Without knowing it, visiting a place or two after Christmas has been a family tradition. If I remembered it right, last year we went to San Mariano. This year, we crossed the region’s boundary and went up to Kalinga Province. It’s a 2-hour drive away from our home. The goal of going there is not to explore the place but to do a site visit to one of my father’s projects. Short and sweet. In a span of 5 hours we were able to enjoy the cool Christmas breeze of the highland. Taste there famous patulid and batil patong (local noodle dish).