Saturday, 14 November 2009

images of my hometown - mainit

Mainit sits on the slopes and peaks of the Gran Cordillera Central at the north-western region of Mountain Province.
On a clear summer's day in April say, one can see forever. But even in the middle of a chilly January, the views are breathtaking. Just magic. I haven't seen Switzerland and i'd love to.
But i don't have to.

That's the road snaking south and east to Guina-ang and Bontoc.

With views like this, who needs the alps? and it doesn't cost much. just a few minutes of climbing. you get fit too.

Those are the agamang or rice granaries of Mainit. These are used to store rice grain, salted preserved meats, and wine.
I went 'barhopping' with friends once. I conked out at the second bar :-). Next time i'll try and visist 200 of them.

Thankfully my friends managed to drag me back to home sweet home. that's my 5-star accomodation.
well if you stumble out at night to do a pee, you can see 5 billion stars.
nothing beats that!

watch this space. there'll be more...

1 comment:

  1. I love Mainit. I remember hiking up there with friends, passing by Guina-ang, passing by sulfuric pathways, and boiling an egg in one of the boiling springs.

    We stopped by one of my classmates' house who generously offered us tea. And how could I forget her brother whose name was 'Oxygen'.

    And yes, I do know the experience of going out to pee at night, pitch-black with just the moon and stars to light your path, and the cat and dog howling to serenade you. lol. those were the days...


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