of our three day stay in Sagada, i seem to have maximized my stay along with Nadz and Kit that i ended up with eleven reasons why i love this highland town.
 Cheap Accommodations. it can be as cheap as those homestay rates of Baguio city but still with a touch of a rustic yet beautiful rooms. some giving you a really nice view of the central town of Sagada.
Sagada's charming countryside  Church. the presence of the St. Mary Episcopal church in Sagada is very significant as it both symbolizes the town's development and the spread of Christianity. development in the sense that through the missionaries, education and health support was provided to the people of Sagada.
St. Mary's Episcopal church - Sagada  Sagada Weaving. it is just so good know that somebody has kept the tradition of weaving. from the very thread, completely coming from raw materials produced within the province, to the artistic designs of its clothing form, one will definitely love it. though now made with the use of modern wooden mechanical looms, still it's a favorite souvenir.
sagada weaving - intricately made
 Rice Terraces. there are a number of rice terraces found around Sagada. the road serves as a nice view deck to the expanse rice terraces. they say the ones that can be seen from Kiltepan peak are really impressive. i recommend you seeing the ones near Sumaguing cave.  People. the people of Sagada may not look as friendly as they may not approach you but when you start opening a conversation they can be so charming. among the really nice experience is when you get to talk to the Sagada kids as experienced by Nadz and Kit. what's great is despite the many tourists walking around, they don't beg for anything. they just enjoy being with visitors.  Climate. Sagada's location if seen through the map can be considered as the center of the Northern portion of the island of Luzon. pine trees fill the huge unoccupied lands, a variety of vegetations and a really nice climate makes Sagada a good retreat place for a busy soul. the foggy mornings and the usual rainy afternoon tells you what to bring when you go there.  Mountainscape. the limestones found around Sagada are really impressive. the mountains that forms a silhouette when seen from afar seems to be a good reason why many people would go to Sagada. they just look for a good place,for their feet to be placed on top and relax.
sagada's echo valley - repercussion of our voices  Food. everyone who visits Sagada won't deny that one of the reasons that makes Sagada very special are the food that it offers. with natural home made yoghurt, lemon pies, coffee, tea and the food influenced by the foreign tourists, who decided to make Sagada their home. food may be expensive there but a food trip around Sagada's small central town is highly recommended.  Hanging Coffins and Burial Coffins. this culture which is quite unique to the Cordillera region are as good as gems. the way they bury and hang the dead can be one of the country's most important historical ritual. the reason behind placing the dead in fetal position somehow has a strong value.
sagada hangin coffins - suspended caskets
sagada burial coffins - on cave entrances
 Roadtrip. whether you went to Sagada via Baguio or Banaue, one can just be awed by the beauty of the Cordillera mountain range. i believe that the country's highest most accessible mountain range can also be considered as the country's finest. i personally believe that the long travel to these mountains will always capture a traveler's soul.
halsema highway - cordillera mountain range  Sagada Cave System. the country's deepest cave and the fifth longest cave system is comprised of the caves of Lumiang, Sumaguing, Crystal and Latipan is must-see. though only Lumiang and Sumaguing are accessible these days, the beauty of the many chambers that it has, tells me that there's more to just exploring the country's beaches and best diving sites. the caves of Sagada are as enchanting.
lumiang cave - cave connection entrance
sumaguing cave - cave connection exiti'd like to thank Nadz and Kit for contributing much on the Sagada series through the photos and write ups. to the people of Sagada, we will see you again.thank you to all of you who consistently followed Eskapo through the Sagada series.