Casiguran – A Mighty Design by Nature

from by Erik Roque:

About four hours from Baler, in the Philippines’ province of Aurora, is a place called Sitio Dalugan in Bgy. San Ildefonso, town of Casiguran (the closest airport is Manila). Going up the winding mountain trail, the weary traveller is treated to an ever-changing scenery — lush forests, stretches of green paddy fields and the shimmering royal blue of the Pacific.

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About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

3 thoughts on “Casiguran – A Mighty Design by Nature”

  1. Kuya Joseph,

    Erik is a friend/client here in Dubai. Una ko nakita yung article niya sa travel section ng Gulf News, the widest circulated english language daily in UAE. Si Yukka ang nagdala sa kanya una sa dipaculao before heading off to Casiguran. Nasa Pilipinas sya ngayon for a brief vacation.

    Dagdag kaalaman lang po :>

  2. Dude!

    Nicely describe and vividly elaborated the nice superficial beauty of the place and the smiles that masked the native people. But how about posting the true story and scene of whole of Aurora and the great Sierra Madre.

    I was there couple of years ago and still remember the scent of the freshly cut rice stalks, seen peeled coconut trees from the previous typhoons and unfinished school. And up to now still the school for the kids are still unfinished… now thats really interesting story to tell dont you think. If you are free spirited traveler that got the balls maybe next time it would best if you can share really interesting. Perhaps you can venture there again after this typhoon Mina and see how you might see the contrast of your previously describe for casiguran.

  3. hi botyok!

    i only told the story from what i saw and experienced. I was there Mar 2005, and it took almost 3 years before i had the courage to submit the article to the travel section of the Gulf News here in Dubai.

    many things must have happened between that. so why dont you tell it yourself?

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