1980 Philippines

653. Philippines 1980 B 3 55 Bontoc

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This is the second of 17 posts from Doris’ tour of the Philippines in 1980. It concentrates on Bontoc, which is a province north east of Baguio, which was featured in 652.

The only documentation of the tour is a ‘Sailing Boat Nb 262 Diary – made in PRC’ containing Doris’ notes. She must have written them on the move as the movement of the vehicle joggled the words into unintelligibility.

There seem a couple of shots that are of Baguio – a view over the town, the weaving school and the workshops.

Baguio
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Philippinaes 1980
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Baguio
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A view over Baguio
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School of weaving – obviously a Doris shot. Well lit and composed.
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Wares of the carving factory
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And night falls on the Philippines 1980
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Still
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Morning view over an open cast coal mine
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Probably the other way – much better
Bontoc Mountain Province

Doris noted that the whole day seemed to be a series of twists and bends. Often there were landslips where the road had disappeared down the hillside.

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Advert for the second biggest dam. Perhaps they could have advertised it better!

She photographed the billboard but did not actually visit the dam. She writes it was actually miles away.

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Roadside sellers
Philippines Bontoc 1980 23 41 Bontoc village
Bontoc village
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Not quick enough
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Philippines 1980
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Bontoc 1980

Here they are at the highest point of the road, 7,400′ A mere trifle compared to when she was in Peru.

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On the road again
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Philippines 1980
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Terraces

Little rice grows on these terraces and she found that mostly cabbages and potatoes were farmed.

The next paragraph starts with Pomelo, which I thought was the name of a town. No such place. A pomelo is a citrus fruit being sold at the roadside and I’m an idiot. Doris’  notes mention other fruit including mango, passions, tamarin, ginger etc. All covered with a layer of dust.

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Above town

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