Fort Santiago will reopen its gate to the public beginning February 10 after the success of the biggest architectural festival held in the country this month.
Fort Santiago was the central headquarters of colonial military high command, its dungeons assumed a notorious image.
Black legend surrounding this prison facility states that as the tide rose, prisoners would drown or suffocate as the water depleted the air in the chambers. However, this legend remains a legend for we now know that despite being near a body of water, the entire dungeon facility is actually above sea level, and that the entire cavern complex is actually a small hollowed-out hill adjacent to the Baluarte de Santa Barbara.
Meantime, here’s the updated Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees for your reference.
Taking a vacation that is rich in outdoor pursuits offers plenty of entertainment, and a little bit of adventure may be just what the family wants, but this doesn’t have to mean a trip to an expensive theme park or a pricy overseas resort. With a little bit of imagination, alternative family destinations can be found offering the best ingredients for a great holiday, made even better by being a tad out of the ordinary. It’s certainly possible to save money, if that is a consideration, and also to venture into territory the family has not previously explored, and still have lots of fun.
Grand Canyon National Park
The truly awesome spectacle that is the Grand Canyon makes this a first-class winner with parents and children alike. There’s so much to do and to see here, from guided tours to river trips, from hiking or catching a shuttle bus, to backpacking and even taking a ride on a mule. The Grand Canyon evokes the Wild West in the imagination and there are Grand Canyon hotels on the same theme that the kids will love.
The whole family can explore the nature of this fascinating area and along the South Rim discover more about the history of the Grand Canyon via the information centers and museums. It is also possible to rent a bicycle and take a guided tour. Near Desert View take the time to learn about the life of the Pueblo Indian. Along the North Rim a winding scenic drive will reveal the extent of this inspiring and powerful landscape that is of immense proportions.
Tour Europe on a budget
The classic European resorts tend to be the most expensive ones – Greece, Tuscany and the Costa del Sol, for example. The same experiences can be had at cheaper alternative destinations, however, so trying out Albania, Croatia and Bulgaria is likely to surprise and delight everyone, including the person holding the purse strings. Right next door to Greece, Albania shares similar deep blue seas, lovely beaches and the warm climate of its neighbor. The coastline of Ionia is a fabulous alternative to the Greek islands and much more affordable than Kefalonia or Corfu.
The Istria region in Croatia is a lot like Tuscany, where food and wine are of immense importance. The largest city, Pula, is an acknowledged center of gastronomic excellence, whilst the wine growing in the region benefits from both a Continental and a sub-Mediterranean climate. Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast is the ideal spot for a beach vacation with a difference – there are family resorts, plus warm seas and sands, but at a fraction of the cost of the Spanish ‘costas.’
From the Wild West to the equivalent of the wilds of Africa (without going there)try a safari in British Columbia for an amazing choice of excursions for families keen on wildlife. Wolves, grizzly bears and deer can be stalked in the forests, mountains and national parks, with something to please enthusiasts of all ages. There are also great seal and whale-watching areas accessible via speedboats for an extra thrill.
It is highly likely that you have heard about the beauty of Bali, Indonesia from travelers who have gone to this place but as they always say, you cannot truly appreciate the beauty of the place unless you are already there.
You are going to deal with a currency you may not be too
familiar with and it is also possible that you do not know how to speak their
language. Do not worry though because you can still enjoy the beauty of Bali,
Indonesia as long as you know some tips.
1. Get to know the places you want to visit.
If you would like to get to nusa dua bali indonesia, you
have to be familiar with how you are going to get there. The capital city will
give you a wide range of luxury hotels and resorts that will fit your taste. In
all places that you want to visit, know how you are going to get there and what
transportation you are going to ride.
2. There is a dress code in some of the hangout spots in
You may think that just because you are in Bali, you can get
away with beach wear and chill outfits but on the contrary, there are some
places wherein you will not be allowed to enter when you are wearing flip
flops. Research about the place ahead of time to avoid the embarrassment.
3. Respect their customs.
What makes Bali a highly spiritual experience is their strong belief in religion. While you may not share the same religion, you have to learn to respect their religion and their culture. By doing this, you will begin to feel the magic of the island. You will realize why it is highly different from all the other islands that you have visited in the past.
4. There are wild and stray animals.
There are a lot of animals in Bali and while they are
naturally cute, remember that being bitten can give you rabies. There are some
serious diseases that you may acquire if you are not careful. Also, take good
care of your things as the monkeys in Bali are known to get things that are
unattended. They may even get items that you are holding.
Remember that Bali is a wonderful place that is unlike anything that you will see on Earth. Respect it and love it.