Grand Hoyah Hotel
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... is a negative! Stayed at Uyami’s Greenview Lodge (backpacker HQ) where a single room only cost 250 peso but you have to pay an extra 50 peso for a hot shower! Spent the day exploring etc and did the walk from town to Tam-An village on the hillside down below the Banue hotels swimming pool; from there to Poitan village at the bottom of the valley; and then up to Bocos village up above Banaue. Needless to say there are no signposts or ...
... colourful little houses were scattered amongst the hills, and the sun was just rising when we arrived. The attraction of the town, the 2000-year-old rice terraces, formed a sort of amphitheater of tall green steps around the village. The town itself was quiet in the early morning, with the exception of a few tricycles (motorcycles with little roofed sidecars bolted to them) zipping up and down the streets. This place is what I'd been searching for for a very ...
... narrow pathways that contained the varying sizes of rice field, each one a foot deep in water. We walked past workers harvesting the rice and putting it into bundles then carrying it on their heads like some sort of new Rastafarian head wear. During our walk, one of the guides decided to start picking up snails to cook for us that evening, apparently these are a delicacy in the area and Greg and I were very keen to try them out. Not so much the girls! We continued along ...
... we had no choice, and upon opening the curtains, discovered the street had vanished beneath a sea of tarpaulin cover. It seemed Saturday was in fact also market day. With a full day awaiting our night bus, we checked out later in the morning and immediately went out to explore the market. We then spent the day then hanging around town until about 6.30pm when we went for our bus, which left at 7pm to the second!
The night bus wasn't too bad, with the exception of ...
... precariously on the rocky boundaries as we were flanked by a deep waterlogged terrace on one side, and a 15-foot drop on the other. "Stay on the rocks," Denver would exhort as he skipped along, and I quickly learnt that what appears to be dried ground can be deceptively soggy, moist, clayey soil. "Oh, careful, some rocks loose!" Denver would casually yell back again as he pranced across the crumbling walkway.
Along the way, our guide pointed out many ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility