Zhengzhou: Gateway to the Best of China’s Henan Province

Monday, July 18, 2016
Yuntaishan Scenic Area

At the southern bank of East Central China side of the Yellow River is Zhengzhou, the current capital city, and the economic, technological and educational hub of Henan province. It is one of China’s Eight Great Ancient Capitals along with Luoyang, Anyang and Kaifeng, all…

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Mararison Island: A Gem of Culasi, Antique

Friday, July 8, 2016
Mararison Island

Based on local folklore, the islands of Mararison along with Maniguin and Batbatan are siblings separated from their parents – Mount Madjaas and Mount Kanlaon – by their envious neighbor Mount Baloy. Seen from above, the three islands seem to be reaching out to their grieving mother,…

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Chasing Waterfalls in Pagbilao: Iringan Falls, Malicboy Falls, Bahay-Pagi Falls and Katapang Falls

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Malicboy Falls

Where the mountains meet the sea is very true for the town of Pagbilao in Quezon Province, just at the east of the provincial capital Lucena. Sandwiched by Pagbilao Bay to the south and Sierra Madre Mountain Range to the north, Pagbilao sits at the…

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Chasing Waterfalls in Real, Quezon: Cawayan Falls, Balagbag Falls and Noknok Falls

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Balagbag Falls

Four hours of land travel from Manila will take you to Real, a coastal town of Quezon Province fronting Pacific Ocean. Like Siniloan in Laguna, it is also nested at the foot Sierra Madre, the longest mountain range in the Philippines. So it isn’t surprising…

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Farola Series: Faro del Cabo Melville (Cape Melville Lighthouse)

Monday, April 18, 2016
Melville Lighthouse

In the farthest tip of the island of Balabac, the southernmost town of Palawan with the same name, is an aging yet beautiful lighthouse that has served its purpose and survived the time for more than a century – Faro del Cabo Melville (Cape Melville…

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Cobra Falls: Ozamiz City’s Best Kept Secret

Friday, March 11, 2016

Ozamiz City, the provincial capital of the Province of Misamis Occidental in Northern Mindanao, is not your usual tourist destination. It is generally laid back and quiet, and the usual tourist attraction is the old Spanish Fortress – Fuerte de la Concepcion y del Triunfo…

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