The wind was both a friend and a bully. The skies made its dominance felt by sending strong winds that whistled as they swept the landscape, making the grass and hedgerows bow down in submission. If I were in something looser, the northeast monsoon (amihan) would have probably taken me with
It was too much beauty in one place. Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines by land area and population, but it is in no way little when it comes to pulchritude. This 10-piece archipelago has so much of spectacular sights to offer to lucky, lucky visitors. A tour
I had a great view from where the Radar Station of PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration).
When they were still alive, his parents dreamed of a chapel to which they could just walk. The nearest church then was the Basco Cathedral, more formally known as the Santo Domingo de Guzman Cathedral, which was three kilometers away. They did not make it long enough to see the
It’s a masterpiece created by the elements. In 400 AD, Mt. Iraya erupted and scattered andesite rocks around the northern half of Batan, which is now Basco, from the fiery guts of the earth. The mighty wind from the Pacific pushed the waves to lap the rough rocks, polishing it
I had to pinch myself as I threw another admiring gaze at Chadpidan Boulder Beach from the top of a hill. Even before we landed, there was an great sense of accomplishment in me just looking at the gorgeously wrinkled landscape of Batan Island. Batanes has always sat comfortably on top