Travel

Discover Science and History in San Fernando, La Union

QUEZON City, Philippines – (Eagle News Service, Eagle News) Usually, those who want to explore fun things about science need not go far from the metro to satisfy their craving for trivia and amazing science facts. But believe it or not, just a few hours’ drive away from the city is a institution dedicated to weird science stuff. Found in the capital city of La Union, San Fernando City is the very first hands-on discovery […]

The North has so much to offer!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, April 28) – Summer is the time when most of us grab the opportunity to explore, to travel to various locales, to appreciate the beauty of our country. Steadily garnering attention as one of the top tourist destination in the Philippines, Ilocos Norte has so much to offer for those who venture up north. Ilocos Norte has a little bit of everything, from cultural and historical immersion to thrill […]

Underground caves, mouth-watering seafood dishes and traditional industries – Bolinao has much to offer

BOLINAO, Pangasinan – (Eagle News Service, April 27) One of the municipalities surrounding the Lingayen Gulf, the town of Bolinao in Pangasinan got its name from a certain type of fish found in the surrounding waters. Or so the stories go. As a natural consequence of being beside the sea, Bolinao became primarily dependent on the bounties of the deep, not only for the daily meals of its residents but for its livelihood as well. […]

Cafe in the Philippines serves coffee topped with frothy art

A cafe in the Philippines is serving customized coffee to patrons who would like to take a sip of art. Customers of Bunny Baker Cafe in Manila can ask to have their coffee etched with any caricature they want at no extra cost — provided that the owner is there to do it. Graphic artist Zach Yonzon, who runs the cafe with his wife, uses steamed milk and froth as the canvas and creates the […]

Students become part of the art in Manila’s 3D museum

A museum in the Philippines is helping people appreciate art by letting them become part of it. Art in Island, a museum in Manila created by a group of Korean artists, features over 100 unique three-dimensional paintings that encourage people to pose in front of them. Each artwork is painted in such a way that, when photographed from specific angles, they create optical illusions to make a person appear part of the picture. The overall […]

Iraq reopens Nassiriya museum to visitors after 25 years

Nassiriya Museum has reopened for the first time since its closure in 1991 after it was looted during a Shi’ite uprising in southern Iraq. Built in 1969, the museum was pillaged and destroyed during the uprising, prompting the then government of Saddam Hussein to close the facility and move remaining artifacts to Baghdad. Situated in the southern city of Nassiriya, the museum is the second largest in Iraq after Baghdad’s Iraq Museum. It has more […]

Life goes swimmingly for newborn hippo

The San Diego Zoo on Tuesday (March 24) announced the birth of a hippopotamus and, so far, things appear to be going swimmingly. The birth of the hippo took place around 6:30 AM Monday (March 23). The sex of the animal is yet to be determined. Animal keepers are keeping a close eye on the mother and calf, which appears to be nursing and doing well. The mother, 30-year-old Funani, also gave birth last year, […]

Auto show displaying high end cars, bikes begins in Chennai

A four-day automobile exhibit, ‘Auto Circuit’, kicked off in India’s southern Chennai city on Thursday (March 19). High-end and luxury cars and bikes were displayed at the event, which was flagged off by Alisha Abdullah, the first woman National Racing Champion. Automobiles of several luxury brands, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Honda, etc have been displayed. “This is like directly going and if you want to test-drive, you can take test-drive […]

Traveling chocolate exhibition in vintage train car sweetens Paris stations

Passengers waiting to catch their trains in Paris’ Gare de Lyon on Tuesday (March 17) indulged their sweet tooth at a traveling exhibition on chocolate that took place in a vintage train. The Chocolate Train, as it’s called, spans four cars of an old passenger train that will visit each major Paris train station this week, allowing passengers to take a trip through the vast history of chocolate and its production process and highlighting France’s […]

San Diego Zoo raises two Dalmatian pelican chicks

The San Diego Zoo is taking care of a couple of new residents. The Zoo’s Avian Propagation Center is raising two Dalmatian pelican chicks – one of the rarest pelican species in the world. The chicks, one only 2-days old and one 11-days old, were born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but their parents were unable to raise them. The chicks will be taken care of at the Avian Propagation Center until they’re […]

S. African granny dives with sharks to celebrate 100th birthday

A great-grandmother marked her 100th birthday by swimming with sharks off the South African coast on Monday (March 16). Wearing a full body diving suit, Georgina Haywood climbed into a submerged cage to see the sharks under water. “An experience of a lifetime at the end of my life,” she later said. She carried out the daring feat two days after tandem skydiving in Cape Town. Haywood, who planned a number of activities to celebrate […]

Weak euro is good news for American tourists in Paris

American tourists in Paris said on Monday (March 16) that they were more likely to travel to Europe since the euro’s slide towards parity with the dollar, and that once in Europe they were likely to make more purchases. “You don’t feel like you’re spending quite so much. And it’s almost one to one in a way right now between the U.S. dollar and the euro, so it’s also very easy to convert in your […]