The Cordillera Road Trip: EP01: Going Up (2.27.13)

This year we planned on going to one of the most sought after vacations in the upper region of Luzon-- Sagada. Officemates planned on Boracay but I'm not really a fan of beaches so I'd rather spend it in the cold mountains, far from the humid salty air of a lower sea level region.

Initial IT was Manila-Banaue-Sagada-Banaue-Manila but we ended up doing a Manila-Banaue-Sagada-Bontoc-Baguio-Manila trip. Cool huh? We get to do a round trip around the Cordillera region!

March 27

We left Cavite around 4am, arrived at MoA to fetch my sister from work and left around 5am and had a sweet quick ride via NLEX. When I woke up we're already at Cabanatuan (around 9/10 am). 

There are 3 of us in the photo. She's also not aware she's on it.

Maybe one of the attributes of being there that early is because not everyone is out on the streets yet. So if possible, you find yourself planning for a road trip, be early ahead of everyone going up. It's not like as if you're the one who discovered the route to be the only one going up, you know.

We passed small towns and along the way we were only able to see these two places: 

This church in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija

And the Balete Pass in Nueva Vizcaya.

Both we haven't went down the car for because at this time we intend to go back using this same route. Little did we know we won't. There's also one point of interest we were not able to see along the Highway which is Camp Pangatian that houses a large sundial. Better luck next time.


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