Batanes | Home of the Ivatans

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The Province of Batanes  is the northernmost province of the Philippines and is also the smallest province, both in terms of population and land area. The provincial capital is Basco on Batan Island.




Privilege working on an airline: Free unlimited airline seats (A chance passenger though)



Kapian kamu pa nu Dios! 



Day 1: North Batan Bike Tour

Basco Lighthouse



Vayang Rolling Hills










Valugan Boulder Beach



Hudhud Videoke Bar


LED Screen on videoke


Fundacion Pacita
Most beautiful & Most expensive hotel at Batanes (PHP18000/night)




Preparing for day 2.






DAY 2: Sabtang Island Day Tour


Faluwa Boat Ride. No balance beams. No katigs. Crafted to dance with waves.


Tricycles.


Toploading Jeepney





Chamantad Cove & Tinyan Viewpoint


One way street.



The Ahau Arch, at Nakbuang Beach


 Bump into Kris Aquino.




 Chance to meet Skyjet's Founder & CEO.
Dr. Joel Mendoza.

Basketball Never Stops.



Day 3: South Batan Island Bike Tour


The cliff where Jiggs' iTouch has fallen.




Racuh-a-Payaman (Marlboro Country)
New Zealand & Switzerland of the Philippines



Bike. Bike. Bike.






Honesty Coffee Shop


1. Get what you need.
2. Please pay whatever you get.
3. If you have no change, knock at the next door. If no one answers sorry, so you give more than the price. May your tribe increase.
4. Remember - HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.



Photo Op with Nanay Elena. Owner of Honesty Coffee Shop




Parking? No problem at Batanes


Mini Trucks loaded at Faluwa Boats


Signages only in Batanes


Blow UR horn Sign. Ivatan's claimed using this shortcut text "UR" before text messaging era.


We're not in Grand Canyon.



Take a dip. Sinkholes?


Wild Horses around.


Batanes Colleagues.



Parenting? They're doing it right.





Push. Approximately 60 degrees slope.



Basco Airport Runway
4 PM Airport is closed for Airplanes & open it for public. You can run, jog & bike.





Mahatao Idjang Boat Shelter Port.





So where to stay at Batanes?


Marfel's Lodge


 badudets.com (c)

- Free wifi
- Airport transfer included
- With Mini Honesty Store
- 5 minute walk from airport

Fan Room - PHP350 per person as of April 2014
Contact no. 090889331475 (Filomena Fitero)
https://www.facebook.com/marfelslodge.batanes

Tourist along the way





Photo Op with PAL Cabin & Flight Crew

PR 084



PR 085


Home Sweet Home.



My classmate!



We'll be back for Itbayat Island. Northernmost Inhabited island of the Philippines. Yeah men!

Samuel Soliven

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

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