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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Travel Philippines: Kayaking In Davao And Other Parts Of The Country

Sea Kayaking in Davao, Philippines

Davao, Philippines -- My brother-in-law went to Habagat to kayak. I couldn’t join them…because I wasn’t invited, LOL. Anyway, I may have the chance to kayak this April during our family get together.

Kayaking is, according to Wikipedia, the use of a kayak (a small human-powered boat) to cross the water. The sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades of the paddle are factors that can be likened to canoeing.

There are different types of kayaking. Whitewater kayaking (includes kayaking down the torrent of water) and sea kayaking or sometimes called ocean kayaking (involves kayaking out in the ocean or in the open water). Sea kayaking may take in short paddles of expedition that would last for many days.

Kayaking in Caramoan
There are several places in the Philippines where the adventure of kayaking is possible. Besides the gorgeous city of Davao, the Caramoan Peninsula gives kayakers exceptional surroundings. The Caramoan area is continually hit by typhoon. It is therefore a must for the adventurers to plan their exploration in the quiet months between December and June.

Kayaking in Palawan
This is a one beautiful place I haven't stepped into. Pity me. The islands that surround the Palawan present every tourist the greatest experience with the marine creatures. Overlooking from the limestone cliffs will give you a breathtaking view of the marine life. The uninhabited beaches provide campers extraordinary experience during their stay, plus the coral reefs that are far-reaching.

Siargao Sea Kayaking
The island of Siargao is considered by most surfers as the surfing capital of Mindanao. Furthermore, Siargao offers kayakers a first-rate adventure. Facing the Philippine trench is the deep blue sea and adjacent a tropical coast, which provides unmatched wave-running.

On the other side of the island is the uninterrupted space of virgin mangrove swamp. Its ecosystem is a breeding area for marine life coupled with salt-water crocodile.

Samal Island Kayaking
Habagat is situated in Samal Island. It is about two hours from the pier in Panacan, as told by my brother-in-law. But they had a great time amidst the long journey.

So if you want to spend your summer filled with adventure, why not go kayaking.

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Let's Travel Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Travel -- The place called Prague, the capital and the largest city of Czech Republic.

Most Visited
Prague is the sixth most visited European city.

Love Beer
It is interesting to note that Czechoslovakians love to drink beer, every Czech that is (including Karolina Kurkova?). This is according to a research conducted in Czech Republic.

Attractions
The following are some of the attractions I can look forward to in Prague, Czech Republic (if I ever step into this beautiful place).

Charles Bridge
Prague castle
Old town square
Astronomical clock
St. Vitus cathedral

Image from Flickr.com by egold


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Movie Review: The Golden Compass

Golden Compass The Movie

I was in a movie theater, with a friend, when I first saw this film and I got bored while watching Golden Compass. Also, it was a bit uncomfortable because I knew that the person I was not supposed to see was also inside that room. Scary.

Synopsis
For Lyra's young age, it wasn’t ordinary for her to live in a group of scholars inside the sacred foyer of Jordan College and to seek adventure through the outside walls of the said college.

However, her valuable venture started when one day she heard and learned about an extraordinary particle—the magical dust. These particles are exclusively found in the north of Arctic and possessed properties that could join together the whole universes.

These particles are feared by some people and would do anything to stop and exterminate them.

Because of this, Lyra sought the assistance from gyptians, clans and even terrifying bears.

And Lyra's journey is beyond imagination.

I wasn’t sleepy the second time I saw The Golden Compass Movie. And surprisingly, I got excited for its upcoming sequel.

Golden Compass, The Movie
Nicole Kidman's one of the antagonists but she played it well. On the other hand, Daniel Craig appeared only in a few scenes.

One thing that was lacking in this film: humor. The director or the writer wanted to capture something but they couldn’t put it on this movie, The Golden Compass.


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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Photo blog by photodito

Photo Blog: Photodito
It was through Entrecard that I discovered Photodito, a photo blog. The color combination of its website is amazing. It's soothing to the eyes and ads are in minimal amount. I also love how they came up with such a creative logo.

Anyway, since I'm also into photography, I was immediately enthused by this blog after it was introduced to me. I have browsed almost every photo of this blog. And I have to admit, all shots are superb. Most pictures, as I have observed, were taken in the beautiful country, the Philippines.

Dusk Reflection at Water Drop and Cool Refreshments
Dusk reflection at water drop is my first favorite. There's a part in the photo that can represent a whale while the inside of the drop is an image of a dolphin. The clouds in the background made the photo more attractive. My other favorite is cool refreshments. The arrangement of the glasses filled with beverages was so beautiful that it made me want to drink…iced tea.

Mosquito Larvae Photo and Termites
I also admire the mosquito larvae photo. I thought at first, they were grasshoppers; instead they were the pestering mosquito larvae. Another preferred photo is termites. One termite is in supine position and the other one is in dorsal. What's even amazing is that the photographer used an ordinary light to capture it. But the end result is fascinating. So creative indeed.

Survival Fittest
Oh, I'm not done yet. Since I love the color green, I also like the survival fittest. In this photo, one spider is eating another spider. The color green in background simply sets off the image.

Nicely Captured Photos
Well, I guess, I admire every photo presented on this blog. They all have nicely captured photos of the Philippines.

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