The Beauty Of Bohol

>> Monday, June 22, 2009

If I will take a vacation in the Philippines, I want to go and visit Bohol. Since it is one of the place that I'm dreaming to visit in PI. Right now, Bohol is considered as one of the most visited places in the Philippines and it is getting popular not only among foreign tourist but also local visitors. In fact, the government of Bohol and the Department of Tourism are promoting Bohol as "a land of history and natural beauty."

Here are some informations about the different history and natural beauty of Bohol.

The Chocolate Hills is the most popular attraction in Bohol. It consists of approximately 1,268 hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. During summer, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dries up and turns brown. Then the area transforms like a seemingly endless rows of chocolate "kisses".

Bohol is best known also for its tarsiers. The tarsier is a very small animal. It is one of the smallest known primates (no larger than an adult man's hand). The tarsier is arboreal. It spend its entire life in trees and travels by leaping from tree to tree. It sleeps and gives birth clinging to a tree trunk. Tarsiers cannot walk on land and they hop when on the ground. The tarsier's eye is bigger than its entire brain. It can rotate its head almost 180 degrees in each direction and has pads at the ends of each finger and toe that allow them to climb trees.

Aside from the mainland, Bohol has 61 smaller offshore islands and islets. One of the most popular islands is the island of Panglao which is being known for its unpolluted waters. It is rated as one of the best diving sites in the world.

Bohol is known for being the BLOOD COMPACT site between Spanish Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Rajah Sikatuna. It was held on March 16, 1565. They done this blood compact to insure friendly relations between the Spaniards and the natives. It was to be the first treaty of friendship and alliance between the Spaniards and Filipinos.

The BACLAYON CHURCH which is also known as the Immaculate Conception Parish Church is the oldest stone church in the Philippines. It was built by the Jesuits in 1596. In 1994, the Church was declared as a National Historical Landmark.


A Lovely Award

>> Thursday, June 4, 2009

I would like to thank Mommy Chris of The Mommy Journey for this award. Thank you very much for this award. I appreciate it so much...:-)


Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
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Now I want to award this to my fellow lovely blogger:
G-Anne's Vita


Piazza Venezia

>> Tuesday, June 2, 2009

One of the place that I visited when I went to Rome is Piazza Venezia. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Rome. The Palazzo Venezia was built by cardinal Pietro Barbo who later became Pope Paul I in 1455. It is built around the church of San Marco and was used as a papal residence by many popes. Benito Mussolini spoke to the crowds from the first floor of Palazzo Venezia. When the Vittorio Emmanuelle monument was built the Palazzo was moved and the Assicurazioni Generali di Venezia palace was built.

On the southern side of the piazza one can find a truly monumental structure, which almost dominates the entire piazza. It is an impressive and beautiful complex built between1885 and 1905 to celebrate the unification of Italy. It is officially known as the Altar of the Fatherland. Many ancient and medieval structures were razed to build this monument. An impressive staircase rises to the top of the Altar of the Fatherland. A statue of the goddess Roma adorns the center. Two lateral staircases lead to the 12 metre high statue of King Vittorio Emmanuelle II. In the last century piazza Venezia was considered as a worthy place for the monument of king Vittorio Emmanuelle II.

This is one of the few structures in Italy, which arouses an ambivalent attitude in its citizens, and almost everyone has his or her own individual opinion on it. In 1921 the tomb of the Unknown Soldier was incorporated into the monument.

Towards the left behind the monument one can find the Risorgimento Museum. This is a museum, which is dedicated to the cause of the nationalist movement. This brought on the resurgence of the Italian movement, which lead to the unification of Italy in 1861by the coming together of many little states under the House of Savoy Via Corso meets piazza Venezia it its northern end. Palazzo Bonaparte lies on the western corner of the piazza and the Corso. This is where Napoleon’s mother lived after the fall of the French empire.

This piazza is one of the busiest and most happening areas since it is in the bus route of almost all the buses which run through the city so it is a frequently visited square in Italy which takes pride in both its modernity and antiquity.


Top 10 EC Droppers For The Month Of May

It's the start of another month. As usual, it's time again to reveal who are my Top 10 EC droppers for the month of May. Well, I would like to thank all my blogger friends who spend their time dropping my EC. I hope you will continue supporting me...:-) Grazie mille.

Here are the list of my Top 10 EC droppers:

Dropper - # of drops
1. Cacai's Step and Journey - 30
2. Travel on the Tide ~ - 21
3. SURVIVOR:the REALITY of my LIFE - 16
4. Otherside of my LIFE - 16
5. Good Life Review - 15
6. Chuchie's Hideaway - 12
7. My Sweet Haven - 11
8. WhereAbouts - 5
9. Are You Hungry? - 5
10. Upgrade Your Life! - 5