"Abra has no beach. This river serves as a summer getaway. The sunset here is unique. It represents Abra's distinct landscape."

[BANGUED, ABRA, PHILIPPINES] ▬ The great Abra River is where the sunset appeared this time. So beautiful. It is my first time to write an article about a sunset over a river. I have one article though with photos of sunset over a river but the river was not my subject in that post (hover on photos to reveal the sunset colors).

ABRA RIVER SUNSET

[BANGUED] ▬ THE RIVER REFLECTS THE SUNSET


As our service car passed through the kilometer-long Calaba Bridge in Bangued, the sky is inviting me to stop for a while, savor its beauty and listen to what my heart is saying.

Abra River Sunset in Calaba

The setting sun hovers over the mountain ranges while the river duplicates its beauty. Sky, mountain, river + sunset is so wonderful for me. My happiness is shallow, I know.

ABRA RIVER SUNSET

[BANGUED] ▬ SUNSET, MOUNTAIN, RIVER

ABRA RIVER SUNSET

[BANGUED] ▬ LIFE UNDER THE SUNSET


It is summer, yet the great river doesn't run out of water coming from the mountains. It was vast as the sunset - reminds me of my dreams that's so vast too. You see, sunset puts me into introspection. 

ABRA RIVER SUNSET

[BANGUED] ▬ ONE HAPPY SWIMMER

ABRA RIVER SUNSET

[BANGUED] ▬ FLOATING HUTS ABOUND


Floating cottages abound. People swim in the river. Abra has no beach. This river serves as a summer getaway. The sunset here is unique. It represents Abra's distinct landscape.

 Final Thoughts

In every sunset that I witness, there is peace. That's why I always post an article dedicated for the sunsets I witness in my travels. Beach sunset, mountain sunset - I have them on this blog.

I don't know, but I feel so peaceful whenever I see a sunset. I'm a person who prefers being poor yet with peace of mind than being rich with a lot of pressure and many things to think about. That's why I go for sunset. I choose peace.

Up Next

It was already dark when we reached downtown Bangued and what I witnessed was a parade of lights that defeated the darkness. Trumpets killed the silence. Sound and lights made the night so festive. ▬ to be continued...

KAWAYAN FESTIVAL 2015

[UP NEXT] ▬ THE NIGHT BECAME FESTIVE. IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT. WHAT IS THIS BY THE WAY?

ABRA MARCH 2015 TRAVEL SERIES

Although the stigma of Abra in the politics world is the source of its infamy, there will still be a light to enlighten the dark ages. What are these objects for? Hang on for Part 5.
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Part 1

[BANGUED] ▬ My First Midnight in the Hill of Cassamata via Oval Era

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TEASER ► ...as the sun sets down with the silhouette of Mt Bullagao, west of the river valley, I leave the place. I never attempted to stay there after dark.
| Part 2

[BANGUED] ▬ Padaya Trade Fair: Abra Local Industries' Heart & Soul

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TEASER ► I thought it would be another ordinary trade fair but I was wrong. The padaya gave me many answers on my search for truth and knowledge: reasons why I love traveling.
| Part 3

[LA PAZ] ▬ A Village of Abel (Loom) Weavers in Abra Called Bulbulala

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TEASER ► Who would have thought that today, their pasture became greener by keeping the inheritance manifested through their weaving skills.
| Part 4 | Part 5

[BANGUED] ▬ Silnag: Night Parade of Floats, Lighted with Love and Pride

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TEASER ► Although the stigma of Abra in the politics world is the source of its infamy, there will still be a light to enlighten the dark ages.
| Part 6

[BANGUED] ▬ A Night of Traditional Dances and Cultural Rites

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TEASER ► I was surprised even more how rich the culture of Abra is. Very rich. Very unique. Their identity and culture make Abra a very interesting province to love and take care.
| Part 7

[BANGUED] ▬ Brgy Patucannay: of Waking Up Early and a Soup Dish

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TEASER ► I observed how they prepare this popular soup dish. They just prepare everything right before your eyes. I saw bones, mainly skulls, in a stainless basin.
| Part 8

[BANGUED] ▬ Kawayan Festival: The Biggest Cultural Show in Abra

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TEASER ► No million-dollar dance show can ever fathom the depth of the meaning of the dances their ancestors wanted them to execute.
| Part 9

[BANGUED] ▬ Bamboo Float Parade and the Cool Mountain Tribes

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TEASER ► They have proven that the province of Abra is a sterling destination for mountain culture lovers.


► FOOTNOTES, DISLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC

[1] Big thanks to Abra Vice Governor, Hon Chari Bersamin, for inviting us to witness the Kawayan Festival 2015. With me is Estan Cabigas of langyaw.com.

[2] The map I used below is courtesy of Eugene Villar on Wikipedia.
Source: 1 | 2

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TEASER ► The Bigueño fishermen are heroes of the family they represent. I'm so proud of them.

[VIGAN] ▬ Mindoro Beach: Kissed 2013's Last Sunset Goodbye

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TEASER ► It was freedom! I breathed the last set of fresh air from the ocean this year. I left my last footprints on the "sand."

[VIGAN] ▬ Witnessing 2013's First Sunset in Perspective

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TEASER ► ...that beauty may fade but the memories will stay.

[LIGAO] ▬ Lovely Sunset Over Mt Masaraga

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TEASER ► The clouds were trying to veil the sunset but their capability was just limited to conceal the glorious beauty of the orange sky."

[NARVACAN] ▬ Sulvec Bay: Sunset Over Paraiso ni Juan and the Memoirs

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TEASER ► This sunset I am seeing brings back good memories of dreams and how the simple dreams were fulfilled. Owning a digital camera to capture the sunset was just a fantasy when I was still a student but became a reality later on. This sunset is making me remember that dream.

[STA MARIA] ▬ Magnificent Sunset Over a Remote Barrio Called Gusing

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TEASER ► Unspoiled, sincere, peaceful, surprising - this is the sunset over a remote barrio that is not usually experienced in crowded beaches and touristy islands.

[SAN FERNANDO] ▬ Pagoda Hill of La Union: Everyday is Valentine's Day

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TEASER ► It is a no question why the couple I am seeing is faced before the sky because I have personally seen how romantic the sky that time is.

[LIGAO] ▬ Smoking Mt Mayon During Sunset and Twilight

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TEASER ► The scenery was very unusual seeing a very majestic volcano standing so high in her own splendid making the surrounding communities nearby to live with awe and pride!
SPEAK YOUR HEART OUT. C'MON! DON'T BE SHY. I PROMISE TO REPLY EXCEPT FOR TROLLS.

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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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