Articles in the category Travel (516)

My first visit was in the late ‘80s, when this secret paradise was just beginning to enjoy prominence. This beautiful island in the Pacific started to gain worldwide attention when a German named Jens Peter wrote about Boracay as “Paradise on Earth” in the late ‘70s. At the time there were still very few tourists, and electric power was scarce and unreliable.
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Published on 01/08/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Travel
Tags: Boracay, Paradise, Tourist
Was it the Nancy Drew book about the lighthouse mystery that got me imagining since I was a teenager? That tall shape of a beacon at sea enlarged my illusion when, years later, I met a couple living in one on the coast of Andalucia. The lighthouse became an ideal dream for a place of solitude, a place to live and write with the sea for a muse.
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Published on 02/05/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Travel
Tags: Capul, Lighthouse, Visayas
It’s Holy Week, and Filipinos have started to trek to popular local vacation destinations and resorts to get some relief from temperatures that have been registering in the mid- to high 90’s on the Fahrenheit scale. So what could be more exciting than to travel to the Summer Capital of the Philippines where the week’s weather forecast averages in the mid 60’s?
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Published on 18/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Baguio City, Holy Week, Summer
Say “beautiful beach,” and chances are people will think Boracay. The way the vastly popular island hogs all tourism articles, ads and promotions, one would think it was the only game in town. It is, if you’re looking for an island party place. But if you’re after indulging your senses and clearing your mind and just having a good old-fashioned nature trip, there are hundreds of other options. Maybe more. We have more than seven thousand islands after all.
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Published on 18/04/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Beach, Island
Despite the environmental woes that prompted its six-month closure, Boracay was recently listed among Asia's top 25 beaches rankings of an American travel website.
TripAdvisor ranked Boracay's White Beach ninth among 25 others for the four-kilometre main beach's 'calm, warm waters, gently sloping sand, very relaxing (environment)… possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia.
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Published on 04/03/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Leisure, Travel
Tags: beaches, Boracay
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Toll­ways Corp. will open this month the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) Harbor Link Segment 10. The elevated highway runs from the NLEX in Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, to a new interchange at C3 Road in Caloocan City.
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Published on 25/02/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: News and Events, Travel
Tags: EDSA, Manila, Metro, Traffic, vehicles
The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, two of which have repeatedly been dubbed the “Best Island in the World”. It’s no secret that it’s a country with a surplus of naturally rich and culturally diverse islands. But out of the thousands, which exactly are the ones that shouldn’t be missed?
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Published on 21/08/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Travel
Tags: Boracay, Camarines, Camiguin, marine, Natural, Palawan, Pamalican