Hitchin' a Ride in the Philippines by JD Andrews

Rice Terraces in the Philippines by JD Andrews

Manila American Cemetery - Philippines by JD Andrews

While exploring Manilla, I was very surprised to see a 152 acre, U.S. cemetery right in the middle of the city. There's a total of 17,206 graves, which is the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II.

It also has soldiers from the Philippines and other allied nations buried here.

The headstones are made of marble which are aligned in eleven plots forming a circular pattern.

The Grand Greens of Hapao Village in the Philippines by JD Andrews

The Ibulao River 

Rice Terrace in the Hapao Village

Tribal Chief in Front of the Ifugao Rice Terraces - Philippines by JD Andrews

Ifugao Rice Terraces

When I first looked over my itinerary for this trip to the Philippines, I wasn't happy to read that each day I was going to visit a different rice terrace. In my mind, how different could they be? If you've seen one, you've seen them all... Well, I was very wrong and I'm here to tell (and show) you that they're all very different and each one is more beautiful than the next!