Still Hurts on the Second Time | Apo Whang Od Tattoo

Whang Od
If you are a tattoo lover and even not, I am positive that you know who "Whang Od" is. She is the oldest, a living legend and the last "mambabatok" from the Butbut tribe in Buscalan, Kalinga who uses an old style of tattooing, called "batok" or a traditional hand-tapped tattooing. She became prominent because she has been featured on some local TV shows, international documentaries, magazines and others. Photos below will show the beauty of Buscalan, Kalinga and their traditional "batok."

The Gigantic Taal Basilica | A Solo-Backpacking

Taal Basilica
I am eager to visit Taal Basilica because of what have happened few months ago in this historical structure; an earthquake created a crack on part of this church. This church is known as the Minor Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours situated in the municipality of Taal, Batangas. It is considered as one of the largest catholic church in Asia which measures 96 meters long and 45 meters wide as per taal.gov.ph.