Riding and Rolling: Thrills to Mend a Broken Heart

A broken heart gives us a reason to order buckets of draft beer or watching  or to cry over romantic movies or listen to your  favorite love song while thinking of what could have been. The list goes on and on…

When Relationships End
When Relationships Ends?!

To forget about the feeling of loneliness and despair  we recommend to “Ride and Roll” in the sand dunes.

sand.. sand.. and more sand
sand.. sand.. and more sand

Laoag Sand Dunes is considered to be National Geological Monument located in La Paz, Laoag City. It has approximately 85 square kilometers (52 square miles) of  SANDY coastal desert and beach close is also known as the Desert of the North. It is accessible 15 minutes from the city proper by a tricycle or by a private transport. Factors, like the currents, weather conditions, nature of winds, amount of sediment, and type of vegetation in the area makes each of the dunes  unique. The journey to the area is thrilling in its own right because of you must pass uncemented winding road.


Once, in the area you can ride 4×4 vehicles that will allow you to forget your heart aches for your attention will be to hold on for dear life. It is a real bumpy ride that will allow you to scream away your heartaches (if it does not make you forget). You can ask the driver to go get the gears high for a bumpier ride. One must hold on tight  literally for the fear of being thrown out of the moving vehicle.

Holding on to dear life

You can also ride an AV, if you prefer to take matters into your own hands.

Need for speed?! Have it your way..
Need for speed?! Have it your way..
If you dont want to surf; friends can always push you to roll
If you don’t want to surf and slide; friends can always push you to roll on the dunes 

After the bumpy ride, you can go for sand boarding. This activity is a bit tricky since it will require balance. You can first watch people go and try their luck on the boards.

If you prefer not stand while sand boarding one can always slide The real challenge of the board is to come back atop the dunes. It was really hard to go up because of the sand and of course the heat from the sun.

Then, after a few hours of sliding and rolling in the sand you can simply sit and marvel at the sunset. Reflect on things and to just hope that better days will come your way.

"You know--one loves the sunset, when one is so sad . . ." --- The Little Prince
“You know–one loves the sunset, when one is so sad . . .” — The Little Prince

At the end of the day, you might get some bruises here and there; but we are sure that this is one of the best ways to mend a broken heart.



This is our contribution to Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival.

The theme for February 2013 is “Where do broken hearts go?”

Hosted by Rain Amantiad-Campanilla of RakistangNars.


8 thoughts on “Riding and Rolling: Thrills to Mend a Broken Heart

  1. RON | fliptravels.com says:

    Oh yes! The adrenalin rush when you push the gas harder than usual is a truly cathartic! I used to do it in macapagal before MOA was there. acceleration hits the right spot to ease the aching heart!

    Na try ko mag drama sa desert before, hindi fun. When you started screaming the sands enter my gaping mouth, nakakainis! lol

    • The Two Broke Girls says:

      Hi ron, yup adrenaline rush tlaga lalo na pag biglang baba or taas ang terrain. Screaming all the way habang sakay ng 4×4..

      Pero sa sand boarding, ingat din tlaga sa pag eemote ksi tlagang may sand na papasok sa bibig. Thanks for reading our blog.. hope to meet you again soon.

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