Visiting the Banaue Rice Terraces

Leaf Sliding Philippines

Banana Leaf to the Batad Valley Floor The Banaue Rice terraces of Ifuago in the Philippines are some of the most difficult areas we’ve traveled to. We’re not big trekkers, so I’m sure some of our readers may disagree, but […]

Elaborate Jeepney – The Philippines

Jeepney Philippines

Experiencing riding local transportation around the world can be fascinating, like this jeepney! Figuring out and riding local transportation is one of those things that never seems to get old or easier as I travel. First, there’s the language to […]

Reflection #600 – A Cathedral Door in the Philippines

Cathedral Philippines

Some of the main highlights to visiting the Philippines are the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the baroque churches. Visiting religious sites sometimes makes me feel like I am imposing. This man is obviously deep in thought or prayer and I […]

Reflection #575 – Plowing in the Philippines


A farmer plows his field in the Philipines Somewhere on the road north of Manila, we came upon this farmer plowing his rice field. What is it about farmers that I love so much? I think it’s their connection with […]

Photo of the Day – Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island

Who couldn’t use some sun?  This is Flores Island in the Indonesia and everytime I look at this photo it reminds me how Jim and I went snorkeling not far from here when a school of flying fish skimmed our […]

World Heritage Site Philippines – Banaue Rice Terraces

Spring is one of the best times to go to the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines. The rice plants sport that bright new green and the terracing is beautiful. It’s still hot, though. It’s an oppressive hot. I didn’t […]

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