Daily Archive: October 17, 2010

The Banaue Rice Terraces

Mountain Highs: Bontoc to Banaue

Road conditions at the time weren’t the best. There was a lot of construction along the way and we had to battle with fast moving trucks and buses going in the opposite direction. But getting to cut through rice terraces, waterfalls, and rivers made the drive incredible.

Our backyard

Mountain Highs: Sagada

Sagada is a quaint mountain town 170km from Baguio. This second leg of our trip got us literally dirty as we trekked through steep cliffs, caves, and graveyards. Most people recommend taking a bus from Baguio to Sagada because the roads could get narrow, muddy, and dangerous. We stuck with...

Still having fun at OMG

Mountain Highs: Baguio

Baguio is a favorite tourist spot for Filipinos because of its cooler climate and fresh mountain air. A typical trip to Baguio would probably consist of a comfy stay at the Manor or Country Club, souvenir shopping at Mine’s View Park and Good Shepherd, horseback riding around Camp John Hay, and hitting the infamous and expansive ukay-ukay (thrift market).

Those are exactly the things we didn’t do.