Butuan Agusan River
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Butuan Agusan River

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Philippines


A: Katibawasan Falls Mambajao Camiguin Philippines

di Alexis Estenor, 90.9 km di distanza

Katibawasan Falls is one of the treasured gifts nature has blessed the island of Camiguin. According ...

Katibawasan Falls Mambajao Camiguin Philippines

B: Its more fun in the Philippines, Its more fun in Camiguin

di Alexis Estenor, 99.9 km di distanza

An island born in fire, this volcanic island is the most visited island in the Mindanao region. A Cam...

Its more fun in the Philippines, Its more fun in Camiguin

C: White Island

di Rommel Bundalian, 99.9 km di distanza

Two kilometers off the coast of Agoho, Mambajao is the Camiguin's popular sand bar. At times it is in...

White Island

D: Sunken Cemetery Catarman Camiguin Philippines

di Alexis Estenor, 100.7 km di distanza

The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island marks the swept remains of the island’s rested locals. Driven ...

Sunken Cemetery Catarman Camiguin Philippines

E: Cagayan de Oro White Water Rafting

di Rommel Bundalian, 127.7 km di distanza

Cagayan de Oro - White Water Rafting

Cagayan de Oro White Water Rafting

F: Dodiongan

di Rommel Bundalian, 156.0 km di distanza


G: Maria Cristina Falls

di Rommel Bundalian, 170.4 km di distanza

Maria Cristina Falls - The most resplendent among the 20 plus waterfalls.Also known as the "Mother of...

Maria Cristina Falls

H: Tinago Falls

di Rommel Bundalian, 172.6 km di distanza

Tinago Falls

I: Mimbalut

di Rommel Bundalian, 173.0 km di distanza


J: Chocolate Hills, Bohol

di Rommel Bundalian, 174.1 km di distanza

The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. There are at l...

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Philippines

Questa è una vista generale di 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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