Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ilocos Norte - Paoay Kumakaway!

"Paoay Kumakaway" The Ilocos Norte tourism brand

After a very tiring and sleepless first day in Ilocos, our second day welcomed us with a good weather. Energies were recharged because of a good night sleep. Ayan, meron na din akong pictures!! 

CAPE BOJEADOR LIGHTHOUSE
Burgos, Ilocos Norte

This 65-foot tall stone tall tower is located on a top of a hill overlooking the South China Sea. It serves those international ships entering the Philippine archipelago from the North.
Cannot enter the lighthouse. But heard a lot of scary stories.
(c) JC Natividad
Nakakalokang nagtagal kami sa kakapicture sa inclined part sa gilid ng lighthouse at nakakaloka din sa ganda ng view!! Bongga!

KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION
Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Nature is really a good artist. We didn't have the chance to come nearer since it is already prohibited. Of course to conserve the beauty of nature. They provided a viewing deck for the tourist.
(c) JC Natividad
 At saan na naman kami nagtagal? haha.

BANGUI WINDMILLS
Bangui, Ilocos Norte

Dahil sobrang dami na ng photos ng windmills anywhere, parang ka-umay na din. Haha. Pero iba talaga kapag andun ka na at nasa harapan mo na ang mga windmills. Sobrang nakakaamaze! Ang laki-laki at nakakaaliw pagmasdan. Ang galing lang!! =)
There are many stores around the place. Buy your souvenirs!

KABIGAN FALLS
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

After a delicious lunch at Papa Nard's, we checked-in at Jun and Carol's Beach Resort, I dunno pero parang nawalan ako ng gana sa pagpipicture dahil wala na din naman pictures sa Day 1. Anyway, we immediately proceeded to Kabigan Falls. As in madalian dahil late afternoon na at nasa half pa lang kami ng dapat puntahan.

30 minutes trek one way, still depends kung gaano katagal o kabilis maglakad. It is also required to have a guide.
 There are a lot of streams along the way.
(c) JC Natividad
 Dipped into the falls with the boys. 
Bongga sa lamig ng tubig!! Nakakawala ng pagod! 
Ang dilim na sa may falls though sumisilip pa ang araw sa bandang labas.
 Before we left Kabigan Falls, we tried their karioka (deep-fried coconut rice)

PATAPAT BRIDGE
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Connects Maharlika Highway from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Vally Region. It is 31 meters over sea level and is a 1.3 km zigzag road which makes it the 4th longest bridge in the Philippines. The bridge was constructed to solve the problem of landslides in the area which have caused so many vehicular accidents in the past.

Story behind the Patapat bridge: (di ko knows kung totoo talaga pero sabi lang to ng driver namin)
Bago pa magawa itong tulay na ito, meron talagang original road na doon talaga ang daan. Siguro doble ng taas ng bridge sa dagat yung original road na itinuro naman sa amin ni Kuya Rey (driver). Bale, kung andun ka, as in super taas.

Meron daw dating provincial bus na bumyahe, parang field trip ang lagay at puro bata ang nakasakay. Tinutukso ng mga bagets ang driver na maliit daw ang "pototoy" nito. Sa sobrang panunukso at inis, nagbanta ang driver na ilalaglag niya ang bus kapag tinukso pa nila ito, pero patuloy pa din sa pagtukso ang mag bagets kaya tinuluyan ng driver at inilaglag nga ang bus. Nakaligtas daw ang konduktor at isang bata na siguro ay hinatak lang ng konduktor nang tumalon sila sa bus bago ito tuluyang mahulog sa dagat.
 Ang bongga at may falls pa!!

BLUE LAGOON
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Dahil ang OA namin sa tagal sa ibang places, di na namin napuntahan ang ibang sites like Bantay Abot Cave at ang burol sa teleseryeng Walang Hanggan nina Katerina at Daniel. Sayang much :(
 As in konting liwanag na lang pagdating namin.
(c) Nathaniel David
We just enjoyed the remaining time for swimming.

Had dinner delivered by the cook of Papa Nard's then inuman ulit! Haha.
Gaya nga ng sabi ni Kuya Rey at Kuya Jojo (Driver ng kabilang van na kaclose na din namin), Sobrang minsan lang daw na nagkakasundo ang lahat sa isang van. Mas madalas magkakaaway daw. =)

Another fun filled day at Ilocos. Kamiss! =)

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From Photographs to Reality: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur

Next post: Vigan!!!

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