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    The Roadtrip to Isabela

    In just another trip, Tutubi went on a planned trip, not a backpacking one since he has a car and a driver, to San Mateo town in Isabela for a work assignment and made stops to various attractions and restaurants along the way, mostly unplanned based mostly on Tutubi's scant knowledge of the place since it's his first time to visit Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela provinces of Cagayan Valley.

    "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!

    Stay tuned!

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:27 PM,


    At Jul 28, 2008, 11:55:00 PM, Blogger escape 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, Anonymous Anonymous 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, Blogger GingGoy 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, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Ako din can't wait for the funny signs and photos.

    At Jul 30, 2008, 2:11:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 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, Anonymous Anonymous 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, Blogger Oman 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, Blogger GingGoy said...

    photo cache, malapit na yung iba :P

    dodong, ialso passed by solano...with film youneed discipline to conserve 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, Blogger Tinunuy said...

    wow! 100 lang eat all you can na! sarap naman. :)

    At Jul 31, 2008, 9:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous 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, Blogger Rochelle said...

    How fun! Can't wait to read about more!! I love funny road signs!

    At Feb 1, 2009, 8:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how to get there???

    At Feb 2, 2009, 9:19:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy 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, Anonymous Anonymous 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, Blogger GingGoy 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, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice site..
    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, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i wanna goto isabela :(


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