Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tōkyō Tochō) Observation Deck

The seat of Tokyo’s government, also known as Tōkyō Tochō, is also a favourite go-to place of travelers since the building’s two towers, North and South, both have observatories allows tourists to see Tokyo’s grand skyline.

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Apo Island made me value every drop of freshwater

The sunset at Apo Island (photo above), a marine protected area in Dumaguete City, Philippines is just breathtaking. Known for being a feeding ground of two sea turtle species in the Country, it caught the attention of a lot of local and foreign travelers. However, there’s more to Apo Island than what meets the eye.…

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Descended as a free diver to transcend my limits

Claiming that it’s an easy transition is a lie. The first time I tried to swim, without a life vest, was during the first time I took a free diving lesson. It was a three-tier program which includes traversing the rope down the 20-foot swimming pool with feet first, then head first, then the finale — attempting to dive. The first two steps were fine, the third tier of the program was a totally different discussion.

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The perfect story-telling duo — traveling and photography

In this digital era, photography is most of the time married to traveling and has even changed the way we explore the globe, and influenced our decisions about where to go next. Why not? As they say, pictures paint thousands of words and could become memoirs of our cherished adventures and perhaps even some heartbreaking experiences. (Part 1)

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A letter to all travelers: ‘Why do we travel?’

Dear fellow traveler, 

For weeks, I have been asking myself a question I thought I answered years ago. However, after carefully pondering about life and all the gifts and shit that come with it, I felt somehow lost. In the midst of confusion, I find myself asking the same question again: “Why do I travel?” 

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Bamboo has always been metaphorically linked to us humans due to its natural characteristics. In most cultures, it is deemed as a symbol of man’s virtues, soul and emotions, and even resiliency. It ain’t surprising that bamboo has played a huge role even in Japan’s myths and festivals. And that’s why in the Land of the Rising Sun, you could see bamboos almost everywhere. One of the most famous spots to see them is at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove located in Kyoto. It’s a hundred metre (more or less) pathway surrounded by lines of bamboos that rustle every time the wind will blow. When you look up on a sunny day, you’d see the rays of sunshine getting through.

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Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

At Punta Piedro Point lies one of the most significant landmarks in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Facing the West Philippine Sea stands one of the oldest lighthouses in the Philippines — the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse.

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