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Travel Blogs from Calatagan
... the mountains onto the side of the main road. On a rainy day this would be an interesting ride. The driver dropped us off at Pine Cone Lodge and said that this is the only place to stay in town.
The lodge was big and you can see that it was still under some construction. I walked in the lodge while Kaya and the kids waited outside. I was calling out for assistance but nobody was answering. It seemed as if the place was empty which ...
... for my first ride. We pass up the ride and wait only 2 minutes until and older style Jeepney heads our way. D'Farmer was the name. I laughed and thought this jeepney was suiting since Sharon's maiden name is de Boer which also means "the farmer". In the jeepney, I asked if I could ride on the roof, but they didn't let me, probably because I was too white. I finally understood how white people feel sometimes. The strangers on the bus kept looking at ...
... then head out to the farmer to get a picture of me with the plow. It was awesome walking barefoot in the rice field. Then I pull out the rice so I can take a pic of me replanting it. We wash up and head down the road again, I was grinning ear to ear. We pullover again because we see people harvesting rice to be planted. I give that a shot too, they were laughing at me because I was too gentle beating the soil off the rice. We wash up in ...
... with them. After some confusion and figuring things out we found out that they were headed for Bangaan to meet their jeepney at around 3pm.
When it became dark there was a veritable cloud of bugs around the lights of the restaurant. We were told by the locals that meant there would be the start of the rainy season soon. Little did we know how right they were.
After dinner we went back to bed in our little hut which was surprisingly bug free and slept the ...
Batad is a village built inside the rice terraces. They describe like being in an amphitheatre of rice terraces. We stayed here for two nights, Taking full advantages of the bars overlooking the terraces.
We did a one day trek through the rice terraces to another ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking