Stairway to Heaven: Hiking Through the Batad Rice Terraces in the Philippines

Ifugao tribesman carved the Batad Rice Terraces out of the Cordillera Mountains more than 2,000 years ago. Often cloaked in a mysterious fog, these magnificent rice paddies are located on the Philippine island of Luzon, about 470 km (290 miles) from Manila. Thanks to their grand scale and their amphitheater-like appearance, the terraces have beenContinue reading “Stairway to Heaven: Hiking Through the Batad Rice Terraces in the Philippines”

Photo Du Jour: A Girl Riding a Tricycle in Banaue, the Philippines

In the small town of Banaue, which is perched high in the Cordillera Mountains overlooking 2,000 year-old-rice terraces, a young girl rides on the back of a tricycle. Tricycles are a popular form of public transportation in the Philippines. They’re the equivalent of a tuktuk (Thailand) or rickshaw (India).