Ilocos Sandboarding lately

Sandboarder in Ilocos

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!

Sandboarding in La Paz

Danish tourists in between bus transfers from Vigan Heritage City and to Manila.

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Students from Wolpyeong Middle School, Ulsan, South Korea, currently in town through a student exchange program with the Ilocos Norte National High School.

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For inquiries and bookings, contact the LEAD Movement :0919-873-5516 / 0917-841-5155 . Like Ilocos Sand Boarding (by the innovators of sandboarding in Ilocos) on Facebook

Photographed by Rommel and Blauearth
© Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014

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