An Island that is home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world has staked its claim as the “Best Island in the World.
This Island that garnered the highest vote is Palawan, a name that is fast becoming a by-word in the tourism industry.It bested it’s chief rival in the Philippines, Boracay Beach which is equally an interesting place to travel what with it’s gentle coastlines and powdery white sand.
The river that is home to this beautiful small island and referred to here in this blog as the 7th wonder of the world is the Puerto Princesa Sub-Terranean River having gained it’s reputation as one of the longest underground rivers in the world stretching five miles through a subterranean cave system. This blog’s source of information is the Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list for the Reader’s Choice Awards 2015.
It is the second largest flower in the world, with a diameter that can reach up to 80 centimeters.
For those who are not fond of flowers, this blog could probably get you thrilled to know about a flower that is grown in the Philippines with a staggering dimension – the Rafflesia, known locally as ‘bo-o’.It is considered to be the largest flower in the Philippines and confirmed to be the 2nd largest in the whole world. It has a diameter that can reach up to 80 centimeters and can be found at Rafflesia Yard in the town of Baungon, Bukidnon (Phils) This place has been declared by the Philippine Goverment as a critical habitat of this famous flower known by locals as “bo-o” that continues to draw attention.
Aside from the rare flower, outdoor lovers will come to know that Bukidnon is also home to four of the country’s Top 10 highest peaks. These are Mt. Dulang-Dulang (2nd), Mt. Kitanglad (4th), Mt. Kalatungan (5th), and Mt. Maagnaw (8th). Continue reading A Flower so Huge!→
Driving thru the busy Sultan Qaboos highway everyday, motorists ( that includes me) can’t help but take a split-second clear view (atop the Ghala roundabout flyover) of Oman’s famous Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. I got an interest to feature this place of worship in Muscat for being featured in UK’s leading newspaper The Telegraph’s list of the 25 most beautiful mosques in the world.Other notable mosques like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, Al Haram Mosque, Saudi Arabia, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi – Medina, Saudi Arabia are also included in the list.With peaceful courtyards and elegant arcades, this mosque nestled within the hub of the City of Muscat is one of the most impressive buildings in this Gulf country. Its central minaret is 91.5 m (300 ft) tall, and the main prayer hall has a Persian carpet that took 600 women and four years to weave.
In the North African desert, elephants scour the area for fruits that have fallen from the trees and deposit the seeds in their droppings several miles away. In South American jungles, monkeys eat figs and other fruit, carrying some away in their stomachs and dropping others onto the ground and in South Africa, even ants carry seeds into their nests, eat the tasty outer covering and leave the seeds to grow safely underground.
Even humans carry seeds far away for plants – by taking an apple on a picnic, for example, and throwing the core, with its seeds, into the bushes.
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen : There will be something solid for you to stand on, or, you will be taught how to fly.