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Ligñon Hill Nature Park | Rediscovering Legazpi City

Legazpi City is the capital of Albay province. It is often called as the City of Fun and Adventure. Why? First, the city  is a land of happy people. Tourists can say how warm and welcoming the locals are. The city is also blessed with natural tourist spots which drew thousands of local and foreign visitors. Mayon Volcano is definitely the Hall of Famer when it comes  to the top destination the tourists want to see  but in recent years, a lot of tourism projects and developments were done hence boosting the growth of the city. One of the places you should  visit whenever visiting the city is the Ligñon Hill Nature Park in Bogtong, Legazpi City.

       For years, the hill had become one of the most visited landmark in he city. The summit rises to about 512 feet (156 meters). It offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the Mayon Volcano, the downtown Legazpi City and neighboring towns, and the Albay gulf. The place is perfect for sightseers, adventure seekers, and to those who want…

8 Dazzling Photos of the Burj Khalifa at Night

When I first arrived here in UAE on May 26, 2016, my mind was unable to absorb smoothly the fact that I am not anymore in the Philippines despite seeing things unusual to my eyes like  desert sands, palm trees, and the like. This is not until the Abu Dhabi Airport's service bus took us to Etihad Airways office in Dubai only did I realize that I am indeed  in the United Arab Emirates. We passed by the Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina,  Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and more. All these are just pictures in the internet before that I am repeatedly  browsing whenever I had free time(avail time) in my previous job (call center agent). Everything just feels so surreal.
       The Burj Khalifa stood out among the landmarks that I mentioned and it did convince me that I am indeed in Dubai. Literally it stood out, soaring 828 meters up to the sky. I remember the news I had watched in 2009 about the tallest building on Earth soon to open. That was the first time I learned about Dubai an…

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Burj Khalifa

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World Records
       At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: Tallest building in the worldTallest free-standing structure in the worldHighest number of stories in the worldHighest occupied floor in the worldHighest outdoor observation deck in the worldElevator with the longest travel distance in the worldTallest service elevator in the world Tallest of the Supertall        Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories. 
Height to architectural top        Height is measured from the level of the lo…

Cagsawa Ruins | Rediscovering Daraga, Albay

A visit to Albay would not be complete without a stopover at the Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga, Albay. It is a church that was destroyed by the eruption of Mayon Volcano some 200  years ago and for some reasons, only the belfry survived even up to this day. The Municipality of Daraga is located in the south-west portion of Albay Province along the Maharlika Highway, making it accessible from Manila and the Visayas, as well as the other municipalities of eastern Bicol Peninsula. It is bounded on the north and east by Legazpi City, on the south by the Province of Sorsogon (particularly the municipality of Pilar), and on the west by the Municipalities of Camalig and Jovellar. This is one of the top attraction in the province. It is a mute witness to many calamities that the Albay province had endured. It's a proof of the province's resiliency.

       In February 1, 1814, Mt. Mayon began its most violent and deadly eruption to date. During the eruption, some 1,200 people took re…

Diwata Imacoto Beach | Rediscovering Oas, Albay

Summer has got to be my favorite time of the year. It means a lot of torrid sunlight, a lot of sweating and dehydration at some point, but there are so many ways to beat it and the open sea is the key. Behind the lush mountains of my hometown Oas in Albay province lies a haven many would think doesn't exist, even an Oas native like me. Up above its coastal areas, a paradise is waiting to be rediscovered. There I found the Diwata Imacoto Beach in the barangay of Cagmanaba. Its name was derived from the owners surname. With its crystal clear waters, white sand, and tranquil atmosphere, everyone will find it a perfect place to unwind without having to spend that much. The place is under-developed and I must say it is whole lot better that way.

       There are many good beaches in Albay and  I'm just glad that my hometown had a good share of it. People from all over the town frequented this beach especially during summer. People from neighboring towns have also had experie…