Travel Blogs from Banaue, Philippines

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Mountain life, Banaue, Batad, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Mountain life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Work in ...

Mountains Of Rice, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Mountains Of Rice

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... improvements (vs robbing the country blind like so many others). There's also an approaching election in the Philippines which has accelerated the building programs since sponsoring politicians get their name in lights (buying voters with their own ...

Cliffhanger, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Cliffhanger

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... in confusion and started giggling. Elvis explained that these remote mountain people couldn't speak Tagalog, the native tongue of the Philippines, but in fact spoke English - the result of too many missionaries and not enough effort to maintain ...

Village Kids, Kambulo, Philippines travel blog

Village Kids

A travel blog entry by trent

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... and doors and saying "Americanos", it doesn't matter where you're actually from b/c apparently if you're white and in the Philippines, you're American! After saying bye to the English girls, I decide to wander around the village and end up chatting ...

Don't trip over the coconut..., Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Don't trip over the coconut...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... our windows wound up, avoiding the noxious clouds as best the air filter could manage. Traffic jams in the Philippines are like nothing I've ever experienced. The predictable unpredictability was quite refreshing after the logic-defying Korean habit of ...

Fighting on the (rice) terraces, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Fighting on the (rice) terraces

A travel blog entry by easties

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... much part of everyday life. He was a member of one particular tribe in this fiercely competitive part of the Philippines. Although a Catholic country, the "natural priest"(witch doctor) is much more important than the church's Father Ted! For example ...

The rice terraces of Batad, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

The rice terraces of Batad

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Banaue, Philippines - Banaue is synonymous with the Unesco World Heritage listed Ifugao rice terraces, hewn out of the hillsides using primitive tools and an ingenious irrigation system some 200 years ago. Legend has it that the god Kabunyan used the ...

Didn't make the top seven? Add another eighth..., Banaue, Ifugao, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

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A travel blog entry by aconthego

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... of the wonder.  Another scene where words cannot describe and pictures cannot come close to capturing the magic of the Philippines.  The terraces still produce a large majority of the nations fine rice, and still not a piece of heavy machinery ...

Banaue Rice Terraces (UNESCO), Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Banaue Rice Terraces (UNESCO)

A travel blog entry by worldismine

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We arrived to Banaue at 7.30, the first thing you have to do once you get there is go to the Tourist Information, that will provide you with all the information about the tours you need. A good way not to get ripped off by some fake guides or locals ( we ...

Moonlight vs. Light bulbs, Ungol, Philippines travel blog

Moonlight vs. Light bulbs

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Felix and Remi, two of the few kids that are nice enough to me not to throw rocks at me, taught me how to make bubbles with a leaf. They cut the leaf and then peel a thin strip of its stem, and blow. We've been living in Jun’s house down in Ungol ...

Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Banaue

A travel blog entry by marie-julie

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Un premier jeepney pour Bontoc, puis un deuxième pour Banaue, où je m'arrête quelques heures. L'endroit, patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, est connu pour ses rizières en terrasses "Ifugao", avec un sytème d'irrigation unique datant d'il ...

World Famous Rice Terraces, Batad, Philippines travel blog

World Famous Rice Terraces

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... who told me about his hairdo (he wears it long in the back like a tail because his ancestors always had) and life in Banaue (including why there's a curfew, so everyone gets along!).  When we arrived at the village we ordered our lunches so they'd be ...

What an ugly town., Banaue, Philippines travel blog

What an ugly town.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... Banue hotels swimming pool; from there to Poitan village at the bottom of the valley; and then up to Bocos village up above Banaue. Needless to say there are no signposts or directional markers so you just have to either ask locals the way or 'guess ...

Banaue Rice Terrace Villages, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Banaue Rice Terrace Villages

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... for 300 php to Banaue's various viewpoints and enjoyed the splendid views of more epic rice terraces cutting its way toward Banaue.  A group of french travelers proceeded to trek back their way to Banaue through the rice terraces. Seemed like an ...

Evil in its sweetest form, Ungol, Philippines travel blog

Evil in its sweetest form

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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I think I'm OK with kids. I mean, I was a nanny for A YEAR, and I was damn good. Never did I throw them out the window nor duct-taped them to a chair (damn close I was!). When Mark showed me the pictures of all the kids in Ungol, I was touched and ...

Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Banaue

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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... proprio de l'hotel jusqu'a Bontoc, dans la voiture de la compagnie. Nous sommes arrive juste a temps pour saute dans l'autobus pour Banaue, un 2 heures dans un chemin de terre avec plein de renovation en prime. Banaue est un endroit sur la liste des ...

Fantastic Rice Terraces of Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Fantastic Rice Terraces of Banaue

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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Once we had arrived in Manila we headed straight for the bus terminal to get our tickets for the ride to Banaue in the Cordilleras region of Luzon. The few hours till our night bus left were killed in a nearby shopping center. The amount of people ...

Sleeping in a traditional Ifugao hut, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Sleeping in a traditional Ifugao hut

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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An awesome experience after seeing these huts all around the province and learning about the people.  Pretty good views too!  Oh and they have a cute monkey named Scouse who we played with constantly. ...

The 8th world wonder, or so they say, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

The 8th world wonder, or so they say

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... being around Puerto and that’s all it took for me to ditch my plans of exhaustively exploring North Luzon. Yesterday, I arrived in Banaue and walked endless kilometers to Batad. There, a nice lady let me camp near her house and this morning, I ...

Rice terraces everywhere, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Rice terraces everywhere

A travel blog entry by kyley

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... the cliffs are steep, the buses are in average condition and totally overloaded with people and stuff.   When we got to Banaue I went looking for accommodation with a French brother and sister- Hoel and Melodie, and we ended up sharing a room which ...

Around Bontoc, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Around Bontoc

A travel blog entry by suokkotravels

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The road from Sagada to Banaue is about 2 1/2 hour drive in our private van. We had the driver give us a tour of Bontoc, and the Hi-Wang Native Village. Bontoc has many nice rice terraces; and the Native Village is privately owned where the owner has ...

These legs aren't made for walking ..., Banaue, Philippines travel blog

These legs aren't made for walking ...

A travel blog entry by charliek85

As expected, I woke with very sore calves and thighs, and even just the couple of steps at the inn proved a challenge when walking up them to breakfast. Despite all of our aching limbs we were back out today, this time for a much gentler hike to check ...

The legendary Rice Terrances, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

The legendary Rice Terrances

A travel blog entry by amandaroberts79

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... to Manila to head to Cebu. We fly to Cebu for the Madi Gras with no accomodation booked so it is all going to be a little nerve racking - wish us luck! I have attached a link to a website below..... ...

Northern Luzon, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Northern Luzon

A travel blog entry by 3ttt

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Appreciation for rice, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Appreciation for rice

A travel blog entry by darlingandres

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The morning of april 8th we took a 45min jeepney ride to Bontoc. From there we took a crammed bus to Banaue for the next 2.5hrs.  A sad part of our bus ride was that we saw the crash site of the florida line bus that lost control, crashed and killed ...

Trekking in the terraces with Tony, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Trekking in the terraces with Tony

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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... another trip around the world and pick someone to visit him in the United States. He traveled through the Philippines and met a man named Tony in Banaue. They trekked through the rice terraces in and around Banaue for several days. Ultimately, Tony is ...

Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Banaue

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

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The 8th Wonder Of The World?, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

The 8th Wonder Of The World?

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

Filipinos love karaoke. SEA in general seems to love it, Vietnam being the chief culprit. The Philippines are in another love league in comparison to Vietnam. They have a karaoke channel on tv which is obviously just terrible video with words underneath ...

Off The Backpacker Trail, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Off The Backpacker Trail

A travel blog entry by beabea

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... !" I also got questioned everywhere I went - they should really call it the Philippine inquisition not Spanish inquisition although Philippines has been a colony of Spain. They wanted to know everything from how many siblings I had, what did they do, what ...

ancient rice terraces - mountain province, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

ancient rice terraces - mountain province

A travel blog entry by suokkotravels

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... the seedlings they plant. At least 12 types sold in the rice store here (although some might be just different cuts). In lower parts of of Philippines and Vietnam can plant 2 to 3 times a year; but not here; need to live on income from one harvest a year. ...

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