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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Journey To North: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Trip 2012 Part 2

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Continuing north, we dropped by Jun and Carol's to reserve a room. Our initial plan was to go back to Laoag but then my mother thought it would be better to stay the night in Pagudpud. I instantly fell in love with the small attic room of Jun and Carol's. It's supposed to be a honeymoon suite but don't expect 5-star accommodation. It's just a simple room on the third floor and offers a view of the ocean.

From Top-Counter Clockwise : Our room in the attic, view of the stormy ocean, table by the window, my little nook-since my parents would be sleeping on the bed, I have my extra mattress for free in this little nook beside the window. I had a very good sleep with the sound of the ocean, even a small earthquake later that evening didn't wake me when it usually does since I'm a light sleeper.

We then proceeded to Patapat Viaduct, a coastal bridge on the northernmost tip of Luzon that connects Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley Region, a part of Maharlika Highway.

Patapat Viaduct- I'm almost at the tip!

Paraiso ni Anton

Then we went to visit some rock formations where the famous green hills from the series Walang Hanggan is located- the mango tree was photoshopped.

More rock formation- wanted to take more pictures but the weather was getting worse and the waves getting stronger so I didn't have the time to explore or get closer to these rock formations.

Blue Lagoon where you can see Dos Hermanos


Day Two: Laoag-Vigan

After breakfast at Jollibee Laoag again, we visited the sinking bell tower of  Laoag and Saint William's Church, located at the heart of the city.

Then off we went to Malacanang of the North.

The Mansion gives a magnificent view of the Paoay Lake where it is said that the young Ferdinand Marcos used to fish with his father.

After that we dropped by Paoay Sand Dunes when my mom had the idea to have us three swathed in scarves to make it look like we were in an Arabian desert. Unfortunately, we didn't get to take more shots since the rain started to pour. This is where the movie Temptation Island was filmed.

Kuya Arnel taking a picture of my father

To be continued...