the Cagayan Valley rice crop

the Cagayan Valley rice crop


In the summer you can see rice as far as the eye can see in the Cagayan Valley.  It must surely be the Cagayan Valley’s number one exported crop.


All the rice fields make  the Cagayan Valley look so green!


The rice grows very well in the northern Philippines thanks to all the ample rainfall!



 The kuliglig can be seen transporting the bags of rice with the workers during the harvesting season!

traveling through Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Bayombong,  Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines


I traveled through Bayombong last year on the way from Manila to Tuguegarao, Cagayan. Bayombong is in the province of Nueva Vizcaya.  There are many hills and mountains nearby. The scenery is very beautiful.  If you go there you need to see St. Dominic’s Cathedral, Calvary Hill and go to the market where they sell citrus fruits of all types!

ImageSt. Dominic Cathedral

ImageThis is Calvary Hill


There are always many different types of Citrus fruits for sale at the market in Bayombong.

what is a kuliglig?

what is a kuliglig?

Kuliglig, as it is called in the Philippines, is an improvised tractor, that can be used to transport farm workers to and from the fields. It can be used to haul rice sacks or grain to market, and it can be used as a roto-tiller in the rice fields. If you are in the Cagayan Valley or other rural areas in the Philippines you will, no doubt, spot a few kuligligs on the road!