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Sep 29, 2014 - Cordillero Mountains

September 29 - Oct. 7 Adrienne's entry Tuguegarao: We arrived in Tuguegarao at around 4:00PM from Pagudpud on a local bus. We got on a tricycle and went to the various hotels that mom had found. We had them drop us off at one of the hotels we found and we decided that we liked the other hotel that we looked at better. So we lugged back to the other hotel. Once we got there Josh and I hung out at the hotel for a while and did some school work while my mom and dad went and had an impossibly long conversation with the river rafting tour...

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Feb 15, 2011 - Country Roads, Take Me Home

January 30 Upon our return to Banaue, we showered and decompressed for an hour or two, and then met Reynaldo for dinner and a few beers at Las Vegas - a popular bar/restaurant with live music across the street from People's Lodge. It is owned by Rey's godfather (who is also the live music and who is also living proof of the stereotype that Filipino people can do a damn good cover of pretty much any artist ever - though in keeping with the theme of the bar, he specializes in Elvis imitation.) The first song he played was his own personalized...

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Feb 7, 2011 - Trekking Through The Terraces

January 28 - 30 We left Manila a little before midnight, and spent a fairly miserable, unbelievably cold, mostly sleepless eight hours on an overnight bus to the small Ifugao town of Banaue, high in the Cordillera Mountains. We got checked in to the People's Lodge in the centre of town, took a 20-minute power nap, and then went out on their balcony to have breakfast. I'm afraid to say that our inital impression of the rice terraces was somewhat disappointing. Lonely Planet claims that the hotel "sits at the foot of a truly mesmerizing...

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Jan 10, 2010 - Banaue and Batad

Two very bumpy jeepney rides and 5 hours later and we've arrived in Banaue, where I hook up with four others at the Greenview Inn and the five of us decide we will hire a jeepney and guide the next day to have a little tour of the nearby rice terraces at Batad. The rice terraces of Batad are one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Phillipines and UNESCO have named them a World Heritage Site, and those in the know rate the rice terraces to be the finest in the world. These secluded amphitheater-like terraces were carved out of the...

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Feb 2, 2008 - batad rice terraces

Today we did the famous Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue. I should of listened to the hotel staff when they would look at me dubiously and try to persuade me to go to one of the other terraces but I didn’t. hello!? I had to complete THE only site in the Philippines on the hilman list. lol. it took a 1 hour jeepney ride to get to the saddle or starting point. the road was so bumpy we were getting jostled out of our seats. from the saddle its a 2 hr hike down to the village with a view of the terraces. of vourse it took me 3! and after all that...

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Southeast Asia 2008

Aug 13, 2007 - The Cordillera

Wow, is all I can say. Nothing we can say or any pictures we can take can do this place justice. What a beautiful, awesome, peaceful place. The Cordillera is a mountain range in the middle of the Philippines. It is famous for the traditional tribes, head hunters and the rice terraces some carved into the mountains 2000 years ago. There is one main place all the tourists go to which is Banaue, but the whole area is a backpacker and hikers mecca...... if you can put up with the slow bum numbing travel! We travelled by bus from Baguio to...

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