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Photograph | My Rice Terraces Dream


Centuries-old beauty of Batad Rice Terraces

Overwhelmed that I was able to go to another dream destination of mine, first was El Nido of last year, I am out of words on how I should start my Banaue-Batad posts. I think I should give you a quick background when I was still a student in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. I've never had an idea that I would be able to travel after I graduated, back then those picturesque photos in our history textbooks were just my dream destinations. I do not have the luxury to spend another peso aside from my school-student assistant-tutor sideline-assignments/projects/studying regime 'coz I needed to maintain grades for the scholarships.

I also have a motion sickness, so I hated buses and all those transportation with strong smell of air fresheners.  It was later when I had a job that I started to go to places and when I met these group of travel bloggers, I learned that you could actually travel maximizing the places to visit and resources that you have. I am still struggling up to this day on how to avoid motion sickness on travels like bringing some head wear for nose protection and efficascent oil so I won't smell the fresheners.

Majestic Batad Rice Terraces

So, here I was last April 6. Finally stepping the land of Banaue, where I learned back in grade school to be the land of rice terraces. IT WAS BREATHTAKING! All the butt-numbing ride and  trek was so worth it!

Keep posted for more about my trip in Ifugao.


This trip was made possible by Trail Adventours, to know more about their different mountain adventures visit their website: or facebook page: Trail Adventours.

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at, or visit her portfolio.


Micamyx|Senyorita said...

I miss Batad! Gusto ko rin mag-Sagada. Hindi pa ako nakakapunta dun T_T

Elal Lasola said...

Girl! I saw your business card, we stayed at Simon's Home Stay!

Wends of Journeys and Travels said...

Batad remains to be a scenery I will capture and this post of you shared just inspired me to climb up to where you were and capture this moment too :)

Salamat sa inspiration :)

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Batad is indeed so beautiful!!! Nag tapiya falls din ba kayo?

ian said...

hahaha...> i remember the day we first met... you were trying to sleep in the bus para di maramdaman ang pagkahilo pero kame ni chinchan dinadaldal ka ng dinadaldal! hahahaha

Elal Lasola said...

@Doc Wends: Happy to inspire you. It was a dream come true for me :D

Elal Lasola said...

@Christian: Sobrang hindi sya under rated. Yep, we went down to the falls.

Elal Lasola said...

@Ian: And what happened? Sumuka ako! Hahaha A week after that I learned the art of head wear and I got better at traveling on buses! :D Sadly, not on vans. Haha


Parang naenjoy mo naman kaya ang Bus ride :D I love Batad

Elal Lasola said...

@Chino: Alin dun? Yung majinit at natraffic na bus? Haha Me too.

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