Into the valley I went.

@Lucky15 (33384)
Philippines
July 17, 2017 4:30pm CST
Scared and terrified, I closed my eyes for a bit and looked around. The bus is filled with passengers, all windows were closed. An old man, with a basket of leafy vegetables, who is looking around and excitement of going home is all over his face. Another old man, watching a video on the tablet and smiling. The woman beside me is making phone calls. The young man sitting beside me, sighing then looked at me. *he is kinda worried for me for I am sweating like crazy* Outside, the rain is pouring hard. Hard that the bus can not run that normal speed, visibility is not okay. Lightning that flashed everywhere plus the thunder. After more than an hour of travelling, there was no sign of rain. Like, have we been "isolated" for more than an hour? Then, all windows are up and opened. Then I felt better, and enjoyed the cold wind that touched my face.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
This place in the photo is beautiful! Oh so it was scary and no air on the bus. I cannot stand that feeling. I know when you stepped off you were so free!!
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
and it makes me sweat maybe due to fear or something, nyay! :) but it is all worth it :D
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@TRBRocks420 (77595)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 17
Cold wind always feels good, when you're too hot.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
indeed TR. it somehow makes my heart lighter :D
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
17 Jul 17
Very well observed. Was there no aircon in the bus? I could relate how sweaty you were and gasping for a fresh air.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
there is aircon bus, but i choose not too and actually not available at that time :D
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• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@Lucky15 my first thought was also ordinary bus, no aircon. it happened to me, too. i've been waiting so long for a bus because it was raining and when one finally came, i jumped in even if it wasn't airconditioned just so i could get home.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@hereandthere There are aircon buses, but there the preference of getting the best sights with windows down, you know :D
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@just4him (117058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul 17
I'm glad the rain stopped and you could open the windows.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
i was happy when i can open the windows and see the views :D
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@just4him (117058)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul 17
@Lucky15 I'm sure you were.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 17
Never wear any clothes that are going to make you sweat. Clothes that are dark or close to that makes you sweat and always have towel on your back.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
it is because of fear that i sweat like crazy :/
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
21 Jul
@Lucky15 why were you afraid?
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
21 Jul
@thelme55 lightnings
@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
That would be a not good situation when all windows are closed and the bus isn't air-conditioned. Or was it? So, after how many hours did you reach your destination?
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
It was closed when it is raining and the rain lasted for more than hour ;/ From Laoag to Claveria, cagayan, it is around 3 hours :)
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@Lucky15 enjoy your vacation and post about it here.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
@SIMPLYD I am not back here in Ilocos :D
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@JustBhem (37089)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Jul 17
I know the feeling like you can't breathe because there is no air and a lot of passengers are inside the bus. That is why whenever I go for a long ride before in a bus I pick a seat near the window.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
i am not good with crowded places ;/
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@JustBhem (37089)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Jul 17
@Lucky15 I see it feels you are suffocating? Right?
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@JustBhem yep,;(
@Shavkat (62619)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
OMG! I can't stand being enclosed to a bus. I think it is an adventure for you.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
Not really, it is like crazy, haha
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@Shavkat (62619)
• Philippines
19 Jul 17
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@mandala100 (43436)
• Hong Kong
17 Jul 17
@Lucky15 Oh I can feel and sense that you are travelling on the countryside my friend.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
i prefer to have this sights, and would always love to travel up north :)
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@mandala100 (43436)
• Hong Kong
18 Jul 17
@Lucky15 Ok that's so good to know my friend.
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@Kandae11 (37040)
18 Jul 17
I hate being in closed spaces.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
me too ;/
@jstory07 (67105)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Jul 17
I liked what you wrote it sounded good.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
Thank you ma'am :)
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
18 Jul 17
I tend to get claustrophobic in a bus or any vehicle with poor air circulation. I do not like storms when I am traveling, even if I am traveling on my own car. Glad to hear that your ordeal was finally over.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
It is not something i expected, but i am glad that it was over :)
@Tracy04 (10839)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 17
Wow!! A very peaceful view.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
I agree. The luscious green scene is just lovely :)
@andriaperry (50818)
• United States
18 Jul 17
Oh NO! what a terrible ride.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
i should be fine if there's no lightning ;/
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@pgntwo (21652)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
17 Jul 17
Very evocative
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
thank you. :D
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• Richfield, Utah
17 Jul 17
Love the cool air, so refreshing!
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
I agree :)
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@Corbin5 (106416)
• United States
17 Jul 17
Your words have painted a lovely picture for us!!! So well done!
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
thanks deb! :)
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