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Watch Out For The New Boracay

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The closure of the Philippine resort island of Boracay (in Malay, Aklan), one of the nation’s major tourist destinations, was set for six months starting April 26, 2018 as part of the government’s efforts at the island’s environmental rehabilitation. Wikipedia

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