Batanes Day 1 Part 2 – Vayang Rolling Hills, Basco Lighthouse

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I never thought of myself as a nature lover. Most of my vacations revolve around shopping and eating.

But seeing the Vayang Rolling Hills really amazed me. I enjoyed climbing up the hill so much and seeing the beauty around me.

The top of the hill looked high but the climb was very easy.
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Wherever you look you see such beautiful views.
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I felt like I was in another country. Ireland perhaps?
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We enjoyed the cool winds and cloudy weather but I could have used more sunlight for my pictures.
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At the bottom of the hill were some  skinny cows grazing.
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Our last stop for the day was the Naidi Hills where the Basco Lighthouse was located.
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Our van stopped and we opened a window to take a picture of the carabao. Thank goodness it didn’t stand up and say hello.

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Of the three bunkers left behind, one was converted into the Bunker Cafe.
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Sure it looked cozy and inviting.
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But please, please DO NOT eat here. Eating here wasn’t part of our itinerary but we insisted. BIG mistake. We called it the insect cafe. Whether we sat inside or outside we were attacked with all kinds of annoying insects, big and small. I won’t even discuss how BAD the food and service was.
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Basco Lighthouse

We climbed up the lighthouse to see the surrounding view. This lighthouse isn’t in operation anymore.
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Views of Basco city and the sea.
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Other than our horrible dinner at Bunker Cafe and our delayed flight, it was a fantastic first day touring Batanes.

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