Jeffer's Odyssey

Road Trip Up North: The Bangui Windmills of Ilocos Norte

Hello, friends, how have you been? It’s been exactly a month since my last update. The holidays have also come and gone. Quite a number of things happened, which was partly to blame for my month-long hiatus from this blog. Let me just sum it up in 4 words: holidays, rest, RSI and laryngitis. BUT! It’s a new year, so let’s leave them at that. Also, instead of starting anew, let’s just pick up where we left off, shall we? This time, I bring you to the next stop in our road trip up north, to see to the famous Bangui Windmills up close.

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Road Trip Up North: Kapurpurawan Rock Formations in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Next week is like a line-up of Christmas parties, luncheons and dinners – quite a long one that, for some, can be quite suffocating and burdensome. In fact, these festive gatherings kinda started for me during the last week of December. I think that explains why, only halfway through the Christmas month, I already feel Christmaxed out. XDD

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Road Trip Up North: Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Vigan has always been one of those places that spring up to mind when talking about road trips up north. Probably the other equally favored one is a road trip to Sagada. But I digress. My co-workers and I took advantage of a long weekend to go on this road trip to Ilocos, just to take a break from the usual grind at work and, for some, to take advantage of the school break. Of course, any road trip up north would not be complete without spending time at the famed city of Vigan. Specifically, its Calle Crisologo.

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La Trinidad Eats: Kafe Gipas

Wow. It’s been quite a while since my last post. November was pretty packed, you see. First, there was the Bontoc-Sagada trip, followed by an annual convention at PICC, with days of work in between. And, afterwards, “mouse finger” happened. Seriously, though, I’d pick sore muscles and even aching legs over the pain on my right index finger ANY DANG DAY. Still recovering today, actually. Acupressure ball’s been my best bud lately. But enough of that, and let’s talk food!

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Guimaras: Trappist Abbey & The Guisi Lighthouse (+ mangoes!!)

This wraps up my short jaunt in the island province of Guimaras. I know for sure that there are still a lot of places that are worth checking out, and I wish I could have gone to all of them. But if you have limited time, then you’d have to make do with what little you have, and be grateful, right? Maybe I’ll go back someday, maybe not. Who knows. But I do know this was a visit worth remembering, short though it was. Now, let’s go to the Trappist Abbey and the Guisi Lighthouse, shall we? Read more

Guimaras: San Lorenzo Windmills (feat. Mango Pizza)

Before this visit to Guimaras, I didn’t realize that windmills could be so fascinating. You see, I’ve never seen them up close. It’s either only in pictures or from afar. The San Lorenzo Windmills of Guimaras was my first close encounter (literally) and it was surprising how I ended up being in awe of the structures.

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Guimaras: The Smallest Plaza & The Holy Family Hills

It feels like ages since I last posted, when it was actually just less than a week ago. But I’ve been away traipsing in the mountains and exploring caverns up north, and what could have been a better excuse, right? But I’m picking things up with this post, which will cover when we went on that day trip to the island province of Guimaras.

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