After the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak, we headed back to our inn so we could freshen up and eat breakfast. But we had to finish up fast as we were going to have another adventure by trekking to Bomod-ok Falls.
Tita Myrna and Tito Raul decided to just stay to rest while we rode our vehicle heading to the starting point of our trek. Prior to the ride, we passed by the main street in Sagada where we witnessed the Saturday market.
Sagada Saturday Market
Every Saturday, Sagada townsfolk line up the street with stalls with different merchandise. These can range from school supplies to hardware to fresh produce to clothes.
pants, hoodies, jewelry, gloves, mats, etc..
strawberries and jam
People were busy buying and checking out the items and it felt really nice looking at them transact business with each other. It made me want to scan each product being sold just for the heck of it.
But what really amazed me were the huge, HUGE! vegetables. Can’t really stress this enough. haha. Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflowers and other fresh produce were available for you to buy. All HUGE!
vegetables for sale
You can even bargain to get them at a cheaper price. This is, after all, in the Mountain province where agriculture is one of their main sources of livelihood.
These stalls stretch from the plaza to St. Mary’s Church and I was lucky to have witnessed this town gathering. It gives you a feel of how the locals interact with one another.
I saw a woman selling Agar-Agar (gelatine) in milk and cream. I thought it was buko salad. I bought a cup for 20 pesos. I also bought a piece of mango from another lady and requested a knife to slice it on the spot. I asked for strawberries from my friend who bought a kilo and decided to mix them together.
Voila! – Agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes! So how was it? It tasted like agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes! bwahahaha.
Seriously, it was a bit bland and I wanted to request for sugar, but then I’d have to look for one too. However, we had to proceed to our destination fast if we wanted to maximize our time.
I’d like to visit this place again even if it means traveling for 12 hours from Manila. I’ll probably check other promos or subscribe to flight checker updates if I want to head back to Sagada and try living there for at least a week.
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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