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The City of Love: Paris

When it comes to romance, Paris has all other cities beat. With it’s quaint cafes and the stunning Eiffel Tower in the backdrop,, it’s no surprise that this beautiful city is a favorite destination for couples.

Here are five reasons why we absolutely love travelling to Paris:

1. Romance is really in the air

Paris prides itself in being a destination for love and rightly so. In the past, couples ensured their love is eternal by securing a padlock with their names on Parisian bridges.

From sailing down the Seine River to going up the Eiffel Tower to explore the city lights, there are so many opportunities to feel in love.

2. It’s easy to reach

Whether you’re taking a flight from New York to Paris or from a different destination, Paris is very accessible from many locations across the world.

Being such a popular destination, there are hundreds of flights landing and leaving Paris on the daily, and many of them offer direct flights. Even flights from afar, like a flight from Los Angeles to Paris, are direct which means travelers from across the world can hop on a plane and enjoy a few days in Paris without worrying about the flight duration.

Prices are also fair and can be found at lower prices than closer destinations.

3. The most delicious food

French cuisine is well-known as one of the most stunning examples of culinary art, along with their exquisite tastes catering to refined palates.

Cafes, sweet shops and bakeries line the streets of Paris, each with delicious offerings of traditional French pastries, sweets and meals.

You can’t go wrong with Parisian food!

4. Haven within a city

The lights, noise and activity can be overwhelming for those who don’t enjoy the big city. Paris offers an escape from the asphalt jungle with their beautiful gardens.

Architects and botanists have come together to create tens of relaxing gardens with monuments and features like glasshouses, mazes and small zoos. Botanical gardens in Paris display these classic French and European designs along with lovely arrangements of flowers and plants.

If you seek a short escape from the city, you can take a train to Versailles to see the palace’s stunning and expansive gardens.

5. Activities galore

Paris is a large city with a rich history. Whether you’re interested in museums, art, or architecture, you can find all variety of activities and places of entertainment.

It’s difficult to get bored in Paris; they offer everything a tourist could desire. Go shopping at the famous Champ de Elysee, picnic at the garden outlooking the Eiffel Tower and its adorned golden lights, or attend one of its many festivals.

Cultural life is at its peak in Paris and their museums are world renown for their notable offerings.

The city of love has much to offer its visitors — make sure to enjoy this wonderful destination!

World’s Best Islands: Palawan, Boracay, Cebu

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Credits: N and People’s Tonight (October 25, 2016)

Once again three beautiful places in the Philippines were included in the list of top 20 islands in the world. These are Palawan, Boracay, and Cebu.

The US travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, named Palawan as the world’s best island for the second straight year.

Palawan, which is home to the famous Underground River, is known for being among the world’s best spots for snorkeling with its crystal blue waters.

“Palawan’s natural wonder is one of the longest underground rivers in the world, traveling five miles through a subterranean cave system. Guided boat tours take visitors down a portion of the waterway, where karsts, natural rock formations created by dissolving limestone, loom in every direction,” according to the Magazine.

In 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Palawan’s subterranean river a World Heritage Site.

Although listed as the most densely populated island in the Philippines, Cebu is famous for its beaches.

Boracay, on the other hand, is described as the island “with powdery white sand and shallow azure water ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

More than 128,000 travelers participated in the survey. The islands were “judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category, based on a standard five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair and poor.”

CN Traveler’s top 20 islands in the world :

Palawan, Philippines
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Moorea, French Polynesia
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Bermuda
Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Bali, Indonesia
Santorini, Greece
Tasmania, Australia
Cook Islands
British Virgin Islands
St. John, USVI
Mykonos, Greece
Boracay, Philippines
Maldives
Orkney Islands, Scotland
St. Lucia
Cebu, Philippines
Hvar & Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

Credit: Philippne Star; CNTraveler

Top Most Traveled Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

The Philippines is a tropical country that is full of natural resources. It is no wonder that it is slowly rising up to be one of the places in the world that has to be visited. It is full of beaches and other natural wonders that will not be seen elsewhere. There are some places that appeal to tourists more though. Here are some of those tourist destinations:

Image credit: wikipedia

Image credit: wikipedia

Palawan Underground River – Aside from the fact that it is paradise; it is also part of the new 7Wonders of Nature. Explore caves while riding a boat and see how beautiful natural things are.

Image credit - wikimapia

Image credit: wikimapia

Amanpulo – This is the place where a lot of people go when they would like to have some privacy. It is a private resort that can only be visited by a certain few and those who have gone there say that it is truly amazing.

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Image credit: siargao.com

Siargao – This is very popular among people who would like to do some deep sea diving.

Image credit: wikipedia

Image credit: wikipedia

Boracay – This list will never be complete without this very popular island. Although there are some changes that are being done with it to preserve its natural beauty, foreigners and even locals still go to the island to unwind and party.

If you are given a choice to go to one travel destination in the Philippines, where would you go?