We’re up early and grabbed the free buffet breakfast that came with our hotel room. Their coffee chop / bakery is at the ground floor of the hotel. Breakfast isn’t bad at all, what is bad when you can eat all that you can? hehe The menu has corned beef, longganisa, scrambled egg, salted egg, fried rice, fresh mangoes and a choice of iced tea or lemonade.
After getting ourselves full, we packed our things and checked out of our hotel. We took a tricycle to the bus terminal (P22) and we are on our way to Pagudpud!
But before that, we are going to swing by the famous Bangui Windwill first. Fare is P50 from Laoag to Bangui then P100 for hiring a tricycle that will take you to the giant windmills and back to the highway. The sun was scorching hot but the air was cool, making the 1 and a half hour travel to Bangui bearable. The bus conductor is also helpful and signaled us once we reached our stop.
Seeing these giants in person is an amazing view. It’s not everyday that you get to be under huge propellers which supply power in majority of this town. This is a good photo opportunity too! 😀
After a 30-minute travel from Bangui, we’re finally in Pagudpud! Fare is P15 each plus a tricycle ride for P50.
We stayed at the Evangeline Resort in Saud Cove. The room is ready when we arrived. It was nice but I find the bathroom too small. After settling, we headed to the Emohruo RestoBar, the resort’s beach front restaurant, for lunch. We are really not that hungry so we figured an order Chicken Roll (P285) would be enough.
It started raining whole afternoon so we decided to have a movie marathon care of Star Movies then slept the night away. Yes, we skipped dinner! 😀
We are up at 5AM the next morning to finally try to swim before heading home. The sun is doing a good job and the water isever so clear. Few people are up by that time so the beach was not crowded at all. I started to appreciate the view this time, I did not expect that Pagudpud is this beautiful in person. Too bad we’re leaving soon.
We had the free breakfast that came with our accommodation which are 2 sets of Beef Tapa with egg. Serving is small and I felt it wouldn’t be enough to provide energy for the rest of the day so I got an extra order of Pancakes with Bacon (P280).
Of course, more photo op before going home!:)
After 2 and half hours from leaving the beach, we’re back to Laoag to catch our 3PM flight. But before that, we had our last food trip at Macy’s Diner, which is at the ground floor of Hotel Tiffany. I have a thing with diners, so each time I see one, I just have to dine there.:) It is the usual 50’s inspired diner: from the decorations, lights, pin up posters, to the working jukebox, vintage bikes, tables and chairs. Aside from traditional American diner food, they also have Filipino and Ilocano dishes on their menu.
It was an American – Ilocano fusion for lunch this time. Chino wanted Buffalo Chicken and I wanted Bagnet, so that’s for lunch!
A peek inside Macy’s Diner and our last photo in Laoag! :
I know there are still a lot of places to see and food to try in Laoag, hopefully we can return soon! 🙂 *fingerscrossed*