26 Jun2007

Off to Pagudpud…

by Marketman

Just a quick note to let you know that I am traveling again…this time up North on a drive from Manila to Vigan, Laoag, Pagudpud and back down… I have left a few posts to amuse you all but I will not be responding to emails until I get back. I am not sure what email and surfing (on the web, not the ocean) access will be like, so if I seem quiet, it’s probably because I am either driving or exhausted from driving… please feel free to go back and check out some of 1,200 posts that are in the archives. Will be back soon…

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Krizteene says:

    Enjoy your trip! Take care…

    Jun 26, 2007 | 6:11 am

     
  2. Maria Clara says:

    Have fun and fabulous time and finds.

    Jun 26, 2007 | 6:57 am

     
  3. allen says:

    Ingat!

    Jun 26, 2007 | 7:03 am

     
  4. mrs m says:

    Naimbag nga panagbiyahe, kabsat!

    Jun 26, 2007 | 7:30 am

     
  5. consol says:

    hi mm! enjoy your trip to pagudpud. my friends and i enjoyed our stay there immensely. however, on our first night we had to stay in a tent by the sea (literally a few feet away, so it was soooo cold!) because the party of armida siguion reyna was winding up filming of a dawn-richard movie. dang, that’s ages ago!

    drive safely now :-)

    Jun 26, 2007 | 8:01 am

     
  6. wysgal says:

    Wow, that’s one road trip I’ve always wanted to take … best of luck. Hope you avoid storms and the like. =)

    Jun 26, 2007 | 8:19 am

     
  7. awi says:

    MM, on the way to Pagudpud you’re going to pass through Pasuquin — there’s a bakery there (can’t miss it, it’s on the national highway, I think it’s called Pasuquin bakery, haha) that sells this really yummy bread that they flavor with anise. You should give it a try, ansarap!

    Jun 26, 2007 | 11:53 am

     
  8. cc says:

    Your traveling junts seem to surface many comments, from near and far from your global followers. Keep all those of us who want to be kept amused, wondering … what next? Really! How about some scenic photos of the countryside up to Pagudpud?

    Jun 26, 2007 | 12:23 pm

     
  9. zap says:

    Phew! Palawan-> NY -> Bora-> now Ilocos… Amazing Race, MM-style? =) Ingat lagi sa paglalakbay.

    Jun 27, 2007 | 4:33 am

     
  10. paolo says:

    What’s in Pagudpud… pagud?

    Jun 27, 2007 | 8:00 am

     
  11. Sidekick says:

    Have fun… Be safe…

    Jun 27, 2007 | 10:06 am

     
  12. Lou says:

    Bon voyage, and stay safe to you and the team.
    Gee, I’m already dying to see what new finds you’ll bring us back.

    Jun 28, 2007 | 7:43 pm

     
  13. MJ says:

    hello! i found your post and i wanted to ask you some questions. how long of a drive is it from bulacan to subic? subic to banaue? banaue to pagudpud? pagudpud to vigan? what’s the best route to take? we will be traveling via van and would really like to hit up all these places but have no clue how long it will take as far as driving goes. do you recommend any hotels in any of these places? how was your visit? thanks!!!

    Aug 16, 2008 | 5:27 am

     
  14. Marketman says:

    MJ, its best you resort to a google view of the towns you mention… but here are some very wild estimates. Bulacan to Subic from 1.5-2.5 hours, depending on starting point, there is a new highway… subic to banaue? Nightmare, say 10+ hours and you are backtracking through Bulacan. Banaue to Pagudpud through Cagayan valley, I don’t really know, maybe 8-12 hours, depending on road conditions and stops. Pagudpud to Vigan say 2.5-3 hours. Vigan to Bulacan, say another 8+ hours, depending on traffic. This is a NASTY long drive, I hope you have 2-3 drivers in the van and the van is in EXCELLENT shape or you could find yourselves in pretty remote and desolate stretches of road… For my posts on Pagudpud and Ilocos, check the archives after this post above and there are over a dozen posts, including hotels…

    Aug 16, 2008 | 9:05 am

     
 

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