Two months after I finally got the courage to hand my resignation letter to my manager, I immediately packed my bag and had a short jaunt or solo escapade to Bicol region (Albay and Camarines Sur). Bicol specifically Albay is known for the infamous and majestic Mayon Volcano while the latter gained popularity because of wake boarding and the the island of Caramoan which is as well under the jurisdiction of Camarines Sur which became known not only in the Philippines, but internationally because it became the setting of various foreign Survivor TV series.
Wow! was the first word i utter after seeing the breathtaking and gigantic Windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. This project was spearheaded by Bong-Bong Marcos. I should say that Marcoses contributed great infrastructures in the country - the Patapat Viaduct, and San Juanico Bridge to name some.
The Windmills served dual in purpose. One as a main source of electricity in Ilocos Norte and as a tourist attraction. Some of the windmills were already visible in the highway and made me think that these turbines could be very very huge.
Subic beach in Sorsogon has all the ingredients for a perfect summer getaway: turquoise and crystal clear water, less crowd, untouched, fine white sand, and hospitable locals. There is no wonder why Subic beach is always included on the list of the best or top beaches in the country according to travel bloggers.
Bantay abot cave is not really a cave but a hill that was wrecked by an earthquake in the 80's leaving a hole in the middle. The top of the cave is covered with lush green vegetation thus adding the beauty of the cave. To get to the interior of the cave, one need to go down a few concrete staircase and a rocky part going up to the hole.
Kabigan falls which is located in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was my first destination for the northbound tour. I immediately registered and pay 10 pesos as entrance fee and 100 pesos as a fee for the tour guide. I was the first visitor for the day.