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EXPLORING OFF THE BEATEN PATH OF CALLAO, CAGAYAN

Location: Cagayan, Philippines

Getting lost and seeing the beauty of uncharted places will always be my thing.

After our trip and exploration inside the Callao Caves, I rode at the back area of our tricy to take more snaps of the municipality as we headed home. I was softly whispering my goodbyes to the cold winds and beautiful landscape when all of a sudden, Kuya Tonton asks me if I wish to see more of Callao by going to the other side of the cave. The Callao cave is under one of the mountains of Sierra Madre and going to the other side of the mountain takes about 15-20 minutes depending on your tricy’s speed. I may or may not have been too eager in saying yes to Kuya Tonton so he showed us through the bridge going to the other side.

To go to the other side of the Callao caves, one can use a boat to cross the Pinacanauan River, the longest river in Cagayan. We had Kuya Tonton so we skipped the boat ride and went back the same road when we reached the caves.

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Kids on their way to the caves via boat

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Kuya Tonton’s tricy

This was the place Kuya Tonton mentioned where we could take more photos of Callao. He isn’t wrong though because the place was quiet and have no tourists. Just the locals going about their morning. I also washed my hands here and it was freezing cold. No regrets though!

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So much green!! *heart eyes emoji*

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The water wasn’t blue but vividly clear. You could see the rocks underneath and also, this kubo in the middle of it all. Haha

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My darling kambing friends, where are y’all going??

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We crossed this bridge because we still had almost an hour to kill before we miss our flight back to Manila

Hello from the other side

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Yes, my friend, this is the Philippines.

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This is the other route tourists could go through when they come from a different starting point. You’d ride a bangka for 5 minutes to reach the entrance to the caves.

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I fall in love with strangers everyday.

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Filipinos truly are happy resilient people. Sometimes I’d wonder, is ignorance really a source or could result to utter bliss? I might be doing something wrong with my life because these people do not seem to mind if they do not have the latest gadgets or the sky-high buildings around them – and I could totally understand the contentment.

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I think they’re the best people I like shooting?

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Kalesas are still a widespread mode of transportation in the North. I hope they feed the horses properly and give them lots of love though.

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This was our last stop before finally going back to our hotel before we miss our flight back to Manila. We dipped in our feet in the very cold water for a few minutes while taking in the beautiful scenery.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Christienne

    Sounds like quite an adventure!

    February 16, 2016 at 19:25
    • Reply Patria

      It was! Thanks for dropping by, Christienne. Have a lovely week :)

      February 17, 2016 at 08:14
  • Reply arcy

    ganda nga. maraming masi diyan, kaya corny mga tao. maraming bundok mukhang inuka na. ibig sabihin, namina na o naputulan ng mga punongkahoy. kaya hindi gaanong matatanda ang mga puno ngayon..pero may punto ka. ang gaganda na ng kuha mo.congrats!!

    February 15, 2016 at 16:15
    • Reply Patria

      Thanks, Tay! Haha

      February 15, 2016 at 17:36

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