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Travel: Sagada

Sagada is my mom's hometown. Although I grew up far from it, since I was born and raised in the province of Kalinga, this place has always been near and dear to my heart. I visit Sagada whenever I visit the Philippines, and enjoy the peace and relaxation I find in this beautiful place. The following photos were taken in the summer of 2007.

A dog relaxing

St. Mary's Church

I love how the houses were built on the side of this mountain

A view of the town

Sagada Weaving

Waterfalls

Rice fields

Harvesting Cabbage

Hanging coffins

"Adi tako bokodan di gawis"

A carved gecko on the top lid of a wooden coffin

Lucky you live here

This was the beautiful sunrise that greeted me. At this time, I was on my way down to Bontoc to catch my bus ride to Kalinga.

Comments

  1. I like Sagada too, we went there the last time for the first time, The V. and I loved it :) we might come again next time.

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  2. Toni, I have actually thought of going back to live there - life is so quiet and simple. I like it like that.

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  3. I really miss Sagada. I didn't know you grew up in Kalinga. I was born in Sagada, but I spent my early years in Gobgob, Tabuk where my mom taught and my dad farmed. It was a simple life - but a most memorable one at that.

    Our family moved to Sagada for good after my dad passed away. I speak both Ilokano and Kan-kana-ey.

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  4. Sagada, Yes, I've heard of Gobgob. I was born in Dagupan, Tabuk. It is a small world =).

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  5. I had a friend from college who's from Sagada. If only I wasn't an impoverished student back then, I would have tagged along to see the place!

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  6. Sagada is one of my dream destinations. As of now, my friends and I are planning a trip there. I was able to go to Baguio, I know I'll be in Sagada too. Someday. :)

    Oh, and I'd love to live there too. I love peace and serenity, the simple life. :)

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  7. Beautiful! I really, really wish to find time to visit Sagada. My closest went there and told me that it's now one of her favorite places. Since I so envy her, she gave me a weaved traveling bag that she got from Sagada. It's with me here. =)

    I also remember the areas of Sagada (with Baguio's Ayuyang Bar) which were featured in the local movie Don't Give Up on Us.

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  8. Sleepless, Maybe you can do a trip one of these days.

    Lene, That is my plan. I intend to live there after my projects are through here. I do hope your plan will work out. Keep me updated.

    Artemis, It is my favorite shot.

    Wits, Do find the time to visit when you have the chance. It's a bit far, and the travel is a bit rough, but being in the mountains is such a wonderful feeling.

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  9. I wanna visit sagada too after I have watched Piolo's movie haha ;) But Im afraid of the jeeps. Scary!

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  10. ganda ng PIlipinas noh?

    We'll be going to Baguio this weekend we love to visit sagada sana kaso we dont have enough time, 2 days lang ang vacay namin kasi. Hay. Hopefully soon we can visit sagada :)

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  11. Dyanie, Don't take the jeeps, take the bus. Also, I think the rough road going to Sagada is part of the adventure =).

    Jeanny, Enjoy Baguio =). I hope you'll visit Sagada when time is not that constraint =).

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  12. uy, taga-sagada pala mom mo kayni? lovelove that place. sooo peaceful and serene. and the veggies are sooooo fresh ;-)

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  13. i want to go to sagada too. love the past pic. sooo beautiful :)

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  14. my grad thesis focused on the ilis of ankileng, demang, patay and fidelisan. it's been years since i last went there! :) sagada probably changed a lot na.

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  15. wow. your new lay out is very very pretty! Thank you for sharing these sagada pics. Hubby says we will visit the place soon - but warned me of a bumpy ride and a long walk. I endured Mt. Makiling so i am ready hehe. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.Hugs!

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  16. I remember Sagada so much for its classic tapuy, the morning breeze, the hanging coffins and the hospitality.:)

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  17. Caryn, Yes, she's from Sagada. I am in-love with the place =).

    Upto6, I hope you'll visit when you have the chance.

    Angeli, I hope you'll get your thesis published. I'd like to read it.

    Kero, Yes, you and Manong will have a great time there. I'm sure the relatives will take good care of you.

    Fren, I'm glad you mentioned tapuy...but definitely the hospitality. It seems that whenever I go there, everyone is my cousin or auntie...lol.

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  18. I love the air and environment in Sagada..clean and green.

    I used to go there regularly during high school when my uncle was still the rector at St. Mary's church. :)

    I think recently they just had the Etag festival.

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