3rd Igorot Cordillera BIMAAK Europe (ICBE) Consultation
5-8 May 2005
by Judith Balanyao
ICBE..such event is really inviting, not merely because of having the chance to visit a new place but especially because of having the opportunity to once again meet up with our “kailians,” to hand-and-hand enliven the culture we thought we could only find at home. Another exciting thing about it is the idea of meeting some strangers whom we actually share the same thoughts, beliefs, conduct, dialect etc....which means that there will be no space of any sort of shyness or awkwardness....and that's exactly how i find the 3rd ICBE consultation.
And a big Thank You to BIBAK-Switzerland group who really welcomed us with their open arms. They really made our stay as comfortable as we less expected. I'm pretty sure that their preparation for the whole occasion had taken a lot of their time, effort, patience, etc...as evidenced by the success of it...WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!!
I'm also grateful for the tour which brought us around Aeschi, a place any one would wish to visit. Not to forget...always listen to your tour guide just in case a surprise quiz is waiting for you at the end of the day....that is if you want to win a prize...thanks for the swiss knife.
Lastly, the memorable visit to the alps especially to Gornergrat is incomparable. It’s just so amazing and fabulous that i promised myself to visit again sometime. It's really worth staying another extra day(s). Thanks also for the lovely little chalet where we stayed in Grimmialp...it's small but was able to accommodate at least 10 people...how was that possible???? ask the Igorots.