There are times when people want to be alone, as we noted in a previous post (Still Life: Philippine Travel Stories), and just commune with nature. We’re sure some of the featured VisitPinas-tagged photos would easily qualify under this topic, but let’s start fresh. We’re also sure that there are more than 10 places in the Philippines where travelers can commune with nature, and reflect or recharge for the challenges ahead. Continue reading Top 10 Places to Commune with Nature in the Philippines: Travel Stories
It’s amazing how food nowadays is enjoyed in two different levels — in the stomach and in social media. Admit it, you take a photo of your food before diving in. We also do that (in our defense, how can we post those lovely photos if we don’t snap a shot before the first bite?). Food can be an experience by itself or it can be a part of a bigger experience. Here are some of the photos we found, most tagged with #visitpinas in Instagram, of how food is enjoyed, with a view, on some random day in the Philippines. Continue reading Dining with a View in the Philippines: Photos of the Day
Not all things are created equal. The equality in nature lies in the exposure to the same elements. What one makes of it, how one deals with it, enhances the inequity. Take sunsets, for instance. We all experience sunsets. But not all sunsets are created equal. The sunset of Boracay, or along Manila Bay or the golden sunset of Batangas is different from your sunset. The sunset of Banaue is equally different. On top of the mountains, overlooking the clouds, chilled by cold breeze, and closer to heaven, this Banaue sunset stands on a different plane, literally and figuratively. I mean, c’mon, look at those rich colors. Rich but muted. It’s like Pia Wurtzbach wearing plain white shirt and jeans — you see something universally beautiful, earthly beautiful rather, but you know there’s something more. Perhaps we can ask the one who took the photo, the lovely JM Diaz (visit and follow her instagram account, @jayeeemm), how this sunset is different. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: How’s your Sunset?
Of all the amazing photos (and when we say a lot of amazing photos, we mean a LOT) of this lovely wanderer, Mitch de Juan (mitchibelss), this one of a majestic waterfalls caught our attention. The photo reveals a waterfalls in Batad, Ifugao province at the background, with Mitch in front, a raised arm and an accusing finger directed towards the waterfalls, as if saying, ____________. Yup, that’s a big blank. That’s exactly why the awesome photo (click to enlarge) pricked our attention. It’s the ultimate pop quiz material — what did the lady-wanderer say to the waterfalls? If you ask us, we’d go with our favorite: “Hey, you little drip! Wanna try my kung fu?” But that’s just us. Hit us with what you think Mitch said. Check her cool photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Waterfalls Challenge
We don’t know Brian Grubb and it’s the first time we’ve heard of wakeskating. Sure, we’ve heard of wakeboarding in Lago de Oro and CamSur, but wakeskating? How about wakeskating in Banaue Rice Terraces? It’s cool that the Banaue Rice Terraces, a world heritage site, is being showcased in a different light. But as to the emerging debate whether the Red Bull stunt is environmentally destructive or disrespectful to the local culture, we have to hear your thoughts on that (use comment section below), but first, watch this video: Continue reading Wakeskating at Banaue Rice Terraces, Eight Wonder of the World