Staying in Biñan, Laguna offered a more pleasant provincial scenery than I was staying in Metro Manila. While not entirely rural, our side of Laguna borders Carmona, Cavite which still have plenty of open spaces and nature spots. It gave me opportunity to explore nearby areas by bike. One biking destination here enjoyed by locals is called Davilan. Still part of Carmona, the place has challenging uphills called Davilan Ahon, the wide open wilderness-like Davilan Park and a rough trail leading to a refreshing pool of water at Pasong Buhangin.
Brisbane — home to delectable cuisine, exciting outdoor adventure, stunning beaches, hip bars and restaurants, and a giant Ferris wheel. With so much excitement in it, and the fact that you keep coming back for more, you’d think that you’ve seen and done it all, right? Not exactly.
From extreme sports, to sunbaking, to arts and crafts, there’s definitely loads to do in Brisbane. But if you’re looking for something that’s a little more out-of-the-box, good old Brissy has a quirky side that few know of. Want in on the fun? Check out some of our favourites:
Being in one airport at a time is amazing, but being in two at the same time is ultimately rare. How is this possible, you ask? Well, the Gold Coast’s runway is in both New South Wales and Queensland – and just minutes away from the beach. It is the gateway to one of Australia’s most visited destinations.
Gold Coast Airport, formerly known as Coolangatta Airport, has recently been named the Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, yet again. This is the third time that they are receiving the award, with millions of travellers voting for them. There were 14 million respondents from all over the world, with 550 international airports participating. The airport just recently launched its unmanned check-in counters, too, where passengers can check-in through a kiosk. There are 25 kiosks available, which saves the passengers from the hassle of falling in line for check in. Just goes to show that the Gold Coast Airport is definitely one of a kind!
If you are thinking of taking a road trip in Canada you are spoilt for choice. There are numerous breathtaking and inspiring routes waiting to be explored.
You might decide to take the ultimate Canadian road trip and head along the Trans-Canada highway, or hit the Pacific Rim highway and head for Canada’s surfing capital. The Sea to Sky highway is yet another example of the sheer diversity that Canada has to offer.
It’s been quite some time since I wrote about my travel gears here. With the coming holidays and the summer a few months coming, I’m sure a lot will be packing their bags and be heading of to their desired destinations. But remember that in travel you must take proper precautions as well, especially in regards to your possessions and security. Comfort as well in your foot gear since you spend most of the time walking around. With these let me share my recent travel gear acquisitions.
Update December 18, 2008: Olympus E-420 with 25mm Pancake Lens Field Review here
Olympus Philippines was kind enough to lend me one of the latest model from Olympus DSLR line for testing and review, the Olympus e-420. The Olympus e-420 is currently the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR in the market. I was really attracted to this little wonder and wanted to really test out the unit before actually jumping into buying one. Olympus was famous for creating the OM-system cameras in the 70’s and 80’s which was also known for being small and light yet still manages to bring out the excellent quality images. A lot were excited with the release of the e-420 as it brought back the retro style cameras and also introduced the highly anticipated Zuiko 25mm 2.8 pancake lens. I have been using a production unit for more than a week now and here are my initial impressions.
Just giving in to some queries about my DIY Dry Box I posted here at my Photography Gear Setup. I guess with the onset of the rainy season, for a tropical country like us, a lot of photographers are keen in protecting their gears from humidity and moist. Moist inside your lens and camera body, left alone can damage your gear either with fungus, even rust. Especially now with the rains, there will be a time that our gears will remain longer in the storage than usual. So here’s a detailed look on how I built my DIY Dry Box.