Tag Archives: North Luzon Loop

Completing the North Luzon Loop

The North Luzon has been one of the favorite tourist destinations in the Philippines.  Although it pertains mostly to the Ilocos Region, there are still many places to explore beyond Pagudpud. To motorcycle riders, getting to Ilocos is only a … 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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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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The Ruins of a Mansion on Gabut Island

One item on my bucketlist is to get to as many islands as I can on a motorcycle. I have already crossed the sea on a ferry, crossed a bridge to get to another island, and just recently, rode the … Continue reading

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Juan Luna Shrine in Badoc, Ilocos Norte

When I was in Elementary, I used to join poster making contests. Sometimes, I get the honor to represent our school. My accomplishments in this field earned me the Juan Luna Award. So, what about it? Nothing, I just want … Continue reading

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Vigan City and The Quest to Find Pinget Island

I am on a road trip covering the North Luzon Loop. I started in Laguna and headed North via EDSA, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur. My first stop was Tagudin where we learned that the First Sundial … Continue reading

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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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