Saturday, October 27

My First Top-Loading Experience

When I was younger I get to watch documentaries set in the Cordillera provinces.  Aside from jaw-dropping sceneries, what captured my attention was the often too-full big jeepney loaded from top to bottom.  Adding to the weight of the cargo are numerous people sitting, or I may call it 'hanging' from the vehicle itself.

Top-loading is sure one way to enjoy and feel the exhilaration of the ride in your travels.




I had my first top-loading experience in my CamNorte trip last summer.  Me and my travel buddies were on our way to Malatap Falls in Labo and the jeepney we embarked on had a built-in railing perfect for traveling goods.  Out of nowhere, Ivan and Kevin climbed up there, and well, I grabbed the chance and followed suit.




Later on the rest of our group were enjoying the fresh air and just enjoyed the ride.  We stole a few shots of ourselves and marveled at the simplicity of life in the province.



photo by Ivan


Ah, I said to myself.  This is life.

10 comments:

  1. Want to experience this, too! It's actually part of my 30 Before 30 list hehehe

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    1. Haha! Thanks Kat! I wanna experience while in Sagada or anywhere while touring the Cordilleras...:-P

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  2. It is great that you get to experience it! Here in the province, we are used to top-loading every time we are on the road..

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    1. Yes Sir Ephraim, hoping I could do it while touring Sagada... :-)

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  3. Nakakamiss ang moment na yan . Pero sa totoo lang natatakot ako ng mga pnahong yan promise

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    1. hahaha! Masaya naman, oo nga minsan parang tatagilid yung jeep! :-D

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  4. The best ito gawin sa Sagada pag gabi! Nakakamiss! :)

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    1. I='ll be in Sagada soon hopefully magawa ko ito! :-) ImissU 1stlove!

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  5. Parang lahat na yata kayo nakapag top loading na. Wonder when I will have my chance? Hehe!

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    1. hahaha Drew oo nga, matagal ko nang gustong gawin kaso walang chance sa Manila! kaya nung umakyat sina Ivan sa taas ng jeep di ko na pinalampas! :-) heheheh...magagawa mo rin yan...sa Sagada raw masaya!

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