WPC – Structure: The Diplomat Hotel

I chose the Diplomat Hotel as my entry for this Week’s Photo Challenge because of its interesting history and haunted walls. In 1915, during the occupation of the Americans in the Philippines, American and Spanish priests constructed a retreat house atop Dominican Hill in Baguio City, Philippines. Originally, it was planned to be a vacation…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

China holds a lot of ancient relics of its civilization, culture and religion. It has an overflowing abundance of  history that until now modern China still looks back to its ancient practices and apply it to their present daily lives.  I had a chance to witness the marvels of China last June of  2017. The…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Unusual It was during the summer of 2016. I was on my way to experience the exotic Cambodia. Like any other tourist, I was excited to see the beauty of the once great empire of Khmer. On my first day in Cambodia, I visited the lesser known ruins and save the best for last. Early…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Golden Hour

Budapest, Hungary looks like a regular European city during the day with its interesting culture, magnificent structures and beautiful locals composing the country. It is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Apparently, Budapest is not an ordinary place, witness the city’s magic after sunset. As darkness envelopes the skies, Budapest illuminates into a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

  It was late afternoon when I was dragging my lazy self to the gym for my 4 times a week workout. The city streets as usual, were packed, noisy and dusty during that time of day. Public and private vehicles tried to get through congested streets as people rushed to get rides from its…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Reflecting ( Photo not mine ) One day, as I was watching an anime series “ Haikyu “, ( I was enjoying it a lot since it was about my favorite sport, volleyball ) in the middle of the episode, suddenly, I have thought about something weird. I don’t know what came to me, my…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Danger!

via Photo Challenge: Danger! I had one of the most memorable trips this year. Last March, I went to Buscalan in Kalinga. It is one of the places that composed the Philippines Mountain Province. It was a 15-16 hours drive from the capital city, Manila. The purpose of our overwhelming trip was to meet one…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Wanderlust There is place in the Philippines that some locals are terrified to visit. It was called Isla de Fuego or Island of Fire by the Spaniards during their occupation. Thousands of fireflies used to inhabit the island making the island glow every night. When the Spaniards left, the locals call it Siquijor. For years,  Siquijor…

Earth

via Photo Challenge: Earth Earth I live in a country that is composed of more than 7,100 islands. Pristine waters, white sands beaches, beautiful sunsets and the warm embrace of the sun were part of my normal life. Aside from the beauty of its beaches, the sea fed us. Local fishermen deliver fresh seafood to…