Tag Archives: Ilocos Norte

Leaving Ilocos Via Patapat Bridge

Pagudpud is around 570 kilometers from Manila. It may be a long travel, but it definitely won’t disappoint you. For a motorcycle rider, this town is extra special because it is the edge of mainland Luzon. Getting here on two … Continue reading

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Maira-ira Point: Timmangtang Rock, Bantay Abot Cave, Blue Lagoon, and Dos Hermanos Islands

I started my day very early but since I visited the Bangui Wind Farm before leaving Saud Beach, it was already 7:45 AM when I left for the rest of Pagudpud. According to folktales, Pagudpud was from an exhausted Batangueño … Continue reading

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The Bangui Wind Farm and What You Probably Didn’t Notice

..or maybe you did. Anyway, let’s get to that later on. We are still on my North Luzon Loop Series I did back in April for my birthday. I started back in Laguna and made my way north on my … Continue reading

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Kapurpurawan Rocks: The Most Famous Sedimentary Rock in the Philippines

How much have you retained from your Elementary Science lessons? Things seem to always come in groups, doesn’t it? Solid, Liquid, Gas. Go, Grow and Glow. Very basic, right? What about Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic? That’s right, they are rock … Continue reading

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Bacarra Domeless Bell Tower and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

My trips usually go on a “more or less” kind of arrangement. That’s one, if not the best perk, of travelling solo. The “second day” of my North Luzon Loop Ride ended early at 3PM in Laoag City. I still … Continue reading

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Laoag City: The Sparkling Gem of Ilocandia

Laoag City is the capital of Ilocos Norte. The name was taken from the Ilocano term “lawag” which means light or brightness. It is 487 kms from Manila. The only commercial airport in the Ilocos Region is located here. Vigan … Continue reading

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Paoay Lake and the Malacañang of the North

The lower half of Ilocos Norte has been spoiling me with tourist spots for a while and seems it has more up ahead. After the exhilarating “dirt bike style” ride up and over the sand dunes of Paoay, the slabs … Continue reading

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