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Site Description: The travel blog F.Y.I. aims for these things, providing the reader with news and information on people, places and events that would interest the avid traveler and tourist, but it also aims to be much more.
Date Joined: Dec 29, 2012

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Trek to Bomod'ok Waterfalls (Sagada, Mountain Province)
on Mar 28, 2013 in Waterfalls Sightseeing Mountain Province After our early morning sun rise tour, we returned to our jeepney and made our way back to our inn where our breakfast awaited us.  Thus filled, we made preparations for our scheduled hike to the huge, picturesque and impressive 40-m. high Bomod...

Sunrise Watching at Kiltepan (Sagada, Mountain Province)
on Mar 28, 2013 in Rice Terraces Sightseeing Mountain Province Jandy and I were awake by 4 AM as we, as well as the rest of the group, were slated to leave, on a hired jeepney, for  the Kiltepan (named after the 3 bounding barangays of Kilong, Tetep-An, and Antadao) Viewing Tower vantage point, where w...

Arrival in Banaue (Ifugao)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Ifugao Restaurants Our bus arrived arrived at Banaue town proper by 7:30 AM, a full hour past the normal 9-hr. trip it would take from Manila. This would be my third visit to the town and the second for Jandy who first visited it last April 11, 1998, nearly 15 years ag...

Bay-yo Rice Terraces (Bontoc, Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Rice Terraces UNESCO World Heritage Site Mountain Province Upon crossing the border to Mountain Province, we made a second and final stopover at the lush green, 10-hectare Bay-yo Rice Terraces, located 18 kms. along the Bontoc-Banaue Road and 13 kms. from Bontoc Central (a 45-min. drive).  Jandy and I a...

Sagada Lemon Pie House (Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Cuisine Restaurants Mountain Province After dinner at St. Joe's Cafe, Jandy, Jocie and I were still in the mood for dessert so we decided to walk, down the South Rd., to Sagada Lemon Pie House (first opened on March 21, 2008), home of the delicious lemon meringue pie.  The restauran...

Alapo's View Inn & Cafe (Sagada, Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Hotels and Inns Mountain Province After our lunch at Tchayapan Restaurant, we again boarded our jeepney and traveled the remaining 19 kms. from Bontoc to Sagada.  Upon arrival at Sagada's town proper, I was surprised at the huge volume of out-of-town vehicles parked along the to...

Cafe St. Joe (Sagada, Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Cuisine Restaurants Mountain Province Upon arrival at our inn, we hurriedly took our baths and the rested for a while.  It was now evening when Jandy, Jocie and I decided to have our first meal in Sagada so we hied off to the nearby, 2-storey Cafe St. Joe, just within the compound o...

Tchayapan Restaurant (Bontoc, Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Cuisine Ifugao Restaurants After our tour of Bontoc Museum, we all returned to our jeepney and proceeded to Tchayapan Restaurant near the municipal hall.  Said to be Bontoc's biggest and best restaurant, I ordered the restaurant's signature best seller Tchayapan Rice, Bon...

Echo Valley (Sagada, Mountain Province)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Sightseeing Mountain Province American-Era Structures After checking in to our rooms at Alapo's View Inn, we rested for a while then assembled at the ground floor for our guided tour of the lush and picturesque Echo Valley, one of the most popular hikes in Sagada.  Though it wasn't our first visit...

Banaue Grand Terrace Viewpoint (Ifugao)
on Mar 27, 2013 in Ifugao UNESCO World Heritage Site After breakfast at Halfway Lodge, we all returned to our jeepney and traveled 3 to 4 kms. (25-mins.) uphill from the town, along the Banaue-Bontoc Rd., to the Banaue Grand Terrace Viewpoint, one of three viewpoints in the town (the others are th...

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