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Halsema Highway to Baguio

Halsema Highway to Baguio

Halsema Highway I left around 9am from Sagada intent on reaching Baguio before the afternoon rains started. It is a scenic run on the Halsema Highway reaching an altitude of 7400 feet as you pass the highest point on the Philippine Highway system. It’s around 6  hours from Sagada to Baguio. Several bus lines do […]

Picklemobile with Ifugao

Picklemobile with Ifugao

The picklemobile with the Ifugao in Banaue. This cheerful lot of geriatric Ifugao hang around the Banaue viewpoint and add a little color to your pictures. The local people don’t usually wear traditional clothing but this crew has figured out a way to generate a little income by posing for camera toting tourists like me. […]

Luzon Loop – Sagada onward

Luzon Loop – Sagada onward

The second leg of the Luzon loop by motorbike starts in Sagada. I broke up the loop into 2 pages so that it doesn’t load too slowly for those with slow connections – including myself. Many travelers come to Sagada to explore the caves and see the hanging coffins. I chose to just chill out […]

Chico River Whitewater Rafting

Chico River Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting down the Chico River is catching on and there are now several rafting companies that run the river. The group here set out from Tinglayan near the second hanging bridge and went down stream to Tabuk. I like to promote this sort of thing so if any of the local rafting companies want […]

Loop through Northern Luzon

Loop through Northern Luzon

Northern Luzon by Motorbike – Part 1 I have traveled a bit by motorcycle in the Philippines but never ventured north of Manila with my bike. This was one of the last frontiers for me, the time was right, my girlfriend and I needed some space so here I am in Tinglayan by the Chico […]

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Lighthouse at Cape Bojeador There is something about a lighthouse sitting atop a hill all alone that is appealing to me. The one at Cape Bojedor is the most accessible one that I have come across in the Philippines, just off the highway between Laoag and Pagudpud in Northern Luzon. The coast road up and […]

Philippine Windmills – Bangui Bay

Philippine Windmills – Bangui Bay

Bangui Bay Wind Power Project These ginormous windmills are on the north coast of the Philippine island of Luzon. Northwind Power Development Corporation youtube – windmill video Philippine Windmills I was taking a tour of Luzon on a motorbike and came across this windmill farm. It was a surprise to see this high tech wind […]

Horses of Vigan

Horses of Vigan

Horse and buggy in Vigan There are 105 horse buggies registered to take tourists around the town of Vigan in northern Luzon. 100 are driven by men and 5 by women. This seems like a unique way to get around the historic district of this beautiful town. youtube – horse and buggy Vigan Philippines The […]

Santa Maria World Heritage Site

Santa Maria World Heritage Site

Santa Maria World Heritage Site – The Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Santa Maria, Ilicos Sur Catholic churches are not in short supply in the Philippines but any world heritage site must have something special about it to achieve that ranking. The church at Santa Maria is very beautiful but I am not […]

Pink Tricycles

Pink Tricycles

Pink Tricycles It was almost shocking to see the sea of pink tricycles at the market in a town north of San Fernando. The towns between San Fernando and Vigan have regulations that everyone paint their trikes the same color. Tricycles are the main form of transport in many parts of the Philippines. It does […]