30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 9 (A photo you took)

I like to take photos though I am not good at it. For today’s challenge, I am to post a photo that I have taken.


This photo was taken last May when my friend and I went on a trip to the north. I forgot to bring my digital camera so I settled taking photos using my mobile phone.

Many Filipinos have not been in this place as it is difficult to go to. There is no nearby airport so the “fastest” way is an approximately 12-hour car ride.

I love this place. As a city girl, I always want to experience the countryside. The unpolluted air, freshly picked crops, chilly wind and simple and friendly people, and breath-taking sights make every tourist wish to stay longer.

Located 275km north of Manila, Sagada is considered as the Mountain Paradise of the country. It is most famous for its hanging coffins, a local tradition of burying their dead.


Aside from that, the place is teeming of natural wonders that would really charm anyone. From rice terraces, caves, falls, echo valley, kiltepan tower, Underground River, and various mountain peaks, tourists won’t be bored. There will be lots of activities that can occupy their time in the stay. Trekking, spelunking, exploring waterfalls, rappelling, nature hiking, are few of the interesting activities to do.






Want to know more? Try checking out these helpful sites regarding the marvelous gift of nature that is Sagada.




Or better, why don’t you try to head there and have an amazing adventure yourself? I bet you will enjoy.

19 thoughts on “30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 9 (A photo you took)

  1. Princess Monica, those terraces are not in the Philippines. They are in Ubud, Bali! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    #PS: No, you’re right. It’s just that we have got similar ones in Ubud. 😉

    1. Whoa, really? I didn’t know Indonesia also have rice terraces in mountains though I wasn’t surprised. Your majestic Borobudur temple may be one of inspirations in creating the rice paddies.

      I went to Sagada though the original and oldest (like more than 2000 years old, I think) can be found in Banaue, Philippines.

      1. Sure we do. There are plenty of them. Yeah, when I go the Philippiness, you’re going to show me there, yes? 🙂

        Subhan Zein

        1. Haha, just let me know and I’ll check my schedule. I hope you’ll return the gesture should I visit Indonesia? 😀

          1. Sure, will be a pleasure! 🙂 I’m still in Oz until early 2015, and after that I’m planning to be in Indonesia. I’m planning to live in Bali, build a writing house there. The thing is, as I will be launching my international writing career, I may not be in the country very often. So, you gotta let me beforehand, yes? 😉

            Keep in touch. My email address is subhanzein@gmail.com

            Subhan Zein

            1. Wow! Good luck in your international writing career, I’m sure you’ll do well.

              Yeah, let’s do keep in touch. My email addy is in the contact page. 🙂 Thanks!

              1. Thank you, very much, Princess Monica. You are one generous soul. Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

                Subhan Zein

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