Of Snows and Hot Baths

In the middle of Daisetsuzan National Park, nestled in narrow scenic gorge flanked by cliffs, abundant hot springs, powerful waterfalls, and fantastic rock formation is a full-scale mountain resort town called Sounkyo. It has become quite touristy because it is an excellent base for trekking and skiing around the National Park. From late January to … Continue reading Of Snows and Hot Baths

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Panagbenga

My visit to Baguio,our summer capital coincided with the Panagbenga Festival.  I was there more to support my friends’ participation in the 4x4 off road challenge in La Trinidad. But I obviously will not pass up the chance to witness even just a glimpse of the well- attended festival.  We failed on our first attempt to even … Continue reading Panagbenga