Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kiltepan and Rock Valley (Sagada the sixth)

after the bokong falls, it's time to get high again. and up we went to the Kiltepan View point.
this view point has a panoramic view of the kiltepan rice terraces, with its little community in one side plus the lush greenery on the other and the towering mountains all over! a very nice view is an understatement. and as usual, i had a grand time shooting (it would have been better if mine is a DSLR)!


while the others are just satisfied by just looking at the view, i won't settle for just that. i looked around and saw this rocky area on the lower side of the mountain that is just a perfect compliment for the awesome view of the terraces. of course, di naman ako todo-todong pasaway, i asked permission kung pwede akong bumaba ng konti, pwede naman daw and since they hinted na hindi rin ako papapigil, ingat na lang daw sa pagbaba (as if naman anlayo nung bababaan).
as i made my way, there's the usual "hoy, bakit ka pa bababa dyan?" and i just smiled at them. and when i sit on the edge of a rock, there are more of "ano ka ba zherwin?!" hehehe. of course, nag-iingat din ako, ayaw ko yatang pulutin ako sa ibaba. hehehe.

as usual, as i know from the start, the rest of the gang are just waiting for my initiative, and before i can say pasaway, heto at nakapila na rin sila for their own pictorial (and i volunteered to be their photographer). eh di ang gaganda ng view ng pictures nyo ngayon hehehe.

we didn't stay long, and after the last pose (there's a thing such as a last pose? hehe) we rode the jeep again to go to Rock Valley Inn. our guides suggested that if we are the adventurer type, why not use and sit on the topload of the jeep while we navigate downward? nice idea, why he didn't tell us earlier? some of us did that and it was fun and a bit uneasy "down there" as the you-know-what needs to be protected from being hit, or else... :)

rock valley inn is an inn (hehe), this is considered to be a "high-end" in sagada (but for P450.00 per night, high-end???) and it's a beautiful inn with its all-wood cafeteria, a very nice toilet, a very relaxing mini-clubhouse with a bonfire in the middle and a local that speaks english fluently complete with an american twang (mahihiya ang mga call center agents sa kanya).

we were told we can pick up oranges (it's also an orange farm) and have them squeezed at the cafeteria (of course for a fee). we toured the area, and we saw huge rock formations. wow.

and the most exciting part is next:


TWO WORDS:

1. EXCITING

2. WET

17 comments:

vernaloo said...

Win yung 4th pic mo..ang nasa YM mo rin..para kang si Gollum wahahahahaha I don't mean the look of course...more on the pose lol :)

Toe said...

Oh, that inn sounds so interesting. I just love freshly-picked fruit which you could eat. Buti na lang pasaway ka, kundi the others wouldn't have such terrific pictures. :)

sexy mom said...

that was an adventure. thanks for sharing the photos. sagada is in my list, because of the wonderful feedback i get from everyone.

lazarus said...

dami pics mo sa sagada ah!

enjoy na enjoy talaga. sarap talaga vacation mo zherwin!

ladycess said...

wow, great pics. never been there, but would love to go now after this post :)

Gina said...

Mukhang exciting talaga ang adventures ninyo. I really like that pic inside the cave pero parang nakakatakot.

zherwin said...

verns, LOL! at talagang di mo binibitiwan si gollum hehehe, at least nakangiti ako di ba hehehe :)

zherwin said...

toe, i take the pasaway term as a compliment hehehe. :D

zherwin said...

sexy mom, true and going to sagada is even better with the whole family in tow. it's a great experience. :)

zherwin said...

lazarus, more pictures mean more money spent on developing hehe. :) but no regrets, kasama sa bakasyon ang gastos. :)

zherwin said...

ladycess, you should go there. :)

zherwin said...

gina, nakakatakot at first, pero kapag nandun na, wala nang urungan pero sobrang enjoy naman sya. one experience na di malilimutan. :)

Abaniko said...

Ganda ng view! Nainggit tuloy ako ah.

fingertalks said...

wow! cool pics, zherwin. parang gusto ko na ring pumunta dyan habang bakasyon pa.

-D

zherwin said...

abaniko, consider mo to on your future travels. di ka magsisi, promise. :)

zherwin said...

fingertalks, yes at habang di pa masyadong umuulan. :)

Belle TH said...

wow, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving nice comments. i've heard good reviews of sagada many years back and i hope to go there someday and visit that cave.

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