Take a break: Visit Donsol in Sorsogon

Needing a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Or a break from the winter snow for those experiencing icy weather? Try visiting Donsol, Sorsogon in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It has year round warm weather ranging from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The native flora and fauna, and tropical plants and flowers offer nature’s therapy for the senses. With its location at the tip of the Bicol Peninsula, Sorsogon is […]

#EBCphotography: Nature’s own “emoji”

  This photo by Eagle News photo correspondent Alvin “Zaijian Chu” Melitante shows how nature can create its own “emoji.”  This emoji is made from dried coconut found on the shores of Dancalan Beach in Donsol, Sorsogon, a municipality known for whale shark sightings.   (Eagle News Service)

Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

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 […]

Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

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 […]

Ahoy! Reed raft to set sail across the Pacific

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.

#Pasyalan: Buktot Beach sa Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro

(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 […]

Blue lagoon sa Rodriguez, Rizal, isa sa magandang pasyalan ngayong summer

(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 […]

Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

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 — […]

Mt. Daraitan patok na #Pasyalan; Tinipak cave at Tinipak river, tara na’t silipin

(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 […]

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

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 […]