Travel Blogs from Mabini
... their house while they fixed it. An hour and a half later we were off, joined by a loud clicking sound that turned heads. Even cooler. We passed colonial churches and rice fields on the way to the Chocolate Hills.These large, now green, symmetrical mounds, rose over the jungle below. They looked really pretty in the dropping sun. To our delight, we made it back, with extra steak to celebrate.
Bohol- Wednesday 24th April
Philippino chickens are stupid. They ...
... View Point before getting a tricycle into the town centre and saying goodbye to our speedy but quiet guide! We were both pleased to have done it in a day as this hike typically involves 1 night in either Pula or Cambulu. Checked into Sanafe Lodge and enjoyed a real shower, beer and a light bite before heading down the road in search of wifi. Crashed out early again to rest our legs! Stayed at Sanafe Lodge, Banaue [T&J Rating: ...
... he emerged from the river to gather his clothes. "COLD!!" We just laughed in response.
On the way out, Denver took us on a different route, this time on the opposite bank of the river. We passed through the villages stacked on the green steps and even walked through a rudimentary school for first and second grade kids: they were too young to make the daily hike across the terraces to the main elementary school, so they would get their educational headstart here. ...
... of public transportation in the Philippines, are another cultural phenomenon. They are like steel jeeps but stretched longer with benches in the back for seating. The outsides are lavishly decorated and colored according to themes that very from beer brands to religious groups. The island I was on had both mountainous regions and farmland so I saw a good deal of scenery along the way.
We eventually pulled into the resort and I was shown to ...
... leg massages... just what we needed after a long day of trekking. (And for $9 for half an hour, how can you not?!) Then, for a small price of course, the locals put on a traditional dance ceremony for us! They set up a fire, all put on traditional dress, and did a few dances and sang a song, and had us join in on the dance in the end. The rest of the night was spent around the fire passing around a bottle of local rice wine. The next morning we had to ...
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- Free parking
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- Pets allowed