Spelunking at SAGADA was an experience I never thought I would enjoy. It was a different venture that pushed my feet to its limits, so to speak. Kumapal ang mga talampakan ko! But oh dear, it was really really fun kahit super nakakapagod. Its all worth it!
We started at LUMIANG BURIAL CAVE around 1500H and got out of SUMAGUING CAVE around 1930H. Mejo traffic when we got to sumaguing, daming tourists eh. If not with the best guides of SAGGAS, we won’t get through it all unharmed. Hehehehe Thanks to our shy but superb and patient guide LESTER TAO-EY and his apprentice MANONG DANIEL aka BOY (I hope I got his name right) for keeping us safe and securing our cameras. They also lend us their legs, shoulders and arms as our ladder whenever we encounter difficulty through the hurdles of the cave. BTW, Lester just turned 22yo last dec 2, the day we left sagada. We called him MANONG or KUYA only to find out that he is so much younger than us! wah!!! He started his career when he was 16 and he is knowledgeable about sagada's history. Every single detail, name, date and event, you bet, he knows it. Highly recommended!! Galing mag take ng pictures!! sabi nga ni Manong Boy "SMELL" ehehehe.. if you want to contact him, nasa contacts ko sha dito sa multiply slash friendster account. or better visit their group site http://sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com/
Hay, kahit all I got was a wind-burned face and throbbing soles, I’ll definitely go back here. I enjoyed the food (especially @ MASFERRE’S and BANA’S CAFÉ). I love the people kasi rosey cheeks sila hehehe. I like their skin, walang pimples!!! wah inggit ako
Sabi nga ni Manong Boy, “Are you okay? This is what you call FEEL THE EARTH!! Feeling the earth, you feel the hurt after…masakit na katawan at paa mo!” Panalo ka Manong!!! Very Clever huh! hehehe
DAY 1 – Nov 29 – Lumiang Burial – Sumaguing cave connection
DAY 2 – Nov 30 – St. Mary’s Anglican Church
Sight Seeing @ Echo Valley / Rock climbing / Hanging Coffins,