Earlier this month, I went to Sagada after witnessing Panagbenga Festival 2015 in Baguio City. Sagada is one of my favorite destinations in northern Luzon because it offers a lot of destinations and sites to explore. More to that, the cool climate, lovely people and good food made me want to go back to Sagada after almost 3 years since I last visited it.
That Thing Called Tadhana Movie Locations in Sagada
Sagada is already a popular destination for people wanting to experience an awesome Cordillera adventure. Recenty, more people had become more interested with it as it was used as a location in some of the scenes in the hit movie "That Thing Called Tadhana." I've watched the movie and I must admit that it made me want to go back to Sagada.
Here are some photos of me mimicking the scenes in "That Thing Called Tadhana"
Kiltepan ViewpointHow To Get There? Located at Kiltepan road, it is about 4 kilometers away from town proper and can be reached by walking for about 1 hour. Alternatively, you can hire a jeepney that will bring you there for 500 pesos back and forth. The best time to go here is early morning to experience an astonishing sunrise.
Gaia CafeHow To Get There? It can be reached by foot via a 45 minute walk from the town proper. Just follow the route going to Sumaguing Cave. Gaia Cafe is located on the right side of the road before reaching Sumaguing Cave.
These locations in Sagada where the movie "That Thing Called Tadhana" were shot are really a must-visit! Relieve the scenes from the movie, utter those "hugot lines" and experience a memorable Sagada adventure!
10 Memorable Lines From "That Thing Called Tadhana"
- Mace: “Kung mahal mo, habulin mo, ipaglaban mo. ‘Wag mong hintaying may magtulak sa kanya pabalik sa’yo. Hilahin mo. Hanggang kaya mo, wag kang bibitaw. Sorry, mahal ko eh.”
- Anthony: “Bakit ba kayong mga mapeperang mga babae, ang hilig n’yong hinahanap ang sarili n’yo sa Baguio? Ba’t ba Baguio? Hindi ba pwedeng sa inuman na lang?”
- Mace: “Gaano katagal bago mo siya nakalimutan?”
Mace: “Gaano nga katagal? One year? Two? 3? 4? 5?”
Anthony: “Importante pa ba ‘yun? Ang mahalaga, nakalimutan.”
- Mace: “Sa tuwing babangitin ko siya, Ichechek ko ang Facebook, Twitter or Instagram niya, bibigyan kita ng piso.”
Anthony: “Piso talaga, ano tayo grade 1?”
- Anthony: Kamukha ng ex mo si John Lloyd? Saan? Saang parte ng mukha niya si John Lloyd?”
Mace: “Ayan o, yung mata niya, tsaka yung smile niya.”
Anthony : “Wow. Love is blind. Naniniwala na ako, love is blind.”
- Anthony: “Kapag may dumaang shooting star, ano’ng iwi-wish mo?”
Mace: “Na sana…sana hindi ko na siya mahalin.”
- Mace: “Alam mo ‘yung love na 8 years na kayo? Sa ganong love ka pa ba magdududa? Pero wala pala sa tagal ng relasyon yun. Ke eight months kayo o eight years, kung gusto ka niyang lokohin, lolokohin ka niya. Pag hindi ka na niya mahal, hindi ka na niya mahal.”
- Mace: “Hindi. Na. Kita. Mahal. Makakaalis. Ka. Na. Seven words. ‘Yung 8 years namin, kinaya niyang tapusin in 7 words.”
- Anthony: “Hindi ka na niya mahal. Yun na yon. Ano di malinaw dun?”
Mace: “Tang in@ naman, sabihin naman niya kung bakit!“
Anthony: “Bakit, kapag sinabi ba niya kung bakit, may magbabago? Ang bottomline, hindi ka niya mahal.”
- Anthony: “Alam mo ‘yung sinabi ni F. Scott Fitzgerald? There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.”
How To Get To Sagada From ManilaSagada is approximately 12 hours away from Manila. You may take the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route or the Manila-Baguio-Sagada route. Recently, a new company opened a direct route from Manila to Sagada which lessens the hassle of transferring from one bus to another. For a more detailed direction on how to get to Sagada from Manila, visit this TRAVEL TIP.
Photo credits to the owners of the original photos from the movie.
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