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Palawan Voted Best Island in the World Anew

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Thursday (July 9, 2020) the citation of Palawan as the Best Island in the World by renowned travel publication, Travel + Leisure.

“Palawan reclaimed its rightful place in the World’s Best Awards. The citation as the Best Island in the World is all the more important because this is voted upon by the readers of the prominent Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Puyat recently checked the readiness of Palawan, now a four-time winner of the world’s best island award.

Travel + Leisure writer Sara Clemence said, “though it’s difficult to reach from many parts of the world, once travelers get there they can dive in World War II wrecks, explore old-growth rain forests, and paddle one of the world’s longest subterranean rivers at Puerto Princesa”.

“The landscape and scenery are just gorgeous. It offers the most beautiful beaches, resorts, and scenery anywhere,” the travel magazine quoted a fan describing Palawan.

“It’s wonderful to see that our rehabilitation and sustainable development efforts last year, especially in El Nido and Coron, were well-received by tourists everywhere,” added Puyat.

Another popular destination in the Philippines, Boracay, made it to No. 14 in T+L’s World Best Island list and fifth in Asia this year.

This is the third citation reaped by the Philippines since community quarantines were enforced in various parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forbes magazine earlier ranked the Philippines among the seven countries “that have the potential to become a major tourist destination in a post-COVID world’. Last month, Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) cited the Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan, as one of the 30 Best Beaches in the World.

Source: Travel + Leisure | The Top 25 Islands in the World

Tips in Traveling to Bali, Indonesia

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.

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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 Bali.

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.

Repost from my other blog.

4 Reasons to Visit Paris

The city of lights calls us. With its charm, sophistication and thousands of activities,Paris is the perfect travel destination.

If you need some inspiration to book your flights, here are some of the best reasons to visit the city of romance.

1) World famous landmarks

Paris is home to the most renowned landmarks in the world. In particular, the famous Eiffel Tower is the most recognized symbol across the globe, and seeing it in person is an unforgettable experience.

Of course, Paris is chockfull of landmarks across its cities and neighborhoods.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a stunning architectural and historical landmark that showcases an elegant display of Gothic architecture. It was further epitomized in the classic novel and Disney movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Beyond that, you can visit the beautiful Arc de Triumph, the Seine River, the Sainte Chapelle and its beautiful stained glass, and the Pantheon.

If museums are of interest to you, there is no place like Paris. Enjoy the Louvre, Picasso Museum, Petit Palais, or step outside of Paris to experience the decadent Palace of Versailles.

2) Exquisite cuisine

Paris is known as culinary heaven. It’s where the best chefs in the world go to study and learn culinary arts.

Paris is home to many Michelin star restaurants, but even the small cafes down the street offer world class cuisine.

Food is a staple in French culture and they take pride in creating some of the best food in the world. From croissants to cheese and baguettes, there’s no going wrong with Parisian food.

3) Best shopping experience

Paris is the fashion capital of the world and there’s no doubt why: trends start and end here.

Some of the best fashion designers have made their home in Paris or have been influenced by its elegant and romantic ambience.

International, luxury brands adorn the streets of Paris. If they are past your financial abilities, there are also delightful local boutiques, vintage markets and antique shops.

Take a stroll down Champs-Elysees and enjoy the window shopping of this luxurious avenue.

4) Frequent deals and affordable prices

Paris is such a popular tourist destination, that you can often find cheap airline tickets throughout the year.

Of course, prices vary so you need to play with dates and flights to find the best deal. For example, if you search for flights Atlanta Paris, look for the “Lowest fare” icon and select different days until you find the best price.

You can also find great deals on Airbnb, hostels and hotels, especially off-season. Make sure to look for coupons and pre-purchase tickets online to museums and landmarks to save some extra money.