June 7, 2015

Batanes: Closer to the Edge

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On one sunny Saturday morning in the summer of 2015, I was awakened by the gleaming sun shining through the tiny window of the unluckiest spot on the plane. One eye made a conscious effort of peeking through the scratched glass, which caught a glimpse of the mystical landscape of Basco, Batanes from up above. I took a deep breath and realized that I was about to set foot on the island of my dreams and one of the featured destinations of Project Twenty-five. 

Batanes is on evey travel junkie's must see list. It was unlike anything I've ever seen. Everything about it from the food, the culture, and the environment was all new to me. Travel isn't about finding the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post but about opening your mind and experiencing things that expand your knowledge of the world -- and I definitely learned a lot. 

I still can't believe that it's already off the list 'cause it's pretty hard to top, but I'm positive that this year only gets better and better. 

I'll keep this short. I already said all I had to say about Batanes in my recent article 8 Reasons Why Batanes is the Perfect Retreat for the Broken-hearted Soul. And yeah, It may sound a bit mainstream but I was told that it's quite an amusing read. Hope you enjoy!


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