Not all countries are as bestowed with rich natural resources, meticulously developed man-made wonders, and inherently good and beautiful people as the Philippines undoubtedly is. Some of these treasures are hidden in the remotest of towns waiting to be found, while some are out in the open – proud in all their glory and majesty.
Come, join me in this exciting, visually-satiating and (if I may say so myself) informative journey of discovering and exploring all the exquisite gems of the country. I assure you that when we’re done, you’ll never be prouder that Philippines is your home. 🙂
THE BEAUTY OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES IS SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!
The softly rolling hills that could soothe anyone’s weary soul
The serenity and rustic charm of the countryside
The pristine, powdery white-sand beaches
The magnificent and towering limestone cliffs
The exotic marine life and coral reefs
The gigantic, strong waves that surfers simply can’t get enough of
The grandiose and romantic lakes
The picture-perfect lagoons
The deafening downpour of the refreshing water from the falls
The stunning crater lakes (Who would have thought that a devastating volcanic eruption can create something this beautiful?)
The shimmering waters of the seas and oceans (with colors that can easily change from turquoise to sapphire to emerald to deep blue-green, depending on the glint of the sun)
The lush mangrove forests and freshwater marshes
The stunning vista of sunrises
The brilliant hues of the sunsets
The rain forests that are rich in rare flora and fauna
The unique conical karst hills
The magnificent sea of clouds that is every mountaineer’s dream destination
The quiet, secluded coves
The relaxing cascade of water from the hot and cold springs
The mystical and elaborate limestone caves with all its elegant stalagmites and stalactites
The enchanting rivers with their slow-moving shimmering freshwater
The colossal, potentially-dangerous volcanoes that stand tall in their splendor
The unique beaches lining the coast
The exotic islands dotting the archipelago
The dramatic landscape of the vast sand dunes
The breathtakingly panoramic sandbars
The highest peaks to conquer
The winding underground river with its many chambers
THE MAN-MADE WONDERS ARE EQUALLY SPECTACULAR!
The awe-inspiring rice terraces
The quaint villages
The ruins with all their history and mystery
The historical forts, shrines and other landmarks
The old houses that take us down memory lane
The hanging coffins as part of a dying tradition
The imposing cathedrals, Baroque churches and Gothic basilica
The monstrous shopping malls
The impressive skyscrapers
The fancy hotels and luxurious resorts
OUR RICH CULTURAL, HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS HERITAGE HAS BEEN WELL-PRESERVED!
THE SUMPTUOUS FILIPINO CUISINE THAT IS NOW MAKING WAVES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET!
AND, OF COURSE, THE WARM HOSPITALITY THAT FILIPINOS ARE KNOWN FOR ALL OVER THE WORLD!
INDEED, PHILIPPINES IS A GLORIOUS HAVEN FOR ANY TRAVELER!