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March 10, 2007 Saturday
Barobo, Mindanao, Philippines
Today we're taking our flight to Butuan on the island of Mindanao. From there we take a bus to San Francisco and another to Barobo. We don't have a telephone number for our friends Lee and Grace because we left it in our Philippines travel book which we had forwarded to us in Darwin …
... here because I've seen plenty of rice terraces in the last year and what's one more? But they did provide beautiful views and I enjoyed sitting overlooking them in the afternoon. Bad weather continues to follow me and there is a lot of fog whilst Im in the area but somehow I manage to still catch the sights.
After I warmed and woke up with my coffee I got some instructions from my host, Randy on a walk to the rice terrace viewpoints ...
... on. And considering the time of the morning it wasn't just young people. There were many older adults, our age, probably returning from visiting relatives for Christmas. At 4.30 in the morning.
Needless to say I still felt (still feel) like **** from the virus I have. The bus took three hours, arriving in Baguio at 7am, and I was either blowing my nose or swearing or leaning on the seat in front all the way. Thankfully Lizas share of the virus did not really ...
... after the show. Even if our plan was to take this day very easy it ended up being a very tiring one.
Day 2: August 31, 2014
We woke up early in the morning to go to the rice terraces of Batad which were situated approx. 1 hour from Banaue. To get there we had different options:
- Tour from the information center which was PHP 600 per person;
- Tour with a local guy which started at PHP 500 per person but went down finally to PHP ...
... I even got a chance to drive Marlon's motorcycle and Ronnie's new trike setup. I was okay on Marlon's bike, but I kept stalling out Ronnie's 4 stroke bike..
Since most of the cousins were around, we went out for dinner at Mang Inasal. The main dishes are bbq chicken or bbq pork skewers with unlimited rice. Marmone and Joshua were thrilled as this is one of their favorite restaurants. The problem was that the restaurant was 15 kms away and ...