Monday, April 13, 2009

Ilocos Road Trip 2009 in Action

Date:
From - 4pm, April 5, 2009
To - 12am, April 9, 2009

Adventurers:( From left to right )

Bernard - navigator / comedian
Tin - humble heir, who accommodated us in their ancestral house in Vigan
Micah - great observer
Girlie - organizer / financial officer
Graciel - picture addict & joker
Joseph - manager / driver



Ride:
Joseph's Hyundai Tucson - ZRF 693



Route:
North escapade... Below are the highways, major bridge and list of towns we passed by coming from Manila all the way to the province of Ilocos Norte:

North Luzon Expressway / NLex
- Balintawak Toll Barrier ( Quezon City )
Toll fee: Php 36.00

- Santa Ines Exit ( Mabalacat, Pampanga )
Toll fee: Php 138.00

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway / SCTex
- Tarlac Exit ( La Paz, Tarlac )
Toll fee: Php 69.00
Hyundai Tucson speed up to 140km/hour, we reached Tarlac in less than 20 minutes. :D
Definitely a time-saver, motorist friendly and a tool for roadtrip enthusiasts...

Tarlac
- Gerona
- Paniqui
- San Miguel

Pangasinan
- Rosales
- Villasis
- Urdaneta
- Binalonan
- Pozorrubio
- Sison

La Union
- Rosario
- Sto. Tomas
- Agoo
- Aringay
- Caba
- Bauang
- San Fernando
- San Juan
- Bacnotan
- Balaoan
- Bangar
- Supiden

Ilocos Sur
- Tagudin (Dona Alicia Memorial Bridge)
- Sta. Cruz
- Sta. Lucia
- Candon
- Santiago
- San Esteban
- Sta. Maria
- Narvacan
- Santa
- Bantay (Quirino Bridge)
- Sto. Domingo
- Masingal
- San Juan
- Cabugao
- Sinait

Ilocos Norte
- Badoc
- Pinili
- Currimao
- Batac
- San Nicolas
- Laoag
- Bacarra
- Pasuquin
- Burgos
- Bangui
- Pagudpud

Stop Over and Visited Places:

1. Bulalohan @ Sison, Pangasinan

2. Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
- St. Paul Cathedral
- Burgos Museum
- Salzedo Plaza
- Burgos Plaza
- Ilocos Sur Capitol
- Calle Crisologo
- Pagburnayan (Pottery Making)
- Baluarte

3. Bantay, Ilocos Sur
- Bantay Chuch and Bell Tower

4. Burgos, Ilocos Norte
- Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

5. Bangui, Ilocos Norte
- Bangui Windmills
- Kangkang Cafe

6. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
- Jun & Carols Beach Cottages
- Saud Beach
- Kabigan Falls
- Patapat Viaduct
- Sarabo Store

7. McDonalds @ Laoag, Ilocos Norte

8. Batac, Ilocos Norte
- Marcos Museum

9. Paoay, Ilocos Norte
- Paoay Church

10. Jollibee @ San Fernando, La Union

Total kilometers:
From Balintawak Toll to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte back to Balintawak, we drive a total of 1262 kilometers in almost 4 days of road trip.

Indeed a one-of-a-kind experience... and certified road trip in action :D

4 comments:

grayshell said...

"...Adventurers:
Joseph - driver / manager
Bernard - navigator / comedian
Girlie - organizer / financial officer
Micah - great observer
Graciel - clown
Tin - humble heir, who let us stay in their ancestral house in Vigan..."

>>> ayos napakagnda ng role ng bawat isa... hahaha!
dapat ilagay din dito ang pagbubudget ng aming magaling at mahusay na financial officer,, sa pamamagitan ng breakfast na mikki, lunch na "kanya-knya", at dinner na empanada.... hahahhaha!

Anonymous said...

Hello.
I do not know you but i have to say THANK YOU to this post of yours.
It helped me a lot when my family went on a road trip to Ilocos Norte.
Mas hndi nakakainip when we have a list of the towns that we should be passing by.
KUDOS to you!

Mauie Flores said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your blog while researching for Ilocos tourist spots. We're planning a road trip this Holy Week. We'll also be driving a Tucson. Thanks for this post!

GiRLie said...

hi maui!

you're welcome ;) enjoy your trip to the north =D i'm sure you'll do ;)

cheers,
girlie