La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Last December, I tagged along with Gim on his medical mission trip to . One of the places we went to was the .

It was my first time to see such massive amounts of sand – on land! I mean, I’m not used to seeing sand without water. This was hills and hills of sand!!!

Closest I’ve ever gotten to a desert! So naturally, Gim and I had to play! Smile

This was the view on our way to La Paz. Big wide river that later melted into the sea.

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Along the way there were some people cooking right beside the road! Looked like lots of fun! They must have been preparing for a big event like a fiesta judging by the size of their woks!

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Here comes the sand…

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Manong tricycle driver driving uphill…

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We had to stop for a bit. To take photos. But of course! Smile

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Sand, sun, and beach! What’s not to like???

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I totally felt like Anne of the Island in this photo. Hahaha! Maybe I should make this my Facebook profile photo.

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Gim couldn’t help it – he climbed up the hill!

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And soon after, I followed suit! Smile

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How could you be on the top of a hill and not take a jump shot?!? Amiryt???

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Oooo… pretty pink flower!

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Alas, soon enough we had to go down… those are our footsteps. As you can see they don’t look like steps. They look more like a big butt which slid downhill. Which is just a coincidence, I swear.

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We had to pop down and see the beach for a minute. Yeah, this was really just a minute because we got called away as soon as we stepped on the shore.

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The entire trip was just a quick 30 to 45 minutes, even though the number of photos doesn’t really seem like it was under less than an hour. But it was.

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I want to go back!!! Sun