Month: September 2017

Portrait of a boy with the map of the world painted on his face

10 Exciting Things to Do in Africa

THE SECOND BIGGEST continent is more than just vast desserts, animal fur, and precious minerals like diamond. A giant land mass surrounded with a few water attractions, this 30,220,000 square-kilometer continent is home to many must-visit attractions sites, and offer must-try activities for every wanderer. The world is indeed full of wonders and more than what the Americas, Europe and Asia could offer, here are a few exciting things to do and sites to visit in Africa. 1. Visit the pyramids of Egypt and other historical sites. In case you forgot about it, man’s evolution started in Africa. The Egyptians who built the impressive pyramids were already enjoying civilization more than 5,000 years ago. Aside from monuments and tombs, you can also visit the magnificent paintings in southern African caves and know about our bi-pedal ancestors in Tanzania’s Oldupai Gorge. 2. Attend Gerewol and other festivals. Many countries in Africa don’t accept and tolerate homosexuality. However, it’s interesting that there is a festival about male beauty contest in Niger. The Gerewol Festival is when male …

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Hiking Up Mt. Bloomfield in Puerto Princesa

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PHILIPPINES — Gone are the days that Puerto Princesa is only about beaches and beautiful islands. These past few years, this city opened its doors to several other activities, including hiking, making it a magnet to mountaineers as well. No, we still want you lying on the beach to get your summer tan lines or enjoy swimming or snorkeling or maybe diving. But if you are into mountains, feel free to spend another day or two. In Sabang, you can both enjoy the beach and hike or camp at the summit of the mountains within 24 hours. Take Mt. Bloomfield for example. This mountain, which peak is at 787 meters above sea level lords over the beautiful Sabang Beach in Cabayugan village. Conquering it was a nice feat for this writer. Sabang is commonly known as the take off point to the famous Underground River, which is part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. The small community is 76 kilometers …