Destinations

10 Best Beaches in the Philippines

Consisting of 7,107 islands located in the tropical zone, there is no shortage of great beaches in the Philippines. If you combine white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and pristine nature, you get pretty darn close to an idyllic beach, but fact be told, not all beaches are created equal. So let’s take a look … Continue reading “10 Best Beaches in the Philippines”

10 Most Famous Festivals in the Philippines

Island nation of the Philippines has a long and rich history. The best way to experience it is through participation in festival which take the old traditions and demonstrate them to the modern world in the most spectacular manner imaginable. Here’s a list of 10 most famous festivals in the Philippines which introduces the best … Continue reading “10 Most Famous Festivals in the Philippines”

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in Munnar, India

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate holds an impressive prime. It is the highest located tea estate in the world but aside from visiting one of the world’s primes, a visitor to Kolukkumalai would also be treated with breathtaking panoramic views. Kolukkumalai Tea Estate can be found 35 kilometers outside of Munnar, India. Built atop the precipitous ridge, … Continue reading “Kolukkumalai Tea Estate in Munnar, India”

Thermal Baths of Villavicencio in Argentina

Thermal Baths of Villavicencio are a set of mineral hot springs located northwest of Mendoza, Argentina, known for their therapeutic properties. While the site has been known to the locals for centuries, the rumors of the baths’ healing powers were first introduced in 1902. Villavicencio is not a tourism hot spot. Even in its home … Continue reading “Thermal Baths of Villavicencio in Argentina”

Insein Prison in Rangoon, Myanmar

In a strangely morbid irony, the name of Myanmar‘s notorious Insein Prison is pronounced in the same way we would pronounce “Insane Prison”. And as if this game of words was not enough, the pronunciation of the prison’s name is more than fitting. The Insein Prison gained its notoriety after one of their rumoured inmates … Continue reading “Insein Prison in Rangoon, Myanmar”

Gomateshvara – Tallest Monolithic Statue in the World

Located on top of Vindhyagiri Hill in Shravanabelagola of Mysore, India stands the tallest monolithic statue in the world. Carved out of a single block of granite, the 60 feet tall Gomateshvara Statue can be seen from 30 km away. Gomateshvara Statue was built by Chamundaraya – a minister and poet from the Western Ganga … Continue reading “Gomateshvara – Tallest Monolithic Statue in the World”

Bat Caves of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

As dusk falls upon eastern Thailand and daylight starts to shimmer away, clouds of innumerable bats start to fill the skies over Khao Yai National Park. Thousands upon thousands of bats emerge from the caves to feed on small insects, making it look as though a giant shadow from the middle of the earth arose … Continue reading “Bat Caves of Khao Yai National Park, Thailand”

Witches Market of La Paz, Bolivia

Are you into witchcraft, dark magic and all things from beyond? Do you have troubles buying essential ingredients necessary to perform the rites or brew potions? Have I got a vacation spot for you… Located on an intersection of Calle Jiminez and Linares in Bolivian town of La Paz, tucked between Santa Cruz and Sagarnaga … Continue reading “Witches Market of La Paz, Bolivia”

Breathtaking Natural Stone Arches of Legzira Beach in Morocco

The Legzira Beach can be found between Sidi Ifni and Mirleft in Morocco. Not only is the Legzira Beach the most unique beach in Morocco, it’s also one of the most astounding beaches in the world. Its uniqueness comes mostly from the presence of two breathtaking naturally formed stone arches that make Legzira Beach a … Continue reading “Breathtaking Natural Stone Arches of Legzira Beach in Morocco”

Gestures That Are Offensive in Other Countries

Travelling through foreign countries can be an uplifting experience. Getting to know different cultures, societies, religions, ways of life, etc. through real life interaction with locals will teach you more about that country than you could possibly learn from books. This comes with its own challenges, though. If you’re visiting a non English speaking country … Continue reading “Gestures That Are Offensive in Other Countries”