No surprise that there’s an endless flow of Instagram photos tagged #VisitPinas. The Philippines is home to some of the world’s best beaches. The well-known beaches, identified by name in travel magazines and websites, constitute only a small portion of the thousands of beautiful combination of sand, sea and sun in this tropical paradise, also called the Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines. We’ve seen thousands of these photos. The recent crop of #VisitPinas photos reveal the following angles or shots for beach photos. [Click the photos to enlarge.] Continue reading Top 10 Types of Beach Photos at #VisitPinas
The Miss Universe candidates are currently in Boracay. We’re sure they’ll gush over the natural beauty of the Philippines, although they, or any visitor of this lovely country, should realize that there’s more to see of the Philippines. We have the most beautiful beaches in the whole world, including, of course, Palawan. Here’s one of Palawan’s beaches, courtesy of the Traveling Farmer. Yes, he is an agriculturist and, lucky for us, a self-proclaimed photographer (check his Instagram acount, @traveling_farmer, for more awesome photos). This is Las Cabanas Beach Resort in El Nido, Palawan. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Las Cabanas Beach Resort (El Nido, Palawan): Photo of the Day
We’ve pondered long and hard whether to post this photo. For one, we’ve featured Allan Pineda in a previous post, and people might begin to think we’re playing favorites (check his Instagram acount, @allan_lira, for more wonderful photos). But the talent to be at the right place at the right moment, and the talent to stand at the proper vantage point to capture an awesome photo as a priceless remembrance, cannot be denied. So we’re featuring him again, with this awesome photo at Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang (El Nido, Palawan) that hooked us, making it impossible for us, or anyone for that matter, not to share it with the world. It took around 4 seconds for us to figure out the photo’s proper orientation, and, after doing some flipping, it took more than 60 seconds for us to wipe off the smiles off our faces. We won’t be surprised that this kind of view is one of the million reasons why Philippine wanderers, both foreigners and Filipinos alike, fall in love with this beautiful country. We won’t get tired of saying, go ahead visit the Philippines, took some wonderful photos, then tell the world what’s beautiful about Pinas. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Reflections at Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang (El Nido, Palawan): Photo of the Day
We’ve been terribly inactive before and during the holidays, not so much because we’re gorged with the usual Christmas delicacies, but because there’s just so much things to do and people to visit over the look vacation. After all, Christmas in the Philippines is also about the family. So, 20 pounds later, as we start the new year, we’re at a loss where to start with our featured photos. The news items we’ve seen so far don’t inspire a jolly disposition, and it feels like 2017 is shaping up to be another daunting year. Nevertheless, as we browsed throught the Instagram photos tagged #visitpinas, we noticed this photo by Allan Pineda (check his Instagram acount, @allan_lira, for more photos), facing the angry waves in Twin Beach, Nacpan-Calitang, El Nido, Palawan. This photo captures the preferred disposition as we start the year — the happy fortitude and contagious resilience in facing whatever life throws our way. Join us as we embark on another year exploring the Philippines, and, of course, telling the world how beautiful it truly is. Have fun! Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Face Off at Twin Beach, El Nido, Palawan: Photo of the Day
The reason why people travel is as diverse as their individual personalities. Some travel for business, some for pleasure, still some a combination of both. Some travel together with family or his/her significant other. On the other hand, there are those who travel to forget a special someone, a way to wash away the pain with each caress of the wave on the white beaches of El Nido in Palawan. Now, if you’re one of those, traveling with a scarred heart, you may encounter some reminders in El Nido, taken good or bad depending on your level of humor. There’s this signage of Sun Bar, tucked on some coconut somewhere in El Nido, which says, “”We serve cold drinks here as cold as your ex.” Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan wag magalit. Have fun forgetting! Photo courtesy of Gianelli (check her Instragram acount, @ille.gian, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge.
The natural beauty of the Philippines makes us giddy, every time — a feeling, we’re sure, is shared by other wanderers. The thought of hogging the richness of the scene all to ourselves never entered our restless brains; more of “we wish our photos can do justice to the view so others can also see how amazing the Philippines is.” This, in the first place, is the reason for the creation and existence of this blog. This is also the reason why we’ve decided to have Photos of the Day, simply because each traveler has a unique view of the country’s beauty, like this awesome shot by charlynfaith (check her Instagram account, @peytfull, for more beautiful photos). We can only imagine the utter fun of enjoying both worlds above ground and underwater, in El Nido, Palawan. Amazing. Beautifully amazing. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Best of Both Worlds at El Nido, Palawan: Photo of the Day
The Philippines has tons of beautiful places to go and gorgeous sights to see, all naturally colorful, that it blurs the distinction between edited and unedited photo. Look at this photo, for instance, courtesy of Ei/lys/uh Kyle Corpuz (an explorer and food lover, check her Instagram account, @ek_corpuz). It’s a nice groufie somewhere in El Nido, Palawan. We can all agree that this shot has gone through the normal photo processing; we believe almost all digital cameras/phones nowadays automatically processes the shots. The problem with a lot of Philippine shots, however, is not that the shots are normally processed — the real problem is that the photos don’t capture the real crispness of the colors in real life. You’ll realize this if you go to Palawan or Sagada, or practically in every picture-perfect corner of the Philippines. And the real beauty is watching the Philippines at a different angle, like this photo. It gives a fresh perspective to a wonderful country that we Filipinos see on a daily basis and, as a result, almost always take for granted. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Picture-Perfect Palawan (El Nido)
You’ve probably heard about the “little” news that the gorgeous beach paradise of Palawan has been cited as the BEST in the whole WORLD by a travel magazine. You probably have been there yourself and can personally vouch how lovely this tropical paradise is. We’ve been to certain areas of Palawan but we truly believe that we can’t see all of it in one lifetime. We’ve stumbled on two fellow wanderers who took home beautiful souvenirs of El Nido. Here’s the more interesting part — we think (of course, we could be wrong, so please feel free to confirm our mistake or confirm if we’re correct) that these photos were taken in the same spot, the reason why, for the second time since we’ve been doing the #PhotoOfTheDay, this space is shared by two individuals (click photo to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Cliffhanger in El Nido