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BATAD: Culture and Adventure!

June 2015

A small remote village in Banaue is Batad, known for its fascinating amphitheater-like rice terraces. It’s one of the five ifugao rice terraces inscribed by UNESCO world heritage site in 1995 along side with Bangaan rice terraces also located in Banaue, Mayoyao rice terraces (in… 694 more words


That Place Called Sagada

It was as early as January of  this year (2015) when we, randomly, decided to visit Sagada. We’re lucky enough to book a promo ticket from Cebu (where we live) to Manila. 594 more words


I WAS HERE: Taking Some Rest

On the way to Tappiyah Falls in Batad, Ifugao. This was during the time that trekking was still new to me. I haven’t invested yet for a pair of hiking shoes or even just for a sandal. 52 more words


Solo Travel: Batad Rice Terraces

Batad has been on my bucket list for quite sometime so I decided to head to the heart of Cordilleras for my birthday. Fortunately my vacation leave have been approved which essentially gave me 72 hours to plan the trip. 694 more words


Trip to the Cordillera Region

Hi guys! How’s your weekend? Mine was worth spending. I met some new friends and reunited with two of my colleagues from the previous company that I’ve worked for. 562 more words


Sky-high paddies . . .

No, this is not about inebriated Irishmen.

It’s a celebration of the ingenuity of human agricultural innovation in northern Luzon in the Philippines where, over the course of several centuries, local indigenous communities tamed the steep valleys to grow paddy rice in irrigated fields high in the mountains (about 1500 m above sea level) and, employing a sophisticated hydrology, to supply water to the terraces and drain them before harvest: … 1,072 more words

On My Mind . . .

Banaue, 1995 to 2013: A Second Family in the Mountains

Since the 1990s, I have been traveling up to the mountain town of Banaue, and its outskirts. The place is famous for the rice terraces that extend through many mountain ranges, which were built by the Ifugao people by hand. 326 more words