During my time in the Philippines, I only get to spend time in the island of Luzon. This is the largest island out of more than 7,000 islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Hence, this country has plenty of opportunities to offer in terms of places to go and things to see or do.

The highlight of my trip was being able to spend Christmas in the Philippines. I spent it at the Nature’s Healing Home with a few friends that I have made during this particular trip. Other highlights of my trip included a visit to Sagada where I got to see the Rices Terraces of Batad and the Hanging Coffins of Sagada. I also got to do some adventure travel such as exploring the Lumiang Cave or hiking to the Tangadan Falls.

Read my posts here about the Philippines in order to get some travel tips for your future travel.

Musings, Philippines

Why I Stopped Travelling at the Beginning of my Travels

It’s everyone’s dream to quit your job and travel the world. Right? Well at least it was mine. And this is what I did last year. I set off on my adventures in South Korea and then headed over to the Philippines.
Living the dream! Now I don’t want it to sound like I am not still ‘living the dream’ as I truly am. But there is one reason why I stopped travelling for a while. Stopped me in my track and has kept me from spending even one night away from where I have been calling home in the Philippines for the past 6 weeks.

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Asia, Destinations, Luzon, Philippines

Rice Terraces of Batad – Self Guided

Carved out of the hillside by the Ifugao people, it is absolutely amazing to think how such a spectacular place was made from the most basic tools. I’m at the Rice Terraces of Batad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I am doing this self guided tour.


Without a guide, we made this trip solo, a hard task to do with no signposts and local people less than willing to help (unless of course you hire them as a guide). However, we made it and so can you as I have created directions for you as a gift in ‘Batad – Self guided’ which can be found at the end of this post.

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