The people we met in Pagudpud made our vacation memorable. with them we never feel alone and far away from home.
Bus conductor who wakes us up para d kami lumampas ng babaan.
Thanks to Mang Amor the local fishermen who give us fresh lobster and squid at lower price.
To Ate Pearl the lady who managed the homestay who treated us as one of their family member.
Mang Jolan who offered us local Basi
Kuya Roland who served us a tour guide and bodyguard libreng hatid at sundo sa terminal sinamahan p kami s market negotiating for us to get a lower price for the items we bought.
Godbless to all of you.
The people of Pagudpud account for almost half of our wonderful trip to the place. I have never been to a place where you could (somehow) loower your guard and enjoy things around you. To a traveller, it is such a relief not to worry about the people around you. :)
Kuya Josef (Tryk Tour), Manang Gemma (instant meal at the beach), Manang Dolores (Homestay), Manong Pilo (snorkling), and Manong Amor and Norby (drivers) did a very good job in making our stay wonderful.
Basi is a local wine made from sugarcane juice. it is sold in some native sari sari store in pagudpud at php10 a gin bilog bottle. it is a bit sour, almost like vinegar, but a whole lot of potent. we shared one bottle and after that, my mestiso blood crept up leaving me with potch marks on my neck and my face. the commercially available basi comes with a fancy bottle and is tagged at 12% alcohol.
drink the basi pure. that is best rather than mixing it with coke. the locals wanted to have it pure as well. i guess, it becomes good after some time. acquired taste.
or throw a coin into the sea. the reason being is.. I don't KNow. we were just told to do it so we won't get our tummy aching prior to swimming.