by Sophie MAKRIS VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — It looks like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways: travelers finding their sleeper berth, turning on the reading light and stowing their cases under the bed. But it’s still a common nightly ritual at Vienna’s main station, where overnight train routes have endured in the age of low-cost flights — and are even expanding. From early evening onwards, the departures board at Vienna’s “Hauptbahnhof” station […]
By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and named after its builder and original owner, Lawrence Bernard Brown, an African-American who was born into slavery in 1856. Despite having limited formal schooling, Brown was something of a Renaissance […]
ARICA, Chile (AFP) — A raft entirely made of reeds, inspired by ancient Andean indigenous techniques, is set afloat in the Pacific in northern Chile after more than three years of construction. The “Viracocha III” will attempt to sail 10,000 nautical miles to Sydney.
(Eagle News) — Naghahanap ka ba ng budget-friendly get away ngayong summer? Hanap mo ba ay maputi at pinong buhangin, asul na tubig dagat at rock formation na perfect para sa iyong Instagram post? Halina’t pasyalan ang Buktot Beach sa Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. Tinawag itong “Buktot” dahil sa hugis ng bundok sa tabi nito na animo’y kuba. Pwede itong akyatin sa loob lamang ng sampung minuto at mula sa itaas ay makikita ang ganda ng […]
(Eagle News) – Bukod sa bundok ng Espadang Bato na sikat sa mga mountaineer, ngayon naman ay tuklasin natin ang nakamamanghang sapa na kung tawagin ay Blue rock lagoon. Ito ay matatagpuan sa Sitio Lukutan, Malaki Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal. Ang Blue lagoon ay mayroong malamig at malinis na tubig. Kaya naman, marami ang nagpupunta dito para maligo kahit na ito ay nasa kalagitnaan ng kagubatan ng bundok ng Rodriguez. Simula sa bayan ng […]
by Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was 30, forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore of the Western Cape near his Wolfgat restaurant, where he also makes his own bread and butter. The Wolfgat — […]
(Eagle News) — Isa sa mga kilalang bundok na dinarayo ng mga hiking enthusiast ang Mt. Daraitan na matatagpuan sa border ng Quezon at Tanay, Rizal. Ang Daraitan ay galing sa salitang “dara” na ang ibig sabihin ay limestone at ang “aeta” naman ay ang tawag sa mga lokal na nakatira dito. Upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng mga hiker, may orientation na isasagawa bago umakyat ng bundok at mayroon ding nakatalagang mga tourist guide sa […]
by Joseph Schmid Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The final two double-deckers will be delivered in 2021, just 14 years after the first A380 went into service, after the Dubai-based Emirates decided to reduce its total orders by 39 […]
HONG KONG, China (AFP) — For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations — but crowds of snap-happy travelers are transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis.
by Elaine YU Agence France Presse HONG KONG, China (AFP) — For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations — but crowds of snap-happy travelers are testing local patience and transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis. Tony Hui recalls how elderly residents always used to play cards in a courtyard in the middle the densely packed housing block where he owns a dry cleaning store. The buildings […]