This adventure trip to two of Tineg’s not so known waterfalls consists of several parts. Read PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 We have to stop and start to walk from here, the driver announced as the 4×4 suddenly stopped while crossing a stream. The dirt road still continued up but the vehicle got some problems and have to be checked and repaired. With us were Adasen tribespeople from Agsimao, a subtribe of the Itneg who inhabits northeast Abra on…Continue Reading “Part 3: Before the Tineg waterfall trek, small offering to the spirits”

This adventure trip to two of Tineg’s not so known waterfalls consists of several parts. Read PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 Barangay Agsimao is beautiful. Cool climate, mountainous. You won’t feel the remoteness of this place as there are several wooden houses and the people are warm and friendly. We headed to one of the houses to have breakfast and along the way, there were orchids hung along the elementary school’s porch. Ah, I like it here. I like…Continue Reading “Part 2: Wild breakfast and great tasting coffee in Agsimao”

This adventure trip to two of Tineg’s not so known waterfalls consists of several parts. Read PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 My mobile phone’s alarm clock went off. 3AM. And we had to clamber from our beds, still sleepy and half awake. But we had a long day ahead to explore two waterfalls in Tineg, Abra, one of the province’s least visited, truly off-the-beaten-path wonders. Vice Governor Chari Bersamin told us that the dry season is the best time…Continue Reading “Part 1: The rugged roads en route to Tineg”

Food is one of the main reasons why we travel. It is one of the most important aspects of experiencing a place and thru its food, you get a glimpse of the culture, heritage and identity of its people. That’s why when I was in Bangued, I was looking forward to what this province has to offer. READ MORE: 10 places to visit in and around Bangued, Abra Bangued, the capital of Abra, due to its proximity to the Ilocos Region, actually it was part…Continue Reading “Sumptuous Abrenian/Ilocano cuisine”