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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines – #7

Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines - #7

#7- Bellaroca. We have gotten Europe. Now we got SANTORINI, GREECE in Asia. With its white Santorini-inspired architecture on rolling terrain contrasted with the azure blue of the sky above and the clear water below, Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque offers a fantastic experience unlike any other place in the Philippines and across South-East Asia.

Poro Point. This Santorini-like in La Union has captured the hearts of many tourists, both local and foreign with its breathtaking view of the white sand next to the blue ocean. Hence, the resort became an instant favorite when it comes to Philippine tourists spots in no time. With the beach being its main tourist attraction, we have a lot more to offer than just swimming. Activities such as playing basketball and golf may be enjoyed by the whole family. There is also a spa and an infinity pool if you just want to have a relaxing day.

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #6

 Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #6

#6- Venice Piazza, Taguig City. Don’t get bewildered. We’re still in Asia, and we found ITALY in it. The popular and historic italian-inspired Venice Piazza’s architecture which gives a romantic ambiance. This is perfect for the lovers and hopeless romantics alike. Without having to leave the country, this place takes you to another world and offers an unforgettable romantic experience. International dining in an Italian setting can only be experienced here in the metro.

After travelling Venice, don’t forget to drop in Rome, and it’s also in the Philippines. Take a selfie at the Manila Cathedral Basilica. Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese on February 6, 1579 upon the issuance of a Papal bull Illius Fulti Praesido by Pope Gregory XIII.

The basilica has merited three papal endorsements and two apostolic visits from Pope Gregory XIII, Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II, who through the papal bull Quod Ipsum declared the cathedral a minor basilica by his own Motu Proprio on April 27, 1981. (wikipedia)

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #5

 Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #5

#5- Makati City. A bustling polis of Metro Manila, Makati is not just the country’s commercial center but the “World’s Selfie Capital”, says Time. Considered the NEW YORK WALL STREET of the east, towering buildings make it look like one. So take a selfie now and imagine you’re in New York. Great places are found here, like the NBA Cafe, Venice Piazza (which I will be posting later for Italy in PH) and a lot more international establishments.

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #4

 Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #4

#4- Paoay Sand Dunes. I just had posted 4 collages already, and I know some of you are astound. Yes, there is SAHARA, GOBI, OR ARABIA in the Philippines. The Paoay sand dunes is found in Ilocos Sur in Luzon island. Famous sports while you are in the desert are sand surfing, truck adventure, or even rock formation trekking. Nearby Paoay is the Bangui windmill, one of asia’s standing windmills. Brag your friends now that you’re in Sahara, but you’re still in the Philippines.

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #3

CHINA

#3- Binondo, Manila and Cebu. I know what comes up on your mind upon looking at the collage. Yes, you’re right- CHINA, but don’t get lost. You’re still in the Philippines. The picture at the left of the collage is from Binondo Chinatown in Manila, the world’s oldest Chinatown, built in 1594. You will surely enjoy one of the city’s most delicious street foods.

Travelling China is incomplete without visiting a chinese temple. But it seems that it’s just the same here in the Philippines when you visit the Cebu Taoist Chinese Temple (pictures at the right side), and actually, it is the largest taoist temple in southeast asia.

Hey, brag your friends now, but don’t forget, you’re in the Philippines.

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #2

Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #2

#2- San Sebastian, Manila. Domestic tourists claim they are like beneath the gothic churches of FRANCE. They are partly correct. San Sebastian churches were built by French architects, including Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer behind the Eiffel Tower and the steel structure within the Statue of Liberty. Feel like your in France while riding at the “calesa” or horse carriage. San Sebastian churches are not ordinary churches.

San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. an example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in asia, and claimed as the only prefabricated steel church in the world. In 2006, San Sebastian Church was included in the Tentative List for possible designation as a World Heritage Site.
But don’t say “bon jour”. You’re in the Philippines.

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Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #1

Why Travelling the World is Possible in the Philippines- #1

#1-Batanes Island. It is dubbed the “SCOTLAND of the East”, but you can consider it as a little NEW ZEALAND. Plans going to some European pastures may be too expensive, but not in Batanes. In just one escapade, you can brag or fraud your friends that you have gone to Scotland or even New Zealand. It is home to hundreds of cows, and the only place in the Philippines that experiences the 4 seasons. Have the freedom of running and hugging the deafening wind, and enjoy! Stay tuned for the next place that will tell you why travelling the world is possible in the philippines.