Sagada Tour Guide

Sagada tour guide If you have nothing left to sell but your culture wouldn’t you don the g-string of your ancestors to appease the appetite of tourists for entertainment ‘round the Christmas bonfire? Beat the gongs now and wake the ghosts from their slumber. There’s enough time to worry about their wrath later when the… Read more »

Clueless in Sagada

Here is a collection of jokes about clueless tourists, guides, store and inn keepers and everybody else. Feel free to contribute.

  • Shocking record of a typhoon that flooded part of Sagada

    There’s a song in Sagada about an ark very much like Noah’s Ark. It’s a fun song perfect for small group bonfires. The song was written at the high school dorm sometime after the war — World War II. But while the song talks about monkeys without tails and a lot of other animals, the… Read more »

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    Posted on March 25, 2015 by
  • Sagada 2014: Woven memories

    Woven memories

    Our childhood memories are woven into each others’ fabrics, intricate designs of secrets that we have to unravel or forget as we grow older.

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    Posted on May 26, 2014 by
  • Sagada 2014: Last days of summer

    Last days of summer

    Things will never be the same again. Regular afternoons rains are chasing away the seemingly endless summer vacation.

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    Posted on May 25, 2014 by
  • Sagada Flashback: Culture and Arts Festival

    Cultural Immersion

    Students from all over Mountain Province gathered in Sagada for a provincial culture and arts festival. It’s a contest, so who won?

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    Posted on March 21, 2014 by
  • Sagada gamig

    Gamig

    Sagada gamig Wen baw sumaa ta basta no umdan ta ya baken gamig nan isabat ama. Gamig, or bolo, is a big knife.

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    Posted on September 20, 2013 by
  • Sagada gimata

    Gimata

    Ya nu kanan ama ay awitem nan gimata ay ngata makisaa ka? Gimata is a double bamboo basket tied to both ends of a wooden pole and traditionally carried by men on their shoulder. Translation: If father says you carry this basket, would you come home with me? It is part of the culture for… Read more »

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    Posted on September 19, 2013 by
  • Sagada labba

    Labba

    Ay no kanan ina en agtuwem nan lowa ay makisaa ka ngata? Labba, or lowa, is a bamboo basket traditionally carried by women.

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    Posted on September 18, 2013 by
  • Nu laydem sumaa ta

    Sumaa

    No laydem sumaa ta
    Sumaa ta’s baey da ama

    Adi ka umgyat isnan daan
    Tay picture lang na, baken na’s tet-ewa

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    Posted on September 17, 2013 by
  • National Geographic: Cliff Coffins in Cambodia

    Cliff coffins also in Camboadia and China

    Sagada may be known for its hanging coffins. But this practice is not unique to the i-Sagada. Ten burial spots have been found in the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. In Sichuan, China or the Three Gorges, the earliest cliff coffin may be as old as 1,500 years old. National Geographic: Cliff Coffins in Cambodia

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    Posted on September 16, 2013 by
  • Provincial 2010 Culture and Arts Festival in Sagada

    Provincial 2010 Culture and Arts Festival in Sagada

    Provincial 2010 Culture and Arts Festival in Sagada

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    Posted on October 21, 2010 by