Going on a journey is an educational experience. When you travel, you get to learn new things, appreciate new ways of thinking and you discover more about yourself as you discover what’s beyond your comfort zone.
On April 15, 2019, millions of people around the world watched in helpless horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed with flames. It was undergoing a restoration work when the fire broke out. Although the Cathedral was not totally destroyed, its wooden roof was totally burned together with much of its interiors. After the fire, unprecedented amount of donations poured in not just from France but from around the world to help reconstruct the Cathedral.
Traveling out of the country? What you wear when you travel is an important factor in traveling. Although often overlooked, there is such a thing as an appropriate attire when traveling especially if you are going international. It is best that you do your research first on what is considered appropriate or not in your country of destination. Although comfort should always be a priority, it should never be an excuse to look sloppy. Your best bet is to come up with an outfit that is comfortable yet smart and stylish at the same time.
The Holy Week or Semana Santa, is a yearly tradition that is observed religiously in the Philippines. The days comprising it are called mahal na araw or holy days. The week -long tradition is accompanied by various rituals and activities where people do their penance as they commemorate the passion and death of Christ.
By: Gytha Kate A. Torres
The Forty-five minute plane from Manila to Bicol was my first flying experience in the Philippines. I thought I would only see clouds and the real life Philippine map, but flying above the Philippine islands was more breathtaking than what I have expected. My first “wow”-experience was seeing Mayon Volcano’s top view and the Earth’s beautiful land formations. I thought it was just a visit, but I knew it was a journey I have to be excited for.
Did you know that?
1. France is the most visited country in the world with more than 82 million international visitors per year.
Whenever we travel, we inevitably leave trash behind. Trash that often ends up in our oceans, polluting our waterways, and killing marine life. We can do our part in lessening the environmental impact we have each time we set foot in a different destination.
Packing is of crucial importance to the overall success of your trip. Your trip can turn into a mess if you forget even just one essential item. On the other hand, if you bring too many, you will be carrying a heavy luggage or worse, you might even end up paying exorbitant airline excess baggage fees.
Carved in the mountains of Ifugao, the Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras is one of the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites found in the Philippines. The rice fields were planted by Ifugaos, the indigenous people of the mountainous region in northern Philippines some 2,000 years ago.
Hong Kong is not just an ordinary city. It is a fusion of two worlds with the territory’s Chinese roots mixed with the influences of more than one hundred fifty years of British colonization. This East meets West culture is quite evident in the city’s food, architecture, tradition and fashion.
The New Year is all about changes. It is about taking baby steps that can lead to big improvements in your health, wealth and happiness.