To Wabi Sabi via Calesa

Rizal St., Laoag

Arguably one of the best things about living in Ilocos, you can have quaintness at your disposal. The cool, breezy months make it so fit for nighttime calesa rides.

Wabi Sabi Dragonfruit Fruit  Teas

We did the calesa thing to Wabi Sabi Tea Café, comfortably so!

The jaded, as well as the up-to-date lovers of tea will take pleasure in Wabi Sabi’s freshly-introduced original line of indigenous tea drinks. The saniata ti Ilocos aka dragonfruit is underscored in the new four exclusive Wabi Sabi drinks, namely, dragonfruit milk tea, dragonfruit Yakult, dragonftuit fruit tea and dragonfruit deluxe with dragonfruit jelly and wabi cream.

They recommended the deluxe which is a refreshing pack of textures. Will definitely have to try the other originals.

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

Laoag’s Urban Horses Go Country

Kwentong Kuchero

The weekend scene along Ventura Highway in Talingaan-La Paz shifts gears with the inspired idea of setting up an outpost for the KKK. The what? Hello rustic! Kabalyo, kalesa ken kuchero of the Laoag City Calesa Association, led by Roel Respicio, offer a new one with nature kind of trip at the famed sand dunes of La Paz.

The Laoag Eco-Adventure Development or LEAD Movement, through President Reny Tan, are helping out promote the new adventure in Sunshine City Laoag to sustain Ilocano culture and tradition and augment livelihood of the tireless kucheros.

Ericke, her best friend Ivon Domingo (a LEAD Movement honorary baby) and I road tested first the horsey fun:) Check out Ivon’s gorgeous photos in her blog.

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The serene panorama of the Padsan River.

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Ilocos offroading and sandboarding were born in the Laoag La Paz Sand Dunes — an adventure innovated by the LEAD Movement. Try ’em all or pick your peg.

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Call or text LEAD Movement (0917-8415155/ 0919-8735516) or Roel Respicio  (0999-6873803) for bookings. Can accommodate large groups.

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

Laoag Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Calesa Parade of Colors

Calesa Parade of Colors

‘Tis the time of the year to celebrate my most revered display of true Laoagueño tradition and culture. The officials of the city might be moving too fast, changing the landscape and exacerbating the traffic issue, yet the oldest mode of transportation in Laoag endures. Until when? In God we trust.

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Eco-friendly ka pa!

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Lots of love and hugs to all the balikbayans who are visiting town. BlauEarth can’t thank enough the wonderful blog readers from New York, Canada, California, Hawaii, the Philippines, and other parts of the globe. You know who you are:) Enjoy the sunshine, peeps!

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