Zipline Flight Across the Blue Lagoon

Zipline

Yesterday, we took the kids to scud across the Blue Lagoon on Hannah’s zipline in Balaoi.

RoadsidePasaleng BayInto the SkyFlightSamahang Ilocano

{Samahang Ilocano. Taga-Bacarra! Below are Maricris and Wilrey, balikbayans from Virginia, USA.}

Maricris and WilreySkyfallBlue Lagoon, PagudpudDone

I don’t want to sound airy, but if you’ve already tried falling from a trembling chopper in the sky, you will delight more in photographing the splendid seascape. Martine and Travis almost changed their minds. All of them were actually more thrilled for the pig out at Berblick in Burayoc Point. Coming from Travis — he didn’t feel the so-called adrenaline rush. Martine’s two words: cheesy, overpriced. She paid 1200 for the two of them. It might be a lot different to other people, however.

Less than perfectBarbedMangga't Alamang

{Mouth-watering mangga’t alamang (mangoes and shrimp paste)!!}

Face-BukBergblick Dinner

Over at Bergblick… tolles essen! The German Restaurant is not in the Blue Lagoon area. It is along the highway going to Saud Cove from Balaoi.

Potato skins are Alexa’s favorite. They got another serving ‘coz she won’t have any of our favorites. Fantastic fish carpaccio, omg!

Bergblick Deutsches Restaurant specialties

{Top row: Tomato Soup, Steamed Salmon with Tarragon and Vegetables in Cream Sauce, Seafood Soup
Bottom row: Sauerkraut Platter, Mango Crepe, Creme Brulee}

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

Ilocos Norte: Like you’ve never seen before

Time and Tide

I took a gazillion photos over the weekend– all within Saturday. I don’t even know where to start. Checked-in at Casa Consuelo in Pagudpud with my bestie Leehiua Lu, who was spending her birthday in Adams, a town in the northeastern side of Norte. Let’s start with the travel magazine kind of photos:) This is what happens when two besties travel on an SUV all by themselves. Will be posting more in the days to follow. So proud of the place I call  home — Ilocos Norte! In my more than three years of blogging, I’ve scratched only the surface.

Casa Consuelo, Sitio Banniaran, Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpid, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Reachin' for a coconutMorning StretchBeachLinapet and CoffeePuppy CrushSun FlareCasa ConsueloKaiCabana

Adams, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Boys in the HoodChildren of AdamsUbog ti Rattan SaladWild Eggplant AdoboExotic Ilocano Mountain FareCrispy Mountain FrogsMaligligay Triplets

Kingfisher, Capirispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The EdgeBeachy

Hidden Treasure, Capirispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

RusticNature WalkScratchyBench and Cacti

Northwestern University Ecotourism Park and Botanical Gardens, Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Cosmos GardenGolden Ray on MyrtlesWishbone (Saxifragales)

[Photo credits: Photos of Blauearth by Chad Tamayo, Leehua and Brandon]

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012