When I think of the rice terraces in the Cordilleras, I imagine marriage. Well, I also associate the terraces built by the Igorot over hundreds and thousands of years with seemingly endless hikes and steep climbs to get the best views of the sprawling rice fields. But over and beyond the physical ordeal one must […]
Practice makes perfect. This was my mantra during the 45 minutes that I drove an ATV or all-terrain vehicle at Cagsawa, the area in the town of Daraga in Albay province famed for its postcard perfect Mount Mayon landscapes. I don’t know how to drive though I can manage a bicycle so long as I […]
It is less than a hundred days before Christmas and there is a festive reason to head now to Paete – the abundance of Christmas decors! At the onset of the holiday season, one of the shops in this small town, M&E Paete Handicraft, otherwise close during the rest of the year, welcomes customers with […]
Each time wanderlust or circumstance brings me to a place for the first time, I try to understand the locality better by speed-reading on the history, visiting the town plaza where a monument is occasionally erected in memory of a storied past, or inquiring on how the place got its name. Most often, Philippine localities […]
This is travel feature about the Philippines’ Mount Mayon viewed from different locations in Albay, Bicol Province.