In Adams, the hubby and I have trekked the same length, camped on the same peaks, savored the same exotic dishes, met the same people, slept on the same unexpected places, experienced being attacked by a hungry blood-sucking leech one time each, and when he biked downhill, on a 4×4, I followed with a camera. However, yesterday, I beat him by 35 kilometers:) My 8-year old wish was granted this Christmas — I finally made it to Bocarot!
The long drive to the controversial inner town of Adams would have been less if we went straight from the heart of Adams, but the road condition was terrible even to 2-wheelers, so my friend Lee Hua Pascua, who planned a Christmas gift-giving in Bocarot, deemed the 2-hour drive via the Cadcadir (Claveria, Cagayan)-Tanglagan (Calanasan, Apayao)-Bocarot (Adams, Ilocos Norte) route the better alternative. The partly paved Apayao provincial road was surprisingly wider and even the gravel portions appeared sturdier, in fairness.
– The Apayao road
– The seemingly yellow tones of the land are real. The auriferous color of the surroundings is perhaps what causes all the chaos such as the boundary dispute between Calanasan and Adams, opposing opinions with regard to mining in the nature-rich town of Adams, etc.
-The sign says Provincial Road. Weirdly, there’s a “Bocarot, Calanasan, Apayao”. Legit? I really have no idea.
– The nice and friendly Isnag community.
– Happy feet on Christmas.
– Hahaha, sans handcuffs this time
– The ladies’ escorts.
A blessed Christmas, dear readers.
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