Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Baguio to Sagada

Our journey yesterday from Manila to Baguio took nine hours and today we set off from our hotel at just after  5am. We had to get to the bus station to buy our tickets for the 6.30 bus, and they can only be bought on the day.
We had been told it would be busy, but we got seats 5 and 6 which were right behind the driver, so we had a great view.
This journey took six hours along winding, twisty roads and  up to over 7,400 feet above sea level.
The drops on either side were spectacular, and we passed mountains with huge rice terraces stretching away in to the distance.
We reached our destination, Sagada, just after noon, dropped off our bags and set off with a guide to explore the local attractions.
The town moulds itself to the shape of the hillsides and is very pleasant. We are going out for a drink and dinner soon, but we can't stay out later than 9pm.
The whole area has a curfew of between 9pm and 4am. We have no idea why, but it is quite handy as we are out at 5am tomorrow to watch the sunrise.

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