Sleeping in a tent on the Great Wall

The Best Worst Night Sleeps I’ve Ever Had

So often travel photographs and the stories that go along with them only highlight the wonderful, the amazing and the life-changing aspects to the trip. When I show my pictures to family, friends and travel enthusiasts, they see that spectacular view or the amazing animals and listen to the funny or insightful stories that go […]

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A Brief History of Batad as told by Ulyssis Binalit

Batad, rightfully deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site, lies in the Banaue rice terraces, nine hours north of Manila. Only accessible on foot this remote village escaped the Spanish invasion and therefore maintained its heritage with traditions dating back thousands of years. The origin of Batad, according to the oral history of the Ifugao people, […]

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Batad: Hiking Among the Banaue Rice Terraces

With Lonely Planet’s glowing recommendation of the village of Batad, nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Banaue Rice Terraces, we knew that a visit here was guaranteed to find a place on our itinerary. Even the 9 hour bus ride through winding, pot-hole ridden roads wasn’t enough to dissuade us! We arrived […]

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