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Albaguen Island Philippines

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Imágenes cercanas en Philippines

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A: Terrace on Albaguen Island Philippines

por Dawid Gorny, 70 metros de distancia

Terrace on Albaguen Island Philippines

B: Beach on Albaguen Island Palawan Philippines

por Dawid Gorny, 80 metros de distancia

Beach on Albaguen Island Palawan Philippines

C: Cayoya Exotic Island Philippines

por Dawid Gorny, a 1.9 km.

Cayoya  Exotic Island Philippines

D: German Island Palawan Philippines

por Dawid Gorny, a 5.1 km.

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German Island Palawan Philippines

E: Palawan Beach

por Fung Yu, a 40.5 km.

Palawan Beach

F: Sabang underground river in Palawan

por jan dolk, a 40.5 km.

This is the area where the boats arrive and ticket office entrance.  It is a 5 minutes walk to the sa...

Sabang underground river in Palawan

G: The Entrance of Sabang Underground

por jan dolk, a 40.6 km.

Important to know  when you plan a visit you need to  have a permit. this can be sometimes a problem....

The Entrance of Sabang Underground

H: Entrance Subterranean River National Park

por jan dolk, a 40.6 km.

Puerto Princesa underground  River located about 40 km north of puerto princesa the capital of the is...

Entrance Subterranean River National Park

I: Sheridan Beach resort in Palawan

por jan dolk, a 42.9 km.

Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is located at Sabang Beach in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippine...

Sheridan Beach resort in Palawan

J: Sheridan South Sea Restaurant in sabang,Palawan

por jan dolk, a 42.9 km.

Sheridan South Sea Restaurant  near the famous Sabang  underground river  in PalawanThe beachfront Re...

Sheridan South Sea Restaurant in sabang,Palawan

Este panorama fue tomado en Philippines

Esta es una vista general de Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.

The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.

This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:

"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"

Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.

Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.

Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...

the sunset over Borocay White Beach!

Text by Steve Smith.

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