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Batanes - Land of the Ivatans

Going to Batanes is like going back to a world frozen in time. It comprises a group of islands that for centuries has been shaped by the sea and wind. It has rugged cliffs and hills that are covered with grass and solitary trees. Cattle and livestock is not an unfamiliar scene on the hillside.

The people of Batanes, known as Ivatans are friendly by nature. The province is very peaceful and prides themselves with zero crime rate. The only thing violent in Batanes are the ravaging storms and typhoons that regularly visit them every year.

Enchanting and majestic. A place to behold - one of the precious gems of the Philippine archipelago... that is Batanes.


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Scarlet
Scarlet
Artery
Artery
Sinag
"Sinag"
Kalabaw
"Kalabaw"
Mahatao
"Mahatao"
Loaded
Loaded
Old and New
Old and New
Vakul
"Vakul"
Ivatan Elders
Ivatan Elders
No trespassing
No trespassing
Mahatao Fisherman
Mahatao Fisherman
House on a Hill
House on a Hill
Off to Work
Off to Work
Marlboro Country
Marlboro Country
Majestic
Majestic
Strolling
Strolling
Parola
"Parola"
Moonlit Batanes
Moonlit Batanes
Shooting with the wave
Shooting with the wave
Sunny and Gloomy
Sunny and Gloomy
Nene
"Nene"
Chavayan Kids
Chavayan Kids
Ivatan smile
Ivatan smile
Ivatan Kid
Ivatan Kid
Si Jepoy
"Si Jepoy"
Shyness
Shyness
Ivatan Kids
Ivatan Kids
Totoy
"Totoy"
Colors
Colors
On the hill
On the hill
Navigator of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Azure
Azure
Fresh catch
Fresh catch
Sunset
Sunset
Boat
Boat
Fortress
Fortress
Hardwork
Hardwork
Amber
Amber
End of the road
End of the road
Parked
Parked
Closed
Closed
Lamp post
Lamp post
Modern Vakul
Modern "Vakul"
Prayer
Prayer
Portrait of a Lighthouse
Portrait of a Lighthouse
Floaters
"Floaters"
Trek
Trek
Arrival
Arrival
Water pump
Water pump
Free ride
Free ride
Window
Window
Amber II
Amber II
Ivatan Smile II
Ivatan Smile II
Ivatan Kid II
Ivatan Kid II
Ivatan Kid III
Ivatan Kid III
Sabtang Bikers
Sabtang Bikers
Ivatan Kid IV
Ivatan Kid IV
Land of Gold
Land of Gold
Goats View
Goats View
Wisdom
Wisdom
Solitude
Solitude
Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger
Ivatan Angel
Ivatan Angel
Homecoming
Homecoming
Pathfinder
Pathfinder
Wisdom II
Wisdom II
'Gigil'
'Gigil'
Ivatan Angels
Ivatan Angels
Finest sailors in the world...
Finest sailors in the world...
Grandma's pride and joy
Grandma's pride and joy
Little steps...
Little steps...
Fundacion Pacita Du Tukon
Fundacion Pacita Du Tukon
Ivatan Kid V
Ivatan Kid V
Faluah (Boat) Maker
Faluah (Boat) Maker
Bliss
Bliss
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