Earlier this year my friend Darcy started pestering me about a holiday. We had met in Thailand in 2008 and pretty much hit it off after a day of riding scooters on Koh Phangang before a full moon party. We decided, after watching each other travel overseas to different countries at different times, that we should meet up and have a holiday, the question was where? The only place left in SE Asia was the Philippines. So we started planning, the decision to ride around the north of Luzon was made. Pretty much for 2-3 weeks we'd ride and see where the wind took us. We met in Angeles, and a night out was on the cards before Darcy arrived, so it was off to the meat market to party for the night. We grabbed our Bikes from a little internet cafe place across the road from Nice-Bike (they gave us a better deal of 500p/day) and then took off! We planned to ride north up to Baguio city. A few days before I left a Philippino local here on the forums named Hercules messaged me about my trip, and started sharing what ended up being the best advise for our whole trip. The highway led us up Kennon road, along with some spectacular scenery. We stayed the night in the Red Lion Inn, a local expat place thats owned by a keen biker, Tony We partied with the locals for the night at the bar, and got a hot tip that there was a surf festival on in La Union. So we changed plans. Surf festival it was. How ever we had to get down the mountain, and out run the storm first... We ended up with a bunglao on the beach each for 2000p ea a night, we felt like living the high life after the night before. That night we headed into poropoint as advised by our mysterious guide back in Manila, and yet again the advice was good on our 3rd day we made it to the surf festival up the road, a whole 15km. It appeared there was a party going to happen, and we are not ones to miss a party!!!. The carried on for 3 days, with some highlights inbetween. After La Union we headed for Veigan, (but were slowed down by my fan clubs...). lonely planet said it was worth alook, and our thriller from Manila agreed! We partied pretty hard over haloween, But the next day it was time to head to Pugidpud on the north west coast (Highlights along the way here). At this point we started riding into monsoon season. So far it had just been afternoon showers, which while wet, were not that bad. But we made it to the beach, and just picked a place to stay the night Again drinking and hilarity ensued. We took one of the chefs out for a day trip, a ship wreck A light House, the Bangui power windmills and made the rocky ride up to a water fall. The plan form here was to head to Tuguegarao City, and the onto Sagada to meet our Philippino Host!