Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines


Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby (bobbyw59@yahoo.com) Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.


Monday, April 1, 2013

#219 Vegetable Bowl


Most folks will tell you their vegetables come from the highlands of Baguio City, but the simple truth is that there just isn't enough land there anymore for vegetables. The biggest vegetable markets are still located in Baguio and in nearby Trinidad valley, but most of them are now produced in the nearby towns of Atok and Buguias in Benguet, up to three hours north along the Halsema highway.

When you drive along this highway, you will know what I mean. Every productive patch and nook is dedicated to growing veggies. The weather is cool, the sun abundant, and water is everywhere. This is where our vegetables really come from. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: One can spend a week here and still not run out of stuff to photograph! And because it can often-times be cloudy, watch for dramatic light as fast-moving clouds momentarily block the sun in an endless struggle for supremacy. Brocolli in Baguio can be just P30/kg on a weekday. Can you imagine what they might sell for right on the farm?)

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