Puerto Galera & Ifugao rice terraces
Trip Start Aug 07, 2008
191Trip End Aug 11, 2010
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I landed in Sabang, a little town chiefly dedicated to underwater enthusiasts and party animals. Already noticed fact and confirmed here was that I hit the low season, which is great to realize. It rains regularly, but it by far exceeds the inconvenience of meeting the hordes wherever you go. Half empty hostel in Manila and almost tourist free Sabang delighted me greatly.
The following day I dived twice, firstly observing three wrecks including fish feeding and secondly seeing the highlight, the canyons. It was a short dive, the current was pretty strong, so kicking was resembling more of a drift dive. Computer allowed us to stay in actual canyons only 6mins due to its depth, but it was worth seeing anyway. Besides others we saw a few sharks, barracudas and a frogfish. Inexpensive and good service is what best describes diving here.
Morning diving in Sabang was just the beginning of a busy day. Straight after getting out of the sea and hostel check out I took off heading back to Manila. The sea was tranquil this time. Interesting though was the actual ferry boarding, using another ferry as a bridge and a few wobbly ladders. Also many assistants were present to give hand boarding passengers.
Banaue is a very little town, facilities are limited here, but at least I got my hair cut and enjoyed food on the market. I tired also snake fruit, similar to longan, but with a thicker snake resembling skin.