Pagudpud | In Two Different Days

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  • Before and after the rain.


    Writing a feature about the place doesn't cause me at all to say, "This is too much.Because I, myself, knows that words are not enough for readers to go through a Pagudpud experience... to appreciate this lowland heaven!

    The moment the car engine stopped, you would want immediately to get your feet in the sands. The moment you glimpsed the coconut trees, you would want to have some for drinks. The moment you saw other trippers having picture taking, you would grab the hands of your friends to have some too. The moment you observed that there are a lot of foreigner in the area, you would want to talk English and befriend them. The moment you noticed souvenir vendors walking around, you would want to check what they are selling and try their shell necklaces and bracelets. Hmmm. Funny!

    These are but few excitements that Pagudpud gives to us which we cannot actually resist, any time of the year, be it on a weekend, holiday, semestral break, vacation, summer!

    April. Summer time years ago. I think it was our first batch reunion after high school. In a cloudy afternoon.





    Sometime in October I think. Two years ago. In a bluish atmosphere. Sunshine just after the rain.





    Once called "Boracay of the North." Now, its bucolic beaches  are gaining fame and melting the heart of many. Being featured in Herald Sun by John Borthwick (2007), which named Saud Beach as Best Beach in Asia. And recently in Time Magazine in the article Five Reasons to Visit Ilocos Norte by Hans Villarica (2011): 
    "Forget Bali and Boracay. World-weary travelers wishing to escape the crowds should head to Ilocos Norte's pristine sands. Pagudpud's stunning Saud and Maira-ira beaches are ringed by lush green mountains and feature clear emerald waters (neck-deep, you can still count your toes)."
    So why not visit Pagudpud? Yes, today! And discover what is more than these words, photos and recognitions...
    An Entry to Watery, Outdoor Wednesday

    25 comments:

    Diamond R said...

    beautiful beaches. Wow ang galing ng kuha.Ano gamit mong camera?

    Kim, USA said...

    I think I prefer this place than Boracay. Boracay is beautiful but too populated already. If I want to go for a vacation, I don't want to hear a sound or music from a boom box specially at night. I want to hear the sound of the crashing waves, the whistle of the gentle wind and the creaking sound of the coconut leaves. Oh di ba?? How I wish someday I could visit that place. Mahal ba? LOL!!
    By the way, I already post my deers photo taken yesterday amidst the below freezing temperature ^_^

    Elisabeth Hirsch said...

    What a gorgeous place! How awesome ;0)

    Robert Cascayan said...

    Cool, pang time magazine na ang article mo vhincce, I submit mo kaya ang blog mo sa annual blog awards. I'm sure, mare-recognize ka. Galling! Idol talaga Kota, haha.

    youth_in_asia said...

    Looks like paradise! I wish I could be there right now. It's still freezing out this way. Hope you enjoyed it!

    Ms. Burrito said...

    lovely images!

    Please come take a peek at my watery shot Thank you!

    PS.. I am following your blog, would you follow me back too?

    Ai KaiRui Liu said...

    i always love the beach especially white sands...Love your photo's...visiting you from Watery Wednesday...followed you through GFC, hope you'll follow me back

    mine's here
    http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/04/antulang-beach-resort.html

    ewok1993 said...

    this is a spectacular place. i've seen so many features on this. next time i visit pi i'd sure put this on my itinerary.

    LV said...

    Thank you for letting me see a glimpse into your past world. Sounds like a fun place to visit. I will never get to visit or see this area, so it is nice the way you shared it with us.

    chubskulit said...

    Beautiful shots.

    My watery post.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Diamond - Thanks! For the first set of photos, just used a P & S one, while for the second set, just cellphone camera. I left my cam in my place that time... Haha!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Kim - Mura lang Ate, Hehe! Ako din, mas gusto ko ung tranquility na maiooffer ng isang place...

    Sige, I'll visit you pagkatapos ko dito...

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Rob - Haha! Sige nominate me first... Thanks!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Elisa @Chubskulit - Thank you! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @MsBurrito @AiKaiRuiLiu - Thank you! Sure, I'll visit and follow yours too... :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Jon - Yeah! Come and visit Philippines! Lot of places to visit here! Especially my home province Ilocos Norte! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Ewok1993 - Yes! Visit us here in Ilocos Norte! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @LV - Sure! Just keep posted for more photos in the Philippines, in Ilocos Norte! It's great you love the places! :)

    Genie said...

    Beautiful captures! I love your eye for color. This is one grand series of lovely shots. Fine work. Your second and third pictures are my favorites.

    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    Go Pagudpud!

    emmanuelmateo said...

    dumagas kanto ditoy balay ah..ditoy bacarra!!hehe

    jak pay nakapan dita yus.
    alam mo ba yung cave na sinasabi nila jan sa pAgudpud?

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Genie - Thank you. Welcome to my blog!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Christian - Haha! Pagudpud muna ififeature ko ngayon... :D

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Emman - Sige, Hehe! Yup... :D

    Jake said...

    napintas a talaga ti Pagudpod, pristine ti viewna ta di pay unay naserrek ti komersialismo.

    adda met alak a ladawan ti Pagudpod ngem sadiay laeng viaduct..http://anniniwan.blogspot.com/2011/02/viaduct-of-north.html

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