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My First Sagada Trip – Day 2 April 29, 2007

Posted by Me in Sagada, Travel.

Jumping off from my Day 1 entry

Day 2
April 29, 2007

The alarm rang at around 5:30AM. Yes, I am on vacation and yet I set my phone alarm 5:30AM… why? Meeting time of our Sagada group was at 7AM. Damn. It was gonna be a loooong fun-filled day. Wehehehe.

This time we hired a jeep for Php.700. The group (8 people including the four of us) met up at around seven thirtyish. The jeep passed by our main road to pick us up on the way to the drop-off point for the loooooooooooong hike.

Bomod-Ok “Big Falls” Trek
Trek to Big Falls offers a great view of the rice terraces
Guide Fee: Php. 600 / max of 10
Optional Vehicle: Php. 700
Time: 8:00AM

Upon arriving at the drop-off point, we got a spectacular view of the terraces we’d be walking through. From that standpoint, you’d see how FAR you’d be walking. Joseph pointed to the MOUNTAIN and said that the falls is somewhere OVER THERE.



My First Sagada Trip – Day 1 April 28, 2007

Posted by Me in Sagada, Travel.

My trip was almost cancelled because I’ve been in a pensive mood in the past couple of days, it just didn’t feel right to Get Away. Things were so fucked up at work, I couldn’t find it in myself to just pack up and leave for the weekend. Alas, my sister convinced me that I desperately needed a break because I was on a verge of a breakdown so at around 11:30PM on Thursday night, I told Pau that it was definitely a GO.

When we finally arrived, I realized that it was indeed a much needed break for me… I was lovin’ Sagada. Every minute, every moment.


Planning for Sagada April 12, 2007

Posted by Me in Sagada, Travel.

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As far as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go to Sagada. Back in college it was probably because I heard they had marijuana plantations but as I matured grew older, my interest turned to spelunking, seeing the terraces, and just enjoying nature. Add to the fact that I’m a total camera whore now… all the pictures I’ve seen are amazing and I’m itching to see those picturesque views myself.

It’s been years and I haven’t been able to go to Sagada because my friends are soooo corny. I’m probably the only one willing to go through an ass-numbing bus ride to a rural town. My family was supposed to go last December but since we had three kids (6, 7, and 9 year olds) along, it wasn’t such a good idea. Damn. I was willing to leave the kids in Baguio!

Thank God I finally found a kindred soul who’s as excited as I am in taking a ten-hour bus ride, sleeping in rural transient houses, spelunking in ice-cold water, in a town where everybody walks.

I am totally psyched. (more…)