Tag Archive: cordillera

Baguio is Home

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right. — Maya Angelou Sometimes I feel there’s a love-hate kind of relationship that exists… Continue reading

Kaman-utek Hills (Sagada, PH)

Perhaps most of us Filipinos (and to a certain extent, also foreign visitors) have one thing in mind when we talk about picturesque hills and that is the ever famous Chocolate Hills of… Continue reading

Dagiwdiw Rice Terraces (Mountain Province, PH)

Where the land is mountainous, terraced paddy fields are built as a means of rice farming. These steep hillside wonders are made by intense physical labor. The Philippines, being an agricultural country, has… Continue reading

Maligcong Rice Terraces (Mountain Province, PH)

Considered as one of the emerging treasures of Bontoc, the Maligcong Rice Terraces is known for its stone walls which make the terraces more steady in withstanding erosion. Although often overshadowed by the… Continue reading

Kamanbaneng Peak (Sagada, PH)

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. – John Wooden Sagada – a backpacking mecca in Northern Philippines. It’s pretty interesting… Continue reading

Batad Rice Terraces (Ifugao, PH)

Batad, a village positioned amid the Ifugao rice terraces, is perhaps the best place to view the UNESCO-inscribed heritage site. There are no roads that directly lead to this peaceful community of about… Continue reading

The 4 Lakes of Kabayan (Benguet, Philippines)

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.” Kabayan is a fourth… Continue reading

Let’s Eat: Arca’s Yard (Baguio City, Philippines)

And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.– J K Rowling I had a first… Continue reading

Mount Timbak (Benguet, Philippines)

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.” – Edmund Hillary MOUNT TIMBAK Major Jump-Off: Km. 55, Atok,… Continue reading

Mount Pulag (Benguet, PH)

Climbing Mt. Pulag: Thoughts and Reflection “Yes, tell your story. Be an example to others. Tell everyone that it is possible, and then others will find the courage to climb their own mountains.”… Continue reading