28.10.14

Enter Davao: DAVAO CITY RANKED 4TH SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

Enter Davao: DAVAO CITY RANKED 4TH SAFEST CITIES IN THE WORLD: The city of Davao ranked fourth as the world's safest place, according to website Numbeo.com. Indeed Davao City is a safe place, y...

13.10.14

VIDEO

Palawan From The Air

The Philippines Can Beat China

WATCH: Foreigners speak, sing in Filipino

Pretty Russian Singing Pusong Bato with her International Friends

American fluent in Tagalog with good accent

Bayan ko (My Dear Country) The Philippines - Sung by Korean Choir

Funny American Army General Speaks Perfect Bisayan! [MUST SEE!]

Tagalog speaking 10-yr old American boy on Eat Bulaga

Hey Joe Show - Amerikanong Slang (Slang American)

2.10.14

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YOSEMITE  National Park  is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California.


The Meteora, Greece - is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Spectacularly perched atop rocky pinnacles in Thessaly, the Meteora monasteries are among the most striking sights in Greece. The name Meteora is Greek for “suspended in the air,” which perfectly describes these six remarkable Greek Orthodox monasteries.


Li River - one of the headwater tributaries of the Gui River, which is a tributary of the Xi River leading eventually to Guangzhou (Canton). Near the city of Xing’an in northern Guangxi, China,


Hitachi Seaside Park - is a public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan.This park changes each season with the display of flowers and trees, so worth visiting any time of year. It is well laid out and if you aren't up to walking, there is a little bus/wagon which goes around frequently. … it is a large area and at one end quite a big hill to climb, with a wonderful 360 degree view - overlooks the ocean, hence the name.



 Zhangye Danxia Landform  - are colourful rock formations at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. The landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology which is found only in China which consists of red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age.



Bagan, Myanmar - is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. 



Santorini Island, classically Thera, and officially Thira; is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece's mainland.


Banaue Rice Terraces - are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"


Tianzi Mountain - is located at a place called Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China. This mountain range is located close to the Suoxi Valley. It is named after the farmer Xiang Dakun of the Tujia ethnic group. 



Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal-  Benagil beach or wait until the sea calms down and go swimming. Kayaking could be a very good option too but no one is allowed to rent them nearby anymore.


 Machu Picchu - or Machu Pikchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru


 Angkor National Museum, Cambodia - takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through the state of the art multimedia technology to provide visitors a full picturesque story of the legend in an easy understanding way.


Giza Pyramids, Egypt


Hot Air Baloons, Cappadocia - over ancient rock formations in Turkey



1.10.14

SAN FRANCISCO

HOTELS  & RESORTS IN CAMOTES

POPULATION  IN THE PHILIPPINES (this time click here )

WORLD POPULATION  (this time click here)

San Francisco is 38 nautical miles of Cebu city in Central Philippines.  It is a small piece
of paradise. A general small island in northeast of mainland, Cebu.  This third class municipality
sprawls 12414’04’’ to 124 30'37 and 10 32'48 latitude .  The municipality is bounded on the
north, south, and west by the shark infested Camotes Sea and on the east by Ponson Island
(municipality of Poro).

 According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,357 people.

 The municipality composed of 15 barangays namely:  
Barangay Campo,  Cabunga-an,  Consuelo,   Esperanza,   Himensulan,   Southern Poblacion,  
 Northern Poblacion,   Western Poblacion,   Sonog, Union,  Montealegre,   Santiago, Unidos ,  
 San-Isidro  and Sta. Cruz.
The municipality is being created in the year 1928 . 


The Municipality of San Francisco is the biggest town in Camotes in terms of income, land area and population. The town used to be called Suangan because of the abundance of Sawong trees. The town’s name was later changed to San Francisco to honor one of the early settlers whose name was Francisco. One of the main attractions in San Francisco is Lake Danao, which is shaped like the figure 8 and is the largest lake in the Visayas. The lake has won awards as the cleanest inland body of water in the region.

LAKE DANAO


LAKE DANAO, CAMOTES ISLAND
Lake Danao is located in the northern part of Pacijan Island, one of Camotes Islands’ smaller islands in Cebu Province.

It takes around two hours to reach Camotes by boat, ferry, and other watercrafts.

The lake has a shape of a guitar whose park is the entry point in accessing Danao Lake - one of the popular tourist attractions on the island.

The Park is north of Mangodlong and Santiago Bay, which is about 30 minutes to the towns of Campo and Union.

The Local Government of San Francisco (Camotes) takes charge in maintaining, preserving, and developing the whole area as eco-tourism as well as educational facility.

LOVER’S LAKE
Lake Danao is also popularly labeled as the Lover’s Lake. For some obvious reasons, it is serene and has romantic appeal for couples or lovers to be at.

You’ll be mesmerized by the tranquility of the place, which is harmonized by the singing birds on the trees and the gentle blowing breeze.
The park is best not only for couples but also as a picnic area for families and friends.

FLORA AND FAUNA
Lake Danao has diverse flora and fauna that lives and survives within and around the lake. The most noticeable plants surrounding the lake are the coconut trees and some hardwood species planted by the locals living by the lakeside.

There are diverse plants found around the lake – cultivated and natural. Some of the cultivated plants include corns, yams, sweet potato (that is the literal name for “camote” from which the island got its name), and some vegetables.

Locals also develop their traditional way of curing (minor) ailments by using indigenous medicinal plants.

In the lake’s fresh water a number of fish species can be found, such as tilapia, etc.

The lake is also home to some wild ducks, purple herons, and some migratory birds.

FUN ACTIVITY

Boating
For lovers and couples, it is the most romantic way of being together and sharing intimate time in this serene lake. You can rent a small boat and just paddle around the lake’s shores.

Sakanaw
It is some sort of a motor-powered boat that can accommodate more than 10 people for a ride around the lake. This boat has sits and tables for visitors to use in case they want to enjoy some food and drinks while touring the lake and enjoying the scene.

During the one-hour cruise on that boat, you’ll have the chance to step on an islet in the middle of the lake where you can take photos with the lake’s wonderful view.
























































































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