Jordan | A Slow Stride into the Lost City of Petra

October 29, 2016

“A rose-red city half as old as time,” poet John William Burgon has said of it in his 1845 Newdigate Prize winning poem Petra.

Concealed from the rest of the world for many centuries before it was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812, the ancient city of Petra stands out for its rock-cut architecture where old settlements, royal tombs, temples, and palaces were directly hewn out of massive rock walls.

Levy Amosin

The Unlikeliness of Being a Speck in the Otherworldly Wadi Rum | Jordan

October 28, 2016

The landscape of Wadi Rum almost empties your soul of worldly worries. Looking at the immense rolling hills entwined with chiseled canyons and sand dunes blemished by camel footprints, one is reminded of the words of British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat Thomas Edward Lawrence more famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, when he described Wadi Rum as “vast, echoing, and God-like.

Things to Do in Universal Studios Osaka, Japan

October 20, 2016

What does it feel like being Harry Potter for a day? Or chasing bad guys hopping from one building to the next ala Spidey? All that plus a lot more becomes a reality inside the magical world of Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan. Japan has become a popular travel destination for Filipinos in recent years mainly because of the appeal of its rich culture and traditions, sumptuous cuisines, efficient mass transport system, neat cities and theme parks that blows your mind with unending thrills and excitement.

The Madaba Mosaic Map in Saint George Church | Jordan

October 12, 2016

When I was a kid, I’ve gotten used to completing mosaic puzzles my parents love to buy for me. I guess, that’s where I started visualizing places as most of the pictures I solved where of mountains, oceans, cityscape and even world maps. This is the reason why upon learning that our first stop would be in a church featuring an ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem and its surrounding biblical places, my enthusiasm was further buoyed. 

the entrance to Madaba Mosaic Map in Saint George Church
Saint George Church in Madaba

6 More Isolated Beaches To Visit In The Philippines

October 11, 2016

Traveling around the Philippines provides travelers endless opportunities to detach oneself from the bustle of big cities. The moment one hits the road, the chances of wandering into an isolated location increases rapidly as the many charming towns along the way could be gateways to exotic beaches. If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy the tranquility of Mother Nature, here are six secluded locations where you can lie down on the sand and bask under the azure-colored sky.

list of Secluded beaches in the Philippines
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