in 3... 2... 1.. the wheels were rolling on the street.
Everyone was cheering as the wooden bikes, ridden by Ifugaos in traditional clothes, hit the street. It was a race, like a scene from a race movie. Nakakatuwa lang pagmasdan ang kagalakan sa mukha ng mga spectators, woohoo!
This two wheeled wooden vehicle works much like a scooter (walang pedal at kadena), the pull of gravity and the slopes of street do the trick on it. The Ifugao rider will then just kick on the ground and vwalla, they rule the streets of Banaue.
|beautifully carved wooden bikes|
|animal heads: Ram, Dragon, Chicken, Horse, Pig, Monkey|
o diba, parang Chinese Zodiac lang
|dahil walang pedal ang mga wooden bike na ito, kelangan nila itulak lang pabalik sa taas.|
Banaue Ethnic Village and Pine Forest Resort is a DOT accredited lodging place where visitors can stay in a traditional Ifugao hut for a night or more. Live like a local in an ethnic village.
|upon our arrival, we were brought here to take a glance at Ifugaos' rich culture|
|and wood carving. Awesome!|
|it was also explained to us that putting animal skulls (used during rituals) on display would only mean prestigious living|
|dambahan on one foot|
|leg wrestling yan. nakakatuwa yan panoorin. bigla na lang umiikot na hndi ko maintindihan.|
At around 1 PM, our visit to Banaue Ethnic Village and Pine Forest Resort was concluded with a delightful lunch. yum yum, then after that, we returned to our hotel. We need to rest for tomorow's adventure to Batad village.
to be continued...
Viaje Ifugao Series
Viaje Ifugao | Into My 23rd Province
Viaje Ifugao | A Closer Look to 1000 Peso Bill
Viaje Ifugao | Bikes, Games and Houses
Viaje Ifugao | Batad Adventure
Viaje Ifugao | The Terraces of Hungduan
Viaje Ifugao | Historic Town of Kiangan