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.
mountain view: 4.0
historical background: 2.5