"I was following their way and even the sunset will signal that they have to take a rest for now, the sunrise will again come tomorrow giving them new strength, new hope and a new day to gather more woods for their daily living."

With the aim to explore what are the things worth visiting along the length of Abra River in Sallacong, Bantay, Ilocos Sur to San Quintin in Abra, I found meaningful discoveries that I rarely see in the city and these things are the scenes that make me want to escape the city and explore the countryside more.

I must say this is not a place worth visiting given the fact that it is located somewhere else where there is no regular transportation route, hidden behind the mountains and the rough road that will surely give visitors an inconvenient visit.

Inconvenient as it may seem, the people are already accustomed with this kind of living. As I go ahead deeper to this hidden village in a hidden valley along the Abra River, I again somehow saw the simplicity of living and it is always my goal to discover and rediscover the countrysides.

How I love seeing how simple is the life in secluded villages at the foot of the mountains where there are no telephone lines, cable lines, poor cellular phone network signals and no internet yet they manage to thrive with unity and harmony.

While taking the bumpy road, my keen eyes are on a 180 degrees outlook and have spotted several kids gathering woods at the slopes of the mountains.

They are helping each other passing the woods from one kid to the other. One adult is with them who is driving the skeleton trike.

I have passed by these kids and went on my way ahead and after saying that going here is not worth it (from my introduction), I am reverting it to "worth it." 

Why? I have discovered a paradise!

It is a heavenly delight to see these magnificent works of nature! The Abra River is gently flowing down to the valley towards its final destination to the West Philippine Sea.

The river is indeed useful not just to be a visual therapy for the lonely soul but economically as well. The banks of the river is planted with rice (I will be posting a separate post about this soon) and this river also serves as a source of irrigation.

Blurry because I took this photo while being bumped by the bumpy road.
The sun is about to set and the toploader kids toploading on a wood-filled tricycle now need to go home and I am needing to go home as well because it is dangerous to drive here at night (there are rock-slides, huge rocks on the road and the cliff at the other side).

I was following their way and even the sunset will signal that they have to take a rest for now, the sunrise will again come tomorrow giving them new strength, new hope and a new day to gather more woods for their daily living. ▬ end

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EDMAR GUQUIB

Born and Raised in Vigan, Philippines. Hardcore Ilocano. Genuine Bigueño. Sucker of Long Land Trips. Loves the Highlands. Professional Nurse on Weekdays. Coffee Addict. Travel Blogger in Between. For sponsorship, advertising, event invites and collaborations email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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6 comments:

  1. Ang dami nila nangangahot.


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  2. @Henry

    Hmmm. Long time no see. Hehe. Oo nga ang sipag ng mga batang ito.

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  3. Its back to basics here!
    The river shot was very nice!!!

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  4. ^^ Simurgh. Indeed because the place is just lovely.

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  5. @Christian,

    Sinabi mo pa/ Ang ganda rin ng sunset dito :)

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