When people picture the Philippines, it is usually the powdery white sands of island paradises Boracay or Palawan that come to mind. In fact, many see its sprawling capital of Manila as merely a stopover. Sure, to the incurious traveller Manila is simply a concrete jungle, a network of crowded roads connecting skyscrapers and shanty towns alike. But give it the attention it deserves and Manila opens up to reveal a developing city of excitement and leisure; one that truly deserves your full attention.
Summer may be over in the Northern Hemisphere, but we’re already dreaming of winter sun, with only one destination on our minds; Boracay Island, Philippines. Picture stretches of postcard-perfect, white sand beaches, with the ideal combination of seclusion vs plenty to do.
Our insider experts narrow down five reasons why Boracay Island should be on your minds too. Compared to what could be it’s tourist-friendly, popular equivalent of Phuket, a large island just off Thailand’s southwest coast, it comes up top in every level.
The Australian team members of chozun have recommended 3 upcoming surfing hot spots around the world for your next surf trip.
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Every week chozun 途赞 celebrates 5 new places with #chozunaday based on what’s being celebrated around the world. But this week, we celebrate 8 different destinations with travel tips on San Sebastian, Paris, Montreal, Popoyo, Sagres, Baler & Cambodia.
Celebrated: World Radio Day – a day to remember the unique power of radio to connect people across the globe – originally proposed by Spain!
San Sebastian, Spain
Eat: La Cuchara de San Telmo – hidden down a little side street, an amazing little bar – eat all the pintxos possible & drink to your hearts content.
With Friday the 13th looming over superstitious minds, we’re inspired by the likes of our Chinese companions who aren’t as tied to the number being unlucky, along with people like Frano Selak who has cheated death seven times then won the Croatian lottery to look at the luck in this revolving universe. We’ve looked at some of the luckiest places to travel this Friday 13th, turning the superstitious tradition on it’s backside.