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A Batanes Beauty to Forget Your City Blues: Mahatao

Camille Ysabela Co | February 24, 2015

A Batanes Beauty to Forget Your City Blues: Mahatao

Camille Ysabela Co
Camille Ysabela Co | February 24, 2015

Batanes Tour - South Batan Mahatao

“WHOOOOOAAA!”

That was the only thing I could think of upon disembarking from our plane in Basco Airport. It was the second day of January, still winter, and even with my jacket on, the air felt like ice.

Batanes Tour - South Batan Mahatao

The airport was set against a picture-perfect, emerald backdrop. A very short runway ends–as I was informed later–in a few cornfields. Goats go “mee-eeh-eh” nearby. The air smells like freshly picked leaves and runs cold through your nostrils.

Batanes Tour - South Batan Mahatao

For us city folks, Batanes, from the very beginning, is a welcome assault on the senses.

Batanes Tour - South Batan Mahatao

Mahatao is the closest municipality to Basco, and more often than not, will be the starting point of your South Batan tour. 

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