Summer break is fast approaching! In the Philippines, the months of April and May brings good business as most families embark on family road trips. The holy week break is also a perfect excuse to unwind and reflect about life.
In Pangasinan, the month of April and May means Pista’y Dayat time and of course, the yearly Bangus Festival in Dagupan City! The town of Lingayen is the capital of the province of Pangasinan and most of their hotels and resorts are in demand.
That is the reason why I decided to secure a booking through Traveloka App. If you’re still not aware, Traveloka is the newest flight and hotel booking platform dominating the Philippines. With its enticing promos and good selection of hotel partners (even Pangasinan hotels that I never thought I’d find!), this travel app is already attracting the inner ILOCANA in me.
I was born and raised in Dagupan City. I started out blogging when I was in high school but i started blogging publicly in college (through my .i.ph blog). As a student, i kept on blogging about my whereabouts including my dream of working in Manila. I wanted to pursue a careeer in IT way back, and going to Manila is the only solution that i saw. Although I’ve been working in Manila since 2008, i can say that nothing compares to the place you call home <3
Dagupan Boneless Bangus from Plato Wraps Restaurant
Here’s the summary of our First Leg – Photo and Puto walk in Calasiao, Lunch at Plato Wraps Restaurant, Tambay at Lingayen Capitol Park and Lingayen Gulf, Dinner at Matutina’s and Pigar-Pigar Experience in Galvan Street.
One of my dream projects as a blogger is to bring some of my blogger friends to Pangasinan, my beloved hometown. For months, there were attempts of organizing one, but due to the very long trip hours and lack of information, the plans never pushed through. Thanks to Anton (originally from Anda, Pangasinan) because he is my partner in organizing this trip. We had the same goal when finally we talked about the dream of organizing a Pangasinan Tour with blogger friends. Josh Uy is from Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan and he helped us out in terms of transportation 🙂
Frames @ Bolinao Lighthouse. Photo By Estan Cabigas
I am so happy because the dream trip finally pushed through! Last weekend, I together with Anton, Ada, Darwin, Estan, Robbie, Cai, Gael, Marky and Josh embarked on a very long trip to Pangasinan in order to explore, learn and enjoy our own Pangasinan experience. I didn’t really get the chance to enjoy Alaminos and Bolinao in the past that’s why i want this trip to push through. In my own opinion, this is quite different to my past group trips. Let’s just say that this is more personal to me 🙂 It felt kinda weird especially when we were gallivanting in Dagupan City LOL 😛