Some of them were not able to join because they were out of the country. Karylle flew from Australia to the Philippines for this trip. Xeryl is on a semestral break from med school. And I filed a three day vacation leave at work. 
Patapat Viaduct
It's a 12 hour bus ride from  Manila to Pagudpud (see the map below). Malayo sya! 

Ang layooo!
We went to Florida Bus Terminal on the 25th of October around 9 in the evening. Our trip was scheduled at 9:30 in the evening so we have to be there at least 30 minutes earlier. During the first 4 hours of the trip, I was perfectly fine. I slept and listened to music. I think we arrived in ilocos around 6 in the morning. I was really dizzy! I didn't realize how exhausting and tiring it is to have a 12 hour bus ride. I don't know how many times I asked the bus driver, 'Are we there yet?'.  Ang layo! p***** ***! My two travel buddies are also exhausted and from there we decided to take a plane going home to Manila. We're not gonna take 12 hour bus ride EVER AGAIN! Haha! Enough of this introduction, I know I am not good at this. Let's start with Ilocos Norte :))

Kabigan Falls
First stop... Kabigan Falls.
It is a 30 minute trek, pero keri lang naman. Wala namang buwis bhay moments. Winner yan! Sarap tumambay! Sobrang lamig ng tubig :)

On the way to Kabigan Falls

trekking to Kabigan :)
Sa sobrang pagod at gutom, nagpaluto tuloy kami ng pagkain. Hindi advisable to dahil napaka mahal magpaluto dun!
Next stop, Patapat Viaduct.
Xeryl and I
at Timangtang Rock - actually isang tumpok na bato lang sya, ewan ko ba bakit naging tourist spot ito haha

Agua Grande
Agua Grande - may entrance fee dito kaya sa labas na lang kami nagpicture picture :)
OA ang hangin sa Bantay abot! Actually natatakot na kami jan eh haha!

Nice capture kuya!
Bantay Abot Cave
Paraiso ni Anton
Paraiso ni Anton
Ending the day with some JD :)

Next post will be some places in the North, then Ilocos Sur :)

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