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Monday, December 20, 2010

20 Dec. '10 - Baguio via Aritao Road

we left Uhaj past 9am 

then go straight to Banaue Viewpoint [buy some souvenirs & photo ops of course]

next question was which route should we take...
Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada-Baguio or Banaue-Nueva Viscaya via Aritao-Baguio

thobs & ton both agreed to take the Aritao Road going to Baguio [another road mapping adventure for us]

Benguet-Nueva Viscaya Road [from Aritao junction] is 109 kilometers of pure steep and winding road. add [scenic]

travelling this route would give you a nice view of Ambuklao lake where of course the Ambuklao hydroelectric plant is located. [nice description huh?]

it's around 5pm or 6pm when we reached Baguio [can't recall the exact time]

checked in at Hotel 45 in front of SM [Php 1,500 w/extra bed plus free breakfast] [for reference]

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

19 Dec. '10 - Hungduan, Ifugao

2nd day at Uhaj, 

there must be an activity for our [both family] kids
so thobs consulted the day before our former guide [kuya romeo] if it's possible [wrong choice of word] to go trekking with a 2 year old toddler, [he] said yes.

ton gave thobs a go signal [on his/their part]

we need to drive first to Hungduan & register at their visitors center [cost of registration Php10/person] here is where we also learned that the best month to visit Hungduan is March/April & June/July 

made a couple of stops to take some photos of Hungduan Rice Terraces 
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the trek to hot springs which is located on the far end of Hungduan Rice Terraces took us more than an hour 

from the start of our trek Aoi keeps on complaining, "ang init ng araw" "ang layo" "pagod na 'ko" but you won't hear that from the others who is relatively younger than her.
maybe that's her personality.

but for Audi & Austin it was a dream come true
we never thought they would make it specially Audi who's afraid of heights.
they are more excited now to trek Batad Rice Terraces.

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18 Dec. '10 - Ujah Elementary School

our 3rd time at Uhaj [definitely not our last]
2nd time this year alone
1st time with the Remolona's

excerpts from 2 way conversation while driving our way thru muddy roads [as usual] of Uhaj

ton: pre ano ba nakita mo dito sa Uhaj?
thobs: wala

thobs: pre, may dala kang ID?
ton: bakit pre?
thobs: si Aoi nagdala ng ID, para daw pag nahulog sa bangin, madali makilala

some of you wonder why we keep coming back to this place. one of the reasons maybe is the remoteness & serenity of the place. 

thanks to the Black Pencil Project for the inspiration.

tsinelas anyone?

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