Only in the Philippines: Goat Toploading



ShareTweet So you think toploading is cool! I have countless toploading stories. But hey, look at this:     Actually, I am having a hard time making a good caption. Can’t believe it? Me too! But I saw this while in Zamboanga del Sur and Doc Wends of journeysandtravels would prove that.   That’s just one of the weird things you will see in our country, the Philippines.   Giving you some bonus photos: The moving boxes…     Oh noh, it’s a habal-habal pala.       Okay, last one:     This is what I do when travel […]

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Snapshots Thursday: Hammock



ShareTweet This is my home away from home. I bought this hammock last August 2008 somewhere in Cambodia for PhP1000. It can fit two adults, prevent mosquito bites and water-resistant. I always bring this in my backpacking trips. This is my second bed. I bring hammock not tents because it is lighter and for easier set-up. Sun-tanned and relaxin’ backpacker by the sea (Yato Island). Filipinos call this “duyan.” Perfect for destinations near the beach and the mountains you just need two posts to tie each points. You should see me use this, I even do tricks with it.

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Snapshots Thursday: Batad Rice Terraces, Ifugao



ShareTweet One of the five UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Philippines. The Batad Rice Terraces– a testament to the ingenuity and hard-work of our forefathers. The famous post card pictures you see regularly is the Banaue Rice Terraces. Only a few knows about Batad, Bangaan and Mayoyao Rice Terraces. I’ve been here twice, the summer of years 2003 and 2004. During the hike, you will find clean and clear streams of water that could easily quench your thirst. The night was super cold, thermal jacket is your best friend. The morning was refreshing, waking up in front of this artistically […]

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