Las Cabanas Beach - Palawan
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Panoramische foto door Luca Candela PRO EXPERT Genomen 13:12, 23/07/2012 - Views loading...

Las Cabanas Beach - Palawan

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Philippines

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A: Orange pearl beach resort near el nido

door jan dolk, 140 hier vandaan

Orange pearl beach resort near el nido

Orange pearl beach resort near el nido

B: beach in el nido corong corong

door jan dolk, 1.4 hier vandaan

Corong corong beach just 1 mile south of el nido  This beach has many cottages and is a more quiet th...

beach in el nido corong corong

C: Telesfora beach cottages in el nido

door jan dolk, 1.4 hier vandaan

For travelers wanting to stay in a quiet beach and just watch the sunset. Telesfora is located at Cor...

Telesfora beach cottages in el nido

D: Shanty town in paradise in el nido

door jan dolk, 2.4 hier vandaan

Living in a slum and still Paradise. This tour is taken a few km from el nido in Palawan,Philippines

Shanty town in paradise in el nido

E: Local Kids in El Nido Philippines

door Dawid Gorny, 2.5 hier vandaan

Local Kids in El Nido Philippines

F: Coffe in El Nido Philippines

door Dawid Gorny, 2.6 hier vandaan

Coffe in El Nido Philippines

G: Food Market in El Nido Philippines

door Dawid Gorny, 2.6 hier vandaan

Food Market in El Nido Philippines

H: Beach near El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

door Evgeny Efimov, 3.5 hier vandaan

Beach near El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

I: Beach near El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

door Evgeny Efimov, 3.5 hier vandaan

Beach near El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

J: 7 Commando Beach ,el nido

door jan dolk, 3.5 hier vandaan

Seven Commandos Island was named after the 7 commandos who lived in the island, their names printed o...

7 Commando Beach ,el nido

Dit panorama is genomen in Philippines

Dit is een overzicht van 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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