the next day though still tired, i decided to go down the small village located at the center of the terracing paddies. i thought it was easy but it seemed that the way down to the falls was as high as going to this village.
determination and the rare chance to see the village upclose gave me enough confidence to push through. i went down following an unclear path as some paths actually led me to houses. passed by several Ifugao house and empty rice paddies.
after almost thirty minutes, i finally reached the last walkway to the village, it was a great experience to see Ifugao houses where people are still residing in it. unlike most of the ones which are displayed in museums.
some were already made of metal roofs and most of the houses used rocks as its tiles. it was quite usual to find baskets and other agricultural materials below their elevated houses.i saw how they started their day and everyone welcomed me with a smile. went around the village saw kids playing around while the elders were busy starting their day working.
i noticed that i didn't brought my watch and cellphone with me and that i have very limited time in this village. so i started asking the locals, yet not one of the people i encountered has a watch. i realized that they base the time of the day on the sun's position.
a cellular phone is as useless as there's no signal in the area. i walked few more steps down the main walkway that led to one of the simplest church i've seen. or might as well call it a chapel. yet i never knew that this chapel can bring as great awe as seeing the big Spanish colonial churches in the country.
a few more shots, left a smile to the people around and started my way back. this village is indeed one of the most beautiful village in the country. simple living, happy people and great view defines an ideal village to me. it was worth the walk down and the almost endless and tiring steps up.
Nice travel photos as always. Sana makakarating din ako sa lugar na yan...
i like this series. ganda ng lugar.
sarap magtrekking lalo na ikaw lang ang napagod at hindi ako. great series. more to come?
Wow... ganda! Parang ang fresh fresh ng paligid :) mabuhay ang north!
Sobrang ginaw? Pano ka naligo jan? Ü
I wanna go.. can you give me details please!!!
cool kid... what was he/she holding? balisong or something? hahaha as usual, great pictures...
Galing galing, so fresh and so serene ang paligid.
Splendid sequence of views, very nice and interesting!
no electricity, no signal...perfect escape! the village looks desolate with folks in the photos.:p
It's really amazing that their house architecture has not changed for so many centuries. As they say, why fix something if it ain't broke? It's probably the best style for their weather.
Fantastic photos, as always!
i've never seen Ifugao houses na wala sa museum. nakaka-inspire magplano mag-visit! :)
i can almost smell the fresh air from your pictures. however i am disturbed by your photo of an ifugao child holding that appears to me as sharp object (?).
how much did you pay for the massage?
What a great village. You take me places I could not have dreamed existed. Thank you.
i am simply stunned looking at the simplicity of the lives of the villagers. looking downhill does seem a little frightening. i am a little afraid of heights so is benghui
Nice angle on the photos. You made the place look so beautiful and unique
Ang ganda. parang sobrang lamig dyan, sisipunin yata ako dyan hehehe!
Great find... still unspoiled by tourism.
nakakahanga ang tibay ng bahay nila ....
Nice photos asl always... Hehe :)
Hindi pa ako nakakarating diyan... AT sana makarating na ako :) Hanggang Baguio lang ako.
saya naman! :-D
beautiful countryside photos. and i enjoyed reading the storeis. thanks for sharing.
the first photo reminds me of piolo pascual in a mobile commercial. i dnt know why. :D
nice shots! i hope to reach that place too.
nice place! so quiet at fresh pa yong hangin jan. and believe ako don sa mga taong sa sun position or sa shadow lang tumitingin tapos malalaman na nila kung anong oras.
i'm so inggit talaga sa napapasyalan mo. i read reena's comment here, alala daw niya si Papa Piolo sa comm'l.. ako naman yng movie nila dati ni Juday sa Sagada, halos ganito din setting.. sarap sana pasyal lang, di ko kaya kung don ako titira, mahirap kung wala signal.. :)
it's truly the simplicity of one's life in the boondocks that appeals to people stressed out in the big city. would love to go back there in a heartbeat.
Hi Dong! I'm now back after a 6-month hibernation from blogging. I'm starting to read again blogs and of course kasama itong Eskapo blog mo.
Nakakatakot naman yung 1st pix sa taas, parang ayoko mastranded dun :)
very nice pics Dong.. good composition.
wow those houses r a classic! The air must be really fresh there. Seems like it's a remote place when u mentioned that they don't even use a clock. Is it easy to go there? eg. how long is the journey from city? Amazing.
yun bata, girl o boy?
Oh, reminds me of Nayong Pilipino, but this is the real thing!
astig sir dong...nakakatuwa ka tingnan sa ibabaw ng traysikel ^^ wow...i hope to get there this march! this post will help me ^^
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