Category Archives for "Best of Philippines"

Best of Philippines category is an ongoing series of photo stories. Their main topics are Filipino food and culture. Also, beautiful places to visit and things to do when visiting the Philippine islands. Every story is a result of the author’s personal experience – with her own photos whenever possible.

The Philippines archipelago, with more than 7,000 islands lies in the Western Pacific. The number of islands varies greatly from one site to another. This Southeast Asian country is sometimes called undiscovered. But according to the number of tourists visiting from all around the world, that is no longer so.

More and more, this rather exotic place is becoming famous for the countless stretches of beautiful beaches. Coral islands are divers’ and snorkeling paradise. There’s also kayaking, jungle trekking, historical sites, and the list goes on and on.

Last but not least, the food choices are unusual and sometimes surprising. And even more so, well worth to enjoy, research, and share them!

January 1, 2019

Colon Street Cebu City – Photo Story

Colon Street obelisk

Colon Street in the Parian district in downtown Cebu City was originally developed by the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. He arrived in the Philippines in 1565. The street was named after Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus). From the very beginning, Colon street was the lifeline of trade and commerce in colonial Cebu. For centuries the […]

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December 31, 2018

Heritage of Cebu Monument – Photo Story

Heritage of Cebu Monument - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Heritage of Cebu Monument can be found in historic Parian district of Cebu City. A massive monument portrays some of the most important persons, places and events of Cebu history.  The construction made of concrete, bronze, brass, and steel took a while to complete: from July 1997 to December 2000. The author is local artist Eduardo Castrillo.Photos […]

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December 12, 2018

Taoist Temple Cebu City, Philippines – Photo Story

Taoist Temple Cebu Dragon - Photo © 2018 Daria Perse

Taoist Temple Cebu made its home in Beverly Hills subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The substantial Chinese community in the area somehow raised the money to build this beautiful place of worship in 1972. An impressive achievement if you ask me. I greatly enjoyed countless architectural, colorful details. And thank you to everyone who keeps […]

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