Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Banaue, Ifugao: Cordillera Sculpture Museum

September 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Cordillera Sculpture Museum streamlined jars

The Ifugao have prevailed in the Cordillera mountains long before influences of foreign invaders came knocking on Philippine doorsteps with swords thrusting in one hand, bearing a crucifix on the other. Similar to ancient cultures around the globe, the indigenous people of the Cordillera, including the Ifugao, had their own systematized ways of living where people strictly abide by laws, solemnly observe beliefs, and humbly thrive on a basic livelihood – everything carved in their rich and colorful history. Remnants of the slowly dying culture are redeemed and remembered in an enclave adorned with aged artifacts and identical replicas of wood-carved memoirs that played a significant role in Ifugao culture. Get deeper into the roots of the mountain people through the Cordillera Sculpture Museum.

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Batad, Ifugao: Pushing Forward To Tappiya Falls

September 20, 2012 5 comments

Tappiyah Falls of Batad, Ifugao

Biyaherong Barat gladly informs you that the fun doesn’t stop in Batad Rice Terraces, it was only a starter. The Junction-Batad hike was just an perspiring entrée to a main course of an energy-draining, muscle-straining, and fatigue inducing trek served with an extra hot sun scorching right above our heads. But worry not, my friend, our dessert is a sweet treat of absolute rejuvenation that will wipe out the suffering that we endured. Together let’s satisfy our unending hunger for adventure. Let push forward to Tappiya Falls.

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Batad Rice Terraces: A Man-Made Marvel of Ancient Filipino Engineering

September 18, 2012 12 comments

Batad Rice Terraces Ifugao

Banaue is best explored on-foot – not on wheels, not on any mode of transportation, no nothing. Only the soles of your hiking shoes or the rubbers of your fancy flip-flops should set your uncallused feet apart from the face of the earth. Your muscle endurance and heat tolerance will be put to test in an agonizing trek of uphills and downhills through narrow walkways, uneven terrains, and steep slopes, to witness a renown UNESCO World Heritage Site situated at the heart of Cordillera Mountains. Join Biyaherong Barat on a trek to Batad’s Rice Terraces. Read more…

Calamba, Laguna: 6th Philippine Wakeboard Nationals in REPUBL1C Wakepark

Wakeboarding in Republ1c Wakepark

Wakeboarding has become a fast-growing water sport in the Philippines and continuously attracting more thrill-seekers craving for another shot of adrenaline.  Extreme sports gear manufacturers and wakeboarding organizations promote the sport through competitions held in popular wake parks in the country. Held last August 17-19, 2012 was the 6th Philippine Wakeboard Nationals to introduce the latest extreme sports hub in the Philippines, REPUBL1C Wakepark in Calamba, Laguna. Read more…

Ilocos Norte: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse of Burgos

July 9, 2012 5 comments

Fascinated by Philippine history and old architecture, lighthouses were my favorite age-old structures built by colonist in the country. From the coastal town of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, the journey took us south towards the town of Burgos to see a historical landmark called Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. Read more…

A Glimpse Of Baranggay Liwliwa in San Felipe, Zambales: Surfers & Skim Boarders’ Secret Spot

Browsing pictures from years back, I came across a beach destination we, beach enthusiast,  used to frequent and is a popular among surfers. Being off from tourist maps, only little communities of board riders and salt water savvy knew about the small baranggay known for its occasional surfs. Let’s take a peek at Baranggay Liwliwa. Read more…

Surf, Skim & Swim in Real, Quezon

June 15, 2012 3 comments

Among all the destinations that we’ve been, the most visited would be Real, Quezon’s  The Pacific Recreation Kamp due to its proximity, best of all, expenses are cheap and reasonable.  Spending a short vacation  in Real presents a adventurous escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. In this blog, Biyaherong Barat features activities weekend warriors would love and definitely come back for more. Let us Surf, Skim and Swim in Real, Quezon. Read more…

Liliw, Laguna: Arabela Restaurant & An On-Foot Side Trip To The “Tsinelas Capital”

June 11, 2012 6 comments

Slabs of meat on a sky high price, pastas having fancy Italian names, small slices of cake sitting on a large white plate, and all other extravagant dishes on a fine dining restaurant’s menu are, most of the time, not found on a cheap person’s food budget list who would rather prefer to eat on a roadside turo turo carinderias. But in the country’s “Tsinelas Capital” (slippers) is a restaurant who made both end meets. Indulging on steaks, pizza and pasta, sweet treats, etc. have never been this cheap in Liliw, Laguna’s Arabela Camello’s Bakehaus & Coffee Shop.

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