Friday, May 14, 2010

NABCA CAVE – Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

It’s the first time that I explored a cave that most of the course I had to crab walk and crawl. This cave has different species like bats, crablets, shrimp, spider and a lot more. At first it was exciting do the crab walk. The entrance was so small and short that one should do the crab walk, one by one in entering the cave. After almost more or less 50 meters of crab walk there was a 20 meters of area where everyone can stand. The stalactite and stalagmites are not that amazing like the ones in Sagada but the thrill was more on crawling in entering and going out of the cave. There is a cave connection where the explorer can go out in a mountain. Mostly those who explore this cave that path are omitted because the course has stagnant water and the passage is so small smaller than the one in the entrance. It is the part that has to craw till one goes out of the cave. Those who have claustrophobia should not enter this cave. But we decided to try and experience how to crawl in a short and small with stagnant water path so we did the course. I experienced to be tensed because there was a part where when I insert my head in the path that has water, I had to submerge my face just to pass. Our tour guides lacked of flashlight so I couldn’t see clearly the path. Nevertheless I enjoyed that part it’s a different experience.
After the trek we had a refreshing buko (young coconut) juice. And it made us more refresh and enjoy the place.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Emorhruo Beach Resto Bar-Evangeline Beach Resort, Pagudpud, Saud Cove, Brgy. Burayoc, Ilocos Norte

We were exploring and enjoying Saud Beach, there were lots vendors near the shoreline, tattoo booths and restaurant and bars. Actually there was a bikini open on that night that’s why mostly restaurants along the beach were fully book. We found the Emorhruo Resto Bar by Evangeline Beach Resort but the tables on the main part of the restaurant were reserved for their guests instead we were offered a table near were the people would usually pass by so we refused. So we looked for some restaurant that would accommodate 10 people in a table but unfortunately all the restaurants were fully booked. While we were on our way back to the rest house one of the crew told us that one of the tables in the main restaurant was vacant.
The restaurant was nice although the service was so slow maybe because there were many guests. The seafood was fresh. What I like most among the food we ordered was the chopseuy, it was so yummy, and the vegetables were crunchy. Great food.
There was a band playing that night and it was the first time I heard and saw a band playing Christian songs instead of the usual, R & B, jazz, rock and the likes. It’s very unusual to see a band in bar playing Christian songs. It was a different experience.