Monday, April 27, 2009

Make it Batanes

Batanes is the unique group of islands at the north most part of the Philippines. It’s nearer to Taiwan than to the Luzon mainland. It’s a place like no other because of it’s geography, people, culture and weather. In Batanes, to be poor is to have no friends. Everyone knows everybody. It’s a place, if not the only place in the Philipines where there’s a no sales lady store. If you buy something, just get pay and get the change. It’s an honesty system store. They can build their unique weather proof houses in two days with the help of the whole community, about 100 neighbors who’d build your house for a good hearty meal. If there’s one place in the north to go to, make it the place at the top, Batanes!

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