Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mt. Nagchajan

The title of this blog post seemed like I trekked Mt. Nagchajan in Mayoyao, Ifugao.
Well . . .  I really was here but we went up using a motorcycle.

We woke up at 4am just so we can see the sunrise.
We did not have any guide with us and were just given directions by locals.

It was a steep rough road going up though it was just a few meters only.

When we got to what it looks like a view deck, we saw this.

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I really read this sort of things especially when I don't get a guide.
It is very important for me to know the place.

It is in Tagalog so I will just translate a summary of what it says.
The place is a historical marker where the Japanese forces fought with the combined forces of the American and Filipino soldiers way back 1945 (It doesn't say but I read it somewhere that this was towards the end of the World War II) They fought from July 25 - August 9, 1945 and they won Mayoyao from the Japanese. The following month, the Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita surrendered in another municipality of Ifugao which is in Kiangan.

We did not expect this. 
We were just after the sunrise.
I was happy with what we explored.

As we sat and light came, we enjoyed the view . . .
to realize that there was no sunrise there.
We were at the wrong side or wrong place.
We need to go way up on the mountain but it was already too late when we realized that. 
The sun was already up.

It wasn't that bad. 
Aside from learning about what had happened there, we had a gorgeous view.

The Mayoyao Rice Terraces are wider compared to that of in Banaue, Hungduan and Kiangan.

It was a great view deck up there.
You can see from this photo how wrong we were. Look at the sun on the mountains.
I guess this place is for SUNSET.

Enjoying the weather, the fresh air, the serenity . . . and oh . . .  my eyes are closed here.
I might have taken a cat nap because we woke up too early.





I like the way it is told. An authentic way of story telling. Let's sail together. Layag Sug!

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