PANGASINAN: Another Quick Side Trip

Since I have mentioned my quick yet noteworthy side trip to the Province of Tarlac, I might as well include another hurried yet remarkable visit to some of the key cities in the Province of Pangasinan.
The Hundred Islands National Park was actually my target destination but with my instant stop to some places in the province made me realized that Pangasinan is not just about the Hundred Islands. For travellers like me, there are many interesting places to appreciate while in the Province. And for my friends who also joined this trip, it was a great opportunity to see another new town in Luzon.
Alaminos City Hall
ALAMINOS CITY is our first stop.  As mentioned, Alaminos is the home of the Hundred Islands National Park, the most visited tourist attraction in the Province and the first National Park in the country.  And being there already, we didn’t waste time exploring places that we can see with our very limited time. We visited the Alaminos Cathedral, the City Hall and the business centre of the City. Like I mentioned, the entire visit was so quick. Since we’re time pressured, time constraints made me always the last person to go back to our hired vehicle. I was chasing a good site for a picture perfect photograph every time we made a quick stop. It was irksome, but nevertheless fun.

Alaminos City Hall
Alaminos City Hall
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Alaminos City, Pangasinan
Welcome Pylon of Alaminos City
The Lighthouse at Lucap Wharf, Alaminos City
From Alaminos City, we headed straight to DAGUPAN CITY for our “very late lunch”. The city is known as the Bangus (Milkfish) Capital of the Philippines. True enough, going to the City, there were several fish ponds and fish pens we passed by. And I’d like to mention that these fish ponds are located just within the City. Amazing. We had our lunch at Silverio’s Restaurant. The place is situated near the riverbank giving us a scenic river view of the City. It was actually a good place to relax especially for us who just came from a very tiring Hundred Island excursion. Inasmuch as I wanted to roam around the City, my starving tummy protested to stay and feast over that Dagupan delicacies. And yes, I tried the best known Bangus of Dagupan. Honestly, it tasted just the same with other Milkfish Varieties I had in other places. Lunch was great. Everyone was starving. So, everyone was eating like hungry dogs. Before leaving Dagupan City, I hurried to the highway to at least take good photographs of Dagupan’s thoroughfares. How I wish I could stay longer. My camera would love to take more shots of what Dagupan can offer.
Dagupan City Highway
Dagupan City River
Dagupan City Highway
Silverio Restaurant, Dagupan City
Bangus ng Dagupan @ Siverio Restaurant
Diningding, the pakbet version of Dagupan @ Siverio Restaurant
Leaving Dagupan City, we stopped for while at LUCAO after seeing a captivating sunset. It was actually unplanned but the beautiful colours of sunset were simply so irresistible. We ask the driver to stop and get our cameras ready and started romancing that stunning sunset that had melted our hearts. We were bit tired but looking the changing hues of the setting sun, wow, it was so relaxing.
The Dusking of the Sky at Lucao
The irresistible allure of Lucao's Sunset
The scenic Lucao's Sunset
 Lucao's Sunset, simply breathtaking!
When finally the sun had set, we head back to our van and continued the trip… That was PANGASINAN, another quick side trip but mind you, more than just worth it. If given a chance, I will definitely go back and adore every single thing I will see in Pangasinan. After all, that’s the beauty of travelling, appreciating every single thing you see.

HOW TO GET TO PANGASINAN:
From Metro Manila, there are regular buses that travel to the Province of Pangasinan. Some of these buses connects directly to other towns of the Province and other neighbouring cities and municipalities.

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March 27, 2011 at 1:44 AM delete

Very nice blog Sir Olan. I like it because of the beautiful photos and the brief details about the places ^__^
Ganahan ko sa imong photo na light house. Very beautiful.
Keep blogging ^__^

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March 27, 2011 at 1:52 AM delete

@ tessa - Thank you tess for visiting. :) read ur blogs too. :)

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leo
March 27, 2011 at 5:03 AM delete

chasing pictures ka pala dito Olan... but they're all picture perfect.

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March 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM delete

I've been wanting to go there... soon i hope. :) nice shots olan ;p

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March 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM delete

Kalaagan na lang gyud sa akoang friend uy...he he he.. :)
Traveler indeed gyud.. :)

I love the sunset...Mgphotoshoot pod ko pareho ana,with silhouette sa coconut tree gyud pod.he he he... :)

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March 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM delete

Wow, ayos ah... Nice photos Lan... Can't wait for our Samal Adveture along with the other bloggers... hehehe... :)

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March 27, 2011 at 12:10 PM delete

@ Leo - chasing picture perfect jud ang dapat title ani le. neverthelss, twas fun. :)

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March 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM delete

@ rhon - thank you Rhon. :) i want to come back here. :)

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March 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM delete

@ Angie - hahahaha. thank angie. laagan jud. hehehe. :)ipinanganak akong may nunal sa aking mga paa. :)hahahaha.

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March 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM delete

@ Miah - Thank you Mei. :) i'm so looking forward to our Samal Island Adveture. :)

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March 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM delete

sakit ng puwet nito olan sa biyahe.:-). layo nito. :-) Hope to revisit this place again someday.

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March 27, 2011 at 2:41 PM delete

@ Con Tour Blog - Hahaha. Grabe. Pero tiis lang. Mantakin mo galing pa kami ng Davao nyan. :)

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March 28, 2011 at 7:56 PM delete

ganda ng mga snapshots mo Olan, as always :)

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March 29, 2011 at 12:19 AM delete

@ Lakwatsera de Primera - salamat maam. Idol kasi kita eh. :) nakauwi ka na ba ng Pinas?

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March 31, 2011 at 8:21 PM delete

pakita ka naman sunod na pagpunta mo rito. i miss the beaches of pangasinan. i highly recommend tondol.

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March 31, 2011 at 10:40 PM delete

DONGSKIE - ang tagal mo atang di nagparamdam. hahaha. :) magpu-PULAG ako sa July. Excited na. :) will definitely buzz you pag magma-maynila ako. :) when kayo ulit magda-Davao?

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