Category: Travel

Chinese skiers cool off at world’s largest indoor ski park

by Yanan Wang Agence France Presse HARBIN, China (AFP) — It was a hot summer afternoon in Harbin and tourists strolled cobblestone streets with the Chinese city’s famous milk popsicles in hand. But indoors, it was perfect weather for skiing. At the city’s new Ice and Snow Park, chilly winds blew snowflakes around skiers zipping down the manmade slopes of the world’s largest indoor ski park, a potent symbol of China’s ambitions to turn itself […]

Passengers enjoy Japan’s first cat cafe on a moving train.

GIFU PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) — Passengers on a local train in Gifu prefecture were pleasantly welcomed by meowing companions on Sunday (September 10) at an event hosted by a local train operator and an NGO hoping to bring awareness to the culling of stray cats. About thirty cats roamed freely on a moving train, where some passengers mingled with the felines while others enjoyed lunch boxes and tea. Mikiko Hayashi, a passenger from Hyogo prefecture […]

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, kabilang sa “50 natural wonders” ng CNN Travel

(Eagle News) — Nasa ika-tatlumpung pwesto ang Puerto Princesa Subterranean River sa “50 natural wonders” ng CNN Travel. Kinilala ng CNN Travel ang Subterranean River na perpektong lugar para sa cruising– hindi raw dapat palampasin na makita ang mga cute na hayop doon. Ikinalugod naman ng Department of Tourism ang naging pagkilala ng CNN Travel at sinabi na marami pang natural wonder sa Palawan na dapat makita ng mga turista. Kinilala din ang Palawan bilang […]

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

Siargao, nasa ika-limang puwesto bilang “best surfing spots in the world”

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte (Eagle News) – Nasa ika-limang puwesto ang Siargao Island sa listahan ng “Best surfing spots in the world” ng Conde Nast Traveler. Ayon sa nasabing international travel magazine, ito ay dahil sa makakapal na alon na nakaka-akit sa surfers mula pa noong 1980’s. Nasa unang pwesto naman ng listahan ang Mavericks Beach sa California, Estados Unidos. Tiniyak naman ng mga opisyal sa Surigao del Norte na ligtas puntahan ang Siargao sa kabila ng […]

Peck tacatular action from the annual World Hen Racing Championships

ENGLAND, United Kingdom (Reuters) — It brings an entirely new meaning to the words ‘Chicken Run,’ but the annual World Hen Racing Championships brought some extra excitement to England’s Peak District on Saturday (August 5). Hens have been in strict training for the past couple of months preparing for their annual World Championships. The venue for this event is a rural pub called the Barley Mow Pub in small village called Bonsall. Every year about […]

Frenchman completes electric tour of France on skateboard

PARIS, France (Reuters) — Frenchman Fabrice Gropaiz completed his tour of France on an electric skate on Saturday (July 29), ending his challenge on the streets of Paris. Roughly 20 years after setting a record for the first world tour on roller skates, Gropaiz challenged himself to tour Fance on an electric skateboard, in preparation for his next around-the-world journey. Public-relations specialist Gropaiz became the first person to successfully rollerblade around the world when he […]

Pet cafe trend cat-ching on in Yangon

YANGON, Myanmar (AFP) — It may be raining cats and dogs in Myanmar, but in Yangon two coffee shops are offering animal-lovers a chance to escape the monsoon as the global pet-cafe craze sweeps into the rapidly changing city. Inside Yangon’s ‘Catpuchino Cafe’ dozens of felines lounge around the room, some peeking out of baskets while others sit perched on fluffy stools or lie purring in the arms of adoring visitors. On one cushion, a […]

“God spared my life,” says Filipina airline passenger in what could have been “worst aviation disaster” in history

    (Eagle News) — A Filipina, Pamela Aguilar, from Fremont, California was one of the 135 passengers who were on board Air Canada flight 759 on July 7, 2017, that fateful Friday night  when their plane almost collided with four other large planes on a taxiway at the San Francisco International airport. It was a long day, she recalled. She came from a vacation in Rome, Italy, and her flight out of Rome was […]

World snail racing championship takes place in UK

ENGLAND, United Kingdom (Reuters) — Snails returned to Congham in Norfolk, eastern England, for the annual celebration of the gastropod games, otherwise known as the World Snail-Racing Championships on Saturday (July 15). This year’s festivities involved the participation of over 150 snails. The championships have been running since the 1960s and have become ingrained within the culture of this secluded corner of England. The event takes place at Congham’s cricket ground, which is temporarily converted […]

Piano displays Canada’s pride at 150th year

  BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (Eagle News) — In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, Canadians are showing creativity to showcase and express pride: the colors white and red on cookie tins, chocolate bar wrappers, Tim Horton’s coffee cups to displays of the flag in personal residences, in shopping malls and different private and public establishments. The most creative so far is this piano by Cattle Point, a part of a recreation park in the […]

On your marks, get set… who goes? The NY baby race

by Catherine TRIOMPHE Agence France Presse NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — It’s a race of laughter, false starts and wild bottle waving: New York’s Diaper Derby sees 30 infants battle it out for glory in a three-meter crawling contest. There is only one real rule: trying to stumble to your feet is not allowed. From the sidelines parents will on their progeny with bottles of milk, television remote controls or key jangling. There is […]