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  • Up North Adventures Part I Exploring The Culture Nature And History Of Ilocos

    Up North Adventures Part I Exploring The Culture Nature And History Of Ilocos

    Here in the Philippines, up north refers to Regions I and II. Places like Ilocos and La Union are usually top of mind. They're almost synonymous to verdant hills, lush mountains, and frothy seas. This two-part post explores places you may want to visit up north. Ilocos is up first!

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    Pagudpud Beach

    Let's start at a place 560km from Manila, where the seashore just glow crystal against the sun. The soothing blow of the wind syncs in time with the rambunctious splash of the waters. Over and over the waves roll… beckoning, inviting, enticing you to swim and bask in the sun. T ...

  • Get Lost In Ilocos A 3-Day Tour Of The Past

    Get Lost In Ilocos A 3-Day Tour Of The Past

    One simply cannot explore the past in 3 days. "There's so much detail and complications there that cannot be understood in a short period of time", folks might say. Perhaps the theory is true, but it didn't stop us from experiencing a taste of it!

    Since my childhood days were spent mostly far away from my mother and without any siblings to play with, it has always been my dream to spend an out-of-town vacation with my family. Just last month, I turned that 20-year old dream into a reality at last! From Saudi Arabia, I flew 5,000 miles to spend a month-long annual vacation in the Philippines ...

  • Bangui Wind Turbines The Gentle Giants From The North

    Bangui Wind Turbines The Gentle Giants From The North

    Ilocos Road Trip Continues: Meet with the Gentle Giants (And How Not To Get Lost)

    The Bangui Wind Farm is perhaps the most well-known wind farm in the Philippines, mainly for being the first of its kind in the country and notably for being installed on the shoreline, making it distinct from the usual elevated terrain installations. (Although, recently, the Pililla Wind Farm, which is in my home province, Rizal, is getting quite popular as well which I am hoping to visit in the future.)

    After our adventures in Pagudpud, it was now time to visit the Bangui wind turbines and see them up clo ...