Nagsasa and Anawangin Coves are among the top Philippine tourist attractions in Central Luzon. They are relatively close to cities like Manila, Olongapo and San Fernando and in recent years have become favorites of Philippine beach goers, campers and mountaineers.
An Aeta father and his son taught us the basics of cooking rice at the campsite. A tedious, time-consuming process that requires persistent fanning to keep the coal heated. As I worked on this task, I thought of my old, reliable rice cooker back home and a nice, warm bowl of rice it cooks up in 15 minutes. On charcoal cooking rice felt like eternity. Eventually it boiled.