Tuesday, March 09, 2010

the fash packs: banaue

why we've been missing in action... after being on the road for six hours, we finally made it to a place called saddle point, where we parked the car (and prayed to high heavens it would still be there in one piece when we got back the next day), and made the one-hour trek down to the batad rice terraces. isn't it beautiul??


simply breathtaking. we're embarrassed to admit this is our first time to see this "eighth wonder of the world" and UNESCO world heritage site. mind you, there are many other rice terraces that wrap around the cordillera mountain range. so once in a while, it's nice to "disappear" from the world and go some place where no one can find you or contact you because there is no cell signal here!! hence, no texting, no blogging, no surfing, and no facebooking! we don't even know who won the oscars, someone please tell us!! it's worse if you're globe. because if you're smart, there's a place at the edge of a ledge where you can see locals texting away. all on low-tech phones. because the fancier the phone, the less likely you will get a signal. so no signal on our iphone boo!

to be continued...

6 comments:

RubyG said...

Hey! I missed you!
FYI: Sandra Bullock won Best Actress; Jeff Bridges, Best Actor; The Hurt Locker won Best Picture; Kathryn Bigelow won Best Director...

cynical_witch said...

Just goes to show that nature will trump high-tech anytime. :)

Enjoy being away from it all--and forget the Oscars!! (though Sandy's acceptance speech was funny and heartfelt. "Sandy"--yes, we're friends, haha!)

PS: I too haven't been there! Haay, one of these days!

Anonymous said...

are the batad rice terraces really drying up as they are reporting in the news?

the fash pack said...

rubyG, thanks for the report! it's nice to know that someone missed us! :-)

the fash pack said...

c_w, the rice terraces will always be there, waiting for you. plan a trip next time you're home!

the fash pack said...

anonymous, there are thousands of these rice terraces, many of them dried up and no longer in use. but there many more still planted with rice, some lush and green, and others, yes, dried up. so it's not like they're ALL alarming dry