And you forget that you are in a tropical country a little bit.
A shop that runs on honesty. You choose the item, you write it down in the logbook, you drop the money in a box. Everything self-service.
Crime rate in Batanes is usually zero.
These boulders were spewed out by Mount Iraya during an eruption in 400 AD and are found along the entire beach.
One of the most scenic places to stay in Batanes- you'd have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the West Philippine Sea. And nearly every nook and cranny of the islands is scenic!
The Vakul- the traditional headgear for women who use them to protect themselves from the sun, and the rain; the men use the traditional vests called Kanayi and the Salakut as a hat. The vakul is made from a Philippine date palm called the voyayoy.
A day's work is finished in Chavayan on the island of Sabtang
One of the pretty little beaches in the area. The place is so peaceful and quiet save for the sounds of the wind.
The stone houses of Batanes are probably one of the most enduring images of the islands.
The Rolling Hills of Vayang.
I will never forget Batanes. It's probably one of the most peaceful places I've ever been to.