Thirsty Thursday: Philippines

This week’s Thirsty Thursday is about the Philippines. Yes. The beautiful island chain made up of 7,641 islands, breathtaking views, one of a kind natural wonders, great food, and gorgeous people. So go ahead and strap yourselves in for a country full of wonders.

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The Bacuit Archipelago is an island chain truly made of dreams. With the irregular tips of limestone islets and numerous massesΒ of gorgeous white sand beaches and lagoons fit for causing you sensory overload.

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Final shot of the gorgeous and enchanting peaks.

 

The Callao Cave, perhaps the most popular cave in the Philippines, is located in the Western sloping foothills in the Cagayan Province. Callao and it’s seven chambered cave are a part of a network consisting of 300 caves in the surrounding areas making up the best natural tourist attraction in the province.

 

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A view of our world as seen from below in a natural “window” in the Callao.

 

The 2000 year old rice terraces populating the Ifugao Mountains otherwise known as the Banaue Rice Terraces are widely regarded as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and after observing it’s gorgeous handmade slopes reaching distances over 5000 feet above sea level I believe it’s true.

 

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An aerial view of the terraces in their Ifaugo mountain valley in a stunning shot.

 

MaterializingΒ from theΒ core of the Β Pandan jungle the Malumpati River, more commonly referred to as a spring, sits as a beacon of clean and pristine turquoise water.

 

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The Malumpati as seen from behind it’s only access bridge.

 

This idyllic beach in Boracay, Philippines has to go down on the list as one of the most beautiful in the world. With it’s beautiful cerulean waters, white sand, and endless skyline is a must for any beach lover!

 

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The Boracay’s turquoiseΒ coast decorated by slopes of limestone and beautiful cabanas.

 

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol Province, Philippines are a natural wonder. This stunning hill formation is comprised of at least 1,260 hills can actually contain as many as 1,776 exotic hills. The Chocolate Hills are also subject of a few tall tales to explain their formation my favorite is about a CarabaoΒ  who plagued the townspeople by eating all their crops. In retaliation the townspeople placed all of their rotten food out for the Carabao and of course he ate it but since it was rotten it made him sick and he ended up heavily defecating… The poo dried up and there you have it, Chocolate Hills.

 

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Image showing the grasses of the hills in between their green and chocolate seasons.

 

Densely populated off the coast of Cebu, Philippines Mactan Island is what dreams are made of. Yet another beautiful Filipino beach and scenic view… Can I have my ticket now?

 

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A fun time with rowing and can be seen in the crystal clear waters off the coast of Matcan.

 

Mount Pinatubo known to most of the world after it’s 1991 eruption and it’s status are the second largest terrestrial eruption in the twentieth century. Years later it’s still known as a local legend, not only because of it’s violent eruption but for its breathtaking beauty as well.

 

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Striking shot of the Pinatubo’s climatic eruption in 1991.

 

The last beautiful sight we are going to catalog in the Philippines is the gorgeous and spellbinding Hinatuan Enchanted River. This deep spring river located on the island of Mindanao flows into the Philippine Sea and then to the Pacific ocean. The exploration under the surface of the Hinatuan is still a fresh and exciting endeavor. Divers have found a hidden cave opening thirty meters below the surface as of 2010 and successive operations have been led to discover the depths of the caves below 82 meters. Locals have legends as to why the river developed it’s striking color, tales of uncatchable fish, and the Engkantos that dwell there and protect it’s crystalline waters.

 

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Aerial image of the Hinatuan as it’s certainly protected by Engkantos.

 

 

All righty! How did y’all like the images and tales of the gorgeous country of the Philippines? Would you like to travel there or have you? Let me know in the comments below! Just know I’m quietly bidding my time until I get to go there and stay for life… Just playing! Until then let’s look at some pics of gorgeous Filipino people.

Filipino Men Y’all:

Y’all ready to see the women, or no?

I’m done… Let me know what you think and stay blessed!

*cough*

ALSO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO THE PHILIPPINES NOW!

Double also, images are not mine and rights belong solely to their owners.

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