The Epic (Fail) Trek to Bomod-ok Falls

After spelunking, we went back to Masferre to gather our things because we were moving to a cheaper lodge called the Sagada Caveman. Have I mentioned that the Sagada trip is all-expense-paid, courtesy of our generous dance coach? He loves us so much! The new hotel wasn’t as fancy as Masferre, but the rooms were just as clean and spacious.

We had lunch at a nearby cafeteria, and by late afternoon, we boarded our rented jeep to head over to the Bomod-ok Falls. Another first time: top-loading! Yes, riding on the roof of the jeepney. I loved the experience: dodging tree branches and power lines while the jeep zoomed past mountains—what a thrill! It was like being in Temple Run, hahaha. When we got near the beginning of the trek to the falls, it rained so hard! The five of us who were on the roof jumped off and looked for nearby shelter. Automatically, I ran to the jeep but my crazy friends locked me out. I sought refuge on a nearby sari-sari store. I was freezing but it felt so awesome.

toploading: more fun in the Philippines!
The heavy rain didn’t stop even after we waited there for almost an hour, so we decided not to go trekking anymore. Seeing the Bomod-ok Falls would’ve been splendid, but we were more worried about our safety. We forgot to consider the unpredictable Sagada weather. Anyway, I got to bathe under the hail though, so I guess it’s OK. Haha! We drove back to the hotel, and by the time we got there, we were so tired that we all gave in to our comfy beds.

before the rain destroyed our plans

Our group assembled that night on the same cafeteria we went to for lunch, but I’ve been craving to try the Yoghurt House in Sagada, so I dragged BJ along with me to have dinner there. Quaint place, although the crowd was composed mostly of foreigners, so it was as if BJ and I had the place to ourselves. I ordered the Pasta Béchamel with Smoked Ham, which was deliciously creamy and flavorful, while BJ tried the Spicy Chicken Curry (disappointingly, not too spicy). We ate slowly while admiring the charming place and watching Europeans enjoy their San Mig Light. Of course, we went there for the yogurt, so we shared a Banana-Strawberry Yogurt with Granola: sour, creamy and delicious! Afterwards, we smoked at their incredibly relaxing balcony which overlooked the starry skies.

After dinner, we headed to Sagada Pine Café again to grab some beer. The place was even more packed than last night. It was funny because we met a lady there who was on the same bus as we were on the way to Sagada. She remembered us because, according to her, we were the unruly, noisy group in the bus which forced her to put on her earphones for the entire duration of the trip. She said she couldn’t understand what we were so excited about. Having spent a night already in Sagada, I wasn’t sure if she still felt that way.

Photo credit: Jaypee Decena
Partying Sagada style was so simple but fun! We got to meet a lot of interesting people, and even invited our cave tour guide over. After several bottles of Red Horse and Pale Pilsen we decided to call it a day. Kiltepan Viewpoint was our agenda for tomorrow, and having googled some sunrise pictures taken from there, I was sure I wouldn’t miss the Sagada sunrise for anything.

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