Native Village Inn & Restaurant
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... enjoying their great live music and drinking a few beers. Amelia tried out their San Miguel beer (also brewed in the Philippines) in lemon and apple flavour, the latter is her new favourite beer. During breakfast (at yesterday's lunch spot) we started to hear some drumming. We took a look out on the balcony of the cafe and saw a big parade coming down the road. It was only 8am! I'm glad we weren't wanting a lay in that morning. We were led to believe that the parade ...
... up the mountain to Sagada. Bit rough on the bum bone but the best way to appreciate the scenery.
I met a nice family from Perth on the jeepney. They live on a farm east of Dongara. The mother is Filipino and the father Australian and they were with their daughter, her boyfriend (in their early 20’s) and their 15yo son. They were a nice family and I bumped into the daughter and boyfriend in the afternoon whilst on an aimless wander around the hillside and Echo Valley, ...
... to be entombed in caves and cliffs – if they can afford it. The gods demand the sacrifice of more than 20 pigs and up to three times as many chickens for the privilege of being buried in this way. The mourning rituals continue for three days, with the meat from sacrificed animals shared with family and friends of the departed.
And as we have seen in other countries in SE Asia (and elsewhere), religious traditions tend to become fused together, one layered ...
We have just spent an amazing 3 days touring the rice plateaus in Banaue ans Sagada and what a trip it was. Overnight drive from Manila to Banaue where we took in the amazing views of the Rice Plateaus which are a World Heritage area in the far North. The weather is hot during the day and cold at night with afternoon rain. We left Banaue and eventually arrived in Sagada and our accomadation Salt and Pepper a new family hotel still in the process of construction but the room ...
... walls had different designations (women who died in childbirth, old people--anyone with grandkids, young people--anyone without, etc.). This way living people could still be connected to the dead, and the dead could still be connected to the world because they were still in the air or light. I enjoyed learning about it, but think it is weird to go be a tourist in someone's cemetery. It is still possible to be laid to rest in a hanging coffin, but not very ...