Monday, June 16, 2014

No Middleground in Basco, Batanes

There is no middle ground in the oceans of Batanes. It's either a haven of calm or a tempestuous cauldron that sequesters life. My first sunset in Basco, the capital, was the former. This was taken at the terrace of my hotel facing the Pacific Ocean in the east. And if you think "beautiful" is nothing but a cliche, you'd have to believe me when I use it to describe the islands of the Batanes archipelago at the northern end of the Philippine territory. It is in fact closer to Taiwan than mainland Philippines' Cagayan.

This is the Eye in the Sky!

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