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Tips for a trip to Nara, Okayama, and Himeji from a seasoned traveler.
Japan has long been a popular destination for Filipinos because of its beautfil temples, history, culture and food, among many other things. The country has also become less strict with its visa requirements to boost tourism. Tokyo is the common first choice ...
 
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Escape to these Batangas beach resorts, which are a drive away from Manila.
Batangas is a dependable destination for impromptu weekend getaways. Given all its beachy options, it's only natural that it's top-of-mind when you feel like dropping everything for some fun in the sand.Getting there takes about three hours on a good day. Here ...
 
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The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.
During our childhood years, we learned in school that Mayon Volcano was so destructive when it erupted in the 1800s that pyroclastic flow buried the nearby Cagsawa Church, leaving only part of its belfry as a testament to the volcano’s most powerful ...
 
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PAGASA gives an answer.
You might have seen pictures online of strange candle-shaped lights floating in the Sulu night sky, and like us, you likely have questions. No, unfortunately the strange shapes weren't aliens, but they are as interesting. The phenomenon was caused by ice crystals ...
 
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The three are the top most expensive cities to li ve in, according to a survey by Mercer.
Let's admit it, the first lure of working abroad is the salary. If you're flying out to a country that has a pretty strong currency, then chances are the money that you'll be sending back will afford much more when converted to pesos. And while ...
 
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With the 2020 Olympics just around the corner, there's never been a better time to visit Tokyo. But with a little imagination, your trip to the land of the rising sun can include breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Here's how.
Think of Japan and chances are you conjure the polite chaos of Tokyo, the teaming crossroads and back streets of Shibuya where the air is lightly steamed with the sighs of the sushi bars and the sky flickers with the neon of ...
 
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Time to green-light all those Taipei plans you put on hold!
On July 2, 2019, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines released a statement extending the visa-free treatment it has afforded Pinoy travelers who are visiting for either business or pleasure.“The visa-free privilege for the nationals of the Philippines will continue ...
 
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You don't have to endure the heat while touring the Quiapo area.
Walking tours in the Metro, especially in the historic city of Manila, aren't as scarce as they used to be. We now have biking trips on bamboo-made bicycles around Intramuros, a tour that's driven by solving puzzles and finding clues (like in Amazing ...
 
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It's the first of its kind in the Philippines!
Ever wanted a break from your hectic life? Picture this: You escape from the city, you go on an adventure, you lay down under the night sky and appreciate what the earth has to offer, unbothered and undisturbed. Plus, being cooped up in a nice ...
 
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China's magical landscapes are out-of-this-world amazing.
When potential travelers think of China as a destination, many consider the usual touristy places such as the Great Wall or the Forbidden Palace. These places are always crowded. What many people don't realize is that China also has some of the ...
 
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The "Last Island" of the Philippines is a dangerous and treacherous place that bears immense strategic, military, and political significance.
In the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the last island of the Philippines stands like a lonely sentinel protruding above rough seas. At a glance, Mavulis looks Jurassic. Century plants, which are prehistoric vegetation, abound in the rocky island while flocks of ...
 
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Mount Meru, a peak in the Himalayas, is the center of the universe in Hindu Cosmology.
The sound was silent yet eerie; a slow cracking vibration, followed by a deep bellow. Every step we made was with intent. “We must keep moving” whispered Ashik, our alpine guide. “Glaciers are not a place you want to be in for ...
 
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Unleash your inner hamster.
Eden Nature Park and Resort in Davao City is bringing the zip line game to a whole new level with their latest attraction: The Skywheel. The Skywheel is a balanced metal wheel suspended 60 feet above the ground. It is designed to transport people to a distance ...
 
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Now home to photoshoots and stag do's, the Exclusion Zone is looking a lot less abandoned these days.
There are nearly 20,000 posts on Instagram which include the hashtag #ExclusionZone. Some of these contain quotes from HBO's recent, and excellently reviewed, series Chernobyl, while others are photographs of books which detail the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.The vast majority, however, are photographs taken from the ...
 
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Who's automatically in or out when it comes to investing in citizenships?
The mere mention of a second passport sparks a number of questions, from how much it costs to how long it takes to get one. First things first: A potential applicant must know if he or she is eligible to apply for one. Knowing the ...
 
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GENIUS.
It's always frustrating to miss out on promo airfares. There’s a pang of jealousy you feel deep inside as soon as you find out that someone you know is flying to your favorite destination—and that it was only booked for one-fourth of the price you ...
 
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Indulge in a spa trip and recharge miles away from your usual metro haunts.
Setting a spa appointment should come with its own intentions, similar to the way one would plan a trip around the purpose of business, pleasure, or visiting family.Some spa trips are premeditated as a getaway from the toxicity of everyday life, while others ...
 
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They're all Instagram-worthy!
In recent years, staying in hostels have become a more popular choice among travelers—and it's easy to see why. Don't get us wrong, we love luxurious hotels with breakfast buffets and spa services as much as the next guy looking for a nice weekend getaway. ...
 
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Now it's going to be easier to pay the land of Hallyu a visit.
South Korea is relaxing visa requirements for Filipino visitors.According to South Korean ambassador Han Dong Man, the nation is simplifying its process of visa applications to encourage more Filipinos to visit South Korea. He added that visa applications can now be coursed through ...
 
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Fifty years since the world's only supersonic airliner took to the skies, 16 years after it was grounded for good, can Boom Technology founder Blake Scholl follow in Concorde's trail and ultimately maneuver past it?
Blake Scholl was at Seattle Airport waiting for his girlfriend to arrive when he found himself wondering whatever happened to supersonic flight. Her plane in was epically late and Scholl had time on his hands. Surely someone somewhere was working on this? After ...