It was not just the glorious scenery and landmarks that we had found in the country’s geographically topmost province, but Batanes also gave us a kind of serenity that we will certainly cherish for a long time.

Being disconnected and, likewise, miles away from the city with #AWOL star Gerald Anderson, this journey made us discover yet another thing or two about our home and ourselves as well. By being one with nature, this ‘Earth Appreciation’ trip made us admire the beauty of the Philippines from an even more personal perspective.

This Batanes special is in collaboration with videographer and photographer, Ivan Torres.

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