Batad has been on my bucket list for quite sometime so I decided to head to the heart of Cordilleras for my birthday. Fortunately my vacation leave have been approved which essentially gave me 72 hours to plan the trip. 694 more words
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No, this is not about inebriated Irishmen.
It’s a celebration of the ingenuity of human agricultural innovation in northern Luzon in the Philippines where, over the course of several centuries, local indigenous communities tamed the steep valleys to grow paddy rice in irrigated fields high in the mountains (about 1500 m above sea level) and, employing a sophisticated hydrology, to supply water to the terraces and drain them before harvest: … 1,072 more words
Since the 1990s, I have been traveling up to the mountain town of Banaue, and its outskirts. The place is famous for the rice terraces that extend through many mountain ranges, which were built by the Ifugao people by hand. 326 more words