What I think of “Wakeskating” at the Banaue Rice Terraces

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Sagada Adventure, Epilogue (Banaue Exit)

Once everyone was settled in the jeepney, most of us engaged in the favorite jeepney past time of dozing off during very long drives.  Some would occasionally take out their cameras to shoot particularly nice scenery through the jeepney’s windows.  As my camera’s autofocus is busted, trying to take pictures in a moving jeepney in bumpy and winding roads is an exercise in futility.  I contented myself with just resting until the stopover. Continue reading

Sagada Adventure, Day 1 (Arrival)

So Jose Rizal Day* weekend was coming up and a lot of people who have normal jobs were busy making vacation plans due to the declared special holiday.  Normally, people in the same industry as I am would be excluded from making such plans as everyone else due to the fact that we normally don’t follow Philippine holidays. Continue reading

Sagada Adventure (Prologue)

FLASHBACK

Some years ago, when the world was younger and I was more than a few pounds lighter, I had the chance to visit Sagada with my family via Banaue and Bontoc.  Back then, I still wasn’t into traveling as I am now.  And in fact, I kind of resented joining that family trip to the Cordilleras because there was this big party that I wanted to attend on the same date as the trip. Continue reading