Somewhere in Ilocos Norte [Day 2]


 There I was, on my second day travelling with my college peeps.  Actually, I dont have a clear idea about our itinerary, good thing there’s Jonathan to tour us in his hometown.

Our first stop of the day : Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Anyone driving north through the province of Ilocos Norte can see the lighthouse which dominates the Burgos skyline.

After iparada ang sasakyan, syang akyat namin pataas ng bundok. The Climb ang drama namin that time. I didn’t complain. Namiss ko rin maghike. Nagulat ako sa dami ng turista sa mga oras na iyon.

It’s deja vu all over, I dont why but i felt like I went here before. I think it’s because the lighthouse quite resembles the Malabrigo Lighthouse of Lobo Batangas.

The lighthouse’s  pavilion has  been transformed into a small museum. Giving tourist like us backgrounds about the declared  National Historical Landmark

Also known as Burgos Lighthouse [thus the town] , it is built around 1800s and is set high on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador where early galleons used to sail by. Earthquake around 1990 damaged the lighting apparatus, thus the lighthouse is currently inoperable.

From its top, one can easily take in the sweeping panorama of the sea and the surrounding countryside.  Also, you can feel and enjoy the wind coming from China Sea

Then off to our next detination. Pagudpud beach! naks! makakaligo na ako sa dagat.  wasn’t able to hit the beach last year due to work but hah! lubos lubusin ang vacation leave. Anyway, sa daan palang makikita mo na yung sikat Bangui Windmills. Anlalaki nila! OA man pakinggan pero gahigante ang mga windmills. Naexcite ako lalo ngaun malalpitan ko sila mamaya. And out of nowhere, bigla kong narinig si regine Velasquez kumakanta sa utak ko, mamaya ko kwento. anyway back to Pagudpud…

Its white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water makes Pagudpud a haven for tourists. that’s true, kaso paano namin mapapatunayan ang ganoong statement kung fully booked na lahat ng resort. Buti nalang andyan ang ever reliable naming driver 😀 nakahanap at nakapasok ang sasakyan namin sa resort kahit fully booked. Ang cottage ay malapit sa dagat at bilihan ng souvenirs at ang pamatay, it’s FREE!

tulad ng banggit ko kanina, malapit lang ang cottage sa bilihan ng souvenirs. Actually they’re by the beachside.

from nick knacks made from seashells, coconut shells, to woven bags and keychain, you can actually buy all your pasalubong here. Ang galing din nung iba na on the spot nila gagawin yung mga souveniers like woven bags and Shell paperweights. You can do and buy bargains as low as 10 pesos 😀so bago matuksong gmastos ng bonggang bongga, we  stroll away from our cottage and decide to do our passion. Vanity picture. Chos. haha

hay. kakarelax sobra. worth the wait. worth din ng vacation leave ko, anyway, kahit minit ang araw, we dont mind, mahangin naman kasi at inisip nalang namin na turista kami, nagpapaTAN haha.

at syempre, di mawawala ang isa pa naming hobby, ang walang kamatayang jumpshots. 😀

To cap off our second day in Ilocos Norte, we went ot he infamous Bangui Windmills. Like I said earlier, this reminds me of Regine Velasquez TV ad. nakaka-LSS. I actually sang it while taking pictures that time. haha

Well check this video first para magkaroon kayo ng idea [you’ll see  Cape Bojeador  Lighthouse as well ]

…and again some jumpshots 😀

The Northwind Project in Bangui is the first windfarm project in South East Asia. Towering 70 meters tall, these majestic wind powered turbines have attracted many visitors both local and foreign. They supplies electricity to Bangui and towns nearby.

This is an awesome experience. I mean, this might be my first and last, seeing this giants made appreciate the power of mother nature. [naks pangdrama ang banat]. my friends know my love to pinwheels and windmills, they’re my emblem and seeing an array of  huge windmills made me smile.

To bring home a piece of this place, I brought a miniature windmill for my desk. Actually you can find many sizes of windmills in the souvenir shops,  from small as  keychains  to as big as a common stand fan.

Well’ that’s for Day 2. Apologies if i wasn’t able to warn you about the enormous jumpshots we had. Let’s say we just love to jump. haha

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

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