The LEAD (Laoag Eco-Adventure Development) Movement kids, who helped put the Laoag Sand Dunes on the adventure map, now grown-ups, in a more adultish vid.
So many changes since that trial ride on August 2, 2009 in La Paz. A co-op has brought together LEAD, the originators of sandboarding in the Philippines, and all the other operators who came after LEAD, for a common good, which is to boost tourism in Laoag City and the rest of the North. The expansive dunes which also cover parts of Paoay and Currimao make Ilocos Norte extraordinary. Have you had your own sand adventure yet?
I stumbled upon in the net a new travel guide book to the Philippines (from Insight Guides) authored by Ralph Jennings. In the Barnes and Noble book preview, caught on one of the pages a miniature photo of LEAD Movement’s red Land Cruiser, shot by international photographer Chris Stowers sometime ago at the Laoag “La Paz” Sand Dunes. It seems like a detailed guide book with colorful pictures on every page. Can’t wait to get LEAD’s own copy. Thank you, Insight Guides!
I, personally, guided a touring couple the other day. Stoked for the unique La Paz sand adventure were Bong (from Iloilo) and Marge (from Manila). They are also LEAD Movement’s first clients for the bike cruise.
I saw how the two exuded exhilaration. I overheard Marge say, “Ang sarap mag-sandboarding!” a couple of times. When I asked Bong how was the 4X4 ride, he replied, “The best!” What matters most to me when I’m guiding is the happiness and satisfaction I see on clients’ faces.
It’s a good thing typhoon Juaning spared Ilocos. Overcast skies make for good biking weather. Glad the photos are not that bad.
It was a surprise to discover that another tourist, from New Jersey, is the husband of my sister’s good friend, Joyce, who I haven’t seen in ages. Arnold and his son, Michael, and some relatives also had the sand adventure package (4X4 ride and sandboarding). They obviously were having a great vacation in Ilocos.For inquiries and reservation, contact Reny Tan 0919-873-5516 ; 0932-358-7521 or Benny Arce 0917-523-0331