OFFICIALS say U.S. aviation authorities have cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved.
Traveling in Southeast Asia has its challenges. Most backpackers have tales of hellish bus rides, train journeys that go nowhere fast and rules of the road that are more suggestion than law. Once you leave terra firma, though, that tends to change. Air travel in the so-called developing nations of Asia is more often than not a pleasure compared to the West, especially when it comes to budget airlines.
SOMETIMES viewing temples, haggling at markets, hiking in the hills and endless rice can get a bit much and the body craves a day of aircon, overpriced coffee, Western fast food and maybe even a movie.
SUMMER, or any time of year, can be hot in the Asia Pacific region but it doesn’t mean you need to lose your cool. There are plenty of places to go that will help you beat the sultry heat including anything from places like the highlands of Vietnam and Nepal to the wilds of Tasmania…>
IF you’re looking for a good New Year’s Eve party spot you’re in the right part of the world. Asia and the Pacific know how to enjoy this time of the year and these five locations should have you ringing it in in style from excellent firework displays to rooftop parties and traditional religious customs.…>
THE huge archipelago of the Philippines has 7, 107 islands for you to dive, snorkel, pitch a tent, be a beach bum, get a sun tan and wallow in aquamarine waters. But with so many islands where to start? Here are five to put on the list to get you started on your very own…>
ASIAN destinations from Penang to Kerala and Sarawak all feature in Lonely Planet’s 2014 best of travel lists. Highlighting longhouse stays, the coconut trade, incredible cliffs and forests, and even remote icy enclaves, the lists are a celebration of some of Asia’s best regions and experiences that you may wish to add to your travel…>
Places to stay
Pearl Farm Resort
Davao, Samal, Philippines
Bohol Beach Club
panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
Metro Manila, , Philippines