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When blessings came pouring to have greens & wonderful nature, BATANES was there to have it all :-)
Posted by: Mags Salvador ( Member ) on 2015-10-27
We stayed for 4 days/ 3 nights in Batanes and in those days we learned so much and loved Batanes as it is. 1st day was for North Sabtang Island Tour, 2nd Day for Sabtang Island and our last tour day was for South Sabtang Island.

The island is simple, breathtaking and amazing. Basic necessities are there, though electricity was a bit of a challenge since we had rotational brown out in the month of May. Hotels are kept on a minimum with most accommodations being bed & breakfast, homestay and standard hotels with airconditioned room. There are high end hotels (Fundacion Pacita and Bernardos) should you prefer them :-). If you want to be pampered with all the convenience, eat at michelin star resto's and do shopping, I'm afraid Batanes is not for you. 

Here, we experience nature at it's best :-) all the grass and greens up to the ends of the horizon. The bluest blue of the seas. The most tour spots for amazing sunsets. And the best lighthouses and stone houses this side of Asia. The tour guides are trained, interesting and very accommodating. People were warm, friendly even and tries to help you as much as they can. Food was excellent, I am not even a fan of eating a lot but I discovered I can eat a lot especially since most cuisine are cooked just like the way we did in Manila, except for their version of Adobo, kamote fries, coconut crabs and their IVATAN platter. Yumminess in the tummy :-) 

Words are not enough how to describe the wonderful nature, people and food we have experienced while in the island. It's one on my bucket list and I will surely go there to experience it again and again and again... Maybe next time I'll visit during winter, with the cold weather without the snow!




 
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