Batanes had long been a dream for me. And just last month, I was able to realize those dreams. I would no longer bore you with my endless string of words. Let the photos do the talking.
|Valugan Boulder Beach|
It’s perfect for a pre-historic movie. Say, set in the times of T-Rex? This boulder-filled, always-angry beach was formed during the eruption of Mt. Iraya, Batanes’ highest peak, in 400 AD.
|Vayang Rolling Hills|
|Mt. Carmel Chapel| Tukon Church|
The place where I want to get married. Anywhere I look I see nothing but water. A perfect venue for a mermaid like me. The place is owned by Abads, and now helms a hotel and a restaurant. Notice its exterior? It was modeled after the traditional Ivatan house.
Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
The invading Japanese used this area as their headquarters during WWII.
Also known as Santo Domingo Cathedral, this church survived many disasters, the most recent was the earthquake of 2000. It was reconstructed in 2011 back to its original form.