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A Green Nature, A Beautiful Landscape

Isn’t it beautiful when the nature around you is green and there is water flowing in the river? The mountain is one of the noticeable landmarks in our barangay, at the other side of the mountain is another municipality or town.  For a long time they been working for a road that will connect two towns but until now it isn’t finished.

Green Pasture

The river is one of the source of gravel and sand in our town, they’re been quarrying for decades but it seems the gravel and sand is enormous.

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Snowy Snapshots

It snowed a lot last Friday and I took the chance to walk around the snowy street to take some photos of snowfall this year. When I went to downtown I dropped by the nearby park and lake to snap some photos. It was just unfortunate that I didn’t bring a tripod with me so I don’t have good photo of me in the snowy park.

Snowy Snapshots

The park was empty so I am able to walk around and take many photos I want without thinking what would other people with think with my non-stop snapshots. The photo above is just one of the photos I took in my short snowy adventure.

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View from Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju

The View from Seongsan Ilchulbong in Jeju is so lovely and mesmerizing.  It is a place where do you want to stay the whole day looking around you and below. It has an uplifting mood and a good place to hang around when you sad and lonely.

View from Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju

Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago. Situated on the eastern seaboard of Jeju Island and said to resemble a gigantic ancient castle, this tuff cone is 182 meters high, has a preserved bowl-like crater and also displays diverse inner structures resulting from the sea cliff. These features are considered to be of geologic worth, providing information on eruptive and depositional processes of hydromagmatic volcanoes worldwide as well as past volcanic activity of Seongsan Ilchulbong itself. – Wikipedia

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View of Namsan Seoul Tower from National Museum of Korea

The Namsan Seoul Tower is one of the top destination of travelers in Seoul, it is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul and consider to be the highest point in Seoul. I believed the tower could be seen anywhere where you are in Seoul City. The photo below was taken when my friend and I visited the National Museum of Korea in 2010, it was taken at the observation deck of the museum.

Namsan Seoul Tower

There are two ways to visit Namsan Seoul Tower  you can ride the cable car up to the mountain or take the #03 yellow bus up to the Namsan Park from Chungmuro station. The tower features a gift shop and restaurants on the ground floor and you may go up the tower  observation deck for a fee which is already included if your ride the cable car. The small tower beside N Seoul Tower is a second lattice transmission tower.

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Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Learning local history in school is part of the curriculum, knowing your country’s national hero, flowers, animals is among other things. Learning your country’s national wonders and famous attractions is a must too. There are some local places that I could only see on my history books while growing up and learning at school.

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills is one of the attraction that my country is proud of,  it is geological formation in Bohol, Philippines.  It was said that there are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres . The hills are covered in green grass and turns brown during dry season, hence the name originated.

Chocolate Hills

We’ve been to Bohol last year and the Chocolates Hill is one of the high lights of our trip. We rented  a car for one day tour, it was worth visiting and somehow wondering how the hills are formed.

There are four legends explaining the formation of Chocolate Hills one of them tells the story of two feuding giants who hurled rocks, boulders, and sand at each other. The fighting lasted for days, and exhausted the two giants. In their exhaustion, they forgot about their feud and became friends, but when they left they forgot to clean up the mess they had made during their battle, hence the Chocolate Hills.

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Cherry Blossoms in South Korea

South Korea was also known from Cherry Blossoms though Japan is more popular destinations for this flowers. The other day my friend and I went to Spring Flower Festival in Yeouido, Seoul.

Cherry Blossoms

This is the festival’s 9th year and it is always popular with local and international tourists as it is considered the best place to view cherry blossoms in Seoul. This comes as no surprise since there are 1,641 cherry blossom trees along the road running parallel to the Hangang River where the festival takes place.

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Loboc River Cruise

Cruising in the Loboc River is one of the tourist  attraction in Bohol, we didn’t waste an opportunity to cruise. A cruise along the river starts either from the Loay Bridge (in Loay) or at the Poblacion of Loboc. The Loay Bridge is 20 kilometers (12 mi) from Tagbilaran City while the Poblacion is about 25 kilometers (16 mi) away.

There are floating restaurants where you can eat while cruising, offering Filipino cuisines and delicacies that costs P300 or more per head.

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Meteor Garden in National Museum of Korea

This photo was taken almost one and half years ago when a friend and I see each other. I brought her to wander at National Museum of Korea, it has no entrance fee but  too large to see.  While taking this photo I have thought of Meteor Garden because the lane of a jet looks like a meteor or a falling star, isn’t it?

I am into nature photography I love taking photos of the sky, the water, the trees and everything about nature.

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Orkhon Water Fall

Situated in the Orkhon Valley is Orkhon Water Fall,  whose river flows an incredible 1120km to the North before it joins the mighty Selenge Gol. It is also called Ulaan Tsutgalan, the waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago.

It was said that the fall is naturally most impressive after heavy rain and we saw this water fall on its abundant glory because while we are trekking and where we had to  slept with a nomadic family, it rains very heavy that resulted for water to get inside their humble ger.

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