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... in August- September.
- Kids who live in the village walk up the steep, dangerous, path everyday to go to school at the the very top.
Walk back after the village is when everything started happening. Poor Tina wasn't feeling well at the village, and was dehydrated and had heatstroke, so she was staggering behind. My group, group 1, was waiting for her group, while the others just took off! Evil little beings... We caught up with them anyways at a rest ...
... while she continues up the mountain to see the family. I spend several hours with her sister, sitting on blocks of wood in the kitchen sipping tea (with bugs in it) and talking about life and the challenges we face each day. It was hard to leave as they take hospitality and their guests very seriously and you have to almost beg to leave. Eventually I was able to continue up the mountain and I came across the family whose son had passed away. ...
... passengers. Again we hit lucky. A whole family of six, filling half the bus, turned up pre-booked pretty soon afterwards. If they hadn't, we could have been waiting there a long time. And they were lovely. They chatted to us in limited but perfect English, explaining they were on their way home to near Banaue. They asked us where we were from, thinking we were Dutch by our accents.
"Oh, you're English. So what religion does that make you? Buddhists?"
... one hour with some stops on the way for pictures. When we finally arrived at the Batad Saddle our driver Paul gave us some instructions and we were off to the terraces! Our final destination was a waterfall that was supposed to be somewhere around there.
It was a good walk! Even if they say that itīs around 3 hours we found out that it was maybe even more. At the beginning of the walk we could see how they were constructing a road to Batad so maybe in a few years it ...
... 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 ...