An ancestral hut. Families actually lived in such dwellings. They are built on stilts to ward off the creepy, crawly things. There is a block on top of each stilt that prevents rats from entering. Food was cooked over a fire underneath the hut. This is Sister Campbell with me.
The terraced rice fields of Banaue. These were created by hand labor and are still maintained by hand. Each terrace is carefully built in layers.
Elder and Sister Mills (the couple that has been training us), Brother Melendez who was baptized March 8. He will baptize his wife and daughter, Monica, next Saturday. He has a great testimony all ready. The spirit was really strong at his baptism.
These are tricies. This is a very common mode of transportation. They are basically motorbikes with fancy sidecars. A tricie ride costs approximately 50 cents. We have not ridden one yet, but they are very convenient because they can maneuver through traffic and into tight spaces very well. However, they are slow.
The past two weeks we have traveled twice to the northernmost city in our mission: Tuguegarao. It is larger than Cauayan City where we live. Along the way we snapped a few pictures. This is rice fields. The golden rice is ready to harvest. The green fields in the back are still growing.
This gentleman is leading his small caribou ( they pronounce it caribow as in bow to the audience) into the cornfield.
In the northern part of Luzon (the main island) they grow tobacco. This tobacco curing reminds us of home.