"Sprinted to North Luzon" is not a planned vacation but just a weekend of going to the provinces, as many employed city workers do. Despite this, we managed to squeeze in a lot of travel sites (such as Pagudpod and Vigan) and still get back to work on a Monday.
Having a simple job in a small company, I managed to apply and get approved for a one day leave in just a week's notice. We applied for a Friday leave. On a Thursday, March 17, we left Manila trying to catch 12AM bus trip with a signboard "Laoag". In Pasay, Manila you could find all these buses but we have a favorite bus lines called "PARTAS". Their terminal can be found beside MRT Station in EDSA-Taft.
Call Partas' office first and ask when this type of bus is available as the bus is very rare, probably one only in their fleet.
Tip: Have the curtains closed as I found the street lamps and lights from the window to be distracting.
We are close to our destination at Balaoan, La Union.
Wow, nice village they have here.
I took some pics while they had a small conversation after the short but fulfilling lunch.
We're dropped to Partas terminal in Laoag, we're quite unsure on where to go next. Luckily, we overheard a girl in the bus who is going to Pagudpod. She's very helpful and is a resident of Pagudpod. We went with her, got a tricycle, and headed to another bus terminal.
We searched but left with no choice to a resort called Saud. It was long and a dark walk from the guard entrance to the restaurant.
They slept early while I did some low light camera testing such as below. This is 15 second shutter speed shot and I turned this to Black and White since the colors are awful. After this, I took a cold shower since they don't have a heater. Worse, RLYN's store does not provide bath towels, only a piece of soap. After taking a bath and using my used clothes as a drying towel, I found that the beach is also filled with videoke music which I find hard to sleep easily.
No big deal for an aspiring adventurer. Good Night.
Travelling North such as La Union or Pagudpod without the hassle of land travel?
SeaAir serves flights to Vigan while Philippine Airlines fly to Laoag Daily.
Go here at CNM's website to get their numbers and look for Khrizia regarding your inquiries.