Welcome to Boracay.
Taxi boats to nearby islands.
Positioning boat to gang plank.
Entrance to Motg Livng Museum. The goal of the museum is to teach Philippean culture by seeing the past come to life and to give elderly jobs.
This is called a carusa which is used to transport goods. The long poles are hooked to water buffalo and they pull it.
The traditonal house on stilts.
First room is all purpose for living and sleeping. Children sleep in hammocks until the age of two. Adult bed mat hanging on the wall. Woman weaves as she watches sleeping child.
Child in the hammock.
They grow tobacco and sell what they don't use. This woman is rolling cigars.
Sampling the product.
Overview of the kitchen one floor beneath the all purpose room.
Bowls made of coconut. Cups and utensils made of bamboo.
Mortor and pestle.
Water buffalo to plow the fields. Once a field has been plowed it is leveled using the chair atop the bamboo platform.
This waterbuffalo was being brought out for tourists to ride.
Planting rice seedlings.
Demonstrating how to cut the rice when harvesting. They use sickles on this farm not machines. Machines would take away too many jobs for the elderly.
Stomping on rice to thresh it. Grain falls through floor to mat below.
Weaving palm leaves for roofing.
Coconut milk and rice treats.
It takes two people to grind the rice. Each striking the giant pestle, one after the other.
Cleaning the ground rice with a bamboo sieve.
Woven palm leave trinkets for sale.
Women at the museum sing a traditional song.
Little girl watching the women sing.
This was the child sleeping in the hammock.
Youth band playing at the tender dock.