Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by Bingbing
I am happy to report that we are off to spend our Easter in a stunning destination called Batanes. It’s the Northernmost point of the Philippines, about 190 km South of Taiwan. You can see where it is in relation to Manila in the map below. The topography of the island group is unlike any other in the Philippines. There are 4 distinct seasons (YAY! I’m bringing a sweater just in case I might actually have a chance to layer up!!!) and it is frequently hit by Typhoons.
Because of the erratic weather, there are only 15,000 inhabitants in Batanes, many of whom live in stone homes. Just to give you some perspective, that’s 0.01 % of the population that lives in Manila. I am already dreaming of lush green hills and chilling with the cows while we picnic on a hilltop. I can dream big, can’t I? I mean, it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site…AND, it’s earned the nickname of “The Ireland of the Philippines”. I’m expecting big things (and so is my camera). I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
See you when we get back later this week! I’ll have LOADS of beautiful pics for you! Try not to miss me and Happy Easter!