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WATCH: What to see, do in Honda Bay, Palawan

PALAWAN, Philippines — For those who miss the island party life now that Boracay will be temporarily closed for rehabilitation, Honda Bay near Puerto Princesa, Palawan is a good alternative. Situated around 45 minutes from the city, Honda Bay is not in any way related to Japanese car manufacturer Honda. …

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A beautiful, perfect trip to Africa

The bush is undeveloped land with no trace of technology, human habitation or cultivation, and with no markers of any era, it seems suspended in time. MANILA, Philippines — It’s 6 a.m., the sun is just about to break on the horizon, and the land is covered in a blanket …

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Living the laid back life at Casa Laiya

MANILA, Philippines — My two closest friends in the Philippines and I decided it was about time we went on a weekend getaway. We decided we wanted to go someplace quiet, where we could have time for ourselves and enjoy each other’s company without worrying too much about what mischief …

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What is the capital of Switzerland?

Last of three parts Lausanne, the Self-Styled Olympic City. Just an hour train-ride from Geneva (and you can in fact go straight from Geneva airport), Lausanne is carved into a steep hillside which rises from the lake. Late in the 19th century, a French guy came up with the idea …

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Mesmerized by Matnog

If Matnog were a dance, it would be a hypnotic yet gentle waltz. Palm fronds that line the shore glide to the breeze. The waves lap the beach gracefully in a cotillion of froths, each minute bubble making love to the powder-like, light caramel sand. The mountains that surround this …

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Want to go to Japan? Alex Gonzaga gives tips

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Gonzaga recently bonded with fans at pop-up travel fair Klook ‘N Go at Mall Of Asia Arena Annex Building. During the event, the actress and travel vlogger (video blogger) shared some pieces of travel advice hauled from her own experience. Here are some of her tips …

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Mayon pili nuts top French food competition

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ pili nuts bagged the top prize in a French food competition in Paris last week. Mount Mayon Volcanic Pili Nuts received the top prize for the “dry savory impulse products – self-service ready-to-eat products category,” besting two other competitors during the Le Snacking D’Or 2018 …

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