Tuesday, January 13, 2009

scarp slopes of laur - nueva ecija

after that long trip to Nueva Vizcaya we traveled back to Cabanatuan to sleep overnight at Lawstude's house before we set out for our next destination. the next day, Lawstude prepared our breakfast assisted by his mother. the weather was still gloomy and continued to drizzle. we were hoping that the weather will get better the time we reached Dingalan. estimated travel time was two hours from Cabanatuan. this time Lawstude's brother in law drove our way there along with Orlan.when we reached the municipality of Laur, which is still part of Nueva Ecija, we were stunned by the beautiful mountain range of the Sierra Madre. part of the mountains were covered with clouds.
rice fields on both sides of the road making it look like we were in Vietnam. we stopped several times to capture the scenic mountains. weather was getting better on this part of our trip.it was in this town of Laur that the former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and Jose Diokno was exiled for twenty two days during the Marcos' administration.the scarp slopes of hills fully covered with grass was in full view from both sides of the road. i really wish that we will be able to trek one of those hills.check out Lawstude post of the Laur mountain site here. he'll be taking a short break.

[what you shouldn't miss there]>>>
the mountain view along the way.

[why i should go back] >>> to trek one of the hills of Laur.

trip rate:
roadtrip: 4.0
roadquality: 4.0
mountain view: 4.0
historical background: 2.5

74 comments:

Christian Bryan said...

oh ayan! ako nauna! hahaha

Christian Bryan said...

I cant imagine kung gaano kalamig dyan! grabe ang ganda ng mga slopes, its nice to think na lalakarin mo yung pataas ng bundok para magpapicture sa tuktok. wish ko lang ganun kadali :)

lupit ng fog. hehehe

Mayyang said...

wow! ang ganda naman ng view!..

*hope to see that in person.. pano naman kasi d2 sa manila puro usok ang nakikita mo..heheh...

ang galing ng pagkakakuha!

sheng said...

I love the mountain view... Ang ganda nga!

gillboard said...

nice mountain pics. Kung snowcapped lang yung mga bundok natin, malamang talo nito yung mga nakita ko sa New Zealand.

Photo Cache said...

So lush and green, what a magnificent sight. The fog adds a bit of "chill" to the atmosphere. Really coold post, again.

Blue Rose said...

ang ganda ng view. at mukhang masarap nga umakyat jan at magpicture-picture sa tuktok.

cza said...

Nueva!!! :D I'm a proud Novo Ecijano. :) We don't have too many "scenery" and beaches.. but I still think nueva's really pretty and homey. Love your own of course. :) Another place I'd like you to visit is my other province.. Mt. Province. :D

the donG said...

>bryan, nauna ka nga. malamig kasi medyo umaambon pa nung time na yon. ganda ng mga bundok sa laur at talagang ang sarap akyatin. siguradong maganda yung view sa taas. tingin ko may daan pataas naman yata na hindi ganun kahirap.

>hi mayyang, i drive to province will surely be a perfect activity to escape the busy streets of manila! salamat!

>hi sheng, mas maganda pag nakita mo ito mismo sa byahe.

>gillboard, ito pala katapat natin doon. hehehe...

>photo cache, thanks! we were actually lucky to have seen the fogs touching the mountains. it was drizzling when we were there.

>hi bluerose, that's true! that's why i really need to go back and hike up those one of the hills.

>hi cza, didn't know you're a nove ecijano like lawstude. the central areas of nueva ecija is plain yet when you reach the northeast and southeast of it, you'll be amazed.

i'll definitely be visiting mountain province this year. your relatives seem to have came from beautiful provinces. i really like the cordillera region.

mimi said...

natutuwa ako sa kung paano magsalita ang mga taga nueva ecija.. iba un tagalog.. unique...

sarap siguro mag ikot sa siera madre..

kosa said...

nice!

kitakits..

Dennis Villegas said...

Beautiful pictures! Grabe ang tandem nyo ni Lawstude! Kakabilib!

my gulch said...

although not very much conducive for photography, i love this kind of weather. ganda ng mga bundok dito at ang view, lush green talaga. umakyat ba kayo ng bundok? hehe. parang ang gandang i-explore.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful place to be in. The misty look on the top of mountain looked lovely and it must be very cold. Isn't it nice to have good company while travelling. Have a nice week ahead.

bw said...

Great shots :) Looks like you had a swell time chilling with Lawstude in this trip !

Hi! I'm Grace said...

foggy! I can almost smell the green grass. I miss it. :)
Good pictures, Dong.

victor3678 said...

Philippine is a great place to go. I never knew that Philippine has a such great view..

Dakilang Islander said...

i've heard Sierra madre mountains from our geography class nung elementary pa...pero ngayon ko lang nakita ang pictures...heheh
sarap siguro ng feeling pagmakaasyat ka dun..

Rio said...

dapat si kuya oman ang pinaluto mo dong..hehe..im sure masarap din syang magluto gaya ng mother nya..

kakatuwa naman...sa blog lang kau nagkakilala ni kuya oman pero sobrang close nyo na...astig..

ingat kau ni attorney=}

luna miranda said...

love the green mountains...beautiful slopes. boring ang road trip kung walang ganitong scenery.

Shawie said...

wow! what a wonderful, very green scenery! it looked so much of a virgin forest, so peaceful and so serene! amazing photographs once again:)

JayAshKal said...

I like the trip rate feature.

..."the municipality of Laur, which is still part of Nueva Ecija, we were stunned by the beautiful mountain range of the Sierra Madre. Part of the mountains were covered with clouds.

Rice fields on both sides of the road making it look like we were in Vietnam."

Huh... I think the mountain ranges of Sierra Madre look like the countryside in Vietnam, not the other way around! LOL

Mario

Antoine GF said...

wow...naks...speechless ako dong sa pics na to.... very nice....full of Nature....hehehehe

good tandem u have,....hahahhaa

Andy Briones said...

I like your pics with the mountain touching the cloud. This seems like a great place to visit during summer time. :-)

Hilda said...

The cloud-covered green hills are so beautiful! And so romantic :)

Joy said...

I like mountain shots!

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Reena said...

Wow. It's nice to see the better views of Ecija. I had some bad memories of that province kasi eh. There were too many tricycles in Cabanatuan! And my dog almost got lost. I though I lost her forever!!
Hehe.

Cute hills..very wrinkly..:)

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful photos!

Brrr! It must have been very cold when those shots were taken.

I love the shots of the cloudy mountainside. I imagine reaching out and touching those fluffy clouds.

Raft3r said...

wow
i'm amazed at medyo maberde pa ang kabundukan natin, ha
maganda pala dyan
saka astig makakita ng mga palayan

Vic said...

the endless "palayans"... that reminds me of nueva ecija! :)

is that sierra madre? madre de dios!!! WOW! nice! nice! nice! :)

Earvin said...

Yay for you!

REDLAN said...

sarap panoorin kahit sa pics lang. lalo pa kaya yung andiyan ka sa ganyang lugar. nakaka relax sa utak.

bert loi said...

kala ko may sunog.. clouds lang pala.. hahaha.. nice shots!

.::. Vanny .:. said...

gusto ko dinmatikman ang bfast ng mommy ni lawstude. hahaha. =)

ayy. namiss ko ang bukirin namin sa zambales. hahha.

BTW,
kuya dong, naka-book na ako sa feb 28. hahaha. bday kc ng isa sa mga bestest friend ko yun eh. cant afford to be absent on her bday parteee. thanks sa invte kuya! =)

atticus said...

sabi nga ng isang inaanak kong bulol: BYUFUFUL!

the spool artist said...

whoa!!! this is absolutely breathtaking! sarap umakyat diyan... pwede syang maging set nga ng Lord of the Rings...

Aisha said...

It's really beautiful! The mountain is just amazing! So nice to be closer in one. You have taken great shots, Dong.

paoruiz said...

my mom is from nueva ecija. and what i enjoy most whenever we pay our relatives a visit here is the GOOD FOOD!! Nakakataba tong lugar na to. =p

dyosa said...

The view is just fantastic! The clouds hanging above and in the middle of the mountains was just a sight to behold. Hope I can go visit that part of Pinas someday. :-)

cza said...

Oooh.. you should try visiting Mt. Province on April. Lang-Ay festival will be on the 1st week of April I think. I might be there that week too.. =D

Nanaybelen said...

Ang ganda ! bundok at palayan. Mayaman talaga sa kalikasan ang Nueva Ecija

SandyCarlson said...

As always, I look at these pictures and wish I could fly there in my dreams.

Earvin said...

at ang ganda ng last picture. Wehehehe.
(P.S. Grabe sa dami ng comments! Grabe pag-arankada ng blog niyo since last year!)

Lawstude said...

bro, ako nagluto ng breakfast kaya maaga ako gumising. kakahiya kasi nung gabi kayo ni orlan and nagluto ng pagkain natin. (puro prito lang naman eh hehehe)

just a quick visit.

acey said...

breathtaking! nice captures, kuya dong!

cyndirellaz said...

napaka peaceful naman ng mga mountains na yan.. pinangrap ko dating tumira sa ganyang lugar! ang ganda ng mga pics!!feeling ko talaga nakarating na din ako sa pamamagitan ng mga pics mo ^^ ehehe!! kip it up!

the donG said...

>hi mimi, hindi ko masyadong napansin yon. hehehe... sarap talaga kaya lang ang haba ng sierra madre kaya mahabang byahe ang kailangan.

>kosa, ganda nga dun.

>dennis, salamat. sana makasama ka din namin sa byahe.

>hi rayts, true. it's really difficult to get a nice shot when its gloomy. buti na lang maganda ang lugar.

we didnt plan of trekking because we never thought mountains there were as beautiful. it gives us a reason to go back.

>hi alicesg, it was not that cold just good enough for us to enjoy the whole trip without using the aircon. lucky to have lawstude as a travel buddy.

>hi bw, yes. we did! good views+good friends=perfect trip.

>hi grace, thanks! sweet smell of green.

>victor, you haven't seen much of the country yet. you really have to visit the philippines.

>dakilang islander, ako din dati naririnig ko lang. ganda talaga at mahaba itong sierra madre.

>hi doc rio, ayon sumagot na si oman. siya pala nagluto. tulog kasi kami kaya nakita namin nandun na nanay niya at nakalatag na ang pagkain.

sobrang bait kasi talaga ni oman.

>hi luna, boring nga pero pag cool naman mga kasama mo ok na ok pa rin ang mga byahe.

>hi shawie, thanks! green indeed.

>mario, hehehe... tama ka dyan. salamat at nagustuhan mo ang trip rate kahit papaano.

>antoine, mas maganda pag nakita mo ito mismo doon. salaamt sa travel bud kong si oman at orlan.

>andy, salamat. not sure though kung ganun pa din ang panahon doon pag summer.

>hi hilda, yes it is.

>hi joy, thanks!

>hi reena, that's indeed a sad experience. luckily we really didnt encounter all those tricycles because the house of lawstude is away from the central area and that we were always leaving the place early. i suggest that you visit the northeast and southeast area of nueva ecija.

>hi rachel, climate was just fine during that time. trekking up those mountains will be one exciting activity there.

>raft3r, maganda nga ang mga bundok doon. sana dadami pa ang mga puno sa mga bundok ng pinas. ayos nga tumambay sa mga palayan.

>hi teacher vic, yes. nueva ecija has areas with almost endless eice fields. the mountains are part of the sierra madre. it's worth the wow!

>earvin, yay nga.

>redlan, tama ka dyan. yung sa may kalibo going to caticlan ganda din ng mga bundok.

>bert, hehehe... sa unang tingin nga parang sunog.

>hi vanny, si oman pala nagluto nun. hehehe... oo sana ma meet mo rin si oman.

ok lang. invite ka nalang namin sa ibang byahe.

>hi atticus, hahaha... byufuful!

>spool artist, ganda nga. pwedeng pwede magshooting.

>hi aisha, looking at it was really not enough. trekking it would be adventure. thanks!

>pao, taga dyan pala nanay mo. tama masarap nga pagkain doon. siguradong natikman mo na yung special na tyoriso nila na may bawang.

>dyosa, sana nga. ganda kasi talaga doon. abangan mo rin ang dingalan.

>hi cza, i'll take note of that. yan ang hinahanap ko sa internet. salamat sa info. planuhin namin yan.

>hi nanay belen, yaman talaga. rice bowl sila ng luzon.

>hi sandy, why not for real? it's still cheap to get around the philippines.

>earvin, salamat. isa din yon sa paborito kong picture.

kaya dami ko talagang pasasalamatan. salamat din dahil ako yung isa sa mga unang bumisita dito.

>oman, hahaha... ikaw pala nagluto nun.

>hi acey, the place alone is already a wonder. thanks!

>hi cyndirellaz, talaga? sarap nga sa bundok. ang bagal ng panahon at sarap ng simoy ng hangin. sana mapunta mo rin ang nueva ecija.

Pietro said...

I like a lot those green mountains covered with clouds. Very fine views indeed!

Borneo Falcon said...

The greens here are eye soothing. Nice!

PUSANG-gala said...

I love those low-lying clouds----di naman mataas yang bundok na yan diba? this part of central luzon , including nueva vizcaya is strange to me---hope to be there one day~~~

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Oh yes, so much beautiful green. Mabouti!!

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Kakaiba talaga kayo ni Kuya Norman! Hehe :) Galing....

chubskulit said...

oh wow, I love those shots of the mountains where there are clouds on top, so pretty!

joops said...

I like those slopes in the mountain... thanks for the history..

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ryliej said...

the ricefield reminds me of my kabataan when i used to plant rice hehehe..

by the way if you have time please drop by, just need your honest opinion about this thanks a lot!

Lalaine said...

ganda! kakamangha! yun lang kaya ko sabihin sa ganda! grabe sa ganda!.. sana makapunta din ako sa mga ganyan!

yngat kayo sa mga byahe nyo lagi! =)

tikno said...

Dong, what is that inside of bags on the ground.

hisnameisdencios said...

ang ganda ng 3rd pic dong! idol ka talaga.. mag aaral din ako ng photography... hhe

Skippyheart said...

ang ganda ng scenery...so peaceful and relaxing.

Ingat lagi dong =)

Allan Barredo said...

gloomy weather makes for moody photos. mas gusto ko pa nga ganyan ang weather minsan :). great photos Dom!

MeL said...

Feeling ko nasa heaven ako kapag may abot-kamay na clouds sa paligid ko. :)

Ilang oras (or araw) kaya ang aabutin bago mo maakyat yung isang burol? Nakakatakot yung slope nya.

jhennypie said...

i love mountains, greens and clouds.. i love scenic places, hay kelan kaya makarating ng nueva vizcaya - ecija :)

nice photos! :)

ALiNe said...

as usual ... nice nanaman!

Bengbeng said...

reading yr blog makes me wish i had more money n more freedom to travel :)

KRIS JASPER said...

when you said Mr. Lawstude had assisted in preparing your breakfast, does that mean he cooked it?
hmmm... is mr Attorney a good cook?

:)

ifoundme said...

alam mo, dyan man ako i-exile, okay lang... i will enjoy it very much! hehehe!

Dom, pwede next time sama naman ako sa trip niyo ni lawstude? pramis, di ako maarte. hahaha!

Sidney said...

Great landscapes... I wish I will be able to go there one day...

Anonymous said...

I love that place.
I really had a beautiful experience with the place and with the people when I was there last April this year. I hope I could visit there again.

Anonymous said...

that's my place, tawag namin jan sa lugar na yan ay brgy.mapait. sakop sya ng laur nueva ecija. pag umakyat ka jan makikita mo naman ang brgy nauzon. taga ron lolo ko dati. kaya lang wala na sila..malamig, maganda dati ang mga bundok maraming mga kahoy maraming mga wild animal, year 2007 last visit ko nakakalungkot mainit na dahil sa global warming wala na mga kahoy, puro kugon nalang kaya green padin..wala na wild animals...mga ibong pipit nalang hehehe..

Anonymous said...

if you want to go that place go to nauzon, and take somebody to escort you going to DAPLIS its a kind of falls beautiful falls kaya lang puro bato...enjoy..

Anonymous said...

there's another way going to nauzon, take a jeep from cabanatuan going to maligaya its a place of INC. all residents ay iglesia ni cristo..maganda don paanan na ng bundok..near fort magsaysay.then try to step up to the hill..very nice view..

Dane | Tramping Philippines said...

Nice, I grew up here. hehe. We also have a house at Dingalan, aurora. hehe

Anonymous said...

taga laur pero hindo ko pa naakyat ang mga bundok na nasa picture. pero may mga bundok na akong naakayat pero sa batangas like manabu and maculot. sana maakyat ko ung bundok sa laur.

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