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The place took my breath away

Someone, who we'll just hide by the name of Jear wakes me a bit in the middle of the night irritatedly asking what was causing the noise somewhere, I forget. I dazedly murmur something and get back to slumber.

A short discussion was made the previous night on what time we would set our phone alarms as we had a 7:30am bus to Pagudpud, the first trip.  Jear decides to set his a half hour earlier than mine. With him and Andy moving about in the room, I finally pulled myself up from bed a few minutes before my alarm goes off.

Our tricycle drops us off the bus stop only to find out that the bus is empty and we have 20 minutes tops before the departing schedule, we are confident they would not leave us.

Viewing the 20 windmills from where we were at
All 3 of us rush off to the nearest fastfood, our infamous Jollibee, to grab breakfast. Andy decides to eat his 'hopia' a bean filled pastry, from the previous day while Jear and I impatiently (and me bitching with the supervisor a bit) wait for our orders and change from the inefficient staff of the only Laoag branch, fellow travellers, beware!! They looked like they needed the breakfast more than we did.

We rushed back to the bus and in the process made a quick lost detour at the block before the station.

I made arrangements the previous days with one of the tour guides my friend suggested, who she found on a website, Kuya Lancer (SMS num: 0906 8185735) to meet us in Pagudpud. I also mentioned the type of accomodation we needed, how many we were, and our budget.

Claiming the rewards
I recommend that you get him if you are planning to visit this place as he is highly accomodating and helpful. He met us right at the bus stop in Pagudpud and brought us to a nice hotel fronting the beach. The room was P1000/night, had 2 double beds, airconditioning, cable TV, toilet, and a veranda to hang out in.

Our stuff had barely hit the room before we all rushed out to take in the exhilarating view of the pristine beach. Making arrangements with Kuya Lancer on what tour and when to take it. So Jear and I decide (as usual since Andy was always passive er agreeable) that we take the South tour the next morning and just laze around the entire day at the beach.

Putting on our swimwear in a jiffy we all headed for a swim in the noonday sun, what is skin cancer?! 2 hours chatting and swimming (standing for Jear!), we start to crave for food like cavemen.

I'm getting tossed over here, faster please.
Notice that after a swim you always seem to be doubly hungry? Our was no different, ordering 4 dishes that served 2-3 people each and an extra serving of rice for both Jear and me (yes we are big rice eaters!). We did have leftovers to gobble on for the evening. I got the local 'bagnet' which is basically fried pork with the skin, supposed to be yummy but was too chewy for me. Jear got the grilled chicken I think and Andy the beff with bitter melon (ampalaya) On top of our individual orders we got the Sour pork stew (sinigang) which is pork with tamarind broth and vegetables.

A cat passed by and I tried to entice it with food, it decided to be a bitch, close to grabbing the food from my fingers without allowing me to stroke her fur. A friendlier cat joins her but the bitchy one tries to get attention.

Sunsets are always exhilarating at the beach, with the group of birds dotting the horizon.
A huge dogs creeps up Jear's back, what is this? Ace Ventura?! And I was the one who tried to woo them initially, oh well they probably recognized their own kind, heehaw!

I spent my afternoon either autistic at the beach hut or with the boys (physically!) at the beach. Non stop picture taking and videos again on all angles possible from the beach.

Our leftovers were devoured for the evening after which we decided to get a nightcap. The place was close to dead being an off peak season and the bars closed at 10pm, imagine that! Jear frustratingly settling on his 3rd choice for a drink (as all were out of stock), my local beer taking forever to be delivered (as the waitress forgot it!) and Andy starting to luckily sip on his order less the fuss. All 3 of us just sat in chairs fronting the beach and observing the night sky and figuring out where the night lights came from.

While the 2 started to doze off in wonderland I enjoyed the final episode of Temptation Island anticipating our next day's adventure.

 

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The place took my breath away
The place took my breath away
Viewing the 20 windmills from wher…
Viewing the 20 windmills from whe…
Claiming the rewards
Claiming the rewards
Im getting tossed over here, fast…
I'm getting tossed over here, fas…
Sunsets are always exhilarating at…
Sunsets are always exhilarating a…
Absorbed in their own play
Absorbed in their own play
Emotional defined
Emotional defined
Cam whore defined
Cam whore defined
Autism defined
Autism defined
Cavemen bingeing at lunch
Cavemen bingeing at lunch
Ace Ventura! Doggie follows suit o…
Ace Ventura! Doggie follows suit …
Absorbing the fresh air
Absorbing the fresh air
Pristine beach of Pagudpud
Pristine beach of Pagudpud
Nice butt! woot!!!
Nice butt! woot!!!
Walking is a bit difficult at nigh…
Walking is a bit difficult at nig…
Tons of corals and moss
Tons of corals and moss
Cute waves concentrating at a rock…
Cute waves concentrating at a roc…
Busy at work
Busy at work
Exploring the corals on our own
Exploring the corals on our own
Trying out the long stretch of hug…
Trying out the long stretch of hu…
Postcard shot
Postcard shot
Afternoon fisherman getting busy
Afternoon fisherman getting busy
Find the fish! there is no joke!
Find the fish! there is no joke!
Just take the damn shot Jear!!!
Just take the damn shot Jear!!!
Majestic sunset
Majestic sunset
Coconuts anyone?!
Coconuts anyone?!
Busy walking, with me carrying all…
Busy walking, with me carrying al…
Getting autistic myself
Getting autistic myself
Effort with Jear
Effort with Jear
Ilocos Sur
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