January 2019

Month: January 2019

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Must-Visit Historical and Cultural Sites in the Bicol Region

The Bicol Region is one of the travel destinations in the Philippines that often finds itself in people’s bucket lists. It is composed of six provinces, namely, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate. Bicolandia is most famous for Mayon Volcano located in Legazpi City, Albay. The Bicol Region is also abundant with …

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Great Cruises around the Globe

Slowly, Into the Beautiful Unknown: Great Cruises around the Globe

Featured image from: Japan Discovery In these turbulent times, one can only dream of traversing in an unhurried, soothing pace through the heart of a country. Of gliding by ancient woods and riparian beaches where wild horses roam. Of meandering through a city’s fabled waterways, or soaking up the atmosphere of a quaint village, and …

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Barren Lands

In Search of Birds and Barren Lands in the Fabled Edge of the World

Chilean Patagonia is one of the most desolate regions on earth. Glaciers and mountainous peaks in the far north, mist-covered fjords in the southernmost tip, and steppe-like plains and salt basins that stretch into the Andes. Punta Arenas, the region’s capital city, is home to merely 127,454 people, while Clarence Island, its third most habitable …

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Chefs Rethinking the Flavors of South America

Chefs Rethinking the Flavors of South America: From the Coast to the Andes

When cooking merged with science and chefs became celebrities, the culinary spotlights shifted from the western world to lesser-known food destinations. On top of the list is South America, a continent known for the diversity of its people, cultures, terrains, and not surprisingly, flavors. From Brazil to Patagonia, from gaucho staples to complex tasting menus, …

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