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Abra Adventure: Tubo

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Our adventure today takes us 55 kilometers south of Bangued (Abra's provincial capital) and 267 kilometers north of Kilometer 0 in Manila. Join me as we visit the quiet remote town of Tubo in the province of Abra. Tubo Details This would probably be the first if not one of the few blogs that you'd read about Tubo , Abra. To most, this place is like an uncharted island due to the fact that going to Tubo in itself is a challenge for those who want to visit it. Abra provincial seal The town of Tubo is known for its beautiful forested and mountainous surroundings. It's also a perfect place for outdoor adventures. One of which is off-road driving. Due to its remoteness, most of the roads going to it are still unpaved (not to mention some "bridgeless" rivers). That's why 4x4 enthusiasts would surely call it paradise. On a side note, I got to visit Tubo when I joined a group of 4x4 enthusiasts on their medical mission. Terence, ready for battle! Des

Operation Angalo 2015 Road Trip Adventure

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I have been to a lot of places and experienced a lot of different adventures in my 28 years of existence. However, my recent trip to the province of Abra redefined my idea of what adventure really is. Operation Angalo 2015 This memorable trip happened last June 2015. I was invited by my good friend  Terence Sy  of  Skunkworks Customs  to join a  group of 4x4 enthusiasts for a Medical Mission to Abra dubbed  Operation Angalo . Since I don't have a customized 4x4, (my Ford Escape lacks needed modifications) I hopped in and joined Terence's crew in his modified Nissan Patrol. Operation Angalo 2015 Preparing for the long trip ahead Here's my ride for this operation Passing through Abra Arch   Stuck and flat - summary of our first river crossing Sabnangan Footbridge at Luba, Abra One of the 4x4s crossing the river (on a raft) We left Manila on a Thursday afternoon and met up with the other teams in Pasig City. We then pushed on and drove the whole nigh

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