Happy 2019! As I cross my fingers and hope for this year to be another lovely one, I decided to make an adventures update blog post. As I’ve said, last year was a bumpy ride and I was certainly enjoying and rocking the bumps I’ve passed by. So now, we’ll go through some of the updates that I’m too excited to share to all of you!

We spent New Year at Danglas, Abra

Danglas is a beautiful, peaceful place not a lot of people know about. If I’m not wrong, this place was only opened freshly and is the last usable road in Abra before Ilocos Norte. There are picnic areas, nature sites and meditations spots, all of which are very therapeutic.

Going to this place in the start of the year was a blessing. It definitely made the mood of 2019 instantly better. Here are some of the pictures I took:

I visited The Banauang Bridge with the missionaries

The Banauang Bridge used to connect Santa and Bantay because these two areas were divided by a river. But because of its age and the cracks that came with it, it became unusable. They built a new sturdier bridge beside it but nothing beats the beauty and comfort that Banuang Bridge has. 

Here are some of the photos I took:

How did you spend your New Year?

Did you spend New Year with your family? On a beach, on a hike or on a roadtrip? Did you stay at home and cooked a delicious meal? Did you spend New Year alone or with a special someone? I’m curious. Let’s talk about it in the comments section down below!

As always, have a lovely day and keep smiling! 🙂

T.L. Thornes is a writer residing in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was twelve when she started keeping drafts of her poems in composition notebooks. Since then, she has found an emotional outlet through writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found in the streets of her hometown, urbansketching, or in her room, writing songs and making art journals.

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