Travel

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  by Sonia LOGRE and Charles ONIANS Agence France Presse PISA, Italy (AFP) — “It’s still straightening,” said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. “And many years will have to pass before it stops.” The gravitationally-challenged landmark is leaning less after years of ambitious engineering work. Fortunately for the millions of tourists who come here every year, the 57-metre (186-feet) tower remains beautifully […]

243 na establisyimento sa Boracay, binigyan ng accreditation ng DOT

(Eagle News) – Umabot na sa 243 ang bilang ng mga establisyimento sa Boracay Island na binigyan ng accreditation ng Department of Tourism (DOT). Ayon sa DOT, habang papalapit ang holiday season ay nasa 9,248 rooms na ang available para sa mga turistang bibisita sa isla. Binigyang diin ni Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat na lilimitahan pa rin ng ahensya ang tourist arrivals sa Boracay sa 6,405 kada araw. Nagpaalala naman ang ahensya sa publiko na […]

Full steam ahead! Old Hanoi railway a hit with tourists

HANOI, Vietnam (AFP) — In the heart of Hanoi’s busy Old Quarter, French-built railroad tracks have become a hotspot for tourists seeking the perfect Instagram selfie and café owners serving up hot coffee and cold drinks. Though picturesque, they are also perilous: the tracks are still in use and most days visitors must scramble for safety as the daily train rumbles through. But for many the thrill of dodging a speedy train is part of […]

Jetliner lands in US after world’s longest flight

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 arrived at 5:29 am (0929 GMT), the Newark Liberty International Airport website said. That made for a flight of 17 hours and 52 minutes. The flight had been scheduled […]

Foreigners snap up Istanbul’s iconic waterfront mansions

by Fulya OZERKAN Agence France Presse ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — They are among Istanbul’s most iconic sights — magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors. Once the preserve of the Ottoman elite and affluent foreigners working in what was Constantinople, the mansions, known as yalis, were made famous in novels and more recently through modern Turkey’s hugely successful […]

Gold Coast’s Light Rail System, changing the scene of Australia’s public transport

  By Patricia Madronio, Diego Madronio, Xelinne Ryan-Andrews and Mark Calaguas EBC Australia Bureau, Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia and with population growth comes increased travel demands. In order to counter congestion, maintain the great lifestyle in the city, and turn Gold Coast into a mature and world-class destination, the Australian government launched a light rail master plan. Now almost a $2 billion investment, […]

Three museums to visit in Seoul

  By Emily Manuel Contributor Eagle News and Features    Seoul is known as the land of K-Drama and K-Pop. It’s also a favorite destination for shopping and food. For those who like immersing themselves in culture, there are several palaces where one can rent a hanbok, or a traditional Korean attire, to enter for free. With so many attractions to see, it’s not surprising that a visit to a museum is not always on […]

Boston Massachusetts earns spot on list of top US cities to visit

BOSTON (Eagle News) — The city of Boston in Massachusetts is listed among the top 15 cities to visit in the US by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Boston’s culture, landmarks, sights and cuisine, are definitely some reasons why this historic city made it on the list. One of the places that are a must-visit is the Boston Freedom Trail. The trail leads you to some of the famous historic places in the city which include the […]

Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 mn over merger

  SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors. Singapore-headquartered Grab agreed to buy US firm Uber’s ride-hailing and food business in Southeast Asia in March, ending a bruising battle between the companies. In return, Uber received a 27.5 percent stake in Grab. However the deal came under scrutiny […]