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Batad is the poster child for the Philippines' rice terraces, as well as its heart and soul. If you have ever seen any pictures of the terraces, they were probably taken at Batad. The rice fields line the slopes of a hillside shaped like a Greek amphitheatre - a truly beautiful layout. When UNESCO bestowed its World Heritage designation, it gave Batad and four other rice fields 20 million pesos (about $500,000 Cdn) to help conserve the terraces. And in 2011 when a ...
... go blind. Avoiding eye-to-teeth contact, we talk to Sunny about the trips out diving, snorkelling, island hopping etc., that the hotel can arrange for us. We have no intention of doing any of these but don't have the heart to tell him yet. In a long-overdue stroke of good fortune, the hotel is overbooked and we get upgraded to a better, bigger room with a shared balcony and a sea view. We gratefully guzzle our welcome drinks and after a bite to eat, head out ...
After living in quiet countryside in the middle of nowhere, being back in London feels rather overwhelming for me, especially when we head straight into the city centre on our first day to apply for our Chinese visas. Visiting England is as busy as ever for us, and this time sees us packing and moving three times within a few short days.
So I decided that I and Naomi would take it easy. While Phil was ...
... at this point I'm assuming that my ride has just forgotten about me or is still sleeping. I'm panicking a little inside because of all the effort I put into getting rested and prepared for this dive, and getting up this early, and possibly missing it! I head back to our resort and bang on Ben's door trying to wake him up because I know he has one of the scuba instructors phone numbers so I can at east give them a heads up, but no one is answering. I start to hear what I thought sounded like ...
wandered into the town to get some water/ beer and were befriended by
a cute dog who walked with us for a while and later followed us back
to our hotel. The locals in town were also incredibly friendly,
especially the children, one little boy grabbing our hands and
skipping in front of us, bare bum hanging out his T-shirt,wearing
flip flops several sizes too big. We made quite a procession with our
new pet dog bringing up the rear! The rest of the evening ...