I gave up 3 months of traveling because I suddenly became busy with work and money. I didn’t get to enjoy my summer which was such a rare case for this travel blogger. But I’m not complaining as much; managing how to travel to 4 countries and 8 local destinations within 8 months was such a feat that I had to take a break - even from a vacation.
Sta. Ana, Cagayan, Cagayan Valley Region
June 10-13, 2011
photo by Jerome
But when the opportunity to drop by Manila for 10 days passed by, I knew I had to go somewhere else so I could remember how it felt to be on the road again. Fortunately, I was able to join other Pinoy Travel Bloggers to an excursion in Palaui Island, an island in Sta. Ana, Cagayan province. A rash decision was made and it donned on me that I was setting foot on the northeasternmost part of Luzon.
Lighthouse of Cape Engano
I was initially planning to create a teaser post and just publish different pictures of our Palaui island trip. But it seems I couldn’t restrict my thoughts of sharing some highlights of our adventure in the Cagayan Valley region.
Highlights of the Palaui Island Trip in Cagayan
What with the total travel time almost reaching up to a day already! My buttocks felt so numb after the bus ride but I’ve gone accustomed to these long trips. I’ve already endured a long trip from Manila to Sagada, a 36-hour traverse from Cebu to Siem Reap, and even 12 hours killing time inside a mall. There’s no way the I’d give up on the trip because of the time travel.
van in Sta. Ana