I have written plenty about Batanes on this blog and I’m sure when I go back there, I’ll find more things to write about again. It just shows how I love the place. It’s like being in a foreign land yet with the familiar warmth and hospitality the Filipinos are known for. For the mean time, here’s the chronicles summary from my recent visit to Batanes in conjunction to the Backpack Photography Workshops to cap off this series. I also hope you enjoy the Batanes Islands video I put together.
Batanes Islands video by Ferdz Decena (Shot using Olympus E-PL1)
Batanes Islands Video (3:53min)
Shot and edited by Ferdz Decena
Music “Awit ng Mandaragat” by Noel Cabangon and Joey Ayala
Batanes Itinerary (June 24-30, 2010)
- Journey from Basco to Itbayat Chinapoliran Port
- Itbayat’s Sta Maria Mayon Centro and Church
- Afternoon at the Port of Pagganaman Itbayat
- A Road Trip to Raele Itbayat
- Journey back to Basco
- Fly back to Manila
Ironwulf.net and Backpack Photography Workshops would like to thank our sponsors and partners Eagle Creek for the Prizes, Canon for the Book Prize and SelphyPrinter, Sony for the Bloggie, Olympus for the participant Caps and Seair.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.