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Embarkation Site Monument, Sta. Cruz, Dapitan, Philippines

Revisiting Dapitan: A Hero's Retreat

Junfil Olarte - freelancejune [2,343]

Dapitan became famous after the Filipino hero Jose Rizal arrived on its shores more than one hundred years ago. Jose Rizal’s colorful exile in this place from 1892 to 1896 has had a very significant...

Destinations: Philippines
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Beaches & Resorts
Sunset at Manila Bay

A Totally Different Light Over Manila

Junfil Olarte - freelancejune [2,343]

The sunset over Manila Bay is exceptional and without equal in any part of the world. Watching it is the city’s most avidly observed ritual. Such sunset is justly famous that only Nile’s sundown at Luxor could possibly match up.

Destinations: Manila | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Nature
Aerial View of Corregidor Island (Photo, Wikipedia)

Corregidor Island: A Legacy of War

Junfil Olarte - freelancejune [2,343]

Corregidor Island obviously is well-known for its valiant task in the Second World War (a thing that should not be). Such war was despicable. It was one of the most hated events ever recorded in the...

Destinations: Corregidor | Philippines
Topics: Travel | National Parks | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
The Tropical Paradise of Alona Beach in Tawala, Panglao-Bohol Island

Wanderlust In Bohol Paradise

Junfil Olarte - freelancejune [2,343]

Over the years, a lot of friends have asked me what makes me to travel in a seemingly endless fashion, why do I spend too much for it, and how much do I earn writing for it. That is hard to define. I...

Destinations: Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Beaches & Resorts | Ancient History
Fr. Marlowe A. Rosales, OFM and his CKC Jose Gomez Orchestra (Photo CKC PR, Calbayog City, Samar)

A Trip To Samar

Junfil Olarte - freelancejune [2,343]

A soft breezy sunrise rouses me as my ship nears the coast and moors at the docks of Maguino-o, off the city of Calbayog Western Samar in the Central Philippines. Sheer weather of the early morning...

Destinations: Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Performing Arts | Music | 20th Century History | Art | Ancient History
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