Rice Terraces of Banaue

Banaue and the Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad were absolutely mesmerizing and the initial reason I’d wanted to travel to the Philippines. (I mean aside from sunshine, gorgeous waters, and those cute little monkey things) The terraces did not disappoint, although the weather was less than cooperative. Rainy season typically starts in June, but my first day we experienced a Flash Flood that was … Continue reading Rice Terraces of Banaue

Sagada and the Hanging Coffins

Hello from Sagada! The Wifi Gods have favored me and I finally have decent internet to write a post! The Philippines and I have had a love – hate relationship, but at the moment as I sit on the patio watching the rain drizzle after a long day of hiking and spelunking in through forests and caves, it’s more of a love love relationship! Banaue … Continue reading Sagada and the Hanging Coffins

Manila, Philippines

I haven’t really been able to formulate full and complete thoughts about what I’ve experienced in the last 24 hours. The poverty and living conditions in Manila make my worst depiction of poverty experiences in China look like a vacation at the Ritz. I have been left all evening sitting here wondering if this is why the people of China support the People’s Republic of … Continue reading Manila, Philippines