Getting there on the long winding road…| Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

The Mountain Province and Sagada caught my attention when I read about Whang Od, the legendary tribal tattoo artist who is a ripe old of 102 years old already as I write this piece, and bugged my bestest fellow Philippines adventurer until the trip conceptualised.

We cannot deny that our forte lies with finding our way to the beaches and the blue waters. We lost our way so many times and had so many setbacks while we were in the mountains that we failed to visit Whang Od despite being determined that we will do just that!

Nevertheless, it was an eye-opening experience to see a different side of the Philippines! Here goes…

27 & 28 APRIL 2017

27 April 2017 28 April 2017 Yep, it was well another red-eye flight out of Singapore with my mouldy boots kept aside for too long waiting for the next adventure. So what’s better than to wake up realising that the countdown is finally over! Woohoo!

28 April 2017 28 April 2017 28 April 2017 28 April 2017 Maybe we didn’t do our research and planning well enough but, we did a drive up from Manila, passing through cities like Baguio for lunch and cruising by smaller towns like Tublay…

28 April 2017 28 April 2017
28 April 2017
Somewhere in Atok where we did a toilet pitstop, stretch our legs and take some selfies at the view point!

28 April 2017 It was somewhere in Kibungan when I realised that the sun is setting and I can’t help starting to worry about the rest of the drive heading up to Sagada. And, it also didn’t help even if our private driver is familiar with the province the very moment the phones lost all connections for us to try and help to get our bearings.

We were so lost in the windy and pitch dark mountain roads and, it took us until almost midnight before we arrived at Coffee Heritage House & Hostel, our lodging for the first night at Sagada!

28 April 2017 28 April 2017 But of course, no prizes for guessing what we did when we finally arrived at the hostel because it only made sense if we checked ourselves in, grab ourselves the biggest platter from their kitchen for our super late dinner then called it a day, praying that we will not get lost again like that for the rest of our adventure to Sagada 😅

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