Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 3: Sand Dunes, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Bangui Windmills and Pagudpod

I woke up early this morning to fix my stuffs, had a very early breakfast and bid goodbye to the gorgeous Fort Ilocandia!  The reason why we woke up super early because we wanted to check out the Sand Dunes, thanks to the "Weather God" the rain stopped right when we reached the Sand Dunes.  I was worried that the sand won't look as good but the rain did help us a bit as it wasn't as slippery as I've expected. 

The 3 Vaseline Bloggers enjoying the Sand Dunes!

We played around a bit and took a couple of shots before we head on to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built during the Spanish period and it was also known as the Burgos Lighthouse!  I've also done some research prior to going to the destination and learned that the lighthouse is the highest elevated lighthouse in the Philippines!

To those who can read Tagalog,  you can click photo to enlarge :)

A mini museum inside the Lighthouse

I was expecting the steps to be steeper but it ain't bad at all.  I was told by the "old man" that it's better to have 6-8 people to go up the Lighthouse for safety reasons. Took a quick shot on the overview.

Here's another steps going to the lighthouse!  I seriously wanted to stay here longer.  Such a gorgeous place!  Perfect 360 degrees view of Ilocos Norte.

 Finally reached the top!

Took one last shot before we left the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse!  Don't we look happy? I'm grinning ear to ear!

Last shot prior to going down

We also visited the Bangui Windmills.  This took my breathe away.  I don't care about the scorching heat of the sun, all I want to do is to get near these windmills and look straight up and appreciate "man-made beauty"

L-R Hannah, Ada and myself

Not scared to pose under a clear umbrella as I've got SPF 24 lotion from Vaseline. 


After lunch at Terra Rika, don't worry, will create a special post for all the Ilocano dishes I've tried.  We went to Paraiso ni Anton (Paradise of Anton), I was quite excited for this because I was told the water have healing powers! 

I am serious about looking for healing powers :P

After reaching the top most part would you believe it rained?  Blessings I believe!  I don't mind getting soaked wet because its an experience I wouldn't want to miss.  Yup!  Getting wet included!

Here's the "magical water" from Paraiso ni Anton :)

Oh yeah, forgot to add that we went to Pagudpod as well!  Check out the shot the photographer took for us! I love this!  This is my favorite!

What do you think about our Road Tripping?
Don't worry, as soon as I'm back in Manila, I'll give you girls more details on how to win your own road trip with your friends soon!!!
As for now, do  not forgot to be glued to our adventure!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!
(photos without watermark courtesy of Jeck Simbulan for Vaseline Philippines)


  1. wow!! I miss pagudpud!! and it really seems that U girls had a great trip!!! U take care on ur way back in Manila..

  2. NICE! I've never been in Pagudpud and I blame my strict aunties & unlces for not letting me venture out the Phils while I was in college living there.

    Looks so much fun hun, you well deserve it!

  3. Thats a lot of fun and nice pictures! Have a great day!

  4. me too... never been there... i want o experience boracay of the north

  5. I especially loved the wind mill shots!! You girls look gorgeous!! :D

  6. Looks like you had a great time. The pictures are beautiful.

  7. Hi Nikki,

    Where is the 'Paraiso ni Anton' exactly located?


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