Ilocos: Christmas Break Edition

Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 26, my friends and I decided to go to the north. Pagudpud! One of my friends have a house in Batac, Ilocos Norte which is also the hometown of the famous dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

How to get there:
We drove for almost a day from Manila to Ilocos Norte. The road is well paved so it wasn't bumpy at all. Plus, having crazy friends and playing all kinds of made-up road games made the travel time fly by. However, there was a point that we got all intellectual, questioning philosophies and bringing up mathematical equations. Other than that, we were good.

Liar. We slept through the ride.

I guess the road was mostly winding to the left?
 What to do:
We made a pit stop in Vigan, Ilocos Sur to stretch our legs and have a walk around the old heritage houses. Since this was a trip sponsored by our big friend, Kinsley, food was the main attraction. We ate Okoys which is shrimp in egg i think and something else. I have a shrimp allergy but ate anyway. The local delicacies is a must try.

Beach food!
We ofcourse went to the beach. The rain did not stop us from having fun. Sandcastles were made and some were buried in the sand.

Is that a whale on the beach?
When the sun came out, we visited Cape Bojeador. It is a very high lighthouse. The stairs to the top were creaky. But if it was able to hold the weight of our friend, it was definitely safe for us. The view up there was breath-taking. But you might want to hold the rails coz the strong wind can definitely make someone like me fly away.

Major carwash needed after.

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