Three days hike through the rice terraces of Banaue, Pula, Cambulo, Batad, lubuong, Nungulunan and Bogyah. Located in Luzon, in the Ifugao mountains, these ingenious rice terraces are sometimes called the 8th world wonder and rightfully so! These magnificent rice terraces are beside listed as … [Read more...] about Three days hike through the rice terraces of Banaue, Pula, Cambulo, Batad, lubuong, Nungulunan and Bogyah.
For our first week of holiday in the Philippines, we went diving on a drastically different universe than Metro Manila. The Qi Palawan resort offered to see the Philippines through a window of color and relaxation. At Qi Palawan, we quickly dived in serenity. About 30km from El Nido on the … [Read more...] about Qi Palawan
West of Metro Manila and 14 km or one hour’s travel from the apartment, we find a place called Intramuros. The Spanish began building Intramuros in 1521 on a land strategically chosen between Manila Bay and the Pasig River. As the “noble an ever Loyal” capital of the Spanish empire, this walled city … [Read more...] about Intramuros
In London there is the red double decker bus, in New York the yellow taxi, in Peru the moto taxi, in India the little beetle-like auto-rickshaw, and in the same league in Manila we have the Jeepney. No jeepneys look the same. The bare frame of metal panels are able to accommodate any kind of … [Read more...] about The king of the road!
It may seem strange to begin to approach the history of Philippines by the visit of the Manila American cemetery, but there are obvious reasons for it: The American cemetery is just near home. It must be one of the biggest American Cemeteries I have visited. It seems bigger than the one in Normandy. … [Read more...] about Manila American Cemetery