Grand Hoyah Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... so you just have to either ask locals the way or 'guess at’ the right track to follow. This is probably so tourists don’t do any of the walks/treks independently but hire guides instead (which the vast majority of people do). Found out the following morning that there is only one public jeepney a day at 3pm up to the Sagada ‘saddle’ which is the jumping off point for the Batad rice terraces. I thus left town that ...
... I had been hoping for this greenery in Vietnam, but didn't quite find it when I was there. After taking a few photos, our energy faded fast and we slept away the morning. In the afternoon, we rented a motor bike and explored the countryside - as always, it's a fun way to get to know the area.
The next day, we took a trip out to Batad. Batad contains the most famous set of rice terraces in the area, and I'm sure you can understand why when you look ...
... walkways, working our way further up the side of the hill and through a tiny village nestled deep in the terraces until we came across our destination...a small hot sulphurous spring sat next to a freezing cold river. You could swim in both of them but due to the sunshine and the mildly strenuous hours hike to get here we decided to hit the river first. All four of us just went straight in, no hesitation, and it was freezing cold! The rushing water coming down from the ...
... braking and a few toilet breaks, we both managed about an hour or two worth of sleep. We arrived very, very, early into Manila, just before 4am, and after initially getting past the greedy non-metered taxi drivers, we got a metered taxi to our pre-booked hotel. Unfortunately our room wasn't available till at least midday and so we had to find something to do until then. We achieved this by hanging around on the roof top common area at the top of our hotel until the sun eventually ...
... of the terraces: families would rear fish in the terraces so they would have rice AND fish to harvest; the waterlogged terraces also contain lots of mussels, snails and small shellfish (see photos), which make for good eating after boiling them with "ginger, garlic and onions". Who would've thought to find mollusks here in the highlands?
After about an hour of walking, we soon found ourselves by the river. Beside it was a small, steaming, sulfurous pool. "Hot ...