The third part (and probably last) of my literary documentation of the North Luzon 360 Trip.
To backtrack, we spent most of Dec 27 exploring Lal-lo, Cagayan and its neighboring towns. December 28 was a Sunday and also the celebration of the Holy Family. The entire family caboodle shuttled to attend the 8am mass in the same church where dad was baptized 50+ years ago.
Apparently Lal-lo was the seat of faith for Nueva Segovia prior to the area being drowned by the Cagayan River. Which is why many of the churches in the area are from the Spanish Occupation. The church was made of brick with a leaning belfry. It's frontage faces the river where a 300 year old cross stands.
The place is really immersed in history -- many of the places still have the Spanish Influence.
After lunch, martin and i packed ourselves into the car to start our drive back to Manila. This time we decided to take the western coast route instead of backtracking our previous travel. This meant we would be passing by many Ilocos tourist offerings which include:
The drive would be a long one, which we didn't feel at all because the roads were BEAUTIFUL! And every so often you get treated to a view of the sea. Both martin and i were totally amazed at how different the scenery was up north. Vast lands full of rice will then be interrupted by strong waves breaking the shore.
The entire trip was a great adventure that even my body could not take anymore. As we approached the end of the North Luzon Expressway i had started to warm up with a fever. Too much excitement for the holidays but totally worth it.
Below is a gallery of photos I took en route:
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