Photos Edited by: Verniece Enciso
It’s now exactly 6:32 am here in Batanes. I’m writing this blogpost with my eyes half open with a cup of coffee on my left hand. I just woke up from a 10 hour long sleep and it’s been so long since I did to the sound of birds chirping and the faint noise mother nature makes as the wind gushes over the grass, trees and even the glass windows surrounding our hotel room :) I found myself smiling while looking out our veranda as it reminded me so much of our childhood in Tagaytay, back when civilisation hasn’t caught up to it yet. I guess that’s what makes Batanes so special – tourists continue to come and go over the last decade yet she stays true to herself.
This island is the last on our list of places to go to in the Philippines and we never expected this place to be as beautiful as how it is in person. We’ve seen photos and videos but nothing beats finding out that you don’t have to go to Europe just to sing, “theeeee hilllllls are aliiveeeee with the sound of musiccccc!” :P In fact, this place reminds me so much of the Highlands of Scotland and I just can’t believe we have this on our very backdoor. When SKY CASTLE CO, one of our favourite local online and retail brands, asked us where we wanted to go for a collaboration where we mix travel and fashion, we said Batanes right away! :) It was so thrilling to wear Sky Castle pieces while having the breathtaking landscapes of Batanes as our background!
SKY CASTLE CO booked us at the only hotel on the island, Fundacion Pacita and we spent one whole day just taking a breather, exploring the lodge and the hills surrounding it. This place already left us speechless and yet our tour guide said this is just a little introduction on what Batanes has to offer :) Just imagine this, when you wake up in the morning and open your curtains, a view that looks like a painting greets you good morning! :)
This trip is one of the places we’ll always remember and we can’t wait to tell you more about it. More on our next blogposts! :)
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