Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pagudpud Wind-Up


I know, no amounts of words can surpass the amazing beauty of Pagudpud shown by the photos below. In fact, I do not have to advertise the place because if I have to base everything from the comments you have made in my Pagupud posts, then I gather that you really want to be there and enjoy the places I have been too.










Saud White Beach


Kabigan Falls



Aqua Grande



Blue Lagoon


Bantay Abot Cave



Timmangtang Rock


Dos Hermanos Islands


Patapat Bridge and Viaduct


Kalbario Patapat National Park


Pasaleng Bay



To be honest with you all, I went to Pagudpud for its famous beach. I wanted to know why is it called the Boracay of the North. Although it does have gorgeous white beaches, I believe that the comparison ends there. Pagudpud is not a party place, there is really not much people, but just an old-fashioned wonderfully scenic beach.

However, I was pleasantly surprised that Pagudpud is not all about beaches. It has a river, a falls, amazing rocks, a nature park, caves and more. Having a great time exploring the place therefore is an understatement. And I am very happy and pleased to have share that wonderful traveling experience to all of you.




Personal Note:

Thank You Guys for your votes and support in The Filipino Blog of the Week Contest of Talksmart. This Blog was nominated in Weeks 113 and 114 and won both times. Your support was truly overwelming and I truly appreciate them. Again Thank You Very Much.



This Logo is given to Weekly Winners. This Blog was nominated and won First Place in Week 113 from June 15-21, 2008 with a mark of 94.4% and won First Place again in Week 114 from June 22-28, 2008 with a grade of 93.4%.




This Badge is given to deserving Filipino bloggers who have at least won once as "Filipino Blog of the Week" or have been consistently in the top three for weeks or those who really impressed Talksmart and the judges. I guess they have given this to me because of the overwhelming votes I had for the last two week.

Again, thank you very much and long-live Pinoy Bloggers.

73 comments:

  1. The place is like paradise. Great shots Lawstude. Its like touring the place with you. Good Job.

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  2. the pictures are so fantastic... I want to go there someday.. You're so lucky!

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  3. nice shots! nxt time my friends asked me to go to pagudpud, il never ever say NO again. :D

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  4. That's fantastic, wonderful post and beautiful images.

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  5. beautiful seascapes! nice photo series!

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  6. wow tlaga...
    see you pagudpud in december!
    =]

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  7. im still thinking pagudpud or puerto galera for my birthday getaway. i been to puerto like million time already but its near and i can go alone while pagudpud is so beautiful but too far and nobidy wants to go with me... :(

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  8. Very beautiful beach and a nearby waterfall. It is great.Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Have a nice day.

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  9. Nice scenery to see.... Hope i will get a chance to enjoy it soon...

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  10. Good Day Everyone. Just watched Pacquiao knocked-out Diaz in Round 9 of their Light-Weight Championship Match. Masaya na naman ang Pilipinas.

    @ uno - thank you and i am just happy to share this trip with all of you.

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  11. @ prinsesa - thanks for appreciating the pics. i really had fun taking thes shots.

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  12. @ vanny - it was worth the longggggggg trip.

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  13. @ daniel j santos - thank you for appreciating sir.

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  14. @ luke - thanks luke, the sea is really just amazing there and everything is reallt picturesque.

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  15. @ my-so-called-quest - ayos doc hinihintay ka na ng pagudpud.

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  16. @ travel philippines - i have been to puerto galera and i can defintely say that the scenery in pagudpud is much better. although your correct, it is nearer.

    i also love having massages by the sand there in galera.

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  17. @ alicesg - thanks for liking them and have nice day too.

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  18. @ selerines - you will definitely enjoy the place when you get there.

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  19. i agree. boracay cant be beaten from its title as the best party beach and best sand quality.

    pagudpud has it own charm.

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  20. Hello. Nice collection of pics you have in here. I was in Pagudpud with my family in 1995 and I can tell that nothing much have changed. Or maybe it's just you have not shown any place were we could sleep or eat.

    It would be better if you include accomodation and expenses or fees for each or contact numbers perhaps so that your readers could very much prepare for the travel.

    Nevertheless, you have one of the best blogs visual-wise. Keep it up.

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  21. hello attorney... nice to be back!!!

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  22. it's good that tho pagudpud is getting to be popular among filipinos, it still has managed to retain its laid back atmosphere compared to boracay (tho i also enjoyed boracay). =)

    hey, congrats on your awards! mabuhay! =)

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  23. you did a heart-wrenching speech. hehe. well, nobody from the list deserves more than you and dong. worth it.

    and pagudpud... grrrr... be there. someday.

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  24. the second photo is brilliant and stunning...definitely pagudpud is on my list now

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  25. Nyero, isa ka ng alamat, isang tunay na celebrity ng blogworld. Painom ka naman! hehe.

    I plan to visit Pagudpod when I go home by December. Ok ba ang panahon dun during that period? At baka naman pwede kang maging tour guide? (abogadong guide? sosyal! he he)

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  26. @ the dong - siguro ang comparison lang nila ay parehong maganda yung beach at halos white talaga but i guess the comparison ends there talaga.

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  27. @ anonymous - points well taken. although i believe that there are lots of resources here in the net, ill be more than happy to supplement them.

    thanks for the comments.

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  28. @ kris jasper van dyke - hi KJ and welcome back.

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  29. @ carlotta - laid back is probably the best words to describe pagudpud. no rush. plain relaxation.

    thanks.

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  30. @ islander - uy salamat. pang famas ba speech lols. i also like dong's blog a lot.

    anyways, goodluck sa botohan, masipag mangampanya si tiklaton eh pero tinambakan ko yun.

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  31. @ dakilang islander - you have be there talaga pare. i highly recommend the place.

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  32. @ r-yo - panyero alamat talaga eh. pang matanda yun di ba? lols.

    try mo visit pagudpud basta ba libre mo ko sa lahat eh willing ako maging guide. ingats.

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  33. excellent post. there are a lot of things to see.

    and congrats for the awards

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  34. kelan mo ako dadalhin dyan? joke joke joke! hehe. nice place. and congrats!..;)

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  35. Hey, my friends are planning to go there because of your photos. Can you give us contact numbers for accomodation so that we can plan well?

    Love all the pics.

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  36. pangarap ko rin makarating dyan.
    Salamat sa mga pictures. Ang gaganda talaga.

    Nag-vote na rin po ako. Thanks

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  37. sulit talaga ang pumunta sa pagudpud. hay dapat i-sked ko yan. I hope i have much free time next year.

    congrats! winner ka!

    am voting dong naman.

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  38. nakapunta na ako dyan... hehehe... sa saud beach, kaibigan falls at sa blue lagoon... province ko kasi ang ilocos norte... nadayo kami dyan for vacation... ang lamig sa kaibigan falls.. iba ang feeling.. ang sarap tumakbo sa dalampasigan ng saud beach feeling ko artista ako eh... haha..

    yah boracay of the north minus the parties.. ung sand nga lang sa boracay eh powdered sand... hmmmm okay na un... wala nga lang banana boat sa pagudpud.. un lang.. sayang eh.. haha..

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  39. Wow, I would love to travel over that bridge. All these photo's are great. I am ready to go to the beach.

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  40. Congratulations for this post with all these gorgeous pictures.

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  41. Great set of photos.
    Congrats on your awards.
    They are most deserved.

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  42. hey lawstude, grabe congrats. ang gaganda talaga. wala ko masabi. and I voted na dun sa nirequest mo malakas ka sakin eh. =) basta ba isasama mo ko next time. lol.

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  43. @ evlahos - thanks a lot sir. its a summary of all the places and things to see in Pagudpud.

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  44. @ jericho - mag-organize ka ng group tapos sama ako. ako tour guide lols. salamat.

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  45. @ vanessa - it depends really on how many persons are there to make the trip.

    if there is just a couple of you, it is recommended to stay in hotels and resorts there (numbers to follow).

    but if you will come as a group, it is recommended that you stay in one of their accredited homestays.

    you may contact Amalia Currameng at 09195869313 or 09204557633 for accomodation and Helen Agullana at 09192006632 for food and catering. it's best however to bring your own baon.

    hope this helps.

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  46. @ belen - salamat nay, medyo malayo pero sulit na sulit po ang pagpunta.

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  47. @ redlan - dong has been a good friend of mine kahit di pa kami nagkikita and i like his blog a lot.

    salamat sa support and let us support dong this time.

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  48. @ jep - wow. glad u had the same experience. isa talaga sa mga pinakamagandang trip ko ang pagudpud this yar at definitely nasa No 1 Trip of the year ko sya at the moment.

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  49. @ andrea - glad i inspired you to go to the beach. that bridge was really amazing because it is located between the mountain and the sea.

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  50. @ phivos nicolaides - thank you and welcome to my blog. glad you liked the photos.

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  51. @ quintarantino - thank you sir.

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  52. @ tentay - why not. dapat pala mag-outing tayo mga bloggers eh para masaya lahat. lols.

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  53. "anyways, goodluck sa botohan, masipag mangampanya si tiklaton eh pero tinambakan ko yun."

    di ko pa nga natatanong kung anong sikreto nya eh. baka may kasaling text votes. bili din akong prepaid card. hehe

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  54. hope i could also explore pagudpud like you did. haayyyy...

    anyways, congratz kuya for winning 2 times in a row! deserving ka naman talaga.

    i already voted for dong ho and insulare. sabi mo eh. :)

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  55. pagudpud in my dreams. salamat sa series na ito. kaka enganyong pumunta. one time sama tayo sa byahe kasamang ibang backpacker bloggers.

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  56. Hi again. Thanks doon sa info. Sa homestay ba kayo? Do you have contacts in resorts?

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  57. ...ang ganda nga nung place. perfect time to wind-up. tahimik at kunti lang ang tao..makakpagrelax ka talaga.:D

    ...congrats sa hall of fame!

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  58. @ islander - lols. goodluck. the last time i checked you both are in first place at 103 votes.

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  59. @ beero - maraming salamat bro. sana nga maexplore mo pagudpud kasi maganda talaga ang place.

    maganda pareho blog ni dong at insulero kaya dapat suportahan.

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  60. @ the dong - sige dong sana magkatapat-tapat schedules natin. saan ba maganda pumunta?

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  61. @ vanessa - we stayed at HOmestay pero you can inquire at the following resorts. these are all located in Saud White Beach:

    Terra Rika Beach Resort - 0918 937 1752;

    Apo Idon - 0918 933 4464;

    Northridge Resort - 0920 220 5089;

    Villa Del Mar - 0920 553 4161

    Hope these help.

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  62. @ arnie - yeah, not only relax but wander also.

    thanx.

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  63. Fantastic one lawstude..... Nice photos.... Where it is actually?

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  64. lawstude, punta kami ng capones by end of july 26-27. baka gusto mong sumama.

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  65. @ selerines - its in Ilocos Norte, a province up north of the Philippines.

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  66. @ the dong - cge i'll keep in touch.

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  67. sigh. i have long been wanting to visit Pagudpud. someday.

    wonderful photos. thanks for sharing.

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  68. @ dyosa - just happy to share my journeys with all of you and at the same time promote the beauty of pinas.

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