Philippines

Cory Islands: Rising Marvels of Lingayen Gulf — Journal of a Lost Wanderer

Journal of a Lost Wanderer

Cory Islands emerged from the bottom of Lingayen Gulf in 1986, right after the election of former President Corazon Aquino. Like flowers springing their glories in summer, these magnificent natural landscapes served as iconic vanguards at the mouth of Lingayen Gulf.

I never heard of any herald of this beautiful chain of islets until last weekend when I made an unplanned trip to the province of Pangasinan. More often than not, it’s the unplanned trip that materializes, and the roads toward uncertainties often lead to the crossroads of life’s biggest surprises.

I hopped into a van full of strangers on Saturday night after posting “Who’s going somewhere tonight?” on Facebook. For all I know, I am heading to Pangasinan. The 7-hour trip from Metro Manila ended in the island municipality of Anda – home of Tondol White Beach.

Greeting my unexpected arrival was the sprawling white sand coastlines of Tondol. Dotting…

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