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Top 10 Philippine Destinations for the Heartbroken this Valentines

Valentines is around the corner. While studies have shown that the worst time, the most depressing period, for the heartbroken segment of our society is actually Christmas (ever wondered why “Pasko na Sinta Ko” is popular during Christmas?), we don’t really get to talk much about sad things during the season of joy. But heartbreaks and breakups are fair topics during Valentines. So, if you’re going through a rough patch this Valentines, if you’re heartbroken, or if you’ve long been single without much luck in the love department, here are the best places to go in the Philippines or things to do in the Philippines in order to heal that broken heart, all courtesy, of course, of our VisitPinas community (in instagram and facebook; we don’t imply that the folks featured here are heartbroken, they just have some cool photos). Continue reading Top 10 Philippine Destinations for the Heartbroken this Valentines

Photo of the Day: View from Fortune Island (Nasugbu, Batangas)

How life affects us sometimes depends on which side we look at. Take, for instance, the Fortune Island. We already featured this sleepy island off the coast of Nasugbu, Batangas, with its architectural stamp that resembles Greece. We can choose to admire the abandoned stone structures or we can talk about why it was abandoned. On the other hand, we can choose to look around and marvel at how nature can be so beautiful. Just like how Neon Ibanez saw it (follow his Instagram acount, @neonbytesxx; a traveler, backpacker, wanderer, explorer). No words needed, really. Just look. And admire how beautiful the Philippines is. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: View from Fortune Island (Nasugbu, Batangas)

Photo of the Day: Greece in the Philippines

We have a traditional idea on how the architecture on Philippine beaches and white islands should look like — nothing. We’ve said before that the government may decide to demolish all man-made structures in, for instance, Boracay and we won’t care. What we love, in the first place, is the beach: the fine white sand and the clear waters. Now, imagine how surprising it is to see a different country on a Philippine island? Go a few kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu, Batangas and you’ll find ancient Greece in Fortune Island. The Acropolis is actually now in ruins but we still have to find out if development has continued. Still, the place has a different attraction. Here’s a sampler courtesy of the lovely Hazel Pascual (_iamstorm), a Pinay who loves food, fashion, travel and, well, practically everything. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Greece in the Philippines