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Sagada Part 2

19 Aug 2013
Sagada Part 2

There were no street lights but the driver was able to navigate with ease

At around 2 or 3am, we sped down a dark and misty uphill road to chase a beautiful sunrise view on top of a mountain. There were no street lights but the driver was able to navigate with ease.

Jeremie and I sat in the front seat and had a conversation with the driver. He seemed to have a distinctly American accent for someone who grew up in Sagada.

Things I learned from him:

Bonfire
Group shot and play with light Before sunrise

The place suddenly felt too crowded as soon as more vans arrived. It was getting really hard to move without bumping into people.

Disappointment came when we realized there was no sunrise since it was too cloudy.

Everyone's all smiles despite the disapppointment Grand mountains
House swallowed by plants
Restaurant lights Restaurant interior

Our next destination was to an orange farm to do some orange-picking. And in another stroke of bad luck, they ran out of oranges for people to pick.

Nothing seems to be going our way, so we decided to grab some breakfast and get the bad vibes out of our system.

Restaurant interior
Wood cladding Wood cladding
Bacon that's too saggy and sad
Having fun with the natural light
Adrian the lumberjack Adrian the lumberjack
Tool shed

Afterwards, it was time for a 2-hour morning hike

Mountain view

Before the hike

Information booth

We learned our lesson from the other day and got a guide from the information booth so we don’t get lost this time.

Beginning of a long hike
Tiny humans in a vast ocean of grass
Hiking through terrace fields Narrow trail

Wait for me guys! I think I might get an award for being the slowest hiker.

Boulders

We reached the waterfalls. It was crowded with people so we didn’t go swimming and headed back to the starting point.

Waterfalls at the end of the road
Spirited away moment
Jeremie and I survived the long hike

It was exhausting and sweltering, but we survived the hike.

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