ahh, the great white north! it has always been close to my heart. when our friends from the agency called us to book our services for this year’s edition of the infamous roadtrip, we were much delighted to learn that the three-day tour will start in thunderbird, la union and end (in rocking fashion as always) in ilocos.
two hundred riders from all over the philippines gathered together for an experience of a lifetime. this year, we had the pleasure to document the event as the participants enjoyed the beautiful old churches all over northern luzon.
it was my first time in vigan and truly it was a visual delight. every corner is a spot for a photo opportunity. my mouth waters in the thought of the sumptuous lunch we had along calle crisologo: ilocano made pakbet and dinuguan plus bagnet dipped in sukang iloco…i remember two from my team grabbed a couple of bags of empanada for the road, no pun intended.
our lunch in pagudpud the next day, on the other hand, was made extra special by brownman revival’s live performance!
the bangui windmills was a sight to behold. a must see!
did i mentioned that it ended in rocking fashion? our video was played in sync with the dawn’s live performance of iisang bangka! some participants couldn’t help shed a tear or two as they watched the same day edit after the long trip. i was absolutely stoked! =)
it’s our second year doing this now and it is our ultimate adrenaline fix. my team started shooting even before the actual event began. ’til the next roadtrip!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost