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Thread: Smart Alec at the rice terraces

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    Smart Alec at the rice terraces

    Starting from an eight hour drive from the nation's capital, then an hour and a half on a very bumpy mountain dirt road

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    Followed by an hour hike downhill. Smart Alec at the ampitheater rice terraces, Batad, Philippines.

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    Going back up took twice as long as going down, oy.

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    Holy cow that's a gorgeous photo.

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    Awesome view. We have been to the Philippines many times and still have not made it to see the rice terraces (have not been able to convince the kids to hike the distance). Will you be visiting Tagaytay?

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    Nothing like an adventure in the Philippines.

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    Amazing shot!

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    Thanks for the compliments.

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    Will you be visiting Tagaytay?
    Sadly no, vacation is over, for now.

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    We have been to the Philippines many times and still have not made it to see the rice terraces (have not been able to convince the kids to hike the distance).
    The hike wasn't bad, except for the heat. I finished off the large bottle of water I had with me just on the way down. Probably from saddle point to the town is about a mile and around 600 ft elevation change. If you do go there, make sure you walk around to the other side of the terraces, the view is much nicer there. If I were to do it again, I would bring my hat and hiking sticks, the local one I bought (in the photo) caused blisters on my hand.


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