I admit, I wasn't a huge fan of HP before. But after seeing all of the movies, I ended up actually liking it. Now, being here and seeing all of these in person, I felt like a kid on a Christmas morning. It really is better late than never.
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Brought to you by my Samsung Galaxy A7😂😂 Di bagay hahaha
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One of the best finds at the Ranger's Station in Mt. Pulag National Park, carrot ice candy!
This was the first local food that I tried. Jumped off the jeep and hurriedly settled for a serving.
For sure, you'll also love their okoy made of carrots and their carrot juice.
Why do sunsets take my breath away? Why is it so mezmering and calming? It always displays its beauty yet it also fades and disappear. But I always look forward to seeing this magic and relive all these feelings over and over again.
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Do you believe in ghosts?
They say this place is haunted.
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Nope, it's not always about taking the perfect "pretty" photo for the 'Gram. Rather, it really is more about having fun and being in the moment - - - and not falling off the Grand Canyon! 🤣
14 1274:42 PM Feb 11, 2019
The Most Crooked Street in the World!
Lombard Street is a narrow and steep one-way street with eight sharp hairpin turns. Found on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, it stretches from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero.
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This is the Batad Rice Terraces in Northern Philippines and is a part of a whole cluster of rice terraces in Banaue, Ifugao.
This site is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995, the first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the World Heritage List.
15 11310:31 AM Feb 10, 2019
Can't wait for SUMMER!
Hair gets lighter.
Skin gets darker.
Drinks get colder.
Music gets louder.
Nights get longer.
Life gets better!
16 1242:07 AM Feb 10, 2019
Travelling is full of opportunities to learn culturally and it is very humbling. As long as I don't seriously hurt myself, break any part of my body, get checked into a hospital, I will choose to travel this way. I choose to be comfortable in being uncomfortable because the end result is always more meaningful and the experience always gifts you with life lessons and self appreciation.
11 902:31 PM Feb 9, 2019
Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing!
17 10912:10 PM Feb 9, 2019
Have you ever eaten Nido or Birds Nest Soup? They are particularly prized in some Asian cultures due to their rarity, supposedly high nutritional value, and flavour. Edible bird's nests are among the most expensive food, with nests being sold at prices up to about $3,000 per pound ($6,600/kg), depending on grading.
Here, a Tagbanwa man exhibits how to climb the karst cliffs to harvest birds nest in El Nido, Palawan. The Tagbanwa (ᝦᝪᝯ) is one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines, and can be mainly found in the central and northern Palawan. They are said to be possible descendants of the Tabon Man, thus making them one of the original inhabitants of the Philippines.
10 946:00 AM Feb 9, 2019
Happiness is a day at the beach!
22 1022:08 PM Feb 8, 2019
But why do you travel?
°To challenge yourself.
°Because life is too short.
°To know myself.
°To not look back and wonder - What if?
5 808:30 AM Feb 8, 2019
Church of the Mission of St. Mary the Virgin
In 1907, three years after Father and Mrs. John A. Staunton started the new station of the Episcopal Church in Sagada, Mountain Province, this church was built using lumber produced at the newly installed sawmill in Fidelisan. Originally cogon-thatched, the church and the bell tower were shingled in August 1909. A much larger cathedral-like stone church built a decade later replaced this wood and shingle structure. (source: old photo from the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago)
2 996:13 AM Feb 1, 2019
I'm ready for a new adventure!
11 1185:01 PM Jan 30, 2019
Gaia Cafe ("Gaia" is "Mother Earth" in Greek) is a quaint vegan/vegetarian restaurant and coffeeshop in Sagada. It's an easy enough walk from my BnB. The food is pretty good and flavorful - I'm not vegan/vegetarian, but have always wanted to try this place since I first visited Sagada in April 2018. Scenes from the Filipino movie "That Thing Called Tadhana" were filmed here too. #gaiasagada#thatthingcalledtadhana
8 549:25 AM Jan 29, 2019
Day at the museum
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I have always wanted to see the Spoliarium and today I got my wish.
The SPOLIARIVM by Juan Luna
The painting features a glimpse of Roman history centered on the bloody carnage brought by gladiatorial matches. Spoliarium is a Latin word referring to the basement of the Roman Colosseum where the fallen and dying gladiators are dumped and stripped of their worldly possessions.
The Spoliarium is the most valuable oil-on-canvas painting by Juan Luna, a Filipino artist who is educated at the Academia de Dibujo y Pintura (Philippines) and at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. Measuring 4.22 meters x 7.675 meters, the Spoliarium is the largest painting in the Philippines. It was painted by Luna in 1884 as an entry to the prestigious Exposicion de Bellas Artes (Madrid Art Exposition, May 1884) and eventually won for him the First Gold Medal. Credit: Philippines National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of the Philippines is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am - 5pm. Entrance is free. @natmuseumph
3 8712:21 PM Jan 16, 2019
Fire poi - "Garfield" eyes.
We used to get told, "do not play with fire or you'll get burned". I don't know about you, but when I was younger, I definitely played with fire a lot and got into so much trouble for it! 🤫🔥But as they say - we learn two ways: "experience is the best teacher" and we "mature/learn as we get older". Life is wonderfully complex, find your 'flow' and live your best life! Learn to enjoy the 'fire' - not to get burned but to feel warm - just enough to be able to dance with it! 🔥🧡🔥
1 5412:31 AM Jan 9, 2019
Unedited and unfiltered photos of the Ifugao women wearing their traditional clothes. These gentle ladies pose with and for tourists.
2 679:57 AM Sep 2, 2018
"Bulul" the rice god of the Ifugaos.
3 423:17 AM Sep 1, 2018
First floor and basement - to each his/her own spot!
📷 by Herman Magno
Truly the absolute BEST sunrise ever! No alarm necessary and I am up at the crack of dawn to wait for the most majestic sunrise I have ever witnessed in my life!
6 442:43 PM Apr 18, 2018
I need the sea because it teaches me.
4 394:45 PM Apr 17, 2018
A must-try experience in Sagada is riding the traditional jeepney “top-load” style.
There are metal rungs (steps) on the sides of the jeep that one can climb onto to get to the top for the drive to and from Kiltepan Peak.
5 254:45 PM Apr 9, 2018
Also called the “Big Falls”, Bomod-ok is a naturally formed and contoured cliff that forms a 200-foot column of cascading waterfalls. The trek is about 2.5 kms that started easy enough over Instagram-worthy rice terraces and guided by our friendly Igorot guide. Took our group of 12 over an hour to get to the falls - with my bum left knee practically giving up on me.
There were a lot of tourists when we got to the falls. Almost everyone was taking photos and not swimming. I can understand the not swimming part because the water is absolutely frigid!!! 2 minutes into the water and I can’t feel my hands anymore! But I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. So aside from myself, there was only one other lady swimmer in the pool. There were dippers at the shallow end but they couldn’t stand the ice-cold water so they almost always leave the water immediately. 🤣
8 584:31 PM Apr 9, 2018
At 1650 meters above sea level, it is easy to see why Kiltepan is a must visit destination in Sagada. There were throngs of people who came. Some braved the Sagada chill and camped the night while the majority - us included - took the 430am jeepney ride - topload style. For a time, all one can see is a sea of celfones and heads as each one try to get a prime spot to witness the majestic sunrise and the sea of clouds. And boy, it didn't disappoint!
2 478:44 AM Apr 9, 2018
The Hanging Coffins of Sagada
The Igorots believe that the dead gets closer to heaven by hanging their deceased along the crevices of hard to reach caves. The deceased is prepared by having the body sit on a chair and rituals done before the body is laid down in a fetal position for the final hanging burial. This is a 2000 year-old Igorot burial tradition.
The Igorots have a traditional name and a Christian/Common name. The traditional name is the one used on the coffins that are made out of pine wood.
1 428:34 AM Apr 9, 2018
(2012) while looking for a good spot to take a photo with the HW sign (just like any other tourists), we stumbled upon this place. 😉 #MustGoBack
3 3012:34 AM Sep 23, 2017
The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears or the sea. > Isak Dinesen
Bohol 📷 @redbarry68
1 4412:04 AM Sep 11, 2017
Throw back to that time I came face to face with a live giant clam.
3 271:18 PM Jun 15, 2017
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its web of wonders forever." -- Jacques-Yves Cousteau
1 3910:08 AM May 16, 2017
"I need the sea because it teaches me." - Pablo Neruda
7 4312:34 AM May 15, 2017
"Friends climb up the top of the mountain with joint efforts holding one rope" @masungigeoreserve