It was a very spontaneous adventure. Being unfamiliar with the town of Sudipen in La Union, the things I discovered are surprising. The quiet town has no exceptional tourist attractions to offer but it offers a big cut of history and folklore. Sudipen is the home for the historical Intake Dam which was built by the Japanese during World War II and one of the footprints of Angalo, a mythical giant.
|Trekking the Amburayan River in Search for the Giant Footprint of Angalo.|
Thanks to a local resident who served as my guide. He was a tricycle driver and he unselfishly accompanied me to this area. The deal was 120 pesos as my fare. Not that bad.
A part of this river is a big rock which is believed by the locals to be one of the footprints of Angalo scattered to several towns up north.
Now I am not just learning about this myth through the stories passed from generation to generation because I am now here, personally encountering one of the footprints face to face and it feels good to see in person what is used to be a story that I only hear.
More footprints to see and I am loving chasing after these landmarks of the Ilocano myth.
|Map of Sudipen, La Union courtesy of Wikipedia.|