Just came back from a trip to Sagada, Mountain Province and I still have to sort my pictures according to albums but let me post this quick teaser of this recent break.
I’m more of a beach person but I also appreciate a different scene once in awhile. Sagada was able to do that for me. I’ve so many stories to tell (again!) and it’ll probably take awhile to write every post (again!). For now, let me share a few pictures of my adventures with other travel bloggers and friends.
Somehow, I can’t help but think about a few movies when I did a couple of so-called “stunts” in this beautiful town. By the way, was laughing my arse off creating this entry. This is just for laughs and not to be taken seriously.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Richard in The Beach
Location: Bomod-ok Falls
Climbed a slippery rock, slid in the process (will post an article soon) and bumped my head in Bomok-od falls. I kept my composure and afterwards, I jumped from one of the rocks. It was a small height but I got a scared due to how cold the water was.
slippery when wet
Like Leonardo in The Beach, he jumped off a waterfall. Though it wasn’t as high as the falls in the movie, the water was still cold enough to make others think twice when taking a dip.
another jump shot
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in Twilight
Location: Kiltepan Peak
Disclaimer: Pardon the reference but I can’t think of any other character. I’m not a fan of Twilight (the movie) but they’re all over the place so it’s difficult not to notice.
We were waiting for the sun to rise but was unsuccessful as we only saw a peek of its rays between clouds and fogs. Around 5:30am, we were at Kiltepan Peak all covered with blankets.
feeling the cold weather
Surrounded by pine trees, I dared to take my shirt off and bare it all out save for my shorts. Like a skinny Taylor in Twilight, I spent the remaining minutes semi-clothed while the cold wind brushed my skin. Good thing I’m a human callus.
James Franco as Aron Ralston in 127 Hours
Location: Lumiang Cave pool
Entry point was at the Burial or Lumiang Cave and exit point was at Sumaging Cave. We took advantage of the Cave Connection package (a four-hour caving adventure) provided by the Sagada Genuine Guides Association.
We passed by a natural pool that was freakishly cold. I asked one of our guides and he said that the temperature is around 5 degrees Celsius. Feeling like James in 127 Hours, I immediately jumped into this body of water and the coldness pierced my skin.
pool inside the cave
With all the rock formations inside, I simply had to insert my arm in one of the holes, pretending to be trapped. Don’t get me wrong, I love the movie and found it very inspiring.
between a rock and a hard place
I can come up with some more references in the different spots in Sagada. Trekking at the rice paddies, staring at the wooden coffins or simply the way back to our inn from the town proper when it was pitch-black. But the above are what I could easily think as of now.
With all the scenic views in Sagada, a movie should be made out of this town alone – not sure if it has already been done.
Currently in Manila, I’ll be heading back to Cebu in the afternoon. Another great adventure full of stories waiting to be told. It’s another one added to the list of backlogs.
Check out my other blog articles about my Sagada adventure trip here:
- Sagada Trip and The Movies
- Sagada Trip: Side Trip to Banaue NO Rice Terraces
- Sagada Trip: Crazy Toploading from Banaue to Bontoc
- Sagada Trip: Never Too Old for a Cave Connection Adventure
- Sagada Trip: Kiltepan Peak Sunrise
- Sagada Trip: Trekking Aguid Rice Terraces
- Sagada Trip: Slipped and Hit My Head on a Rock in Bomod-ok Falls
- Sagada Trip: Weekend Saturday Market
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