>If you see a coffin, don’t point

>We went to the Masferre Inn for more “Torta Talong” for breakfast before setting out on our hike to the Lumiang Burial Caves. I read aloud from my guide book. “Don’t point at any of the coffins or skeletons,” it said, “it’s considered the worst kind of bad luck.”

Sherwin had the “Filipino Breakfast” including some Native Sausage…

The view from the window there, you can see the town church.

We set out down the road and saw some rice drying in the sun.

It reminded me of a zen puzzle garden.

On the road if you know where to look you can see some hanging coffins on the cliff face. “Look, there they are!” I excitedly pointed. Damn.

We take the path down to the cave.

I am suddenly glad for my new hiking sandals, bought last minute at a half price sale in Quebec City.

It was an easy little walk to the cave enterance.

It sure was spooky inside. Wooden coffins everywhere, even in the cracks in the ceiling. Some of these are up to 500 years old and were left there by the native people of the area. There used to be more coffins but they were destroyed by an earthquake in the 90’s, falling from the roof and scattering bones around the floor.

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3 Responses to >If you see a coffin, don’t point

  1. Goofball says:

    >oh my gosh talk about spooky! especially those hanging from the rocks are special.Is there any story behind this habit of storing cofins in caves and on rocks?

  2. Betsy says:

    >This is all so cool, Stacey! What an incredible trip! I would love to be able to do something like this!!!!!

  3. MJ Ces says:

    >That picture with a skull peeping sure is creepy.

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