My travels around Asia, Europe and the United States never cease to fascinate me. Cultures are reflected in the architectures of major structures. City colors convey the heritage of the place. Relaxing destinations offer more than just sea breeze. Here's to share with you those journeys, not to make our memories more exciting than our dreams, but for us to keep dreaming of seeing new places.
Considered the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City is a 4-5 hour drive from Manila towards Northern Luzon. Its cool breeze and temperate climate makes it a popular destination for city people who wants a break from urban heat. It is also host to several interesting culinary delights and perhaps the most colorful collection of souvenir items. This is a street photography album, that brings you up close and personal to what Baguio's markets and sidewalks have to offer.
A couple of nights in Davao will change your view of Mindanao Island, Philippines. Davao City itself is very progressive, but the real gem is in Samal Islands. It is roughly about 10-20 minutes by boat from the pier. Davao hosts the Philippine Eagle Center, home of the largest eagle in the world, the majestic Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle. Davao is also host to the largest gathering of fruit bats, numbering to approximately two million, in Samal Island. The Bat Sanctuary is best visited before sunset, which is when most of the bats wake up from sleep to fly by the thousands. We stayed in Chemaas by the Sea in Samal Island, one of the best in the area.