travel factor: batanes – day 3 and departure

Day 1 | Day 2

Our Day 3 in Batanes was on a Saturday. The weekend! (When we arrived on Thursday I thought it was already Saturday; I got disoriented when I saw schoolchildren on the street.)

This was a continuation of our Batan tour. Look at this view.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

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Dumayo pa ng Batanes para mag-taho!

Batanes 2014

This is a boat shelter port. It’s gorgeous.

Batanes 2014

This is the view near the Church of Mahatao.

Batanes 2014

The Spanish influence is clear here.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Beauty everywhere you turn. It’s amazing.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Looks like New Zealand, no?

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

For once, I was able to take a picture of the food! We had white snapper, lapu-lapu, sweet camote, chicken, vegetables.

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White Beach.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

We saw some men with their catch of the day.

Batanes 2014

I bought some cookies at the Honesty Coffee Shop. This is a store owned by two schoolteachers. No one mans the store. The goods on sale have prices, and you can just leave your payment in a tin after writing down your purchases in a logbook.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

This used to be a military base that they’re turning into a museum.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Just enjoying the view.

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Dinner set-up.

Batanes 2014

Batanes 2014

Some shells I picked up at White Beach. Before dinner we dropped by a souvenir store, and I bought bukayo and garlic chips to add to the cookie pasalubong stash from the Honesty Coffee Shop.

Batanes 2014

Heading home now. Our flight the next day, Sunday, left at 8AM. (Let’s give credit where credit is due: PAL’s flights on this trip left on time. I was pleased. And surprised.)

Basco’s airport looks like a house. It’s tiny and cute.

Batanes 2014

Ba-bye Batanes. Stay pretty.

Batanes 2014

wheee

Thank you once again to Travel Factor for the hassle-free trip. If you’re interested in signing up for a group tour, you can check out their website. (Just a quick note to say this is not a sponsored post.) Their Batanes trip is around 10k per person, with the following inclusions:

INCLUSIONS

• 3 Nights accommodation (group sharing)
• Airport Transfers in Batanes
• Batan – Sabtang – Batan Faluwa Transfers
• Tours all around Batan Island (Chartered Jeepney)
• Tours all around Sabtang Island (Chartered Jeepney)
• Full board meals
• Travel Insurance
• Travel Factor ID and Lanyard
• PHOTOHOLIC Batanes Tshirt

Not Included:
• Roundtrip Plane ticket

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9 thoughts on “travel factor: batanes – day 3 and departure

      • Thanks for the reply. Mejo mabagal sya maglakad. I’m worried that we would hold the group back. Ayoko kasi syang madaliin sa paglalakad. I guess what I want to ask is, di naman ba masyadong nagmamadali yung tour organizer to follow the sched? Some tours are too rigid and too strict about the time that they pressure the tourists.
        Thanks in advance again!

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