Clouds fill valleys of Sagada, Mt. Province.
One of the many things I love about Sagada is the street market on weekends where people would sell fresh produce from all over.
Another one for my collection? I got the traditional bahag.
Graceful rice terraces can also be found in Sagada.
Sagada is known for its traditional way of burying the dead – one way is by stacking the coffins at the opening of a cave like in Lumiang.
A dap-ay is a tiny house for children. As early as the age of 5, kids are sent to the dap-ays where they are taught by village elders, and this is where they spend the rest of their childhood until they get married. There are separate dap-ays for girls and boys. However, this tradition is slowly dying out and all that remains are empty dap-ays as less and less parents send their children to the dap-ays.
They grow their own lemons, coffee and blueberries right in their own backyard. The flavours were fresh and truly a delight on the palate. I wish I could find such good fruit pies again!
It was a Labor Day weekend trip to Sagada.