Savoring Sagada

(5th of a series: Summer Suggestions)

If you’re looking for a different type of adventure, try Sagada. The caves of Sumaguing are just something to die for. Then there’s the waterfalls, the rice terraces, the Sugong Hanging Coffins, etc. Plus the food. Try it!

The hanging coffins of Sugong. (Courtesy of
The hanging coffins of Sugong. (Courtesy of

For more on my ‘Summer Suggestions, pls read: Remembering Corregidor, Carefree in Caramoan, Pamilacan on my Mind, and Daring in Dakak.

Color My World

December has always been adventure time for the family, and last year was no different. We took a long drive to the enchanted mountain town of Sagada; leaving Manila at around 11pm, stopping over at 5:30am in Baguio for breakfast and some stretch-those-legs time, before taking that long final trek through the ‘highest highway in the Philippines’ and arriving in Sagada at around 3pm. The Christmas chill welcomed us not so ‘warmly’. We had to wrap ourselves with whatever it was that could keep us from getting cold.

Sagada was altogether a different adventure. The family had always been partial to water, being scuba fanatics and all. But for once, my wife, Wit, thought of a totally different adventure. And as is always the case, she wins any argument hands down. Mysteriously, even a 3-3 vote always comes out a unanimous decision in her favor! More tricks up her sleeve…

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    1. Great! With your powerful blog, I’m sure there will be many others who will follow your lead. Ask for the difficult course for the cave tour. You’ll love it for sure.


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