At the edge of the Philippines
Bright skies, strong winds, the smell of the sea & grass in the air — that was my first impression of Basco, Batanes
Valugan Boulder Beach
When I stepped in the province I didn’t have a single clue on the sights I was about to witness. People described Batanes as a place having really beautiful scenery, with its rolling hills and more. To see all of that with my own eyes was even better. It’s like I stepped inside postcards!
To start, I’ll be sharing my playlist for the trip:
<ol> <li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/01-French-Navy.mp3'>French Navy</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/08-Babydoll.mp3'>Babydoll</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Longing-For.mp3'>Longing For</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/11-Honey-In-The-Sun.mp3'>Honey In The Sun</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/02-A-Heady-Tale.mp3'>A Heady Tale</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ever.mp3'>Ever</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/11-Baby-Fratelli.mp3'>Baby Fratelli</a></li><li><a href='http://naominikola.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/06-James.mp3'>James</a></li> </ol>
My first morning started well! Despite having not a single wink of sleep, the scenery was too enchanting that it really piqued my interest too soon（ ´∀｀）This beach is known to having no sand at all, but in place have a vast number of big rocks.
didn’t get to sleep at all but✨✨✨ woah batanes is amazeballs! really windy and the sights are breathtaking(´；ω；｀) pic.twitter.com/gGRYCKWi3S — ♡ babydoll ♡ (@naominikola) 16 January 2016
Vayang Rolling Hills
My little brother, Nero with his cute SNK Jacket lol（＾ω＾）
One thing that was really different in this province compared to any other provinces I’ve been to and the city– the winds are really strong!
me and my little bro LOL hi pic.twitter.com/ypk2yoW48C — ♡ babydoll ♡ (@naominikola) 16 January 2016
PT. 2 W/ THE WHOLE FAM LMAO pic.twitter.com/ydB5bAZb7d — ♡ babydoll ♡ (@naominikola) 16 January 2016
I spent my next early morning on another beach! Though at this point of my trip, my camera’s battery died down（／。＼）Unfortunately, I didn’t bring a charger and so with this I’d like to apologise for the lack of quality in the rest of the pictures💦
I wore my blue gingham dress that I bought from a local store in manila (I forgot the name sadly💦) matched with my vintage basket bag I thrifted from Shimokitazawa, Tokyo ( ´ ▽ ` )
The saltwater is warm on my feet, the sand feels amazing.
Natsumi Hayashi‘s levitating self portraits on this trip too!
I wish my heart was as cold as the morning dew💦 but it’s as warm as saxophones 🌤 and honey in the sun for you🎶
We were really intrigued to visit a few villages here as we have heard that many of their houses have a lot of history going on in them, the structures, buildings and all of those connecting to the climate. their culture and history.
I found the concept of this coffee shop really unique and interesting. There is no one manning the store, as visitors can come and go to eat and place the money in the “cash box”. The menu and log is there for you, as it tests your morals and honesty. It’s really cool!
Our kind and lively tourist carried one of the cutest goats to show my brother! Look at this cuteness omg(*≧▽≦)ﾉｼ would you believe that this little kid can make such a really loud noise? really adorable(∗˃̶ ᵕ ˂̶∗)
When you see it though.
I’m at the edge of the Philippines ✨(-^〇^-)✨!
This trip was a blast! I had an amazing time. All these wonderful sights that I have never thought we had, it makes me more curious what lies more in the Philippines that I know nothing of. The realness and beauty of everything(*ﾉωﾉ) Some day I wish to travel to all these parts, I hope it’ll be soon!