The Roadtrip to Isabela
"Isabela, Thy Will be Done" welcomes visitors to the Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya Boundary (picture taken inside a speeding vehicle that's why it's slightly blurred and color skewed)
Tutubi will share his usual stories and photos chronologically as he passed by places including Cabanatuan City's historic cathedral where Antonio Luna was murdered, a former concentration camp of WW II where "Ghost Soldiers" successfully made "The Great Raid" and rescue of American POWs, drove and shot pictures of Science City of Munoz and San Jose City in the province of Nueva Ecija. Commemorated heroic deeds of soldiers long gone in a historic pass at the boundary of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Witnessed everyday images of Bambang and Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, sampled a famous buko pie stand and pancit cabagan on Maharlika Highway (now called Cagayan Valley Road). Traveled back in time at a museum in Santiago City. Wondered at the immensity of a dam and hydroelectric power plant between the towns of Alfonso Lista in Ifugao and Ramon, Isabela and indulged to his stomach's content at an "all you can eat" restaurant in Cabanatuan City for a measly P100.00
two children resting in the shade of a large World War II memorial somewhere in Nueva Ecija
Pictures and funny street signs coming up with a mostly unplanned tour of Cagayan Valley!
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:27 PM,
- At Jul 28, 2008, 11:55:00 PM, the donG said...
im looking forward to those funny street signs. ive never been to this side of the philippines.
- At Jul 29, 2008, 6:55:00 AM, Traveler on Foot said...
This is exciting. Looking forward to your succeeding post. I love going on roadtrips... especially if its unplanned.
- At Jul 29, 2008, 10:51:00 PM, tutubi said...
the dong, you're cebuano? so that's why that's your handle :P
traveler on foot, lots of posts actually...including signspotting :P
- At Jul 30, 2008, 4:51:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
Ako din can't wait for the funny signs and photos.
- At Jul 30, 2008, 2:11:00 PM, dodong flores said...
I'd been to Solano several times in the mid-1990's. That was when I was still on film photography. Unfortunately, the film use prohibited me to take photos (or at all to bring my camera) in most of my road trips.
Hayyy, sarap balikan ang mga lugar na previously napuntahan...
- At Jul 30, 2008, 2:16:00 PM, Bloggerslobby said...
It feels great to travel and discover the beauty of nature.
nice site. i like your header!;0)
- At Jul 30, 2008, 3:20:00 PM, Lawstude said...
hey tutubi, welcome to my home city of cabanatuan. your second pic was taken on concentration camp in pangatian, cabanatuan city and just adjacent to the fil-am pangatian shrine.
i am glad you brought your own vehicle because tricycles here in cabanatuan can be quite notorious.
have a safe trip tutubi.
- At Jul 30, 2008, 8:56:00 PM, tutubi said...
photo cache, malapit na yung iba :P
dodong, ialso passed by solano...with film youneed discipline to conserve film...digital? click ng click ng click :P
bloggerslobby, header's taken on calaguas island
lawstude, too many trikesin cabantuan actually. far too many
- At Jul 31, 2008, 9:26:00 PM, Ethyl Alcohol said...
wow! 100 lang eat all you can na! sarap naman. :)
- At Jul 31, 2008, 9:58:00 PM, Ferdz said...
Naku, Nueva Vizcaya has a lot to offer din from caves, mountains and food. And that mountain side road is very scenic as well. Abangan namin post mo dito.
- At Jul 31, 2008, 10:58:00 PM, Rochelle said...
How fun! Can't wait to read about more!! I love funny road signs!
- At Feb 1, 2009, 8:32:00 PM, said...
how to get there???
- At Feb 2, 2009, 9:19:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, how to get where? This is a teaser post of mine. click on the Isabela label above to see posts on various towns and cities of isabela and the information is posted there
- At Feb 13, 2009, 4:40:00 PM, said...
how can i get to san jose city, nueva ecija ? meron ba na bus na papunta dun o hanggang cabanatuan lang??/ please text me a.s.a.p here's my number 09151101852...thanks..i know you guys can help me....
- At Feb 13, 2009, 10:35:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, i have a separate post on sab jose. if you only searched for it. buses to san jose at available at Five star and baliwag transit, the buses i saw passing by the city when I was there
- At Jun 25, 2009, 10:37:00 AM, said...
btw, can anybody give me a recipe of the famous isabela's longanisa?
i really love it.
- At Oct 16, 2010, 3:05:00 AM, said...
i wanna goto isabela :(