Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WaLks oF LiFe : Cabbage Harvesting at Mt. Osdung area



"Late afternoons, nights and early mornings are very cold in these mountains of the Cordilleras. Up there, one can see many distant places even when not going but just by looking"
-pagnapagna

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Amburayan river short walk featuring LA UNION's provincial WELCOME ARCHES



"From a distance, these Welcome Arches look like a portion of a giant elaborate engagement rings, a union proposal of the province to each and everyone passing through"
-pagnapagna

Monday, December 22, 2014

PAGNAPAGNA's 2014 YEARENDER


"At the end of every journey is a Home Sweet Home"
-pagnapagna
There are more waiting to be discovered in the
Cordilleras and Ilocos Region.
Looking forward to more adventures and misadventures, meaningful and heartfelt PAGNAPAGNAs for 2015
meanwhile, here is a recap:


14 MOST VIEWED PAGNAPAGNAs OF 2014




Dadaay rice terraces
Month of June

This upland barangay in the municipality of Alilem has numerous waterfalls and some of them supply waters to their rice terraces.
Going up there is through motorbikes, jeep or an uphill hike.



La Union Centennial Tree
Month of January

Visiting one, two or all of these is like visiting our great great great grand father. Silently, it is telling us something.
They had withstood the test of time for more or less a hundred years that continued until to this day and hopefully to the future.




Tangadan Falls
Month of April 

This is one of the most visited waterfalls in the province of La Union.
I went to Tangadan falls during "Sabado Gloria" (Black Saturday) and witnessed how people celebrated in this part of San Gabriel, La Union





Tangadan Falls
Month of July

I Google mapped "Tili ti Nuang" and Tangadan Falls and found out that they are in the same tributary, with "Tili ti Nuang" at the far upstream.
From Bagulin, La Union, we hiked to get us to Tangadan Falls at San Gabriel, La Union.



Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Month of March

During my visit to my ailing dear father in Ilocos Norte who just recently passed-away and rested in peace, I also went to see some of the tourist spots nearby. One of those places was the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.






Ken Ngilawen Burial Cave
Month of June

Two simply carved logs underneath a big boulder served as their final resting place at the mountain barangay of Alilem, Ilocos Sur.


Mt. Gedgedayan
Month of August

The place has many waterfalls that can be seen from the old Municipal Hall.
Named after the Ifugao god, Mt. Kabunian is one of the premier hiking destination in Bakun Benguet and included in the "Bakun Trio" consisting of Mount Lobo, Mount Kabunian and Mount Tenglawan.



Bacnotan Public Market
Month of September

My second of my "series-to-be" explorations of Public Supermarkets, Bacnotan, La Union is another convergence of "walks of life". As I said it before, it's a jungle in there.




Sacdol Springs
Month of March

Eager to see Hot Springs for the first time, I went on my own to the unfrequented barangay Sacdol of Sablan, Benguet. Luckily, I get to meet one of the locals along the way who showed me the Hot springs.




Poro Point Lighthouse
Month of January

It was one of my "unforgettable" experience on top of a lighthouse overlooking the city lights of San Fernando while the light keeper fixes the lighting system and it was at nighttime. 






Mankayan Municipal hall
Month of April

At Mankayan, Benguet, I met a man together with his dog who became my guide going to Deccan Falls.





Kapurpurawan
Month of March

Naturally sculpted rocks at the shores of Burgos, Ilocos Norte. The wind turbines constructed along the area is also a sight to see.







Bacsil Ridge
Month of January

The monument was constructed as a war memorial on a ridge of a mountain and the area is a favorite to many cyclist.



Frogs at Kinmadilyan
Month of October

Jumping its way up to Number one as the most viewed PAGNAPAGNA blog post of the year 2014 is the Kinmadilyan Falls.

Although tragic for them as they were soon became the "recipe of the day" and ended in someone's tummy, these frogs were in the spotlight.

I happened to witness how they catch frogs at the creek below the Kinmadilyan Falls.









Other PAGNAPAGNAs of 2014

         15- TEKIP falls of Bakun
         16- SIBUAN-OTONG Falls
         17- KIBKIBULAN Falls
         20- Freedom Park
         23- "MANDING's" waterfalls
         29- "Calibus" Falls
         31- Bussaoit Dam
         32- The forgotten Dambana


For Last year's yearender (2012-2013 my Pagnapagna that was) CLICK HERE

A walkback on PAGNAPAGNAs of 2014




14 ALL TIME MOST VIEWED PAGNAPAGNAs AS OF DECEMBER 2014

         1- Spanish Watchtower #10 Badoc (Ilocos Norte) - November 2013
         2- WATERFALLS of La Union - December 2012
         3- Tangadan Falls - July 2012
         4- ANTONG FALLS - July 2013
         5- Spanish Watchtower #7 Narvacan (Ilocos Sur) - October 2013
         6- AW-ASEN Falls of Sigay - July 2012
         7- TUDDINGAN Falls - July 2012
         8- ZIM-SIM-UG Twin Falls of Arosip Ecotrail - October 2013
         9- PINSAL Falls of Ilocos Sur - January 2013
         10 - "ISEM" (Smile) Town's Waterfalls - December 2012
         11- Off the Beaten Path .. San Gabriel Waterfalls - November 2012
         12- Guinabang Falls - July 2013
         13-  Tinge of Chinese at San Fernando City, La Union - February 2013
         14- TOWING falls of Sablan - December 2013





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Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lower Cascade of TOWING FALLS



"Towing falls is made up of layers of cascades. They said that it is of four layers and not three. Let's see the one at the bottom"
-pagnapagna

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

the forgotten DAMBANA



"A monument probably constructed during Ferdinand Marcos' reign as president of the Philippines and is now abandoned"
-pagnapagna

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Up-uplas, Sudipen, La Union fet. Ken Badol Falls



"Way back in my college days, we visited this place courtesy of our schoolmate 'Caesar', a resident of Up-uplas who is now in Canada. Back then, the road leading to this place was still not cemented, we have to walk a couple of hours to reach this barangay along the Amburayan river at the back of the mountains. It was very exhausting as it was my first time to do a lengthy walk and not to mention the uphills"
-pagnapagna


Monday, October 20, 2014

Kinmadilyan Falls


"The rainy season is about to end. 
Here is one of Sudipen, La Union's waterfalls that i got to visit."
-pagnapagna

Sunday, September 28, 2014

MARKET EXPLORE #2 - Bacnotan Public Market


"I've heard of the Bacnotan Longanisa but what about the one from their public market? 

Come and let's explore Bacnotan, La Union's Public Market!"
-pagnapagna