Paint me a rainbow in Adams


The sun endearingly lit up our Sunday roadtrip to the bucolic little town named Adams nestled in the northern end of the Cordillera Mountain Range. Yes, with a sigh of relief, there’s still such a sylvan habitat in Ilocos, and my homies immersed in the quiet elegance of nature. Peace on earth!

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The only public transport in Adams.

EvesSilong diay Adams

Silong diay Adams. Red mountain rice is enough only for local consumption.

Housing MaterialsLola Ingga and her wines

Lola Dominga Acupan gifts me with her famous Adams tapuey, and bugnay wine.

A tourist in AdamsA home in AdamsAdams homestay

One of the homestays in Adams. It is like a mini resort complete with a tilapia farm and koi fish breeding pond.

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Saluyot tea.

Fish FeedWhite KoiAdams Koi Fish PondBold PinkiesLove ShackMonkeyMorning RainVibrant DetailsLenie and Daniel

The Lenie, master cook in Adams, with husband Daniel. Not to miss is an indigenous lunch by the river, awesome local fare!

Adams lunch by LenieGinnetaan a Bilagot

Taro (bilagot) in coconut milk.


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Nueva Vizcaya Photo Diary: Fairytales do come true

Highlander Resort and Hotel, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

Weekend motoring along Maharlika Highway in northeastern Philippines is like putting one’s feet up — soft, blithe and hassle-free. I wasn’t expecting anything like an English castle in the Cagayan Valley countryside. In Solano, situated along lush rolling hills and verdant rice paddies in the landlocked province of Nueva Vizcaya, is the castle-like Highlander Hotel and Resort owned by Filipino Arlene Gregorio Highlands, who’s married to a British shipyard owner. A scaled-down ship in the likeness of the Highlands’ ship welcomes guests at the lobby entrance.

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Leehua and I slept on twin princess beds in a high ceiling room:)

DaisiesSolanoWindward Farm

We squeezed in a pseudo adventure trip to the gorgeous farm of George and Connie Martinez where warming sweet tea was served before heading out to Balai Gloria for a memorable dinner.

Windward Camp and RecreationCrane FlowersCockscombCarnationPeacok FlowersDogOld DogDoggieNueva Vizcaya RoadtripZinnia

To be continued.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012