Surrounded by a vast expanse of lahar-filled valleys, boulders the size of cars, and inhabited by a number of local Aeta tribes people, Mt. Pinatubo offers a breathtaking view of a hidden lake inside its crater – definitely an enchanting reward for intrepid explorers and trekkers…Read More
Visiting Banaue is a rewarding experience because of their rich and well-preserved culture. You can still witness the undying ethnicity thru their way of life and traditions. Their religion, spoken language and clothing are all unique in their very different perspectives…Read More
Sagada is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Philippines especially for those who love trekking, spelunking, rappelling, and rock climbing. Its mountainous regions are perfect for these kinds of activities, but this is not all that Sagada has to offer…Read More
El Nido is renowned for its towering limestone cliffs which are inhabited by the swiflets, a kind of bird that lives in caves with the ability to navigate in total darkness. Their nests are entirely built with their saliva, which is used as a main ingredient for the famous Chinese delicacy, Bird’s nest soup. These nests are being sold for approximately US$ 3,000 per kilogram.Read More
Coron has a lot to offer the tourist, including white sandy beaches, limestone formations, coral gardens, sheltered lakes, coves and the Maquinit Hot Springs, Japanese naval wrecks from World War II, to name a few. Because of these attractions, Coron has transformed to be an underwater haven for avid divers and snorkelers, taking in all the beauty that lays underneath the sea and other majestic sites…Read More
Day 3: Quick stopover at Yogurt House and Strawberry Farm
For our last breakfast at the Yogurt House we had tuna sandwich, tapsilog with mountain rice, banana crepe and of course…their famous yogurt. We then made a quick stop to La Trinidad for some strawberry, orange and vegetable shopping. We got to Manila at around 11:00pm…and then back to work.
Despite the long road travel to our destination, I consider this trip one to remember. Being the “outdoors person” that I am the cool weather, the view and the adventurous terrains made this special. A lot of people, Filipinos and foreigners alike, have explored this part of the Philippines. Although accustomed to strangers coming and going, I find it peculiar that most of them are still very shy and timid. They have kept their town quiet and peaceful. I rest at the thought that although open to some changes, a part of them stay true to their roots and the Igorot culture remains alive in each of them.