We spent nearly half of the time driving across the Cordilleras, first through Benguet, and then the Mountain Province, before eventually arriving in Kalinga. How can a photograph be worth such an arduous journey?
You see, it's so much easier when you travel with friends. You get to listen to someone else' stories, re-live their experiences, learn from each other, and generally catch up on life. Your soul comes home richer than you started, which is more than I can say about being caught in city traffic. And while every now and then it appears to be all about the photograph, in truth it seldom is. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: When surrounded by such wonderful landscapes, don't forget to stop and smell the flowers... I mean to stop and look at the small but important stuff. Sharing a few cups of coffee with friends at inconsequential rest stops made all the difference.)