AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

The Rice Terraces


Posted on Feb 22, 2014

We travelled in a clockwise direction around northern Luzon, from Manila to Baguio, to Sagada, to Banaue. Our recommendation after doing this is to do it the other way. Banaue is a dive compared to Sagada with low quality food, nasty looking buildings and the weather is not usually as pleasant. Banaue and the surrounding area is good for hiking whereas Sagada only has a few strenuous activities and is better for relaxing. Hence our...

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Sagada: Day 4


Posted on Feb 19, 2014

The guy with the motorbike had replied saying that the bike was not available today, but tomorrow would be fine. So today was for the waterfalls. The Bomod-OK falls are listed very high on everyone’s to-do list for Sagada and we had wanted to do them but the P500 for transport plus P600 for a guide (£15) just for someone to show us the way down a path had put us off. Oh well, we’re only here once and we’ve had bad...

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Sagada: Day 3


Posted on Feb 19, 2014

Our guide who took us around the cave the day before had told us the bus from Banaue to Bontoc had crashed less than a week ago, killing 15 passengers (mainly European tourists). We knew that our next destination after Sagada was Banaue and we knew there were three options of how to get there: 1. Jeepney to Bontoc, then bus to Banaue. 2. Jeepney to Bontoc then Jeepney to Banaue. 3. Hire a minivan for the whole distance in a single...

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Sagada: Day 2


Posted on Feb 19, 2014

The main activity to do in Sagada is the Sumaguing Cave and today we decided we should do it. We had breakfast at The Yogurt House, our favourite place to eat in Sagada. The yogurt for breakfast (anytime really) is delicious. Annemarie had the yogurt with strawberries and muesli and I had it with local honey. A delicious way to start the day. We went up to the information office to get a guide for the caves and a quick spur of the...

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Sagada: Day 1


Posted on Feb 15, 2014

The Philippines is like the rest of Asia when it comes to hiking, you need a guide for almost everything. Well, actually you don’t need a guide, you just need to know where the path is. And because most information isn’t published then we don’t know where the paths are. Which then leads back to needing a guide simply because we can’t find the paths. Very annoying. On our first day in Sagada we were given a map...

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