Mountain villages in rural Leyte-Leyte…


Some pics from my recent adventures clambering around through rice paddies, balancing on wobbly logs over streams filled with water buffalo, and driving along what can only loosely be called roads to reach some hard-to-access remote villages in upland Leyte-Leyte Municipality.

Bagabao Barangay

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End of the road for the car… we’ll have to carry on on foot…

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Village spotted!

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Man does some proportional piling with Kalamansi fruit

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Chatting to the communities in the remains of the village day care centre

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Used to be a house here:

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Over several wobbly logs!

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Mataloto Barangay

The good people of Bagabao lent us two small guides to make sure we didn’t get lost on the short cut back to the main road on our way to Mataloto!

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Village spotted in the distance!

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Dude hanging out with his pigs…

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The village well

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Tag Abaca Barangay

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Village spotted!

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More pigs!

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Proportional piling with garlic this time:

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Cooking up a storm!

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Lovely village gardens

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Decorative eggshells, apparently!

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Rice drying in the sun

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More piggies!

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Me being a poser

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Wild guava

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Parasan Barangay

This lovely woman insisted we have some fresh coconut water, so she sent her son up a tree to get some for us!P1130332P1130342

Pigs hanging out with water buffalo

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Kids fishing in the stream

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Palid II Barangay

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Wague Barangay

Felt a bit precarious chatting to people in this house!

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