Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inside Three Stars and a Sun

One of my ultimate dreams in life is to travel my own country, the Philippines.

This morning, as I tried looking for a Filipino-made blog, I came to see a journal of a foreigner. To my surprise the title of her blog is “The Philippine Experience.” But her most recent post is even more astonishing “The Philippines – the country that I love.” Oh, I had goose bumps!

Near the closing part, I suddenly felt like a foreigner to my own country. OMG! I've never been to places she visited. I was envious. Buti pa sya!!! But seriously, I am delighted to hear someone from a foreign region appreciates the wonders of my own native land.

Philippines may not have snow like in Western nations (which I believe will never fall in Philippine soil) or gigantic entertainment theater or theme park like Hollywood and Walt Disney World, but we have breath taking natural sceneries, best beaches on earth and world heritage sites to take pride.

Let me give you a glimpse of some of the finest places inside three stars and a sun. I’ve never been here but these are definitely included in my long list of dream destinations.
Marlboro Hills in Batanes is a dwelling place suited for relaxation-seeker. The cool and windy weather and the pristine beauty of the scenery will absolutely loosen up any exhausted soul.
Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines and is inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list.

Villa Escudero, Quezon Province, a perfect paradise for a family gathering. It is surrounded with majestic volcanic mountains, rows of coconut trees, luxuriant fields and cool waterfalls.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan is a river that runs beneath the ground surface. It is nominated in the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Chocolate Hills is the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size.
Boracay in Aklan is popular for its white sand and very clear seawater. It's a tropical island that offers a surely unforgettable experience.
Are you looking for a real water adventure? Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte is what you are looking for. It has a reputation of having the top surfing waves in the world. 
Are you excited? Pack your clothes.Tara na, byahe tayo (Let's go)!!!

For more details about the Philippines please visit Wow Philippines

10 Speak:

John said...

Very unique blog.
Fantastic pictures.

Please visit:

Keep blogging.
Good day.

HappySurfer said...

Welcome to the club. I've not visited all the tourist places in Malaysia that foreign visitors would have visited. I suppose that is normally the case.

Thanks for sharing those lovely and fascinating places. Among your list, I've only heard of Boracay. :(

foongpc said...

Wow! So many nice places to visit in Phillipines! But you know, I myself have not visited all the places in my own country Malaysia. So, actually I dream of just taking one month off from work (which is quite impossible!) and travel backpack across the country. That'll be quite an experience. Maybe you should do that too : )

Rej said...

...That'll be quite experience.

and expensive too. :p

But I'm starting to save now. I'll do that in time :)

Rej said...

Yeah. I also think Boracay is the most popular tourist destination here in the Philippines. But Batanes, Bohol and Palawan are in my top three list.

Unfortunately, I have only visited tourist places that are nearby metropolis. :(

punky said...

ang sarap naman ng header mo!

gillboard said...

would really like to visit siargao one of these days. I've been hearing nothing but good things about that place.

Indeed our country's a paradise that needs to be discovered by it's own people.

Chyng said...

I love Pinas! Until I went outside the country, pagbalaik ko na-appreciate ko ang bansa naten. Andameng pwedeng i-offer, iba-iba!

Ngayon mas gusto ko magtravel locally. MAs maganda na, mas mura pa!

Ang ganda dito! :D

Justkyut said...

Nice photos! Did you take those?

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes it is nice to take a stroll at Intramuros. I envy those people who are living near that place coz they can go there anytime they wanted and just to unwind.

Rej said...

Hi Punky, Gillboard, Chyng and Justkyut. Thanks for dropping by.
Yeah, Philippines is a real paradise. Maganda dito kahit minsang may mga negative publicity.

Justkyut, I just borrowed those photos in different websites. :p
I love Intramuros too. Naging tambayan namin yan nung college. Sayang lang wala ng Wow Philippines :(

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