Still Life: Philippine Travel Stories

“Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” One of our favorite lines in Desiderata. Not much introduction of this post, and not much description of these VisitPinas-tagged photos, just look and be still.

Escala Tagaytay, by Mon Bata (check his Instagram account, @monbata, for more photos).

Sorsogon, by Geyl (check her Instagram account, @geyligeyl, for more photos). “The absence of tragedy makes room for the growth of happiness,” she quotes.

Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City, by Ian George (Lakaw ni Ian) (check his Instagram account, @ian_george, for more photos), below:

Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa, Siargao Island, by Aaron Ray (check his Instagram account, @aaronraysales, for more photos). Here:

Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, by Arvel Panaligan (check his Instagram account, @arvelpanaligan, for more photos). Here:

Tinipak River in Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal, by Alab Adviento (check his Instagram account, @alab.gets.lost, for more photos). We’ll share the beautiful caption that goes with this awesome shot:

“Tinipak River is one of the easiest beautiful nature destinations to visit if you are living around Metro Manila. 1 and a half hours of navigating through asphalt twisties and another half hour of dirt road and you’re within a short walking distance from this area. Distinct with its intricate carved limestone geological formations and year-long gushing blue-green waters, the river can be seen and heard from high up the mountains.”

Mount Pinatubo crater, photo courtesy of (check his Instagram account,, for more photos). We love the caption of this photo: “A beauty forged by disaster. All the agony and pains fades all that remains is beauty and happiness. Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake.”

[Tag us with your photos in Instagram, with the same theme, and we’ll add when we revise this post.]

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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