Balatoc Mine Tour is located in Itogon, Benguet . The view itself going to Balatoc Mines is fascinating and majestic. The wide and thick greenery covering the mountainside along the curving roads going to Balatoc Mines will definitely boost a little bit of adrenalin to the passenger.
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Boom. The force of an exploding dynamite inside a dark and claustrophobic old gold mine isn't really what you wanted to experience during a tour. But there it was, its strong shockwave still reverberating through our whole being as we removed our hands from our ear and checked our limbs if they were still complete.
Our day started mundanely enough. From our suite at the Azalea Residences Baguio, we went down to the restaurant for the requisite buffet breakfast??"Baguio longganisa, check??"before boarding a van to the nearby town of Itogon, still in the province of Benguet.
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1. Exploring Balatoc Mines
We freshen up in less than an hours I've advised my friends that it will be warmer when we go to Balatoc Mines in Benguet. Most of us were in shorts.
From Baguio down to Benguet took 30 mins travel via taxi and it's a long and winding road. Taxi fare was Php500.00 and we split it evenly between the 5 of us. That's Php100.00 each,
Note to self: Ask the taxi to wait for us so that we don't have to wait for the next vacant jeepney to take us back to Baguio. We went to Balatoc Mines on a weekend and most of the locals are travelling also.
We arrived earlier i ...
How would it be like to be a miner for a day? Honestly, the thought never crossed my mind until we got into the gates of Balatoc Mines center in Itogon, Benguet. While I was able to catch the 7 dwarfs whistle while they work in the mines when I was young. It was not something I wish to grow up but still a very interesting occupation at that. I kept an open mind and a sense of adventure as we do the Balatoc Gold Mines Tour. Who knows, I may dig myself a nice chunk of gold.
We registered at their counter and while we waited for our guide, we checked out the museum. Photographs of the mine und ...