I love adventure especially those that borders to the extreme side and at times dangerous when it comes to travel and modes of traveling and modes of transportation, so about halfway the 2-hour jeepney ride from Allen-Calbayog I signaled the conductor if I can move on the top of the jeepney. The conductor nodded and so I went up the roof. I love toploading because I can see the things that passengers inside don’t. It does feel great to be on the top right?
I love adventure especially those that borders to the extreme side…
The scene was very raw and rugged. The road already paved which is a good thing because its quite dangerous to topload on rough terrain. I remember my first time to try toploading 8 years ago, on the mountains of Ifugao. That was a memorable experience and I believe everyone should try it. It was funny to note too that almost all of us went on top of the roof so as to enjoy the scenic view Ifugao has to offer.
Back to Samar, I’m traveling southward and on my right is the Samar sea and on the other side mountainous areas. Most of the vegetation is coconut trees (and some banana too), no wonder that locals’ main trade is copra farming. I saw some rivers and streams from the mountains that go to the sea. Most houses have nipa roofing and are made of light materials.
This is what I love about out-of-the-tourist-trail trip, the mundane things that make the travel experience rich. I guess I’m really drawn to the simplicity of rural life. I’m no city boy, I love the provinces.
Secrets of Northern Samar is a series of blog posts that encourages intrepid travelers to try the out-of-the-usual-tourist-trail. This happened last February 2011, one of the no-plans-whatsoever trips I made. I have a ticket to Catarman and I just said to myself, go and let’s see what’s in it for me… So I found these: