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Joyride :)

Writing is my first love. And I have always wanted to be a travel blogger. Now I'm trying to become one. :D 

For the nth time, Lawrence has won in another online contest. His prize? Two round trip tickets to Basco, Batanes! :) But here's the catch, the airline, Sky Pasada, is based in Tuguegarao and since we were not able to book cheap airline tickets to Cagayan, we had no other option but to take the ten twelve-hour bus trip. 

We arrived at the Victory Liner terminal in Kamias a little past 5pm. Unfortunately, there are no more available seats for the 5pm trip. The next trip is at 630pm but since there is already a long queue of passengers, we didn't want to take the risk. Our flight to Batanes is at 8am tomorrow and we have to arrive in Tuguegarao before 7am.

We decided to walk to the nearby Florida Bus terminal. They also have trips to Tuguegarao, some via Laoag. Thank God we were able to catch an ordinary bus which will go directly to our destination. :)

It's my first time to take an ordinary bus for a trip this long, but I really don't mind. At least hindi ako lalamigin. :D Plus, I realized that taking an ordinary bus has its perks too. 
  • There's not as much people. I mean not all seats are occupied so there's really plenty of room to sleep. :D 
  • The fare is cheaper! We only paid Php500 per person compared to the Php599 fare in an aircon bus. For people like us who travel on a tight budget, that 99-peso savings already mean a lot!
  • You can take better pictures because you can actually open the windows! :D
    • And because you can open the windows, you get to breathe some fresh air! :)

Truly, God did not promise a smooth and comfortable journey. But He promised to be there every step of the way. :) And as we journey towards the fulfillment of one of our dreams, I know God will remain with us and because He's all-powerful, He has also gone before us to prepare all our needs and to ensure that everything is already taken cared of. 

We just have to sit back, relax, bask in God's presence, and trust that He is in control. :) Happy to be in this trip with the best Driver of all! ♥

Along Maharlika Highway. Somewhere in Bulacan. :)

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