Corregidor is one of the islands located in the mouth of Manila Bay. This island stands as a memorial fortress to all Filipino and American defenders who fought with the invading Japanese forces during World War ll. It was the most bombed and attacked island, second only to Malta during the war. Today, the historical island is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Manila.
According to the national government agency, Cancer Australia, it is estimated that this year, 17, 500+ will be diagnosed with breast cancer and people living with breast cancer at the end of 2012 (diagnosed in the 5 years period 2008 to 2012 is 65, 900+. Breast cancer is the most fourth most common cause of death from cancer among females in 2017. (source Cancer Australia).
Now in its 5th year, The Sydney Italian Wine and Food Festival was back and this time at an even bigger venue, The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. All lovers of anything that is Italian were treated with a long fun-filled day of celebration.
Winter time is one of the best times to visit the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It can be freezing with crisp air and you might get lucky with an occasional snow fall which adds a dramatic winter wonder land feel. Winter time is also the Yulefest celebration or popularly known as Christmas in July, with venues serving hearty Christmas fare, carols, fire places and even the presence of Santa in some venues. We religiously make a yearly pilgrimage to Katoomba and have mulled wine or even a bottle of Champagne to celebrate Christmas in the colder season. This trip we also visited Blackheath, a town close to Katoomba.
To best appreciate the many facets of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, you’ll need a car. Depending on your arrival point, you can rent a car from Brisbane Airport or Maroochydore Airport, the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. From Brisbane it’s over an hours drive (105 km) via the M1, a bus service also operates a shuttle transfer for those who don’t want to drive.
If you like an old world with a higgledy-piggledy atmosphere, a visit to Medieval York is must on your bucket list. Old York is a walled city in North Yorkshire England, and has produced evidence of ancient settlements as far back as 7-8000 years BC, way before the wave of invasions like that of the Romans, who named it as Eboracum in 71 AD.
If you are visiting Sydney from now until the 17th of June, you will be treated to a spectacular festival of light, music and ideas during the return of Vivid Sydney.
Vivid Sydney is a collaboration of Australian and leading world lighting artists, designers and manufacturers, transforming Sydney with bewitching light installations creating a magical world for everyone to enjoy.
“Seek and ye shall find” is no longer the mantra in the Philippines when it comes to finding a good coffee shop especially in the Makati area. There are more and more sleek independent coffee shops popping up offering the best aromatic coffee blends you can enjoy even on a hot day.