With an amazing race finally over everyone now has time to finally relax. Coincidentally, the hotel that we checked-in in Pagudpud was also where I ate lunch the last time I was here! As much as everyone wanted to check-in earlier to rest, we were able only to do so after everyone finished their respective…
Finally, D-Day has arrived! Ultramarathons sure are gaining popularity, fast! Thanks to PAU’s efforts, more runners are now braving ultras. Considering that this race was staged more than 500 kilometers away from Manila, the turnout was phenomenal with more than a hundred runners!
Saturday, the second day of our “vacation.” One by one our comrades arrive in Laoag for our race that is practically hours away. After meeting a few of our newly arrived friends over breakfast, we went back to our hotel to freshen up, and start our mini tour.
Without trying to be naughty as it may sound in some Philippine dialect, Poque-poque is an Ilocano dish made of eggplant with onions, tomatoes, and egg. It was one of the dishes that I really missed, and it was one of the dishes I got to eat—but with a twist.
I just returned from one of the best experiences of my life, in one of my favorite places in the Philippines. I sure have a lot of stories and pictures to share, but for now here are some select few photos that I could share while I cook up my narrative: