Milford Sound

Milford Sound Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand A long and winding scenic road with alpine view of the northern Fiordland National Park of New Zealand’s South Island will lead you to this country’s famed and most iconic attraction – the Milford Sound. Milford Sound or Piopiotahi in Māori language is 16-kilometer long fjord located in the northern part of Fiordland National Park. It is a long narrow inlet surrounded by sheer rock faces rising at 1,200 meters or more on either side. Its most famous peak is Mitre…Continue Reading “Snapshot: The Fascinating Milford Sound of New Zealand”

Queenstown

Queenstown New Zealand Set in the backdrop the dramatic Southern Alps and on the shores of the panoramic Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand’s Otago Region is Queenstown, dubbed as South Island’s premier four season lake and alpine resort, the Adventure Capital of the World! Definitely one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Queenstown’s awe-inspiring scenery and vibrant energy make it a favorite destination for nature and adventure lovers. Go skiing or snowboarding in Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables; hiking or tramping in Queenstown Hill, Ben Lomond, Jack’s Point, Mt Alfred…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Queenstown, New Zealand’s Adventure Town”

Prambanan

Candi Prambanan / Candi Rara Jonggrang Yogyakarta, Indonesia According to Lonely Planet, Yogyakarta is the soul of Java while Jakarta is its financial and industrial powerhouse. It is the center of the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage. I couldn’t agree more! Along with Solo, Yogyakarta is the cradle of civilization of Java, the seat of religion and power that produced Borobudur and Prambanan, both world’s largest temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Borobodur is for Buddhists, Prambanan is for Hindus. Based on UNSECO’s official account, Candi…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Candi Prambanan of Yogyakarta”

Pulau Ubin

Quarry Lake, Pulau Ubin Singapore Singapore, a bustling metropolis, a melting pot of diverse cultures and races, a dense city home to 5.5 million inhabitants. Vibrant and modern, busy and cosmopolitan. We all picture Singapore as an urban metropolis filled with stylish skyscrapers but unknown to many, the city state has an other side… a contrasting side. Northeast of the city is Pulau Ubin or simply Ubin Island, once a granite quarrying island, is considered as one of the few remaining rural villages if Singapore. A day of strolling and biking in the…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Pulau Ubin, Singapore’s Secret Corner”

Badian

Kawasan Falls Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu When I first saw Kawasan Falls in pictures, I thought it was too good to be true. Its perfectly turquoise water is quite unbelievable. Must be the power of Photoshop, so I thought. But when I finally got to see it in 2010, I was so astonished that it was in fact real! Situated in Barangay Matutinao in Badian, Cebu, Kawasan Falls is a multi-layered waterfalls famous for its turquoise-colored deep natural pools. The cold and clear water flows through layers of…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Reacquainted with Kawasan Falls”

Osmeña Peak Mantalungon Range Mantalungon, Dalaguete, Cebu At 1,013 meters above sea level, Osmeña Peak is known to be the roof of Cebu, the highest point in the province. Located in Barangay Mantalungon of the town of Dalaguete, Osmeña Peak is the highest in the group of hills that form the Mantalungon Range. Collectively, the place is called Osmeña Peak although it is officially only for the tallest one while the others are yet to be christened. Osmeña Peak offers a panoramic view of the…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Hail to the Peak of Cebu”