Don't we all love the golden hour? One of the must-capture moments when traveling is the sundown. My favorite vantage point for this, so far, is Ivana, Batanes. I caught five sunsets right beside Sabtang island, facing the South China sea.
"Artista ka, 'no?," an Ivatan girl peeked outside her door and asked me with a smile.
On this side of the world, I could sometimes pass as a celebrity. Sure it is flattering but it is the kind of compliment I cannot accept simply because I am an outsider who just happened to look and act differently from everybody else. Yes, a fish out of its water, I tried my best to experience more of the Ivatan culture.
Going here for the fourth time may seem strange for some. But then again, I knew that there is so much yet to learn and see in Batanes. Hence, I deported myself to its rural town, Ivana, located fourteen kilometers away from Basco.
"You must be joking. You must have taken the jeepney!"
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