March 17, 2013

Summer Palace: Imperial family’s summer house


When I finally saw the Summer Palace in Beijing, China, My impression is that nature is the function of this place. The summer palace has varied scenery and a more natural feel with lakes and trees. Bus transport is available and all the taxis know this destination. I went to Summer Palace using the subway [...]

Land public transportation in Beijing, China


Beijing is a transportation hub and has a well laid out network of roads, railways and a major airport. Commuting in Beijing should be the least bothersome issue in a visitors mind. The city has convenient transportation links, extending in all directions. The well laid out rail and road network enables one to have a [...]

Photo of the week: The admirable Kunming lake


  This shot was taken inside the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. The guy seems to be completely relaxed by the view of Kunming lake. Kunming Lake is the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. Together with the Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake forms the key landscape features of the [...]

Great Wall of China: a true wonder of the world


The Great Wall of China is a true wonder of the world and an absolute must-see in China. It snakes more than 6,700 kilometers along the whole northern frontier of the ancient Chinese empire. In 1987, the Great Wall was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and preservation work on significant portions of [...]

Beijing: Mixture of tradition and modernity


I landed in Beijing on a cold and pleasant midnight at the new Beijing Capital International Airport that was recently completed to coincide with the 2008 olympics. Tiananmen Square Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China is the nation’s political, cultural, and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. The city [...]

Photo of the Week: Visitor of Summer Palace


  This picture was taken at the Summer Palace in Beijing. The Area surrounding the Summer Palace is very vast, full of trees and flowers, scenic as it was Imperial family’s summer retreat. No wonder why it is also an area frequently visited by the bees.   SPECIFICATION: Camera: Canon 450D F-stop: f/5.6 Exposure time: [...]

A moment in Puerto Princesa Public Market


I had the opportunity to see Puerto Princesa for a day when I was on my way back to Manila from El Nido. Puerto Princesa City is the capital of Palawan and is a pleasant, although full of activity, commercial center. It is often merely a stopover for tourists heading off to other famous Palawan [...]

15 photos that will make you go to El Nido, Palawan


Ah, the pleasures of being in the island of Palawan are truly grand experiences wether you are here as an individual traveler or with your friends or family. I can say that El Nido, Palawan is the most spectacular place I have been in my entire life. From its stunning islands up to the cheerful [...]

Photo of the Week: Children of El Nido


This picture was taken in Barangay Corong Corong in El Nido, Palawan. These kids are my neighbor when I lived in El Nido for a month. Whenever they see me walking outside and holding my camera, they always run closer to me, take a pose and wait for the click of the camera. SPECIFICATION: Camera: [...]

Meeting a Legend: Lolita Carbon of ASIN


When I was young, I often heard the songs of ASIN, a legendary folk rock band in the Philippines. Since my father was an avid fan of this band, he used to play their songs every morning. Some of their popular songs include the environmental song “Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran” (Observe the Environment), “Ang Bayan [...]

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