Banaue, Philippines is world-famous for its Unesco World Heritage Sites, The Batad Rice Terraces and the Bangaan Rice Terraces. These rice terraces are truly spectacular and a must see if you visit the Philippines. We visited a few years ago with some friends and was blown away by the engineering skill in creating these man-made structures. I believe that rice terraces are the perfect example of man and nature working in harmony.
If I was so blown away with the rice terraces why have I not included a photo of them for the Friday Photo Project I hear you ask. First of all, take a look at the photo above. How could I leave them two out? We met them right on the edge of the rice terraces just before we started exploring. They kept us entertained for at least 30 mins with their poses and playfulness. They were so carefree and happy.
The girl was particularly mischievous. Our hearts were in our mouths most of the time as she nonchalantly walked on the edge of the mountain. When we met her Grandmother she stated that the girl knew the paths better us and it’s us that better be careful! She was right too.
It’s amazing how one photo can take you right back to a place and moment. Whenever I see this image I am transported back to those wonderful terraces in Banaue and those little happy children.
To all our readers and fellow bloggers. If you would like to take part in The Friday Photo Project, please send us in 1 photo and a short story (about 200 words) of what the photo means to you and we would be happy to feature you! Please send to paul at globalhelpswap.com