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Old 04-10-2010, 08:18 AM   #271
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I fly into Cebu on 1st June , this is where I stayed last time here





Pool is great




There is also a workshop with 2 mechanics , I gave them a hand to fix the suzuki .


This young lady Ivy was my guide for 2 weeks



This is Ivys friend Maricel

After several days on Cebu we caught the fast ferry to Bohol



This is the place to stay Hope Homes on Pungao



This is Shelia who runs the bar



Bike is included in the price 750php night for room with double bed ,fan, shower, toilet



no tractors here





Love the food and so cheap














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Beautiful old churchs built by the Spanish who forced the locals to help. Some are up to 400 years old






A ride to the Chocolate Hills is a must





Love the T shirt

More later Cheers Toddy



the old church is half way to my inlaws from tagbilaran
every time we go home we never want to come back to oz really.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:54 PM   #272
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the old church is half way to my inlaws from tagbilaran
every time we go home we never want to come back to oz really.
Hi where do yr inlaws live ?? around Valencia . Have you travelled around the top end of Bohol and have any tips on places to stay and visit there . Hows life in Aust , I lived there for 6 years and have driven around Aust and the Nullibor twice Cheers Toddy
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #273
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Hi where do yr inlaws live ?? around Valencia . Have you travelled around the top end of Bohol and have any tips on places to stay and visit there . Hows life in Aust , I lived there for 6 years and have driven around Aust and the Nullibor twice Cheers Toddy
yeh mate ginopolan/valencia bohol (got some farm land up in the hills) most of my bother & sister inlaws have shifted to tagbilaran city now
no i have not been up top of bohol yet. i planned to do that this october 6 week/2 mths stay & do a ride right around & look at some coastal/land for sale.
oz still the same dusty & dry. were i am in Sth oz were finally getting rain showers but still on water restrictions.


must had been winter. girls in the pic's there all wearing long sleeve tops.
what was the blue bike you hired YAMAHA DT ? $ ?
mmmmmmm litchon looks tasty
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:30 AM   #274
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More Pics Bohol and Punglao



This was our favorite lunch resturant



Sareea the cook



The Kitchen


All this for 80php , $2 US will feed 2 people





Chicken intestines were delicious







Waterfalls near Antiquera





Worlds smallest monkey , only as big as my hand.



Leboc river cruise stops to let you see locals doing traditional dance and singing



Coconut wine is good and cheap but quality varies , and no hangover.

Well that is the Bohol Punglao part of my trip .
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:37 AM   #275
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yeh mate ginopolan/valencia bohol (got some farm land up in the hills) most of my bother & sister inlaws have shifted to tagbilaran city now
no i have not been up top of bohol yet. i planned to do that this october 6 week/2 mths stay & do a ride right around & look at some coastal/land for sale.
oz still the same dusty & dry. were i am in Sth oz were finally getting rain showers but still on water restrictions.


must had been winter. girls in the pic's there all wearing long sleeve tops.
what was the blue bike you hired YAMAHA DT ? $ ?
mmmmmmm litchon looks tasty
Was in May , The bike was a 150cc just like locals ride , 350php a day, the local policeman even rented a bike out, best deal was Hope homes and Swiss Resturant near Aluna Beach which included bikes in room price. There is some good beaches around Bohol , its an addictive lifestyle there. Cheers Toddy
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Pool at hotel was good



Viagra and Cialis for sale









Great night life here



I meet the girl on the end on the bus and she invited me out for dinner with her friends

























Battle of the Battan War Memorial
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great pics
now i want to go back

ah tuba wine & karaoke
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:00 AM   #278
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Hi inmates!

I just got back from a 3-day trip doin Banaue Rice Terraces to Bontoc then exiting at Baguio. Last years ago I did the same loop but it was more of a duallie ride. Now it is really very friendly even for sportsbikes. I used my 640A ang roade with the Ducati Pilipinas group.

Here's some pix of my last weekend's trip.


Herc with my 10 yr old daughter Sunshine as pillion




A photo ops stop along the way




Here's my arrival shot





The famous Banaue Boundary Arc




A view from the Balcony of where we stayed, The Banaue View Inn





The Banaue Tourist Information Center t the heart of Town.





The newly cemented roads now....




A sample of the rice terraces you can see there along the road.




The roads are paved all the way with some short dirt roads only.



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Old 04-12-2010, 02:07 AM   #279
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This is a Banaue MAP.......


The Must See Places whilke there....


Must See Places:
Tourist Spot 1 - Trade Center
20 minutes walk from Banue Hotel is the center of activity.
Wider variety of Souvenir shops.
Saturday is Market day. usually starts from 7:00am to 6pm.

Tourist Spot 2 - Tam-am Village
About 240 step down from Banaue Hotel.
Interesting to see are the bones of their
ancestors, bundled, preserved and wrapped
in colorful hand woven blankets.

Tourist Spot 3 - Bocos Village
One could find interesting huts adorned with
heads and horns of carabaos and skulls of wild pigs.
These ornaments reveals the welath of the families.
Here the villigers keep their most sacred ride idol (Bulol)
in a rice granary. The Bulol is exposed only during
harvest time and calls for a lengthy rite of bathing the idol
with the blood of animals. Visitors may see/photograph
the bulol only with the consent of the owner.

Tourist spot 4 - Poitan Village
One could find here the magnificently lined huts on mountain
slopes. You could see the old legendary "stone post" protected
and idolized by the village people. Have the chance top see the
most sacred idol of th Ifugaos, the "rice god" - protects the grains
in the granary. Find here weavers / carvers too.

Tourist Spot 5 - Guihob Natural Pool
Aproximately4 kms from Banue Proper or a 45 minutes
hike from the town center. Ideal place for picnics and for
a cool refreshing swim in a crystal clear spring water
coming from a small waterfalls within the pool area.



Tourist Spot 6
- Banaue Viewpoint
20 minutes traveled by car/bus from town center. A
perfect spot for view - top of a plateau great taking
pictures of the rice terraces.


Tourist Spot 7 - Hapao Rice Terraces
Walled terraced built centuries ago. It is
believed that this is the origin of the terrace
culture of the Ifugaos. Located 9kms from
the town proper of Hungduan

Tourist Spot 8 - Banga-an Village
An alternative for those who can't make the 2 hour
hike from Batad Proceed to the village of Banga-an
2kms.. further at the junction leading to Batad.

Tourist Spot 9 - Batad (The Amphitheater like Terraces)
The trip to Batad practically takes the whole day and is
recommended only for strong hikers. From Banaue, it is
approximately 16kms. 12kms of which can be travelled
by transportation, the rest is by hiking on the mountain trails
- a 2 hour hike.

Tourist Spot 10 - Cambulo Village
It is an hour and a half hike from Batad taking the shortcut
trail. The alternative route if from the National Road of Kinakin
by passing thru the Barangay road uphillto the saddle,. then
walk the trail downhill up to the village. This take 2 to 2 1/2 hours hike
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Before heading up Banaue, there is a buko Pie store and restaurant that is a "Must Stop to Eat" place




Another shot of me and my daughter




First viewpoint stop in Lagawe . Less than an hour's ride before Banaue town proper. You can see beyond the bridge crossing to Banaue.








Finally the magnificent view of Banaue! This is the view from the balcony. Beyond the parking of our bikes.

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Herc,

Looks like a fun trip. Great to see that you included your Daughter again in your ride. These are things that she will remember always.

I am getting restless, I am returning to the PI in May. ( just in time for the rainy season). I hope to get in some rides between storms.

Thanks again for showing some people who haven't been there, how wonderful the riding is in the Philippines.

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Herc,

Looks like a fun trip. Great to see that you included your Daughter again in your ride. These are things that she will remember always.

I am getting restless, I am returning to the PI in May. ( just in time for the rainy season). I hope to get in some rides between storms.

Thanks again for showing some people who haven't been there, how wonderful the riding is in the Philippines.

Take Care...


Yes sir! We had fun alright.

I brought along my 2nd daughter (Sunshine), but this is not the same daughter who rode with me last year (Sabrina--> 1st daughter). I am sure she will treasure every moment of the ride with her Dad just like what her "Ate" did.


During the rainy season here, it's not all bad. There are still chance to ride between storms as always. Will hook up with you when your here whenever possible.


Your welcome! Will try my best to show how beautifull the Philippines is for riding.


More pix of the ride to be uploaded soon.
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Woke up early the next day. Then off to Las Vegas Resto in the town proper for breakfast, a walk down a hundred steps and a vertical descent of around 100 meters.



Come to where the flavor is. Come to Marlbo...er, Las Vegas Restaurant! :)




Breakfast is served. Porksilog (Fried pork and egg with wild mountain rice)





While we were having breakfast, I asked my daughter Sunshine to watch over the HyperMotard
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That was, of course, a joke.


Herc, Shine, and a ride buddy BB999



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After "Breakfast at Las Vegas," there was enough time for us to go around town and see the sights. We had to settle with those closeby.......



Behind the town market was a hanging bridge. To get there, you needed to go down several steep steps.






That's at least a hundred foot drop






View from the other side of the bridge.

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A few kilometers out of town was another view point overlooking some terraces. We stopped for some photo-ops.



A ride buddy of mine and an "Apo" Igorot




"Apo" (the term for old Igorot) told him that he likes the single swing arm.





Seeing them up close, it's easy to understand why the Banaue Rice Terraces were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.








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