Category: Asia

Silay: a stroll through Negros’ colonial past

Silay: a stroll through Negros’ colonial past Silay Ancestral house, Philippines

Negros, the sugar capital of the Philippines, is famous for its numerous sugar cane plantations. The island was home to many rich Europeans farmers during the 19th and 20th centuries. Silay used to be one of the main cities, where colons lived and mingled with locals. Many local families got rich thanks to the blooming […]

Bacolod: Philippines’ sugar capital

Bacolod: Philippines’ sugar capital The Ruins, Bacolod

Negros Island, also called Sugarlandia, is known to be covered with cane plantations. Bacolod, its capital, is famous for its many cakes, a paradise for sugar addicts. If you’re craving sweets, you’re in the right place. But don’t worry if you’re already diabetic, there’s plenty of other things to do apart from eating cheesecakes and […]

Malapascua: Dive paradise in perdition

Malapascua: Dive paradise in perdition Malapascua

Malapascua Island in the Philippines is a diving paradise and has recently become an important tourism destination. A couple of years ago, people only made day trips on the island from Cebu and came just to dive. Today, as the number of people wanting to stay longer to enjoy the virgin beaches increased, the touristic […]

Living with the dead in Manila North Cemetery

Living with the dead in Manila North Cemetery Manila North Cemetery

Metro Manila is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It’s also the city with more homeless than any other city in the world. Many people live in slums, and an estimated 6000 people have decided to live in Manila North Cemetery. The cemetery was built in 1904 on 130 acres of […]