My Journey to Meet Apo Whang-Od in 2017
As mentioned on my previous blog (http://www.glitterzescapades.com/2017/08/a-chance-to-meet-apo-whang-od-in-june.html), my trip to Buscalan was never easy… exhausting but challenging. Seventeen hours and thirty minutes combined trip via plane, bus rides and top loading on a jeepney are never easy but as what they always say, If there's a will there is indeed a way.
On this blog, let me share with you videos and pictures of my trip. From the various rides to the trekking just to see Apo Whang- Od.
An hour and thirty minutes plane ride from Cebu straight from work doesn't hurt much.
The six hour trip from Pasay to Baguio City is tiring but good thing is that you can take power naps within the trip.
|Baguio Terminal for Bontoc, Mountain Province|
From Baguio City to Bontoc, Mountain Province on a six-hour bus ride is overwhelming as you will pass through the highest peak in Atok, Benguet. You will experience a long and winding zigzag road from climbing up mountains to going down and crossing in between mountains.
|The dangerous blind curve you will be passing on your way to Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|The long and winding road to Bontoc, Mountain Province|
|The cold foggy view in Atok, Benguet|
|I can't stop smiling (I am super excited to meet Apo Whang-Od), while on the bus to Buscalan, Tinglayan.|
An hour and thirty minutes of top loading in a jeepney from Bontoc to Buscalan was crazy. It feels like my spirit is separating from my body. With that roller coaster feels. I have never shouted and never been scared before but it was interesting. I was able to conquer my fear of heights. Seeing the rivers, rice fields, and waterfalls as you can clearly view it from the top of a jeep. It is priceless. The experience is all worth it.
|Trying top loading for the first time. From Bontoc, Mt. Province to Buscalan, Tinglayan|
So happy to be on top of the mini bus