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Abra | Historical Markers of Abra

Abra | Historical Markers of Abra

Historical Markers of Abra Society of the Divine Word Quintin Paredes  Ignacio Villamor y Borbon Abra Historical Markers Abra has three of the more than 1300 Historical Markers installed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) all...

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The Tabungaw Hat Maker of San Quintin

The Tabungaw Hat Maker of San Quintin

Teofilo Garcia -  A Philippine National Living Treasure Teofilo Garcia Born 27th March 1941 National Living Treasure Awardee, 2012 (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) Keep your eyes open while walking around Bangued and you may be lucky enough to spot Teofilo...

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Abra | How to Plan Your Trip to Abra

Abra | How to Plan Your Trip to Abra

How to Plan Your Trip to Abra Abra is an Adventure, Not a Commute How to Plan your Trip to Abra The DIY Scenario So you have seen those fabulous,enticing photos on your friends Facebook feed, or on the Abramazing Tours page, you tag your friends "Tara na"...

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Review | Escala Homestay, La Paz, Abra

Review | Escala Homestay, La Paz, Abra

If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a weekend out of town, close to nature, with picturesque views of the Abra River Valley and the added bonus of watching the sunrise then Escala Homestay in La Paz could be for you. Location Just ten minutes...

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A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

I had been wanting to go to the Piwek Rock Formations for a long time now and when Nyssa invited me to join her and her sister on a day trip to Tineg I jumped at the chance. During the ride there Nyssa told me how excited she was to be exploring Abra's...

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra - A Short Story by George Anthony Lalin Long before the Ifugaos built their rice terraces, unknown to mankind, Kabunian already created this piece of natural architecture. But He made sure this paradise was hidden, hidden from the prying eyes of...

The Road to Somewhere Else.

The Road to Somewhere Else.

The Road to Somewhere Else As the days approach you feel restless. The road is calling. The road to somewhere else. Those feet are telling you to move, it's time to go, it’s time to leave, you check your backpack and make sure you have everything long before the...

Do it While You’re Young , Before You get too Old

Do it While You’re Young , Before You get too Old

Do it While You’re Young, Before You get too Old Do it While You’re Young, Before You get too Old      Do it While You’re Young. Those words in the title of this post above. What do they mean? How Young is Young? How Old is Old?  How Young is Old? I’m...

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Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

I was first introduced to the Hammock when I hitchhiked through Mexico in 1980. Everywhere we went backpackers were carrying hammocks. Mexicans slept in hammocks. So we bought one too. Homestays didn't have beds in the rooms but there were large metal hooks protruding...

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