Tag : Sagada

Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Well composed photos for your social networking sites should go with creative hashtags. One way of getting around flooding your timeline with series of getaway photos is to group them with hashtags. Like putting a caption, labeling hashtags is a daunting task too. Don’t worry now because here’s a list of more than a hundred […]

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation anxiety from our travels is like the love from our past (the ex-boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend, or the ex-crush, or the ex-almost) that we can hardly forget. Here’s the list of how close the parallelism between the two is: 1. They are beautiful… The places we had been, and the ex, whom we used […]

24 of the Most Beautiful Churches in the Philippines I've Visited

24 of the Most Beautiful Churches in the Philippines I’ve Visited

Churches in the country are most of the time included in the itineraries. It is because rich history can be found on most communities that started around these churches. These communities are still evident and present. And for two years, I’ve visited some of them for the first time. And everyone knows the drill when […]

7 Disorders of a Travel Addict

7 Disorders of a Travel Addict

Our non-traveling friends tried to make us go to rehab but we said ‘no, no, no’. Wandering is addictive. The cure is yet another travel. While most of our friends outside the traveling circle may not understand our itch and calling as professional nomads, we still continue our passion. Their claims are valid though – […]

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

I know it’s been some time. And there’s something on your mind. I see, you haven’t been the same since that cold November day. There’s a voice encouraging you to move on but you don’t know where to begin, and heck, you don’t even know where broken hearts go. The relationships that sadly ended (and […]

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Call me hopeless hopeful hope fool romantic (or just call me maybe). Whenever I travel, I see love everywhere! Not from the couples who couldn’t afford to get a room while they release their romantic tensions. Not from another traveler whom I just met. But I find love in places. Metaphors of love are checking […]

20 Travelers I Follow (Part 1)

20 Travelers I Follow (Part 1)

Before the travel bug bit me, there were only few travel blogs that I follow. I even used to question them on how they can afford to travel when most of them are full-time bloggers who just earn from ad payouts and sponsorships. Contrast it with someone who’s doing a nine-hour work inside the office […]

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

For some reasons, we want to test our own limits beyond what our sober mind thinks. We take the chances. Because YOLO. Because opportunities missed are things we regret the most later. I have my own share of craziness in choosing exciting adventures too. Because greater stories don’t start with a “Once upon a time, […]

Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue Rice Terraces

It was only during days before the trip to Sagada that I learned Cordillera has a number of rice terraces. This particular spot in Banaue Rice Terraces is the most popular one for two reasons. This is where the old one-thousand Philippine peso bill derives its sketch. This is also the exact location of the controversial wakeskating video beautifully shot on top of one of the rice terraces in Banaue. That particular video was released (or at least became viral) three days before our intended sidetrip.

How To Get There:
You can take the Ohayami Transit bus that goes to Banaue from its terminal in Sampaloc, Manila. The bus leaves around 10pm and you will spend at least 9 hours in the bus. So prepare your sleeping stuff with you.

How Did I Get There:
It was a sidetrip during the Sagada weekend trip organized by Travel Factor to catch the Panag-apoy Festival. We visited the Banaue Rice Terraces twice, before and after Sagada, and in two different overlooking spots. The last visit is the most exciting because we trekked the pathways of the terraces to shot better photographs and selfies. It is one of the bravest decisions that I made in my life. It is terrifying to follow the narrow and slippery path of mud. One stupid slip and you fall in a terrace 10 to 12 feet below.