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Photo of the Day: Hanging Cool

There’s something serene or romantic about sitting at the edge of a pier or pond, hanging and moving the feet through the air; a bonus that the toes would gently touch the water. It’s probably difficult to explain why, and we invite you to hit us with your best explanation through the comment section below, but we don’t have to belabor that point. It’s serene. Or romantic. And it’s cool. Now, imagine how cool it would be to do the same thing on top of the clouds and pine trees in Benguet. Can’t picture it out? Here, look at this photo of Burft Marko Sunguad (@burft), a dreamer from Manila who happens to be a photographer, videographer and layout artist. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Hanging Cool

Photo of the Day: Serene Anawangin

There is little doubt that Anawangin Cove, found in the province of Zambales, is gorgeous. It has the green pine trees against the golden brown hills, with the smooth black beach pounded by strong waves. When we went to this enchanted cove, we only had less than an afternoon.  We didn’t stay the whole day or the whole evening, which left us with a sinking feeling (no pun intended to the purported rip current of Anawangin) that there are countless beautiful photographs we missed. Scenes like this one, preserved in an amazing photo by byaherangmanilenya. Verily, Anawangin Cove is not simply a beach. It’s not simply a camping or picnic ground. It’s  a fertile ground for photo enthusiasts like byaherangmanilenya and her significant other. Here’s the photo of serene Anawangin Cove (click to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Serene Anawangin

Photo of the Day: Long-Legged Philippines

We know that Dahilayan is lovelier because of its pine trees that can,  in the not too distant future, rival Baguio (making the zipline experience more magical).  While we know that the giraffes in the Philippines are found in the Calauit safari in Palawan, we didn’t know that there are replicas of these long-legged creatures in Dahilayan. It’s really a very lovely place (you guys should include it in your travel bucket list). So what happens when a traveler — like cozitsmeshiera, with her lovely photo featured here — decides to challenge the slender pine trees and the long-legged giraffes to a fun, uhm, stand-off? Here, check her cool photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Long-Legged Philippines

The Fight of the Baguio Pine Trees

In the second part of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers), an Ent (a race of people that resembles trees), spoke thus: “Hoom, hum, I have not troubled about the Great Wars . . . they mostly concern Elves and Men. That is the business of Wizards: Wizards are always troubled about the future. I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me: nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.” Continue reading The Fight of the Baguio Pine Trees

Hideaway at the South Drive Manor

Summer or Christmas, for business or pleasure, during peak or off-peak seasons, tourists flock to Baguio City. Different accommodations await different folks. For those who seek a mid-range place that lies serenely amidst pine trees, in the quiet borders of Camp John Hay, there’s the South Drive Manor. Continue reading Hideaway at the South Drive Manor

Poll: Saving the Pine Trees of Baguio City

The “Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje granted permission to SM Baguio to cut 172 trees in the mall’s property facing Governor Pack Road, paving the way for the mall’s expansion which will include a centralized parking and bus terminal in the area,” SunStar reports. Continue reading Poll: Saving the Pine Trees of Baguio City