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21 Nov Posted by in Outdoors, Philippines | 1 comment

The town of Loboc, in Bohol Philippines and their Loboc River Cruise

The town of Loboc, in Bohol Philippines and their Loboc River Cruise

The winding Loboc-Loay River brings a delightful encounter with local culture, beautiful scenery and delicious food. The Loboc River Cruise is one the most popular tourist destinations in Bohol. Visitors who want to feel the magic of the area firsthand would have to undergo the ride upriver. There are available small motorized bancas but those ...

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18 Nov Posted by in Featured, Malaysia | 1 comment

Sabah, Malaysia – The Land below the Wind

Sabah, Malaysia – The Land below the Wind

Situated in the northern portion of Borneo Island, Sabah is bordered by the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia in the south and Sarawak in the southwest. Despite its status as a Malaysian state, Sabah remains a disputed territory as the Philippines has a dormant claim over much of the eastern part of the territory. It ...

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11 Nov Posted by in Philippines, Southeast Asia | Comments

Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines

Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Philippines

Made up of 1,776 conical mounds scattered over the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan, the almost uniform sizes and shape of the Chocolate Hills led some people to believe that they are not natural formations but man-made. One of the former World’s Eight Wonders, there are many legends attached to its origin. Experts believe ...

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12 Sep Posted by in Featured, Philippines, Southeast Asia | Comments

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Long before the Spanish and American colonial era, Iloilo flourished as an important trading post dealing with Chinese and Indian merchants as evidenced by an impressive museum collection which includes Stone Age native pottery, fossils, jewelry, burial sites, and trade pottery from China, Annam and Siam. The name Iloilo is derived from the local word ...

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18 Aug Posted by in Indonesia, Southeast Asia | Comments

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Central Java and the Yogyakarta Special Region: found at the heart of Java Island, surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges and the coastline facing Java Sea and the Indian Ocean.

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