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April 25, 2017

BATANES ACCOMMODATIONS: Where to Stay in Basco & Itbayat

by Abigail Javellana 

Basco, Batanes

Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Batanes. Whether it's in the charming rooms of Fundacion Pacita, mid-range inns, or affordable homestays, you’ll surely find one that’ll suit your budget and specific needs!

Checkout our list of accommodations in Basco…

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April 24, 2017

IVATAN CUISINE: The Flavors of the Batanes Isles!

by Abigail Javellana 

Basco, Batanes

Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experience its food! Find out how yummy authentic Ivatan dishes are--from freshly caught mahi-mahi, flying fish, and lobsters, to grass-fed cows, organic pork, root crops, and vegetables!

Ivatan-style cooking can be described as bland, using only salt, soy sauce, and vinegar as condiments. It's not hard to see that local Ivatans like to maintain a very healthy lifestyle. 

Here are some of the dishes you should try...

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April 22, 2017

Gangneung Gyeongpo: Cherry Blossom Festival by the Lake!

 by Abigail Javellana

Gangneung Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival

Many spring festivals are happening all over Korea, but one of the most anticipated is the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Every year, Gangneung hosts the Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival, which usually starts early to mid-April where you'll catch the cherry blossoms at their peak. This year the festival ran from April 6 to April 12.

 

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April 21, 2017

BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

by Abigail Javellana

Basco, Batanes

We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?!

South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes--from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down to taking part in the important cultural experience.

The South Batan Tour is a day tour covering the towns of Ivana, Mahatao, and Uyugan. The tour starts early in Mahatao and covers Chawa Viewdeck, San Jose Borromeo Church, Tayid Lighthouse, Diura fishing village, and Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Country), then starts again after lunch to Imnajbu, Alapad, Uyugan Town, Ivana Town, Honesty Coffee Shop, and the oldest house in Basco.

Here's our itinerary with Kuya Roger of Bashi Tours, who showed us around South of Basco...

Bashi Eco-Tours & Adventure
Batanes, Batan - Sabtang - Itbayat
Mobile: +63 999 990-7547, +63 929-6418829
Email: bashitours@gmail.com
Guide: Roger Doplito

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April 20, 2017

BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

by Abigail Javellana

Basco, Batanes 

Batanes, you take my breathe away!

A trip to Batanes is something you'll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country's northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture!

North Batan consists of the whole of Basco--from the picturesque Valugan boulder beach, Vayang rolling hills, and Basco lighthouse, to the Mount Carmel Chapel, Fundacion Pacita, the Japanese tunnels, and a weather station with a 360 view of the island!

Check out these awesome Batanes scenes from our northern Batan island tour... 

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