Vistamar Beach Resort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Batangas Province
... br> After lunch we played card games with the family, their son Dinixi (10)( now I am not sure how you spell his name- sorry) and daughter Alex(6) were so cute and such lovely kids.
They headed off for shopping and we walked around the village, it didn't take long as it's not a huge place but it is very pretty. We passed 2 elderly local women who smiled, said hello and giggled at Martin. They were about 3 feet tall so he must have looked like a giant!
To get back ...
... clung to the green hills, between the terraces and waterfalls. After checking in to Sanafe Lodge, we were able to see the local fiesta celebrating the harvest in traditional folk dress. We escaped busy Banaue by walking 9km to different viewpoints overlooking the rice terraces. The concrete road was lined by pink and yellow flowers, alongside election propaganda.
Banaue- Sunday 28th April
The day trip to Batad involved a 12km tricycle ride through a ...
... stone at this location; and planted a little earlier, so much greener than the Banaue rice terraces. Our guideJeremiah led us on a trek thoughout the Hungduan rice terraces; walking on the tall rice terrace walls; it was real fun.The rice terraces change with every angle. Its nice to see them so green; as most of the terraces wont be green until March or April. Also saw a filipino deer with antlers.
... is good and important in the world, and in my life.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Thro' the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
... nasty, little, one-armed monkey chained to a tree jumped on Jane's arm on the previous trip. The monkey was no longer there. They told me he died which is probably just as well considering his sad existence. The bathrooms at the rest stop were in slightly better condition than last time. Nice to see the 3 peso usage fee is going to good use. But there’s still no flush. There is, however, a new monkey with 2 arms chained to ...