Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines I can think of few things as joyous as boating around islands in the Philippines while indulging in fresh fish and crab on gorgeous private beaches. Our boat driver doubled as crab chef, and as soon as we docked, he got started preparing lunch!
Location: Palawan Island, Philippines There’s no word that describes the island of Palawan better than “paradise.” The water is so clear and turquoise and the color are so vivid, that it almost looks like a make believe scene from a magazine. It’s possible to hire a boat for the day and just cruise around various… [Read More]
Location: Sagada, Philippines Sagada was one of the most beautiful places I visited while in the Philippines. It did’t feel at all like I was on an island in the middle of the tropical Pacific Ocean. There were caves, pine trees, mountains – and the air was cool and fresh. One of the ancient traditions… [Read More]
Location: Batad, Philippines While I was visiting the amazing Batad rice terraces in the Philippines, I was able to help a family pound rice for dinner. It was a lot of work. After taking turns pounding the rice grains with giant mallets in a big stone basin, he would place all the rice in a… [Read More]
Rice is life in Batad, Philippines. It’s what you look at, it’s what you think about, it’s what you eat. And it’s not just the rice grown on terraces that reach the heavens that produces an omnipotent amazement, it’s the entire atmosphere, the trickle of the gravity fed irrigation system, the peace of being surrounded… [Read More]