Caving capital of Philippines-Samar. Thankyou so much Philippines Tourism Spark Samar. Elsie Gabriel The island of ‘Samar’ in the Philippines was put in the caving spotlight since the discovery of the largest cave in the Philippines, the Langun Gobingob Caves in Brgy Panayuran, Calbiga, Samar.Samar, earlier known asWestern Samar, is a province in the Philippines located on Samar Islands in the Eastern Visayas and its capital is Catbalogan City. There are many caving adventure trips that one can make during a tour of the island but the best one, Langun-Gobingob Caves is the pride of…continue reading →
Safety is of utmost importance when traveling abroad. I whisked my face away just in time to save my cheek from a deep scar which could have been caused by this wild Lemur's territorial gesture! I almost fell to the ground in a protective step to save my self but gathered enough pride to lookup to watch the Lemur walk away and climb back atop the Baboa tree...Yes I was in Madagscar, Dense natural habitat of the Lemurs. Trying to get a good picture for back home "with the Lemurs". Let me tell…continue reading →
I'm in love with the Ocean. I 'exhale' at the Ocean bed! To research and save the Ocean is my mission. I 'live' under the ocean. The serenity bond that connects you to real life ecology emerges as life's biggest lessons far deeper than those found in classrooms. If you want to live the talk, get out and embrace our planet. And Diving with sharks has taught me humility and how to be one with nature, sheer bliss. Come to Philippines! Philippines offers some of the most exciting extreme dives in the world.I…continue reading →
- ‘Sandoitchi’ is a haven for vegetarians in Powai Mumbai.
(Col. Suri and Socialite Sapna Bajaj endorsed the vegetarian Gourmet Hub) I read through half a book while munching on loaded Nachos, Loaded Fries, Dough balls, Crunchy Onion Rings,Alapino Joy and my favourite Yummy Yams! (Christmas saw underprivileged kids gifted at Sandoitchi as part of their CSR) They do offer Teppanyaki noodles and rice dishes for heavier options, along with cheese and macs on the menu. The ambience is welcoming, staff are warm, so you could sit and sip your coffee and continue chatting, or you could grab a quick ‘Sandoitchi’ and run back to work! You could quickly choose from Indian, Mediterrain, Mexicano, Asian, Italiano or Jain, I of course sat drooling over the Pizzawich! Add a rich desert cheesecake and bread pudding if you are abundantly blessed with time and savour add ons, and you have a vegetarian food meal fit for a king. You can have a salad tomorrow, for sure!
(Upstairs venue for parties/workshops /events is ideal at Sandoitchi ) For me, the Vegetarian Sandoitchi would do me good for my waste line! And yes, (more…)
Kerala Backwaters Island tours at Munroe Island. An environmentalists delight! Elsie Gabriel Kerala Backwaters Island tours in the wilderness are the most amazing life experiences. It was curated by Holiday IQ and Kerala Tourism. I have ever encou ntered.Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. The Munroe Island,is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation. Small sleepy villages lie huddled together on its banks, surrounded by a fabric of green and blue. Unmindful of its own beauty, Kollam with…continue reading →
Baptized in the same river as Jesus, is the biggest milestone in a Christian believers life! My Spiritual Journey to Jordan! To be baptized in the same place where Jesus was baptized, is an everlasting spiritual experience for the people of the Christian faith. It is not only a celebration of one’s own baptism, renewal of vows but also a celebration of Jesus’s life. Jordan is very special to me. Jordan is part of the “Holy Land”, its religious sites include the Baptismal place of Jesus on the banks of the River Jordan.…continue reading →
Are your Travels leaving behind sustainable footprints? If there’s one proactive way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Which is why the tourism industry has begun to tap into the greater research of supporting environmental sustainability while offering tourists deeper ecological insightful adventures at the world’s most pristine destinations. As the popularity of Sustainable tourism and Ecotourism grows the aim is to educate more travelers,about environmental awareness and conservation involved in sustainable tourism. We as travelers must tread upon our planet very delicately . Although we contribute immensely through our travels,…continue reading →
Via Dolorosa with Paul Siqueira -The Man on a mission. Elsie Gabriel The Via Dolorosa in Israel, is the path Jesus walked from the area of Pontius Pilate’s sentencing to Golgotha ,the actual location of the crucifixion and is the most reverend Christian journey in the whole world. I relived these steps of JESUS! Paul Siqueira, the lay missionary as I call him, is living the word of God with every trail to the Holy Land through Zion Tours and Travels. Paul is on his 45th call to the Holy Land. I strongly…continue reading →
Come with me on the artsy bohemian graffiti trail in Sao Paulo. Elsie Gabriel A visit to Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena district and the colorful Batman Alley will leave you astounded. You will get to see all sorts of informal patterns of street art flourishing artistic expressions written literally on the walls. These street artistic offerings spell freedom, and are present in official public spaces such as walls, subways, playgrounds and soccer fields. Vila Madalena breathes culture. Vila Madalena streets offer their walls to graffiti as an transforming art, constantly inviting re-painting,…continue reading →
Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Ocean Conference to halt ocean degradation. Elsie Gabriel The UN Oceans Conference opened with the announcement that the United States would exit the Paris Agreement and closed with reaffirmations from the rest of the world to press ahead with their climate plans and a historic Call To Action on conserving marines systems for sustainable development. But climate and ocean are inextricably linked. Can climate change and the ocean crisis be addressed without the world’s largest economy? Leaders from small islands, places most vulnerable to climate…continue reading →