“Blow Ur Horn” – Breathtaking Batanes

“Blow Ur Horn” – Breathtaking Batanes

“Travel brings power and love back to your life.”~Rumi~

It goes without saying that this signage “Blow Ur horn” is all that I can hear of when I was on board for our trip to Batanes. I hear it inside the plane, I hear it at the airport.

I didn’t have much time asking Google about Batanes as my soul sissy gave me all the information that I need, all I had then was excitement.

And so I heard and I saw and I conquered. The “Blow Ur Horn” thing is for safety purposes. It is found in all the blind corners and curves and all drivers religiously blow their horn to make sure that motorists were warned. I forgot the exact number but I recall counting them, maybe more than 50 for each and every turn.

You will notice that it is made of stone and attached to boulders so it is strong enough against wear and tear since this specific zigzag road in Batan, the main island of Batanes, has always been exposed to strong winds. It has been built long ago and it is funny to imagine that they already shortened the word “your” to “ur” even if texting isn’t existing yet then.

Here are some of my souvenir shots:

Have you noticed the blues and teals of the sea:

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My first few days in Batanes were of mixed emotions. Mostly gratitude as it brought me such happiness for all the right reasons to desire witnessing more and more of this world we live in.

Our stay at Batanes Seaside Lodge was good. During our stay, there are some personnel from GMA 7, I heard that they will feature the oldest man in Batanes. It is located at: National Road, Kaychanarianan, Basco, Batanes 3900 (Main branch). There are barkers at the airport and will show you brochures and leaflets of where you can stay in case you haven’t booked at any yet. You can contact Batanes Seaside Lodge at:

0927-788-5508/ 0999-992-4977 or send inquiry at: batanesseasidelodge@gmail.com or you can visit their website: http://www.batanesseasidelodge.com/new/


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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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