Traveling is a passion that I share with my wife. We started traveling early on in our relationship and it has brought us closer, and our love stronger.
Batanes is one of our dream destinations, and last May 24-26, we got to make that a reality.
(Photos taken with my Nexus 4 and my wife’s Nikon D600)
Basco Batanes is an hour away from Manila by plane. It was my first time to ride a turbo prop airplane and it was a different experience with turbofan planes. We were greeted by blue skies with fluffy clouds that provided occasional shade from the sun. From the airport, we were picked up by a shuttle from the hotel.
We stayed at the Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge. It is located on top of a hill and the view around it is spectacular.
After settling at our room, and after Lucy’s power nap, we met our tour guide, Ryan, for our first day tour.
Japanese Tunnels. Site of an elaborate Japanese-constructed World War II tunnel around three kilometers from town center.
Tukun Weather Station. The country’s northernmost weather station.