The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 1 of 2) • Awesome!
Batanes is composed of three inhabited islands, namely, Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. Batanes comes from the word Batan-es, which means islands around Batan. Ivatan is the name of their local languag…
Time-warped Batanes: a glimpse of the Philippines of old | GMA News Online
If you're still thinking of a place to go to this summer, the time-warped Batanes group of islands offers a unique eco-cultural experience, allowing visitors to glimpse the Philippines of old.
40 Breathtaking Batanes tourist spots and Things to do in Batanes (Travel Guide)
Batanes is a remote island in North of the Philippines. There are 3 islands habited: Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang. Basco is the biggest town and the population around Batanes are
Pacita Abad, a renowned artist and a true Ivatan, had this stone studio built shortly before she died of lung cancer in December of 2004. Abad, who was known for her colorful artworks and vibrant spirit, had this to say about the studio: "Over the past year, I also built a studio in Batanes, the island where I was born, which will enable me to be away three months of the year, to be alone and paint. The studio, high on the top of a hill, surrounded by pastureland and overlooking the Pacific…
18 Things to know before visiting Batanes
Batanes is an archipelago province which is far from the biggest mainland in the Philippines. Rules are a little bit different than in other parts of the country, so we
...the northern Island's dream
Batanes bids for Unesco heritage site nod By Charlie Lagasca (philstar.com) February 08, 2011 Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines – The country’s northernmost province of Batanes is again making a bid for inclusion in the list of world heritage sites of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), the state-run Philippine Information Agency (PIA) said. Purita Licas, PIA director for Cagayan Valley, said that despite failing for the past five years to achieve this…
Sometimes I get lucky. This was shot while I was in a moving vehicle and I was shocked that even the horizon was straight. The sun played its part and the brightness allowed me to take this shot in fast shutter speed. You couldn't really stop at the narrow roads here for safety reasons but I knew I just had to take a photograph of this building on top of this harrowing drop of a cliff. at Mahatao, Batan island, Batanes, the Philippines more pics and journeys in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/
25 emerging Philippine tourism hot spots named
After the success of Boracay, the Puerto Princesa Underground River and and Vigan, among others, 25 Philippine destinations have been shortlisted as emerging...