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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 in 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

One of the most famous tourist attractions at the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills 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…… Continue reading Chocolate turned Matcha