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The light, like the air, is crisp in Sagada.

Sagada is a town perched on the highlands of Mountain Province, Philippines. Resistant to three centuries of Spanish colonization, the place had preserved much of its indigenous culture. Only in the early 1900’s with the coming of the Americans, particularly the Episcopalians, did Sagada open itself up to outsiders.

While Sagada is now popular among tourists both local and foreign–with its caves, waterfalls, rice terraces, and other natural attractions–the town has received guests on its own terms, offering relatively spartan amenities and strenuous recreations.

This slideshow was an assignment I submitted in one of my Adenauer Center for Journalism (ACFJ) photojournalism classes. Or rather, it was a great vacation I turned into homework too.

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Written by bjpatino

April 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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