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Saturday, October 31, 2009

31 Oct. '09 - Hapao & Hungduan Rice Terraces

We (including our kids) decided [everyone needs to be part of the decision making] to visit Hapao and Hungduan Rice terraces, more than an hour of bone-jarring road condition only by tricycle, some of you would ask why? our reply: why not? 

Left Native Village Inn 9:30 am

although never had a chance to take some pictures of the three wheeled vehicle and our guide kuya Romy, thankfully we got home safe.

Back to Base around 1:30 pm

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Friday, October 30, 2009

30 Oct. '09 - Uhaj, Banaue, Ifugao

Destination Ujah.

Travelled 386.7 kms for a total of 10 grueling hours. 

Left house 11:30 pm
Heavy traffic on Edsa
SCTEX Exit 2:30 am 
Baloc N. Ecija 3:30
Sta. Fe road was not in good condition.
Bought some breakfast at Jollibee Solano 7:00 am
Banaue town proper to Ujah is a 10 kilometers (more or less) 1hour heart pumping journey. 'twas a blast!

Thobs was so afraid because of the road condition, even experienced stomach cramps, was so terrified that our ride won't make it... super thick & slippery muddy road rolled into one. our beloved Austin cried, too afraid that our vehicle might slide & eventually fall off the cliff.
At last we made it...
Arrived at Native Village Inn around 10:30 am, it was a paradise indeed.

Original plan was to spend only 1 night at Native Village Inn at Ujah, but it all changed after our kids saw the beautiful & serene place where we are staying. They immediately asked if we can spend 3 days and 2 nights. Request granted.
No cable TV, internet, but still they want to spend more time here rather than going elsewhere.

"Heaven on Earth" thobs description of the place.

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