Jeffer's Odyssey

Mornin’ Food-trippin’ in Sagada

Who, in their right mind, would want to “swing by” Sagada, just to eat? Us, apparently, and yes, we are in our right minds. We figured it’s a shame that we haven’t tried some of the now-famous places to eat in Sagada when it is, technically, our neighbor. Finally, we got to check out the Lemon Pie House and the Yoghurt House.  Read more

OdysStay: Where to Stay in Batad and Bontoc

In every journey, pit and rest stops are a given, and I felt it only right to share some info about mine. I consider it my small way of providing something helpful and informative, as opposed to just talking about what I’ve seen and what I did. If that even makes sense. #odysSTAY will chronicle what I remember of the places that served as my shelter on my various adventures. For this post, I will be talking about the two places we stayed at during our “Plan B” road trip through Batad and Bontoc.

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Bauko, Mt. Province Pt 4: Pre-Begnas Activity Photodiary

This is actually an excuse to draw out my reminiscence of this experience (which I previously talked about here, here, and here) and to post some more pictures, haha! You see, I get a kick of going back to my blog entries at least six months after they have been posted, and I would like to reopen this post this September and relive it all over again.

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Bauko, Mt. Province Pt 3: In and Around Bauko

Fact: Filipinos are more familiar with the name “Sagada” than “Mountain Province”. But, just as Benguet is more than Mt. Pulag and “La Presa“, Mountain Province still has a lot to offer. Considering the fact that this province has 10 municipalities, it is clear that Sagada isn’t the only “ace” around here.

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Bauko, Mt. Province Pt 2: Mt. Polis, A View Deck in the Sky

Whoever said that one mountain is just like any other clearly does not know what he’s talking about. Or hasn’t gone to more than one mountain. Simple as that. I love how, despite experiencing something that is seemingly ordinary, we are still somehow given a surprise. It’s like the Creator is telling us, “So you think you’ve seen everything, huh? You think you’ve experienced the best and the finest. Well, I have a lot of aces up my sleeves to show you yet.” To which, I could only say, “that is one looooong sleeve you got there. BRING IT.” One of those aces, it turns out, is called Mt. Polis.

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Bauko, Mt. Province Pt 1: Through The Spanish Trail

This was another one of those “ok, just tell me when and where, and what to bring, and I’ll be there” things. I didn’t know what event we’re actually joining. Just the mention of “let’s go to the mountains” made me take off like a shot. I then learned it was the Pre-Begnas Activity, which also includes the Lepas Fiesta. It entails trekking and camping, before joining the festivities the next day.

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