Way up to the north of Manila, high in the mountains are the lovely little towns of Banaue and Sagada. One has the world's most beautiful rice terraces (trust me on this one); the other is simply a charming place to relax. And, in betwen the two, you have a big concrete Mary (Jesus's mum) and a diner that serves grilled puppy dogs. What more could you want?

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nice rice at Banaue
frickin' missionaries, hanging coffins, frost, meat

desirable terrace

slinking around

the hills are alive
green cuisine
camping at sunset

knowledge workers

on strike
a less meek God
home of the doggy bag
a grave matter
jumpin' johnsons
valley daze
look of death
steak break