After touring the mansion, next destination was Fort Ilocandia, however, Manong Driver advices going to La Paz Sand Dunes, since we have little time. We followed his advice. 🙂
When we arrive in La Paz, we saw this Poster:
We were hesitant because this was not included in our budget. So, after calculating how much we will be dividing, and keeping in mind that this is once in a lifetime chance, we grab the opportunity, and thankfully, they gave us discount, from 2500php to 2000php. And we did not regret the decision we made because, riding a 4×4 on sand dunes, with the crisp wind from the sea on your face is definitely once in a lifetime experience. And YES! We did the sand Boarding baby!
View from the top….
jump shots…travel photo is not complete if you don’t have this…;);)
Planking…. im not sure why…:)
enjoying the view…because in a bit, we will brave the dunes of Paoay. :):):)
My Tl told me before we even start that she will not stand while doing the sand boarding..so what she did, she sits on the board and slide…yeah! Boring!!!! After pushing her to stand up…this is what happen….
i told you, you can do it…:P
Pierre was a natural…no doubt…:P
my first try…ahahahahahaha
and then after so many try…This happen..and boy it was epic…:) i did this sand boarding 4 times….booooyyyyah!!!!!
I can finally say that I can do crazy stuff now…next on my bucket list is BUNGEE JUMPING…ahahahaa….
some snippets before we ended the day….
Since it’s almost dusk, and Pagudpud is 2 hours travel, we decided to side trip to St. William’s Church and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower (we were not able to take picture since it was raining that time.
With our aching muscles, and hungry tummy and positive thoughts. We slept the 2 hours’ drive from Laoag to pagudpud. We also did a stop over to a gas station to buy something to eat. While going back to the van, I saw this pink weird fruit. Which they called Dragon fruit.
I ask Kuya Arnel if they have a plantation for this fruit here in Laoag. And luckily he said yes. I asked if it’s possible if we can go there, and he said, it’s out of the way, but he will try once we go back to Laoag. Fingers Cross. I would really like to visit the plantation. I’ve heard they have tasty treats made of dragon fruit. Who knows. 🙂
We arrived at Pagudpud around 6pm. We stayed in Cathy’s homestay. Before we started this travel, we’ve been scouring cheap places to stay for the night. Since this place has good reviews we choose Cathy’s homestay. The place is not your usual 3-5 star hotel, since we are a budget traveler, the place is really right for us. The room is well maintained. And you can see the Bangi Windmills outside and the place is near the Famous Saud Beach.
Once we are settled, we took a bath and we explore Saud by night. Too bad night swimming is not allowed. The fact that the place is really dark at night, it’s a good reason night swimming is not allowed. We have our dinner on one of restaurant in Saud. Not a very good experience. Mosquitos all around buzzing and biting, dirty glasses and the price was not fit for the place. And yeah, I forgot the name of the place. Went back to Cathy’s Homestay to end the night. Cheers!