The view while we are on our way is breathtaking. Wala na ako nasabi kung hindi Wow. For first timers, now I realized bakit ang daming pumupunta ng Sagada. Ang linis, ang sarap ng hangin, ang ganda. Basta. It’s so green and artistic. Parang artwork lahat ng pananim. Pati damo may flowers. It’s really a place that you can be proud of.
Town of Benguet. Hindi na kami nakababa dito so hanggang tanaw nalang, we are almost there.
Parang Sims lang, really a small community. Then I remember the map I saw from the net. Ganung ganun siya, the place is quiet and serene. We stayed at George annex kasi full na ung sa main. Kenji was able to find a place to stay in George annex. Afterwards, we headed immediately to SAGGAS to coordinate the tour. Kenji decided to take his rest.
We eat first and then get ready to start the tour. We met Kehvin our tour guide and Raffy,the doggie tour guide. Kehvin told us that Raffy really get along with the tourists. Sumasama daw talaga siya. And maybe because he felt that we really like him the first time we saw him sumama si Raffy sa Echo valley tour namin. Raffy seems very popular, sayang hindi naming na meet yung owner niya.
On our way to Echo Valley, we saw the Church bell and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, a vibrant Episcopal parish. We were able to attend mass and wonder why it’s a bit strange, after researching back home, that’s the time we realized the meaning of “Episcopal”. It has similar approach but a lot different in Catholic Church in some aspects. Di kasi nag babasa. Hehe!
Raffy was making sure we are on the right track. Medyo out of focus ako that day kasi I want Raffy to go back, anlayo kaya so feeling ko nag eeffort lang siya. Haha! Going back, It's Echo valley because you'll hear echos when you shout. Sarap sumigaw ng sumigaw kaso I felt disturbing the quietness of the place.
Finally at the Hanging Coffin, it’s weird to see but then after Kehvin discussed the reason why it was there and how it was brought there by the locals, I was amazed. Kehvin told that elders believe that it would be easier for the souls to get to heaven being hanged on these rocks so it would be near, than buried down.
Tired, not yet. After Echo valley Tour we headed to give Cave Connection a shot. Another must try in Sagada. We get ready and headed to Lumiang Burial Cave, Kehvin brought another tour guide to assist us then our spelunking adventure begins.
To be visible on my next post. :)