Dancing in the sea like somebody's watching and becoming a tricycle driver
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From Laoag, the town of Pagudpod is just an hour away via the open air mini buses available around for 85 pesos per person. It was a good decision to have taken this ride in daylight as the scenic drive shouldn't be missed. Along the way, we already saw a glimpse of South China Sea on our left. We did not have a definite itinerary on Pagudpod, but I had been reading some of the nice things to do, one of which is to see the windmills in the nearby town of Bangui during sunrise or sunset and so when we passed by Bangui and unexpectedly saw the windmills, I excitedly pointed them to my travbuddies and told them those are the windmills we're going to go to.
Pagudpod has often been referred to as the Boracay of the North minus the people and the parties. Yes, this is true and indeed it is one way of describing Pagudpod. However, I think the two should not be compared to one another, as each has it's own unique ambiance and beauty. Besides, that would be like saying that you have to see Boracay first. Otherwise, how would you describe Pagudpod to someone who has not seen Boracay yet?
Amidst being a tourist area, Pagudpod remains a non-commercialized rural area -- no shopping centers or malls and no fancy restaurants.
So what's there to do in Pagudpod? You can hire a tricycle and have the driver tour you around for the whole day for 600 pesos. We only had one afternoon to spend to go around so we only managed to go to some places like the 80 foot high Kabigan falls, Patapat viadocks and Blue Lagoon beach.
Ok, so I just said earlier not to compare Pagudpod to Boracay but here I went comparing them in the end. hehehe. Well, I really do not want to make a review. My stay in Pagudpod was very memorable: the tricycle ride, the splashing of the waves, the drinks on the shore, the starry night, the sunsets, the talks...and my early morning walks, which, on my first morning, actually turned into an early morning dance.
Perhaps, there's something next?