Sabtu, 21 April 2012

Top 10 Ways Facing the Divorce Wisely

Divorce, for most people, is not an option to overcome relationship problems. But not a few, a couple who finally chose to divorce. If you are have the same thing, do the following 10 ways, so that divorce did not end up a disaster. At least, you can still maintain a good relationship with your ex-spouse, especially with the consideration of child care that is still needed love and attention of his parents.

1. Give time to yourself
However divorce affects your psyche. Your reaction to something will change, your needs and interests will also experience a shift. For that, you need time for yourself to organize themselves. Wake up clear rules and boundaries with your ex-spouse, especially for creating parenting on children. Let your friendship runs naturally after divorce.

2. Carefully choose a mediator and lawyer
Divorce will cost to pay for attorney services. However, you can cut costs by paying only the services of a mediator if the communication is going well with the ex-spouse. This means that divorce is a joint decision was well received by both. But the condition of a bad relationship, even a conflict, the lawyer becomes the most appropriate mediator, even though you have to spend more money for this.

3. Write the child care planning and talking directly
Focus on what is best for children when designing and writing patterns of parenting after divorce. Imagine your child's feelings when reading a parenting plan that is clearly written. If the child is old enough, talk with them. Tell them that you and your former spouse will work as a team in caring for them. Interests of the child should be the main focus above all the interests you and your ex-spouse.

4. Believe it is okay, but always verify
The deal, which is acceptable to both sides need to be written. Agreement on child care, for example. Make sure all agreements made ​​in writing clearly. This is where the importance of why the divorce should have a lawyer present to act as mediator. Issues such as money and child care requires a written agreement.

5. Preparing for change
Failure to undergo an agreement after the divorce sometimes inevitable. Friction would still remain between you and your ex-husband, especially with regard to child care. Be prepared with the conditions that will change later. At least make a plan to minimize failures, ie, with writing in detail about the deal you made with your ex-spouse. Make sure all parties understand clearly.

6. Be cooperative
When one party violates the agreement, try to understand his condition. Find out and find solutions together why the agreement is violated. Especially related to child care. Make sure, the interests of the child above all else.

7. Avoid the old pattern of relations
Part of the recovery after divorce is no longer responsible for your ex-spouse, family, or anything associated with it personally. So even with him to you. You have to get away from him, including not using the old relationship patterns, meaning do not ask for support from your ex-spouse for your own personal problems.

8. Let the transformed relationship
You will feel lonely and lost, slumped even after divorce. But this is only temporary, and in time your relationship will be healthier longer. At least you and your ex-spouse could be good friends, especially in terms of childcare. Let the relationship flow naturally and transformed into a more healthy after the divorce.

9. Spend time together as a family
When you have a healthy relationship after divorce, spend time together as a family. Go to dinner with the children and former spouse are legally performed. The goal is to show your child that the parents are still concerned. As a family, you can still get together.

10. Do not presenting the new person
When gathered with the children and former spouse, make sure no other person or with a person in your relationship and the husband. Although children are teenagers, they will be confused by the presence of this new person. Be sure to focus on the family unit without a stranger in it.

Germans love the Traditional Indonesian Spa

When your body aches by all activity, then you can choose the spa weekend. What Spa package you usually choose? Surely a home spa provides a variety of spa services. Start from traditional Indonesian spa that uses natural ingredients proven effective to relieve stress, so that there are different types of spas around the world.

Spa treatment using traditional Indonesian materials are not inferior to a spa treatment that uses modern way. For example, turmeric body scrub of materials that are believed to brighten the skin and maintain skin elasticity. You could also try a variety of other materials, such as Cambodia's spa that does not lose interest in spa roses and others.

In March 2009, Indonesia won the title of The Best Destination Spa in the World thanks to a traditional Balinese spa. The award is issued by the International Tourism Bourse in Berlin, Germany. Why Indonesia can win it? Because the traditional spa Indonesia maintain heritage by utilizing natural ingredients and has exceptional properties.

What about this year?

You can smile proudly, because as reported by Yahoo News, a spa with natural materials typical of Indonesia has been favored by the Germans. In Freizeit exhibition held in Nurnberg, Germany, Cambodia Flowers spa products and Turmeric managed to steal the hearts of foreigners. They were amazed by the variety of natural spa ingredients Indonesia is very rich in benefits and comprised of a variety of natural materials.

because of the diversity of spa ingredients, many fair visitors asked about the benefits of turmeric, frangipani flowers, lemon grass, and flowers and other spices. For the Germans, they were familiar with the spa using the mud and materials of local interest there. So that all ingredients derived from Indonesia is a new thing and of course their interests.

If you have this, you will certainly be more loving one stress reducer media originating from Indonesia. In addition to experience with various materials to choose from, you've come and to leave a culture of Indonesia. Let's wear scrubs and traditional Indonesian spa! If the German people love our product, you are the original owners of heritage should be more like the traditional spa Indonesia. If not you, who else?

Facebook's Main Causes Divorce in America

Social networking sites have become part of daily lives. Beyond the benefits that facilitate communication, social networking sites is still one of the causes of divorce in the digital era. Based on a survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one in five divorces in the United States are caused by social network Facebook. Excerpted from The Frisky, 80 percent of divorce lawyers report surge in the number of cases that use social media as evidence of a partner's infidelity.

Most of the evidence that was shown photographs of intimate partner was the cause of strife. Other cases, many couples find and had an affair with their partners in the past. Networking site Facebook was ranked as the cause of the breakdown of households in the U.S. with 66 per cent is used as a source of evidence of a divorce case. Then followed with 15 percent of MySpace, Twitter and other 5 percent of 14 percent. The survey also found, as many as 20 per cent of divorce petitions in the UK blame Facebook as a venue for cheating spouse.

"The most common reason people easily make sexual conversations with people who are not supposed to be in social networking," said Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online. One of the celebrity divorce from Facebook is the star of 'Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria. She found her husband, basketball player Tony Parker kept in touch with a woman on Facebook. "All people share their personal things on social networking sites and open things that are sensitive to public space," Keenan added.

TerryReal marriage counselor adds, most people use the network to create a fantasy and escape from a boring relationship. "Nothing is more tempting to create a fantasy world until finally hooked to meet directly with the people you meet in cyberspace," he said. According to him, the real problem is not with social networking but the loss of love and affection in marriage.

Case Study: Divorce that allowed in the Christian

Friends. Actually, according to Christian doctrine, divorce in the marriage is allowed or not? If prohibited, the ban is absolute, or there is a special case that allows the ban could be violated?

Examples of world divorce case:

Prince Charles and Lady Di
Pastor Benny Hinn's wife sued for divorce
King Henry VII (Catholic) divorced his wife and then married again to Anne Bolyn
In Indonesia there are also some artists who are Christians get divorced, I just forgot his name.

Please share your opinion.

Selasa, 17 April 2012

All Inclusive Hawaii Vacation Packages

If a visitor spent a month on Maui, and did something different every single day, there wouldn't be enough time to do everything. Maui will always be a "doer's" mecca! At there are Hawaii Vacation Packages to suit everyone and help to enjoy all of the Maui Activities for yourself.

From November until April the giant humpback whales spend the winter in Maui's offshore waters. They congregate here to mate and birth their young. This endangered species is known for its gentleness, its oceanic gymnastics and its haunting song. The Pacific Whale Foundation offers whale watching excursions aboard both power and sail boats. Fees are used for cetacean research. There are three whaling museums: the Carthaginian, anchored in Lahaina Harbor, The Lahaina Whaling Museum, and the outdoor museum in the Whaler's Village shopping complex in Kaanapali. Planning your Hawaii Family Vacation in November could be a sure way too please the entire family.

Ho'okipa Beach is the windsurfer's mecca, and so the lovely little town of Pa'ia is its "cool" capital. The perfect waves and brisk onshore breezes are perfect for the fleets of neon-bright sails streaking across the waves. Once a plantation town, Paia now has gotten hip. It now has boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and many excellent restaurants, to add to its windsurfing shops. Look for Hawaii Hotels at and plan your windsurfing holiday now.

Walk through a rainforest echoing with birdsong heard no place else on the planet, or along a rugged lava shoreline spewing giant geysers, or into mysterious sea caves steeped in ancient legend. You will discover trails to waterfalls with plunge pools for swimming, and walks into valleys so deep they never see a sunrise or even a sunset.There are actually even trails into the dramatic lunaresque landscape of Haleakala crater.

Few places are as committed to bikeways as Maui. It is possible to bicycle from the East End of the island at the Wailea Resort to Kapalua on the West End. Much of the ride is along spectacular shoreline road. Presently you will find guided downhill bicycle tours from the summit of Haleakala Volcano along the flower farms and little towns of Upcountry right to the beach at Pa'ia. In 38 miles the elevation drops 10,000 feet.

Dive and snorkel sites are world class. There are two marine conservation areas, one at Honolua Bay on West Maui and the other at Molokini, a partially submerged volcanic crater offshore at Wailea. Because of the contours of the crater, it's like swimming in an aquarium. The nearby Lana'i is considered to be one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. In addition, there is also a sunken US submarine to explore. Glass bottom boats including a pleasure submarine open up the wonders of the Hawaiian reef to non-swimmers.

Visit for all your Hawaii Vacation Planning needs.

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Rabu, 11 April 2012

Valley of Flowers - Heaven in Earth

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, Nestled high in West Himalaya, is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep. The gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km². Both parks are encompassed in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (223,674 ha) which is further surrounded by a buffer zone (5,148.57 km²). This Reserve is in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004.

The Valley of Flowers is an outstandingly beautiful high-altitude Himalayan valley that has been acknowledged as such by renowned mountaineers and botanists in literature for over a century and in Hindu mythology for much longer. Its ‘gentle’ landscape, breathtakingly beautiful meadows of alpine flowers and ease of access complement the rugged, mountain wilderness for which the inner basin of Nanda Devi National Park is renowned.

Valley of flower is splashed with colour as it bloomed with hundreds different beautiful flowers, taking on various shades of colours as time progressed. Valley was declared a national park in 1982, and now it is a World Heritage Site. The locals, of course, always knew of the existence of the valley, and believed that it was inhabited by fairies.

While trekking towards valley of flowers, one can experience the beauty of shining peaks fully covered with snow. One can also see the beautiful view of surrounding greenery and various running streams with crystal clear water.

The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower-lovers, botanists and of course trekkers, for whom a sufficient excuse to embark on a mission to reach a place, is that it exists.

The Valley of Flowers is internationally important on account of its diverse alpine flora, representative of the Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion. The rich diversity of species reflects the valley’s location within a transition zone between the Zaskar and Great Himalayas ranges to the north and south, respectively, and between the Eastern Himalaya and Western Himalaya flora. A number of plant species are internationally threatened, several have not been recorded from elsewhere in Uttarakhand and two have not been recorded in Nanda Devi National Park. The diversity of threatened species of medicinal plants is higher than has been recorded in other Indian Himalayan protected areas . The entire Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve lies within the Western Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA). Seven restricted-range bird species are endemic to this part of the EBA.

The Valley of Flowers was declared a national park in 1982. This part of Uttarakhand, in the upper reaches of Garhwal, is inaccessible through much of the year. The area lies on the Zanskar range of the Himalayas with the highest point in the national park being Gauri Parbat at 6,719 m above sea level.

History & Legends

According to the Ramayan this is the place where Hanuman searched for Sanjivani to cure Lakshman when he was injured by Indrajit(Meghnada), the son of Ravana.

The place had disappeared from the tourist map due to its inaccessible approach but in 1931 Frank S. Smythe a British mountaineer lost his way while returning from a successful expedition to Mt.Kamet and happened upon this valley which was full of flowers. He was so attracted towards the beauty of the place he named it the "Valley of Flowers". He authored a book called "The Valley of Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the valley and thus threw open the doors of this verdant jewel to nature-enthusiasts all over the world.

In 1939 Miss Margaret Legge, a botanist deputed by the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh arrived at the valley for further studies. While she was traversing some rocky slopes to collect flowers, she slipped off and was lost for ever. Her sister later visited the valley and erected a memorial near the spot. The memorial is still there.

Prof. Chandra Prakash Kala, a botanist deputed by the Wildlife Institute of India, carried out a remarkable research study on the floristics and conservation of the valley for a decade starting in 1993. He made an inventory of 520 alpine plants exclusively growing in this national park and authored two important books - "The Valley of Flowers - Myth and Reality" and "Ecology and Conservation of the Valley of Flowers National Park, Garhwal Himalaya'.


There is no settlement in the national park and grazing in the area has been banned. The park is open only in summer between June and October, being covered by heavy snow during the rest of the year.

The Trek

Getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km. The nearest major town is Joshimath in Garhwal, which has convenient road connections from Haridwar and Dehradun, both about 270 km from Joshimath.

Govindghat is a small place close to Joshimath (around one hour distance), from where the trek starts.From Gobindghat, a trek of 14 km brings trekkers to the Ghangaria, a small settlement located about 3 km from the valley. The valley starts near a gorge over the Pushpawati River.


The park is home to tahr, snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, common langur, bharal, serow, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan brown bear, Pika (Mouse hare) and a huge variety of butterflies. Among the important birds and Pheasant are, Himalayan Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Snowcock, Himalayan Monal, Snow Pigeon, Sparrow Hawk etc.


Flowers mostly orchids, poppies, primulas, marigold, daisies and anemones carpet the ground. Alpine forests of birch and rhododendron cover parts of the park's area. A decade long study of Prof. C.P. Kala from 1993 onwards concludes that the Valley of Flowers endows with 520 species of higher plants (angiosperms, gymnosperms and pteridophytes), of these 498 are flowering plants. The park has many species of medicinal plants including Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Picrorhiza kurrooa, Aconitum violaceum, Polygonatum multiflorum, Fritillaria roylei and Podophyllum hexandrum.


1. Rhododendron arboreum
2. Primula denticuleta
3. Iris kemaonensis
4. Fritillaria roylei
5. Lilium oxypetalum
6. Arisaema costautum
7. Thermopsisa barbata
8. Rosa macrophylla
9. Caltha palustris
10. Fragaria nubicola
11. Saxifraga roylei
12. Anemone obtusiloba
13. Cypripedium himalaicum
14. Rheum australe
15. Phlomis oracteosa
16. Hackelia uncinata
17. Senecio jacquemotiamus
18. Ligularia amplexicaulis
19. Morina longifolia
20. Geum elatum
21. Geranium wallichianum
22. Impatiense sulcata
23. Meconopsis aculeata
24. Delphenium roylei
25. Aconitum hookeri
26. Thalictrum reniforme
27. Potentilla atrosanguinea
28. Sedum ewersii
29. Dactylorhiza hatagirea
30. Bistorta affinis
31. Stachys sericee
32. Nepeta connata
33. Pedicularis hoffmeistri
34. Swertia hookeri
35. Gentiana ornata
36. Gaultheria erichophy
37. Codonopsis affinis
38. Angelica cyelocarpa
39. Leontopodium jacotianum
40. Saussurea fastuosa
41. Campanula latitotia
42. Cyananthus lobotus
43. Sassurea obvallata
44. Cremanthodium ellisii
45. Anaphalis triplineruts
46. Inula grandiflora
47. Aster albescens
48. Selinium tenuifolium
49. Heracleum pinnatum
50. Epilobium latisperma
51. Silene setisperma
52. Arenaria griffithii
53. Corydalis junecea
54. Erigerono multiradiatus
55. Polygonum molle
56. Himalayan Blue Poppy
57. Codonopsis viridis
58. Origanus vulgare
59. Hackelia uncinata
60. Salvia hins/lanata
61. Smilacina purpurea/oleracea
62. Viola biflora
63. Rhodiola heterodonta
64. Epilohium latifolium
65. Cotoneaster integrifolius
66. Dubyaea hispida
67. Saussurea costus
68. Ligularia fiseheri
69. Androsace museoidea
70. Eritrichium conum
71. Lindelofi anchusoides
72. Thymus linearis
73. Rheum webbianum
74. Megacorpaea polyandra
75. Trillidium govanianum
76. Satyrium nepoleanse
77. Podophyllum hexaneum
78. Picrorhiza kurrooa
79. Polygonatum multiflorum

Other Attractions

Hemkund Sahib: A very popular trekking destination, Hemkund is a 19 km trek from Govindghat. The high altitude lake known as Hemkund (4329 m) is located here. The lake and its picturesque surroundings are an important pilgrim center for both Hindus and Sikhs. Close to the lake, the sacred Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple are located.

Joshimath: One of the popular pilgrim centres in Uttrakhand, Joshimath was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. There are the temples of Nav Durga and Narsingh here. This scenic town is also the base for trekking to the Valley of Flowers.

Badrinath: Badrinath, one of the holy places for Hindus in India. It is the most sacred Dham in India. Badrinath is located in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand, at around 3133 mts high from the sea level. Badrinath temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. This temple is near to the Alaknanda River.

How to Reach

The nearest airport is in Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 295 kilometers (183 miles) away, and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh, 276 kilometers (170 miles) away. The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires around a 10 hour drive to Joshimath, then another one hour to Gobindghat. From Gobindghat it is a 13-kilometer (8 mile) trek along a steep, narrow, but well defined mountain trail to base camp at Ghangaria. This will take between 4 and 8 hours, depending on your fitness. Ghangaria has Hotels with Electricity and Mobile towers. From Ghangaria Another 3 km Trek Leads to Valley.

Kamis, 05 April 2012

Sigiriya, The Lion Mountain, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya (Lion's rock, Sinhalese - සීගිරිය) is a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. It is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.

Sigiriya may have been inhabited through prehistoric times. It was used as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 5th century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees of the Buddhist Sangha. According to the chronicles as Mahavamsa the entire complex was built by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE), and after the king's death, it was used as a Buddhist monastery until 14th century.

The Sigiri inscriptions were deciphered by the archaeologist Senarath Paranavithana in his renowned two-volume work, published by Cambridge, Sigiri Graffiti and also Story of Sigiriya.

One of Asia's major archaeological sites, Sigiriya presents a unique concentration of fifth-century urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulic technology and art. Centred on a massive rock rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain, Sigiriya s location is one of considerable natural beauty and historical interest. An area of ancient settlement lying between the historic capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruva, the Sigiriya plain still retains much of its forest cover, and many of its present village settlements and man-made village reservoirs date back to the first millennium B.C. In its present form, Sigiriya itself is essentially a walled-and-moated royal capital of the fifth century A.D., with a palace complex on top of the rock, elaborate pleasure gardens, extensive moats and ramparts, and the well-known paintings on the western face of the rock.

The history of Sigiriya, however, extends from prehistoric times to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The earliest evidence of human habitation is in the Aligala rock-shelter which lies to the east of the Sigiriya rock. This is a major prehistoric site of the mesolithic period, with an occupational sequence starting nearly five thousand years ago and extending up to early historic times. The historical period at Sigiriya begins about the third century B.C., with the establishment of a Buddhist monastic settlement on the rock-strewn western and northern slopes of the hill around the rock. As in other similar sites of this period, partially man¬made rock-shelters or 'caves', with deeply-incised protective grooves or drip¬ledges, were created in the bases of several large boulders. There are altogether 30 such shelters, many of them dated by the donatory inscriptions carved in the rock face near their drip-ledges to a period between the third century B.C., and the first century A.D. The inscriptions record the granting of these caves to the Buddhist monastic order to be used as residences.

Kasyapa, the master builder

Sigiriya comes dramatically, if tragically, into the political history of Sri Lanka in the last quarter of the fifth century during the reign of King Dhatusena I (459-477 A.D.), who ruled from the ancient capital at Anuradhapura. A palace coup by Prince Kasyapa, the King's son by a non-royal consort, and Migara, the king's nephew and army commander, led ultimately to the seizure of the throne and the subsequent execution of Dhatusena. Kasyapa, much reviled for his patricide, established a new capital at Sigiriya, while the crown prince, his half-brother Moggallana, went into exile in India. Kasyapa 1 (477-495 A.D.) and his master-builders gave the site its present name, 'Simha-girl' or 'Lion-Mountain', and were responsible for most of the structures and the complex plan that we see today. This brief Kasyapan phase was the golden age of Sigiriya.

The post-Kasyapan phases, when Sigiriya was turned back into a Buddhist monastery, seem to have lasted until the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Sigiriya then disappears for a time from the history of Sri Lanka until, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it appears again as a distant outpost and military centre of the Kingdom of Kandy. In the mid¬nineteenth century antiquarians begin to take an interest in the site, followed some decades later by archaeologists, who have now been working there for nearly 100 years, since the 1890s. The Cultural Triangle project began its work at Sigiriya in 1982 and has focussed attention not only on the best-known and most striking aspects of Sigiriya: the royal complex of rock, palace, gardens and fortifications of the 'western precinct', but also on the entire city and its rural hinterland.

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Banaue Rice Terraces Philippines

Banaue rice terraces were carved in the mountains of Ifugao Philippines by our ancestors of the Batad Indigenous people. This 2000 year old Banaue rice terraces has also been recognized as one of the "Eighth Wonder of the World". It is the only man made wonder that is sculpted from earth. In 1995, Banaue Rice terraces has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectacular creation has been built mostly by hand and minimal only with the use of equipments which shows Ifugaos great craftsmanship and creativity. It is composed of rice fields to provide themselves a source of livelihood in the highlands. The location of Banaue rice terraces is 1, 500 meters or 5, 000 feet above sea level and it covers 10, 630 square kilometers about 4, 000 square miles of teh mountainside. This wonder has been fully maintained by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforest above the terraces. This place is greatly known as well as a great tourist destination in the Philippines because aside from its stairway design heading to the sky, there are a lot of hiking trails in the area. It is located north of Manila at Cordillera Mountain Province. If Banaue rice terraces will be connected end to end, the length is ten times longer than the Great Wall of China.

How to reach Banaue Rice Terraces

From Manila:
the most convenient way is to take the 10pm bus from either Dangwa Bus or Auto Bus
(During peak seasons or holy week, you have to at least reserve ticket on week or 3 days before trip whenever possible).
Ticket will cost around PHP 290 (approx. 6 to 7 USD). Trips are usually daily. The trip will usually take you around 8 to 9 hours. The trip will pass by Neighboring Provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Bayombong, Solano, Bambang.
You will arrive around 5 to 6 am the next day.

From Baguio:
as of this date, Auto Bus does not operate unlike in the past. I'm not sure if Dangwa is also operating, but you can take a ride almost every afternoon only near the Rizal Park (in Baguio City). There are buses and mini buses station. You just need to check out the trip schedules because almost everyday, they are changing. This trip will take you from Baguio going down to Carmen, making a let turn to the junction going to Vizcaya, heading east, then a turn from San Jose going up north making your way to Solano or Bayombong The trip will also bore you a long 9 hour haul.

On the other hand, you can settle by riding three different trips: Baguio to Sagada or go directly to Bontoc, taking the trip from either Slaughter House or at the back of Centermall, simply known as Dangwa Terminal. The trip will usually take you 5-6 hours. The trip usually starts around 6 am, taking the Halsema Highway route. If you take the Sagada trip and arriving at the area, it is impossible to leave the place without making your way around, but If you are in a hurry, you can either rent a jeepney going to Bontoc or settle for the next day. It will usually take you around 1 to 2 hours to reach Bontoc. Bontoc is a central part of the transportation link.

From Bontoc:
you can actually go directly to Baguio or Banaue or Sagada. From Bontoc, there are jeepneys that have limited schedules, so an inquiry from locals is recommended. You can take a jeepney trip between 8 am to 10 am. You can ask the locals of what time the trip is in the afternoon. The trip will usually take you 1.5 to 2 hours going to Banaue.


1. Banaue View Inn, overlooking the town square
2. The Banaue Hotel, a ten-minute walk out of the southern side of town. An average standard room will cost you around PHP 1500 or around 30 to 35 USD, will all the comforts, spacious hotel lobbies and panoramic views of the place.
3. There are several residents who would want to accept transient boarders. Near the Banaue town proper however, there are server lodging houses and all are at very reasonable prices, so accommodation is almost not a problem.

Side Trips and Places of Interest near Banaue Vicinity

1. Hapao Rice Terraces
2. Banaue Resort
3. Batad Rice Terraces
4. Tappia Falls in Batad