Happy 2nd anniversary to us.
The sun was up but it was still cold. Masarap pa sana matulog. Pero hindi naman kami nagpunta ng Sagada para matulog lang.
After we ate our breakfast at the guesthouse, we went back to the tourist information center.
One of the things that I look forward in Sagada was the marvelous Bomod-ok Falls. But to my dismay, we saw a handwritten sign in the front of the information center saying that Bomod-ok Falls would be close for the next 3 days for a sacred ritual.
I asked them bakit hindi nila kami ininform yesterday eh di sana doon muna kami nagpunta. But they answered, ganun daw talaga yun, biglaan. So I thought kung kelan nila gusto mag-ritual gagawin nila ng walang pasabi? Hindi ako naniniwala. Pero ano pa nga bang magagawa namen?
Eventhough I was very very disappointed we have to respect their tradition and had a very reason to come back.
Moving on, we decided to tour Central Sagada instead.
We started at St. Mary's church. There was an ongoing wedding that day. It's kinda cool that some members of he entourage was wearing the traditional Igorot costume. The groom had this head dress just like of the Igorot I saw in Baguio. I wonder what the bride's wearing.
We also passed by the Calvary Hill. I was in a cemetery but it didnt felt like I was. Kinda enlivening place for a cemetery. They had this tradition every November 1st that they light a fire near love one's grave instead of a candle. "It was like hell", as our tour guide described it.
Next stop was the Echo Valley Hanging Coffins. On our way down, some of the tourist were shouting. It was amazingly echoing. I'd like to try but I was pretty shy to shout so I just listened to the others.
It's surprisingly impressive how they put the coffins on the hills. Our tour guide told us that they used ladders. I still cant imagine, especially when I see coffins on a very high rock valley.
|Another valley with hanging coffins.|
We hiked to and trough Sagada Underground River. The water was very very little. According to our tour guide it's been six months since Sagada last tasted rain.
We reached Bokong falls. A very small falls with nature carved pool. The water was enticingly cold.
After adoring the little beauty, we headed back to our guesthouse.
|We passed through rice fields on our way back.|
We ate lunch in Pinikpikan House.
We rented a motorbike and went to Danum Lake to watch the sunset. It was a 30-minute travel.
There was an average amount of crowd when we arrived.
It was too little for a lake. I think it's more like a pond. Nevertheless, Im still stunned.
Sun was starting to set, so we started to find a good spot. Picture taking in between.
Danum Lake is the only place in Sagada that reaches my expectation. The place that I enjoyed most, with landian on the side.
The sun was gone, so we headed back to the guesthouse.
On our way back, we stopped at the Sagada Pottery to peek. They show us how to do the thing for P50. You can try it by yourself for P100, if you want.
|We passed through rice fields again.|
We rest a bit and ate dinner at Masferre Restaurant. The lights went out again.
The night was a little hot. Shuteye.
To be continued...