Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Batanes : Rolling Hills

Look-Up : Rolling Hills of Basco

I picture myself running playfully after my lady love in the rolling hills of Batanes. "Habulin mo ko, habulin mo ko" she quips as she sway past the wooden posts that serve as markers and sashays in the a field full of flowers. Floating like an angel in her flowing white dress, I tried to catch her not knowing that we have been running the entire length of about three kilometers on the way up. And when I am about to reach her at the top, she tripped on a protruding bark and slowly rolled-down continuously to the bottom of the hill. Then I said... "Naknampucha, kaya pala Rolling Hills!"



Pardon my French but this is what this place can do to you. It is a green dream where your imaginations can run wild. A place where all your creative juices can flow, and a place where every nook and cranny tells you a story. From the verdant green to the blue skies... from the resident cows and carabao to the unending scenery of Mount Iraya and stretches of beach below. The Rolling Hills of Batanes is like living in your dreams.

Hills and Mount Iraya

Great Green

Roll Over

Gotta Love Em Carabao

Cow on Top

Can't Help It - Selfie
How about my lady love? Don't worry, I rolled all the way down too where her open arms are waiting to catch me. Did she catch me? I dunno, I woke-up already!

15 comments:

  1. What an incredibly beautiful place, Oman, and your captures are superb as always!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

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    1. Hi Sylvia, it was a busy, hectic workweek but these photos transport me back to the time I was there. Looking forward to a long week outside my country.

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  2. Hahaha, nice story Oman, I want to visit that place because of the greenery.

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    1. Ayain na si Ric and the bagets :)

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  3. this is really a beautiful place. it has romance all over it don't you think?

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    1. Yup. It will definitely bring the romantic side of everyone... including me :)

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  4. My dream destination.. Pero the fare is over the top. Hayyss

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    1. Mag-abang lang ng promo. Most of travel bloggers I know got their trip for less than 5K roundtrip. Tyagaan lang :)

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  5. This post had me laughed out loud. Imagine, I was so seriously reading and when I reach the end part, I realized it was a dream hahahaha.

    Batanes is Batanes, but similar hills can be found din sa place ko in Sibuyan Island in Romblon. We used to run going to the top of those hills and fly kites. It's a care free thing to do. Ang sarap especially during the amihan season kasi malakas ang hangin of a monsoon wind from Japan.

    Ang ganda ng mga photos mo, pwede ipa develop ng large size at ipa frame :) :)

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  6. Hi Jay, nacucurious na talaga ako sa Sibuyan Island although I have heard about the enchanting beauty of the place from fellow travel bloggers. Hopefully, I could schedule a trip there soon.

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    1. Hi Atty. I hope one day, I can be one of your travel buddies in one of the travels - may it be local or international. And let's share our experiences through blog post. Inshallah (God willing)

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  7. We all are running up our own rolling hills... chasing someone, chasing the sunset and most of the time chasing our own shadows. The insurmountable attempt often ends when we decided to stop and let the hills roll for us and let go of that someone, the sunset, the shadow.

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    1. nosebleed naman yan idol lol, ang lalim.

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  8. This post made me laugh in a good way. The view is stunning and your story is really funny.

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    1. hi zen, thanks, it sometimes pays to be funny, but in a good way :)

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