...if that symbolism was a music, it could have given me massive LSS (Last Song Syndrome) as massive as Paoay Church.
[Paoay, Ilocos Norte Province, Ilocos Region, Luzon Island, Philippines]
Love is powerful. It could change the world. When the love is great, the motivation is greater. In the town of Paoay, I felt love. The people's love for the inheritance that made them whole was immense, hence, motivating them to celebrate and preserve what they've got. The call to preserve their good age-old traditions was evident in the community spirit that unites them.
The Journey to PaoayThe Partas bus where I rode stopped near the crossing of Batac for me to alight. The traffic light turned red. Traffic is not a heavy problem in Batac but people here are disciplined enough to follow the traffic rules. I crossed the almost empty street that was gradually queued by vehicles waiting for the green light.
I entered the hotel and I was surprised to see that the young woman whom I asked for the fare inside the jeep earlier is actually working at the hotel. We saw each other again. Destiny? *Blink*
|MY HOTEL IN PAOAY|
Before my body fell to sleep, I was still thinking of those symbols and what are the significance of those symbols in Paoay. It was intriguing for me. One thing more, I had no idea yet what would be the things that we'd do. Who would be the people I'd be meeting? Who'd be the bloggers? Should I find the answers to these questions later?
...and in the first place, what am I doing in Paoay? Would this be an exclusive adventure in Paoay or there would be surprises outside the town? Why I was here and how long I'd be staying here? Shall I find the answer to that mysterious symbols? How does it look like? | to be continued... |
Blogserye 04 is a series of narratives and stories about the fascinating things and information I learned + activities I experienced in Paoay and beyond in February 2017.
This chapter is a series of narratives and stories about the things I learned and activities I experienced on my first day in this Paoay trip.
✈ EPISODE 01: ► The Arrival: First Two Hours Of Mystery And Drama
✈ EPISODE 02: ▼ The High Noon Walk and the First Set of Revelations
✈ EPISODE 03: (Up Next)
✈ BLOGSERYE 04: THE AMAZING REVELATIONS OF PAOAY AND BEYOND
Map Showing the Location of #Paoay
► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC
 The above story is Part 01 of a blogserye (blog series). Come back soon for the Part 2.
 This post was filed under the category "Travel Diaries."
 The maps I used on this post are from maps.google.com.ph.
 All photos are mine.
 The insights, condition and name of places or properties I mentioned here are based on the facts and situation on the day of my visit. Take note that you may have a different experience when you try or see the properties or places mentioned here. Names of places and properties may also change by time so it's not my responsibility to update all the information on this blog because once published, I already consider it an archive and I won't update my narratives because I want them to become my references of what have happened in the past. I'm very particular of the dates because I want my amazing readers to understand that I am writing stories based on my perspective and insights on the day of my visit. You can see dates almost everywhere on this blog. Exempted from this rule are my travel guide posts that need to be updated.
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