Batad is definitely a wonder of world … dont know what number though?

Sunday 6th, March 2011

After the trouble in getting to Batad

  • Pouring rain
  • Ill equipped vehicle – CRVs are not jeepneys and should never be considered for true offroading
  • Hiking 20 mintues to the Saddle
  • Attack of the “splats” from eating “Spaghetti Bolognaise” at Hotel Banaue

We then had to actually do the hike down from the Saddle into Batad properly through the driving rain. One big concern would be, if we could actually see the terraces, since there was fog.

After all that hiking, there really isn’t much to talk about – since the pictures do all the talking.

One also has to love the the lovely waterfalls and streams that come after the rains

And of course, streaming waters down the terraces.

In real life, it looks kinda like this

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About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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