Puraran Beach is known among surfers for its long-barrel waves, but it is also a nice place to just relax.
Puraran Beach is one of the well known surfing spots in the Philippines and it is also popular among surfers from other parts of the world. The long-barrel waves, known as “The Majestics”, are what attracts surfers to this cove. The waves break on the coral reef about 200 meters from the shore. I went there with two friends to start a five-day island-hopping vacation.
Puraran Beach is located in the province of Catanduanes. You can fly from Manila to Virac and then take local transport (a bus or jeepney) to Baras, and from there you can hire a trimobile or tricycle to take you to Puraran Beach. When we went there on a weekend in August, there were only a few visitors around as it was not yet the peak of the surfing season.
At Elena’s Majestics Resort were we stayed, only 2 of the bamboo huts were occupied, including ours. It isn’t a tourist spot with night life and restaurants and luxury resorts. It’s a small beach and it’s very cheap to stay there. At Elena’s the food is cheap. The farm behind our hut was quite nice, too.
We spent the afternoon taking a dip in the warm water just near the shore and taking pictures. The water is quite calm there. We stayed only one night because we had to visit other islands, but that one night was very relaxing.
After dinner, my two friends and I sat at the lone rest hut in the beach in front of Elena’s drinking beer and enjoying each others company. We were not noisy. We were content to just look at the stars and enjoy the sound of the waves and feel the cool breeze.
Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
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For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
It’s normal during summer to be out there at the beach, sunbathing and getting yourself a nice tan, but in Malaysia, it could get pretty hot this time of the year. With the rising temperature, my friends and I decided to escape the heat of the city for a while and took an approximately three-hour drive to Cameron Highlands.
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
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In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the second part of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
A movie's parting shot is a crucial element in the sense that it could either make or break the lasting impression that it would have on its audience. It could either wrap things up quite nicely and leave viewers satisfied, or it could do otherwise. For many, it's often the first thing that comes to mind long after the final credits have rolled out.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.