I was in the NORTH. Up at the coasts of Cagayan and the Ilocos Norte provinces when I was again invited to be part of Lakbay Norte’s 2011 edition, Leg 2, visiting several new and interesting spots as well as reacquainted with some old sites. The day didn’t look good. Overcast. The sky a boring white with no features. But we arrived in Adams, Ilocos Norte’s last town up north, remote and secluded in the last stands of the mighty Cordilleras before terminating at Pasaleng…Continue Reading “Adam’s enchanting Anuplig Falls”

Pansit Batil Patung

The northern city of Tuguegarao in Cagayan province is not only famous for the adventure, natural and heritage destinations that tourists and travellers come for but, for the first time visitor, one’s curiosity is immediately piqued when almost all eateries, from hole in the wall joints to carinderias and restaurants are offering pansit batil patung (or patong).

In the town of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, the biscocho comes in three forms with the most popular are the soft ones. Anise flavored, it’s one of Ilocos Norte’s popular pasalubong.

While sandboarding is fun, just look at their faces here, it somehow is limited to a small area of the expansive La Paz Sand Dunes. To really enjoy the wide and beautiful scenery that stretches for several kilometers, a ride on a 4×4 vehicle is recommended.