Churya-a Hotel & Restaurant
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... day; cool air, a slight breeze, clear blue skies, and the sun beating down. We had to register with the tourism office and pay a small fee. We found out about the various treks and tours we could do, and went for some food to decide how to make the most out of our time. Working out there were some caves a short walk from where we were, around 2km, we headed that way, stopping off for some recommended lemon pie, with local tea and coffee. Before we found the cave, we spotted ...
Different cities, in different countries, have different ways the tuk tuk or tricycle or rickshaw drivers try to outdo the others. In one city I have seen tuk tuks decked out with flowers (artificial) in all colors and flower types you can think of. In another city the tuk tuks have a way to play your favorite CD as you ride! Another city has fantasy figures or movie star names for their tuk tuks. In other places, tuk tuks are ablaze ...
... was hanging so he could get to it or how they did it), but he took the body out of the coffin and carried it back to his house.
Once a year, a loved one takes the body out and put new clothes on it. They believe this helps them have a better time in the afterlife if they are well dressed.
I said the body must only be bones. But, my friend said he was standing on the side of the road as his local friend carried the body past him.
... deep in murky water far underground and there were some very narrow spots for my more..."western figure" but I managed to make it out alive and happy to have an adventure. The caves also had many beautiful formations which were fun to see.
As always it is wonderful to enjoy the hospitality of Siegrid and Steve and play with Chico, their 5 year old son, and Conyap 9 years old (Siegrid's niece that also lives with them). Mom, ...
... to see them and what we have since read about them suggests it is a diminishing Ifugao tradition. We returned up the hillside which had good views overlooking the town before returning the hotel in the afternoon exhausted. We spent the remainder of the day watching HBO in the room sheltering from the heavy rains before going out for yet another lovely dinner. Tomorrow we leave for the town of Banaue around 4 hours east in a Jeepney in search of the infamous rice ...
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