Philippines Road Trip: Part 1

So last weekend, I got to go on a two day roadtrip with my cousins, aunt, and mom. We traveled up to Sagada to spend the night and these are some photos taken along the way. There we are, getting ready to leave haha. We're all so fresh faced since we got up around 5 to get ready.

I'll admit, most of the ride I spent with my head out the window, gaping in awe at the spectacular mountains we were driving through. Its just stunning how beautiful it is here!
 I decided to try a shorts+tights combo for the trip, and I'm surprised by how much I ended up liking the outfit. I've never really liked this style on me because I felt my legs were too short to pull it off. Guess third times the charm though. 

I had to take a snap shot of the sticker on the back of our van. Haha, Igorot is the tribe my mother is from, thus, the tribe I'm from. Just a small part of my heritage that I'm proud about. Did you know we're ex headhunters? Yeah, that's what I use to threaten my dates with if I get upset ;)

 We passed through Bontoc, and they have these awesome tricycles along with jeepneys that are used for transportation. Sadly, there aren't any in Baguio, so I was dying to take a ride in them. But it was just a quick pit stop, so I just took a picture instead. Next time!

 Haha, so these are a few of my cousins. The goofy one above is Marlon. He's a musician, plays drums, guitar, bass, and almost anything else. Is it any surprise he's in a band?
 The guy above is JR. We're always being reminded about how when I was 4 and visited, we'd instantly bonded. Seriously, I think I dragged that boy everywhere. Haha, I was a bold child when I was little. I often think back to then, when the language barrier meant nothing. I know it can still be like that, but it's not as easy to overcome now that we're older. I miss it though. 
 And this cutie would be Albert. He's 6, and he has the most adorable laugh. I love listening to him giggle over every little thing. 

Finally, this would be the view coming outside from one of the caves we visited in Sagada. They have what's called Hanging Coffins, and you should seriously Google it. They're so cool to see!
I have a ton more pictures, but I tried condensing the first day into these photos. By the end, my camera was dying anyway. Day 2 will be posted soon!


irene wibowo said...

wow it looks fun :0Irene Wibowo

Nico Saich said...

love all these photos! It truly looks like you are having a blast!


sip-n-wear said...

so cool! i love all the nature photos!!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

linda, these photos are breathtaking. those mountains are just gorgeous. glad you're exploring the land and your cousins are too cute.

Katie Aman said...

Oh I love seeing these photos. It is just astounding to see the cultural differences as well as the breathtaking landscape! I always love shorts and tights on other people but I can never make it work for myself...I love the look on you though! It fits in very well with where your style has been heading lately- super cool and edgy :)

Rory said...

Can't WAIT to see more pictures!!! AHH! these are amazing and you are quite the photographer! Also, you totally pull off the tights look with shorts. Love the boots you wore with them and the scarf is so chic!!!! Your cousins are so so cute :) And I was the same way as you when I was little-SO SO BOLD haha! I'm much more reserved now after traumatizing middle school years lol but I miss those days, for sure!
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Jenee C. said...

Haha your cousins are hilarious. Meanwhile, way to make roadtripping chic! Can't wait to see more of your holiday snaps.

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Sarah Mira Park said...

I hope you're having the time of your life there, haha. I love the fruit market photo.

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wow im just obsessed with all your Philippine photos!


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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your time there with us. The photos came out great! :)

Jo said...

Ooh... I've always loved looking at travel photos. There is always something charming and beautiful in Southeast asian countries. Nice to spend time with the family too.

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Mica said...

Love these photos! I'm so glad you are enjoying your trip.

Really nice to see a mix of beautiful scenery photos as well as fun family photos - you must all be having a lot of fun :)

Laura Gomez Luis said...

Great trip and lovely views !


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Pearla & Juls said...

Amazing pics.
I have a friend who comes from the philipines and she always speaks about her country (:

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Maiken said...

yay, that's totally what I was talking about when I said I would love to see the surroundings and your everyday life there. the nature is spectacular and it again reminds me of Crete island with its picturesque mountains and little villages. oh and you look lovely! I sometimes like wearing this shorts+tights combo as well :)
definitely looking for part two already!

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Sam said...

Hi Linda, thanks so much for sharing your picture memories of this fascinating and beautiful country with us, I would love to visit!

Ali Hval said...

Seriously though, how beautiful is all that landscape? I can see why you were staring at the mountains so much... They're gorgeous! I feel the same way when we visit North Dakota and Montana to see our relatives. The mountains and badlands are just so beautiful with nothing but a road on it. :) hope you're enjoying your trip, lovely lady Linda! I'm glad yer getting lots of pictures. And rights and shorts totally look fine on you--I, too, have trouble consoling my mind on that combo. ;)

indie by heart said...

Lovely photos..And amazing views! :) I've never been to Asia, or even outside Europe, so these sights are so uncommon + beautiful to me.

Nice look on you too! We short girls can totally rock out tights + shorts ;)

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Jessi said...

Wow the caves and all the green is gorgeous!! Makes me want to be there now. I love all the cute photos with your cousins and you totally pull off the shorts and tights look!

Hannah said...

Gorgeous pictures! So jealous!

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febrina utami putri said...

we have something similar with that tricycle vehicle here in Indonesia, and it's called Bajaj here. I think Philippine and Indonesia are quite a like :)

megcasson said...

these pictures are amazing!

Viv said...

What a fantastic little road trip! I would love to experience the Philippines!

Megan, said...

how fun
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Simone said...

What did you mean when youn said the Giotto were ex head hunters?

Alexandra said...

Love these pics! Looks like you're having such a great time.

Alexandra xo

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Kanika Karvinkop said...

Love the pictures! looks like u had a great time :)

Katie Q. said...

Wow, what a insanely gorgeous road, the mountains look so lush with all of the greenery there and I love the mist around them, it looks magical. I love hearing these little bits about your mothers tribe, it's so fascinating and cool to learn about!

Sandra Leiva said...

Looks like a fun trip!
Great pictures, dear <3

Liquorice and Pumps said...

The trip looks awesome! Hope you had a great time! Love to see some of your heritage.


stevia indrawan said...

oh so you're in Philipines!
I have never been there but I heard it's just lovely :)

have fun!

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Janice Lunes said...

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Cool pics I really need to do this road-trippin some time ;)

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Princess Dane Recabe said...

Wow. Hope you really had fun :) How's Philippines so far?


Amanda said...

oh wow how cool =)

Allison said...

OMG it looks like you guys all had a blast! I love that photo of you guys all packed in that van- that is true road-triping style! And does your one cousin have a Domo bag??? LOVE!

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Elle Sees said...

Thanks for sharing these pics of your trip with us! Btw, I noticed you liked Megan's post today on beauty recipes. My blog has many of these and lots of tips, if you'd like to visit. Have a great day.

Lucie Srbová said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! I really love seeing pics from different countries!

Kisses, Lucy :)

Kym said...

Yay for road trips! It looks like a blast!!


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Lisa said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful! Take in the scenery, because you can't get much of that here in the states! I love your outfit by the way!

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Nancy said...

aw great photos!! =) Looks like a blast!

UnA said...

looks like so much fun!

I miss going on road trip

The Chic Sheet said...

Beautiful photos!!!


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