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The long road home (Last part)

Pagudpud By 9:30 a.m. the next day, I was in Claveria’s van terminal, waiting for more passengers to arrive and fill up the empty seats so that our van could be on its way. Not long after, our van was speeding across a scenery of hills, mountains and rice farms. As our car curved its […]

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The long road home (Part 4)

Callao – Claveria I left Callao resort by noon and was back in Tuguegarao City around 1 p.m. This was already the 27th of October, the day before my birthday. My original plan was to be in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte by the 28th. But in Tuguegarao that day, I got worried that it was too […]

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The long road home (Part 3)

Banaue – Tabuk – Callao I woke up early the next day to start my trip to my next destination. When I was planning my journey, I learned that there were buses from Banaue going to Tabuk, Kalinga, and that in Tabuk, there were jeepneys going to Tuguegarao. I thought it would be interesting to […]

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The long road home (Part 2)

Batad and Cambulo I was up by 6 a.m. the next morning. I very much wanted to view the sun rising over the terraces and take photos. The dining area of the place where I stayed had a balcony overlooking the rice terraces. I ate my breakfast and took photos as the sun painted the […]

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The long road home (Part 1)

Ten years ago, I made an extraordinary trip from Mandaluyong City, where I was residing at that time, to Vigan, my hometown. Anybody who has taken this northbound trip would know that the travel time takes from 8-10 hours by bus nowadays. But this trip I took in 2008, I planned to be different. I […]

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