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Travel Diaries: Pagudpud → Patapat → Bangui ♡
(First of the many I will be posting for the next few weeks!)
My family and I rarely travel because my parents (and now, also my siblings) are always preoccupied with work during weekdays and when we do spend time together, we’re accustomed to staying at home, or near it.That’s why when my parents suggested to go on an almost-week long vacation for their silver anniversary and mother’s birthday, I was so thrilled! The thought of going somewhere unfamiliar and taking so many photographs just made me ecstatic!
So, anyway, welcome to my travel diaries! →
This whole trip is such an eye-opener for me. I’ve been too busy envying other countries and their beautiful sceneries,not really realizing how beautiful my own country is!
Packed na Packed! (Trying hard humor, in case you didn’t notice *sigh*)
Brought many printed dresses (you will not be seeing me in any photos, hehe)/extra book: Everything Is Illuminated —I mean, how many more books can you bring, Elisa?/ sunglasses I should start wearing c/o Ray Bans and Calvin Klein (long old blogging story/Neon pink envelope clutch from It’s All About Hue (Speaking of which, shooting their next collection on Wednesday!)
Car rides at five in the morning.Our car actually broke down on the day of my parents’ anniversary and we were stuck in Bulacan for 12 hours. I just thought, He probably saved us from an accident or something else. He has His reasons for those little annoying things. And, even under the most unfortunate circumstances, as long as my family and I are together, we’re okay.
Finally, the real vacation. Thirteen hour ride—It’s a very long and exhausting story.
This is the golden view I woke up to! The majestic waters and the Bangui Wind Mills which look like tiny toys
Our humble inn which looks like the hotel we’ll be staying at in the next posts
Juliet, Naked: the book I’ve been reading for the past few weeks my Ellie lent me
Tita after answering a phone call
A sweet kid smiling happily for my camera
We only spent a few hours here because we wanted to also be able to see all the other tourist spots in Ilocos Norte.
We passed by this very photogenic (for lack of a better word word) bridge overlooking the sea, surrounded by countless of birds flocked together.
Bangui Wind Mills →
In very turista fashion, we went to the world-renowned (self-gratifying description) and very gigantic Wind Mills. I had to change my 50 mm lens or else I only would have captured the sand. (My humor!!!)
This house caught my attention more than the wind mills, actually. It was so movie poster-material. You probably just need a couple holding one another’s faces and there you have it, a new Nicholas Sparks movie (poster).
I will cut this short because it’s getting long and there’s so much more to post!
Next Post → Paoay :)
Umuwi ako ng Ilocos, (biglaan) dahil namatay yung grandma ng mom ko (106 y/o). First time ko bumyahe ng 10hours magisa. Layoooo! Buti nalang nasa likod ako mismo ng driver. Nakakatuwa lang kasi inentertain ako ng driver and condoctor, pareparehas kasi kaming mga Ilocano. Nakakaloka ang mga advice nila sakin. “WAG KA MUNA MAGAASAWA WAG SAYANGIN ANG GANDA” “MAGASAWA KA NA PAGKAGRADUATE BASTA MAYAMAN” o diba? Lol. Eto pala si Lilang..
10-3pm yung oras na sobrang init dito! Pero kapag gabi na kahit walang aircon/fan, lamiiiig! Nakakumot ka pa. Si Alvin, (cousin) yung lagi kong kasama kapag umaalis ako. Siya daw boyfriend ko dito. Tagadrive, tagabili ng mga gusto ko, tagaabot etc.. HAHA bumawi daw ako kapag siya naman bumisita sa MNL.
At ang mga pinsan ko sa motherside.. Dito lahat sila lumaki sa probinsya kaya tong mga to matatapang, mga batang walang arte, mga batang sanay maglakad ng nakapaa, mga batang kayang tumalon ng napakataas ng walang takot lol at makukulit din!
Naglunchdate naman kami nila Mama, tita Marie, Alvin, Sheena sa La Preciosa sa Laoag.
Tagal ng sisig and siszling sugpo kasi ehh! Pero wala akong masabi sa food nila supaaaah delicious! Thanks tita Marie sa treat order all you want!
(Tita Marie and Sheena)
(mom and Keizia) Walang picture si alviiiin! :(
The next day pumunta kami ng Batac, kung saan nandun si President Ferdinand Marcos.
Dito pala ako grumaduate ng Elementary, sa Eladio V. Barangan Memorial Elem. School. So syempre after 8 years bago ako nakapunta ulit dito nakipagkita ako sa mga kabatch ko na kaclose ko at ayun nagkitakita nga kami. Ang lalaki na nila! O maliit lang talaga ako?! HAHAHA. Hindi ako nakapagdala ng Camera :( Boba.
Meet my grandma and grandpa. (motherside)
Si tita Marie and Bading-
Sa probinsya ko lang din nararanasan ang maligo sa ‘bomba ng tubig’ super fuuuuun! With Alvin-
May OJT pa ako ngayon, at may natitira pa akong 17days pero nandito parin ako sa Ilocos. Hindi rin ako nakakatulong sa Thesis namin dahil hindi ako nakakapasok ng Saturday. Tanggal na ata sa Group. Lol. Hindi na ako ggraduate. Haha. Charr! Ehh pano ako uuwi ang saya naman kasi dito, di naman obvious sa smile ko diba?
Pero today is my lastday, uwi na ako bukas ng hapon. Goodbye Ilocos na. I’ll be back after graduation dito ako magbabakasyon muna. Hehe. ANG ITIM KO NA!