Tag: mountains

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

* “I am being eaten alive!” cried Pippin. “Midgewater! There are more midges than water!” “What do they live on when they can’t get hobbit?” asked Sam, scratching his neck. * Well, Master Gamgee, they live on me, for one — at least that day we went […]

Bukid

Bukid

There’s something so promising about those stairs going down to an as yet undetermined destination. * “Bukid” is the Cebuano term for mountain. Cebu is well known for its beaches (and mangoes…and dried fish…and guitars…and, seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried our lechon) but […]

1,000 Words: Batanes, Philippines

1,000 Words: Batanes, Philippines

“Mahiyain” (shy) was how Kuya Romy, our tour guide, described the summit of Mt. Iraya, Batanes’ highest peak, which is almost always shrouded in clouds even on hot sunny days such as this one. (Kuya Romy also guides treks to Mount Iraya. You can get in touch […]