Tupang Gala Blog

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Santol: Bewitching Balay-Anito Falls

There are really no falls included in our itinerary when I and the flock went to Santol, La Union last December 2014 – we just went there to visit our fellow sheep. I was intrigued to the town because Santol...

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos, Ilocos Norte 0

Burgos: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Built in 1890 to guide sea vessels entering the Philippine territory from the north, the 65-foot (20-meter) tall Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is already one of the most well-known tourist spots in the north. It is located in Vigia de Nagparitan...

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Burgos: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

We’ve been always visiting Kapurpurawan Rock Formation for almost 6 years, yet I always revel in that wonderful art of nature. The white rock (probably that’s why its name comes from puraw in Ilocano which means white) is the pride...

Abra river valley. Taken from Bucay before entering the town of Manabo 2

Manabo: Exploring the Quaint Town in Abra

We have been visiting Abra several times before, but our trip to the province is not complete without reaching the town of Manabo, because of Raquel, one of the Tupang Gala, came from here (and proud Itneg). The town is...

Nipa huts  dotted the river in San Juan 2

San Juan: River Resort of San Juan, Abra

Since Abra River has many tributaries, it is often been utilized as river resort. One of the towns that benefited this kind of tourism is San Juan, a quaint, little municipality situated at the northernmost part of Abra. The makeshift...

Colorful pebbles of Luna 7

Luna: Pebble Beach of La Union

When we went to the Municipality of Luna, La Union, we noticed that most of the townsfolk there were busy sorting pebbles inside their garages and placing the carefully handpicked ones to a plastic bag with Japanese characters on it....

Luna Watchtower, Baluarte, Luna, La Union 0

Luna: Leaning Watchtower (Baluarte)

As the flock and I went along the Pebble Beach of Luna, La Union, we noticed there a very old spherical fort. Named as Baluarte (watchtower), it is said that Spaniards built the stronghold using reddish bricks to prevent threats...