there's no way to go but up up and up into the mountains!
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April 21st, 2009 – by: lauro
i tried to sleep, really tried my best, but i cant, my eyes never wandered from looking out the window. because it was really beautiful. i put on my mp3 player, while the bus made those zigzag turns in the mountain road, the swedish rock band kent played, perfect for the great roadtrip!
not more than an hour passed, we drove into the town of natubleng. natubleng is considered "the switzerland of the philippines" because of the chilly climate which is true even at high sunrise, people are different there! they have rosy cheeks as its also located in high altitude! it is also the vegetable capital in the philippines! as always blessed with good weather and soil, tons of vegetables are produced in the municipality!
from the town of natubleng, one can see the highest mountain in the cordilleras, mt.
after crossing the town of natubleng, we passed by halsema highway's highest elevation at 2400 meters!!! it was fucking amazing! i mean, the road drops to a ravine on the right side, but its avoidable to look down and hang on to dear life as on the right is the most amazing, fantastic and speechless view of the cordillera peaks! the prominent peaks of mt. tabayoc and mt.
i had been to the great alps in europe, but still its nothing compared to the great cordilleras in the philippines, although it doenst have any snowcapped peaks, the rawness makes it more exciting and challenging!
*sorry pics are wobbly as the bus ride was really really bumpy as hell! hahaha*
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