It was one of those national landmarks in the country most people are familiar with. Having grown up reading about it on text books, Magat Dam is known one of the largest dams in the country. The water is mainly used for irrigation, flood control and electric source through the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant. We took a drive to the municipality of Ramon from Echague to visit this popular dam for an afternoon sightseeing.
We came with rain the last time we were in Maddela, Quirino. The waters at Governor’s Rapids were murky and flow erratic like the weather. The recent visit this year was a side-trip from Echague, Isabela, a neighboring municipality across the provincial border. It was a smooth over an hour drive on paved roads. Friends from Isabela tourism seems to be chummy with the people here in Maddela. They knew each other. This time the sun shown bright, the waters a healthy pale green and the rapids inviting. Finally we get to experience this river adventure.
There are certain places in specific countries that define them. Some come easily to mind, with the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Le Arch De Triumph in the same country. The Egyptians have the pyramids or the famous gold markets and Italy has their museums, the Vatican and of course the ever famous leaning tower. Singapore is no different from this, and there are many Singapore tourist attractions that you must visit, packed into a small island nation. A dynamic Asian city that is at the forefront of technology and innovation, Singapore offers unforgettable holiday adventures for the entire family. Amidst a dazzling cityscape you will also find fascinating cultural attractions that provide a unique insight into the city’s rich history and multicultural society.
Manila and its ironies. The city is both charming and chaotic which can be a challenge to new travelers in the country. The superficial grime and bustling streets can be intimidating but find time to see past it and discover Manila’s true character beyond skin-deep. And what a better way to start is staying at the heart of city, Waterfront Manila Pavilion. A 50-year old hotel in Ermita brimming with history yet keeping up with the modern times. An iconic witness to the ever changing city.
“Who’s bag is this?” I wondered when I entered the igloo-inspired round-house lodging with a cogon roof dome by the Sabtang Lighthouse . I remembered reserving this space when I got in Sabtang Island and before I left for Chavayan. Then Nanay Adela came, one of the owners of the property. “Me dumating na babae nakiusap kung pwede maki stay din dito. Okay lang ba sayo? Birthday naman nya (There’s this lone girl who arrived and pleaded to stay here. Is it okay with me? It’s her birthday)” I guess it would be additional income for her. I really don’t mind staying with strangers since I had been to hostels before. She would be a welcome companion for this leg of the trip.
Hobbies are things that people like to do. However, they don’t do it professionally. Anything can be a hobby from making model trains to painting and even play the guitar. It’s a way for us to relax, take our mind off the everyday hassle of life and enjoy ourselves.
For most people, traveling isn’t considered a “hobby” as we almost always travel either for business or pleasure. By fun, I refer to vacationing at any given spot. However, for some people traveling and sightseeing can be considered a hobby. These are people that specifically plan to do certain activities throughout their travels.
When we hear “Thailand”, we often think about the rich culture. The exciting fashion trends. The burgeoning shopping escapades. The stunning beaches and majestic tourist attractions. Thailand is an amazing destination for all types of travelers. The diversity of this beautiful country is ready to welcome and captivate people from different cultures and from all walks of life.
But did you know that Thailand is also becoming a promising destination for medical tourism, specifically for a dental holiday?