A coconut tree is also called the Tree of Life because of the variety of its use, itemized in a song, Da Coconut Nut. So, yes, “there are so many uses of the coconut tree, you can build a bigger house for the family,” just some of the uses. If you visit the Philippines, you’ll find that coconut trees are everywhere, as abundant as the smiles and hospitality of Filipinos. Let’s explore some of the travel uses of a coconut tree, plucked from Instagram photos of the community, with our tag or with #visitpinas. Continue reading The Creative Uses of a Coconut Tree: Philippines Travel Photos
People like things naked. We don’t why. There’s the naked truth and the Naked Chef. The Philippines, of course, has the Naked Island. Now, let’s be clear about something — the title has nothing to do with the lady who took the photo, (Rhodie M.D.; check her instagram account, @loneadventureseeker), who says she’s a lone traveler 90% of the time (but for how long? *wink*). It’s just that we enjoy entertaining the idea of getting stuck in a white-sand island. We’d like all the tourist amenities to go with that, of course, except that the white island paradise in our mind is bereft of luxury trappings, nay, even the bare minimum of amenities for tourists. That’s why its called the Naked Island in the province of Surigao del Sur. It’s just you, the sea, the sun, and the sand (and, uhm, a bunch of coconut trees?) Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Marooned in a Naked Island (Britania Group of Islands, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur)
It’s not unusual to have a theme song for every important moment or emotion in our lives. Love songs, for instance, immortalize our great loves and the not-so-great breakups. When it comes to travel, specifically in and around the Philippines, there are certain kinds of songs that capture the energy and beauty of the Philippines. While our new favorite is the It’s More Fun in the Philippines campaign, one of the first Philippine travel songs that we fell in love with is this Biyahe Tayo jingle. It still fills us up with sunny happiness even during the rainy season. Please share it with the world. Watch it, here: Continue reading Fall in Love with Philippine Travel: Halika, Biyahe Tayo!
We first saw this video when it was presented by Philippine Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. during an event. It’s one awesome video, we thought, and we simply have to share it with everyone. So we looked high and low but we didn’t find it. That was months ago. As luck would have it, and as the usual case when we stop looking, we stumbled on this video today. Please share this beautiful video (and while you’re at it, tell the world about the beauty of Pinas!). Mabuhay! Watch this: Continue reading You can Call us The Philippines: Watch this Awesome Video
The concept of a controlled danger, an artifice giving all the sensory perception of a real danger yet totally controlled to a certain extent, makes us enjoy roller coasters and other contraptions that seem to get more insane as we age. At the hanging bridge in Bohol, there is no such control. Continue reading Hanging out at the Hanging Bridge in Bohol