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Batanes Stone House

The Ivatans, a Filipino ethnolinguistic group predominant in the Batanes, build the stone house as a type of their infrastructures designed against the harsh Batanes environment, being a terminal passage of typhoons in the Philippines. The oldest surviving stone house in Batanes, built on 1887, is the House of Dakay. And it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Building. On September…… Continue reading Batanes Stone House

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Chocolate turned Matcha

The Chocolate Hills, one of the most famous tourist attractions at the Philippines, are a group of unusually shaped hills located at Carmen, Bohol. During the summer season, from March to May, the grass-covered hills dry up and turn into chocolate-brown. But since we visited the Chocolate Hills in the rainy season, the hills are verdant green…… Continue reading Chocolate turned Matcha