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Rice terrace madness

Hello all and happy holiday,

Two days ago we started a 24-hour trip from Boracay to a small two called Banaue. The trip was in land, sea and air. The transportation vehicles included a plane, a boat, a motorized tricycle, several taxis and a 9-hour night bus. Eventually, after 24 hours of travel, we got to Banaue. This town is one of the main towns in which you can view rice terraces.
After we got here yesterday at 7:00, we got settled in a hotel, rested for a few hours, and then went to see the local rice terraces:

Banaue is also very close to a village called Batad, which has even greater rice terraces. We had a hike there today which was about 6 hours long. We even got to this huge waterfall. (Dana said that after she had seen the Iguassu waterfalls, this one doesn't impress her :)).

Here are some of the photos we took today:

We have traveled with a very nice group consisted of a family from the Philippines and a very nice Australian guy:
In this photo you can also see the jeepney that took us from Banaue to Batad.

Tomorrow we might go see another rice terrace, or maybe go to Sagada, where there are graves hanging down from trees. We haven't decided yet. In any case, we will head back to Manila in a night bus. It will be the first time we spend the Sedder in a bus... :P

All the best,

Dana and Noam.

Posted by bugok 03:26 Archived in Philippines

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