Capturing Philippines' Beauty8:00 AM
There's no question that the Philippines is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. According to the latest survey, three islands---Palawan, Cebu and Boracay--- are among the top 5 most beautiful islands in the world. So, if you disagree, go check the numbers. 😉
I have personally explored a few places in the Philippines and captured its beauty on my phone. There is no doubt. It is indeed captivating.
Truly, it is more fun here.
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What is worth capturing in the Philippines?
The scenerySee the pristine beaches, white sand, rich marine life. Climb the wondrous peaks, be surrounded by the sea of clouds, explore the caves. Travel down memory lane with historical buildings. There is just endless options with what you can see in the Philippines. Here are a few of my travels captured from my phone.
Isla de Gigantes
Balay Negrense in Silay - Paris of Negros
The peopleFilipinos are world-class when it comes to talents and skills. But more than that, we are known for our hospitality and resilience. We treat our guests like royalty and make sure their trip will be something worth remembering. We remain strong even in the face of tragedies.
photo credit: CNN
Celebrating love amidst the storm and flood.
(photo: Boy Wander)
And we are confidently beautiful with a heart.
(photo: Google images)
FestivalsFilipinos are revellers in general. We love to have fun albeit in a loud way. Thus, there are fiestas anywhere. Every province in every region celebrates a certain festival that depicts history, reflects the culture and celebrates oneness. As expected, it's always vibrant, fun, and it could get crazy sometimes. Here are a few famous festivals enjoyed by locals and foreigners alike:
A parade of flowers at Baguio's Panagbenga Festival
Yes, the floats are made of fresh flowers.
A thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest at Kadayawan Festival in Davao
(photo: Equator Asia)
A thanksgiving dedicated to Sr. Santo Niño at Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo
A festival of smiles to remind everyone of the time the people of Bacolod
chose to smile in the face of economic crisis at the Maskara festival.
(photo: Islands of the Philippines)
The foodYour trip to the Philippines, that is, capturing Philippines' beauty will not be complete if you don't try Filipino foods. Adobo, sinigang, sisig, tinolang manok, kare-kare, halo-halo are only a few of the many traditional Filipino dishes that will capture your heart and make you ask for more.
Favorite destination to captureThe next place I want to capture the beauty of in the Philippines is somewhere I haven't gone to yet, but dying to see---Palawan. It's been consistently on the top most beautiful islands in the world. It's kind of crazy to say that Palawan is my favorite destination because I haven't been there yet. I don't need to be there to know that Palawan is worth capturing.
Palawan, I knew I loved you before I met you.
If this snap of Palawan can't convince you to visit, I don't know what could.
(photo: Palawan Island Philippines)
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