Batad, Ifugao Part 4: Tappiya Falls


  The trek to the falls requires you to pass  up and down steep uneven steps, narrow rice terraces, and stone steps at least one foot tall. There were times that I felt I was losing my breath and had to stop. The heat of the sun added to the ordeal. I felt dizzy and even…

Batad, Ifugao Part 2: Batad View Inn


After paying the heritage fee, Alexis and I proceeded to the Batad View Inn. The night before, I already booked a one night stay, double bed room via Agoda for P850. It was another steep descent going to the Inn since it was located at the lower part of the town. After some wrong turns, we…

Batad, Ifugao, Part 5: Batad Village


As expected, the trek going back from Tappiya can be compared to a man giving birth! It was soooooo hard and painful! But it was totally worth it. The path leading to the Village entails passing thru the rice terraces itself. Balancing is a must.   The simple life of the people of Batad is indeed admirable. They work…

Batad, Ifugao Part 3: Best View Point


We woke up at 6:00AM the next day. I was a bit worried about pushing through with the tour. I have read in several blogs, that the trek going to Tappiya Falls was very very hard. And I am not used to hiking. Well, I am not used to doing anything physical. I never go to the gym,…

Batad, Ifugao Part 1: The Way To Batad


It was during one of our conversations in Boracay, that me and Alexis talked about going to the Batad Rice Terraces, Ifugao, Mountain Province. There was no concrete plan since Alexis would continue with his tour of the Philippines after we met in Boracay. Then it just happened, we decided to push trough with the…

Sagada 2016 Part 5: Thank You


I woke up at 7:00am feeling energized. The cool morning of Sagada was suggesting that I stay in bed the whole day. But I cannot since check out time was at 11:00am. Here’s me all cuddled up. hehe After taking a hot bath, I then proceeded to Sagada Lemon Pie House to have breakfast and…

Sagada 2016 Part 4: Marlboro Country


After having late lunch at Gaia Café, I then proceeded to the Tourist Center. I inquired about the tour to Marlboro Country at the Sagada Environmental Guides Association (SEGA). The standard rate is P600 for the tour guide and P650 for the transportation. The said amount is good for a group of 10-15 persons, but…

Sagada 2016 Part 2: Kanip-aw Lodge


I learned about Kanip-aw through Tripadvisor. It had an excellent review and so I booked a room. But the only available accommodation that time was a room for three pax at P500 per night. Its location was farther down the road from the town proper. Near the famous Lemon Pie House. The alley leading to the lodge…

Sagada 2016 Part 3: Gaia Arts and Cafe


This café gained popularity when it was featured in the movie “That Thing Called Tadhana” , which was shown in 2015. I was not able to visit this place the first time I went to Sagada in 2014. The view was indeed breath taking. It is situated on a cliff facing the rice paddies of Sagada….

Sagada 2016 Part 1: Coda Bus Lines


So there I was, surfing the internet on my Iphone, trying to find ways to satisfy my wanderlust. It has just been two weeks, that I came back from Boracay but the summer heat in the city ignited my thrist to getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. I was thorn between joining a group for an Intro…