Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Vigan Gap and the Quirino Bridges That Connects It

I ended my previous post with a stitched photo of the tip of the Heroes Hill National Park. It was huge, right? These mountains are formed by the constant movement of the Earth’s lithosphere popularly known as the Plate Tectonics … Continue reading

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Suso Beach, Abra Tunnel and Sulvec Bay

I have already been on the road for over ten hours and the hottest part of the day is reaching it’s peak. I initially planned to take my hydropack for this trip but seeing all the SumVac (Summer Vacation) outposts in CALABARZON … Continue reading

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The First Sundials in the Philippines and the Science Behind It

Tagudin is my first scheduled stop while I was doing the North Luzon Loop starting from Laguna. This town has a rich history and played a major role in the Battle of Bessang Pass. Important, yes. But unique, not really. The Philippines is … Continue reading

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Tagudin: The Gateway to Ilocos Sur

I was just exiting La Union and getting ready to cross the Amburayan Bridge into Ilocos Sur. The Gateway to Ilocos Sur is the municipality of Tagudin which is about 315 kms from Manila. It’s name was from the traditional … Continue reading

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The First Two (of Many) Gas Stops

On my quest to conquer the North Luzon Loop solo, I took the time off of work during my birthweek. This was just after the Holy Week and it was perfect because I don’t like crowded places and congested roads. … Continue reading

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The North Luzon Loop (NLL)

I was stuck at work the whole time everyone was out enjoying the Holy Week. That’s okay with me because I have a week-long work leave approved for the first week of April, my birthweek. The destination route: NORTH LUZON … Continue reading

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Semana Santa 2012 (Part 5): Holy Days! Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

I finally got to cross the longest bridge in the Philippines in Visayas after my first RORO ride, and an exciting ride through Samar both at night and during daytime. I got to do this on my birthday that coincided … Continue reading

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Semana Santa 2012 (Part 4): Back to the Island of Luzon!

I didn’t see a lot of Leyte but it’s okay. It only meant I have a lot of reason to go back to the island. For now, I have to make my way from Tacloban City to Allen, Samar to … Continue reading

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Semana Santa 2012 (Part 3): The San Juanico Bridge and McArthur Memorial Landing Park

On my birthday, I rode from 1AM to 11PM from Laguna to Leyte. The following morning, I set out to explore Tacloban City.  It is a highly urbanized, busy city and is the province of Leyte’s capital. One of the major … Continue reading

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Semana Santa 2012 (Part 2): Night Ride Through Samar to Complete a 22-hour Birthday Ride

I’m already halfway on my trip to Leyte. Sixteen hours ago, I left Laguna and spent my lunch in Albay. It’s 5PM and Dhona and I just “rolled off” a RORO in Allen, Samar (part of Visayas) from Matnog , … Continue reading

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