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The Boudhanath stupa is one of the most The Boudhanath stupa is one of the most important landmarks in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

At 36 metres tall, it’s the largest stupa in the Kathmandu valley and one of the largest stupas in South Asia.

Every day thousands of monks and devotees of Tibetan Buddhism come here as pilgrims to circumambulate the stupa and spin the prayer wheels that are installed around its perimeter, all while muttering mantras and counting rosary beads. There’s a large Tibetan community living in the vicinity of the monument.

The stupa is hemmed in all around its perimeter by high-end cafés, guesthouses and small shops selling religious souvenirs and playing delightful melodious Tibetan music that continuously repeats: “Om Mani Padme Hum”. It’s a fantastic spot for photography if you like to shoot people, or even if you just enjoy people watching. There is an entrance fee but it’s easy to avoid by entering the area via any of the unguarded narrow side alleyways.

A small flight of steps brings you up to a raised platform surrounding the central part of the stupa, seen here in the image. We hadn’t seen these lurid orange and green coloured prayer flags before we came to Nepal.

The watchful eyes on the stupa spire are the all-seeing, omniscient peepers of the Buddha - you’re under surveillance. 😁 --------------------------------------------
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👣 We two long-term nomadic travellers, exploring the planet freely as uncaged birds, wandering where we may, living each day however we choose, as free, sovereign human beings.

Our mission is to inspire all the aspiring vagabonds out there who haven't yet found the courage to spread their wings, to take the leap to freedom. "Some birds aren't meant be caged...their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.." ( Stephen King) --------------------------------------------
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And in case you were wondering, you are like a sunset 🌅to me. You're all kinds of beautiful as you end my day, you sweetly retire as the stars ⭐️✨chase you away... -------------------------------------------- .
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We are always on the lookout for mystical mountain villages, towns with old-world charm, landscapes with breathtaking natural beauty, tribes with unique cultures, or we try to look at drab places with a fresh pair of eyes and find something exciting to share with our audience.

The reason we mainly promote relatively unexplored destinations is because we aspire to distribute tourists more uniformly. We believe that by promoting places that mass tourism has overlooked, we can help to more equitably distribute tourists numbers, better distribute economic growth and reduce the damage done to the environment at popular tourist sites.

We celebrated a wonderful day in La Paz sand dunes site in Ilocos Norte province of Philippines. A  lesser known gem 💎
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We discovered the horseshoe bend of the Philippines in Ilocos Norte province 😁🐎👞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Just kidding, it's not an official attraction - we just came up with this unusual perspective of Timmangtang Rock, a coastal rock formation found near the more touristy Bantai Abot Cave,  which is a sea arch located a bit further along the Mayra-Ira coast road on the way to the famous blue lagoon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All of these wonderful coastal attractions can be visited if you travel to Pagudpud, a small coastal town near the northernmost point of North Luzon in the Philippines. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's best to rent a scooter in Pagudpud for the day if you want to cover everything by yourself. -------------------------------------------- .
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The Banaue rice terraces in Ifugao province of Philippines are claimed to be 2000 yrs old and sometimes are referred to as the 'Eighth wonder of the world'.
A series of seven viewpoints are strung out along the main road between the township of Banaue and upper reaches of the valley. This view of the rice terraces is from viewpoint no. 5, the Nfa - Aguian viewpoint, which is the only viewpoint where you can walk out onto the rice terraces. This particular viewpoint also appeared on the old 1000 pesos bill. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which part of the world do you belong to? Do you eat as much rice as these people? 😁 -------------------------------------------- .
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Parallel lines appear to converge at infinity. A paved avenue leads to the historic Saint Augustine Church, more commonly known as the Paoay Church. This Baroque style Roman Catholic church in the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte Province in the Philippines is renowned for its distinct architecture and the enormous buttresses that bolster the sides and back of the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The church dates back over three hundred years, its construction having been completed in 1710. The building exudes tremendous charm, aesthetic beauty and a sense of history. A special atmosphere permeates the grounds of this church, a mood one can only experience in the presence of such an old and beautiful building that holds centuries of history within its walls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you ever happen to be travelling in Ilocos Norte Province in the Philippines, make sure you pay a visit to Paoay to appreciate this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In our opinion, this church is even more prepossesing than the San Agustine Church (oldest in the Philippines) found inside Manila’s walled city (Intramuros). -------------------------------------------- .
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Deep within the sheltering folds of the Cordillera mountains on the island of Luzon in the Philippines lies a secret known to only a few, where the very fabric of the Earth’s crust is imbued with an astonishing blue-green hue due to the presence of copper sulphate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We had trekked downhill for several kilometres along a broad ridge with spectacular panoramic views when all of a sudden a swathe of blue hills appeared at the foot of the slope before us, nestled within a forest of pine trees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What a peculiar sight it was! Can you imagine it? The place reminded us of a skate park with its amazing topography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When one examines the surface of this blue “soil” closely, it appears to be a kind of friable, powdery rock, upon which trees and other vegetation does not seem to want to grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The soil allegedly becomes a deeper blue colour after it rains, and appears whiter on bright, sunny days. Perhaps the sun also has somewhat of a bleaching effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The experience was made all the more wonderful by the fact that we were the only tourists here - only a group of Filipino teachers were here before us having a jolly old picnic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The women invited us over to their campfire for a chat and shared their cassava mash, persimmons, chicken adobo, rice and cassava wine with us. -------------------------------------------- .
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🕍The San Agustin church was built at the end of the 16th century and is the oldest church in the Philippines. 
It is located within the walled city of Intramuros in Manila and is the only building in Intramuros that wasn't destroyed during World War II. 
A museum is also attached to the church though the entry fee may deter some travellers. Tourists love to take selfies in front of this church so it was really a stroke of luck that allowed us to get this clean tourist-free shot. 📸 -------------------------------------------- .
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🏝"The dance of the palm trees, the oceans calling, the first rays of sun and heaven is here." 🌴☀️🌊 (Michael Dolan) -------------------------------------------- .
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The Philippines has not disappointed us so far. This is just one of the many incredible places around Pagudpud that I took Jili to see on her birthday (09 Sept.) 🎈
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While exploring the countryside around Saud beach in Ilocos Norte Province (up in the far north of North Luzon), we motorbiked out a bumpy track for a few kilometres until we arrived at Abang waterfall at the end of the track. ⠀
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A rusty metal ladder brought us up a cliff face to a plateau at the top of the waterfall and guess what we discovered up here? ⠀
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A hidden gorge with ANOTHER waterfall and turquoise-blue plunge pool at its base, and this one even more beautiful and spellbinding than the lower waterfall.
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Entering this scene was like entering into a fictitious world, and we had to pinch ourselves to make sure that it wasn't some kind of dream or hallucination. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🎶What's the most magical hidden waterfall that you ever discovered during your travels? -------------------------------------------- #tourismphilippines #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #philippineairlines #cebuphilippines airlines #philippine #travelphotographer #travelphotos #islandsofadventure #islandlife #waterfalls #waterfallsofinstagram #choosephilippines #thepharchipelago #philippinesgrandeaur #theisland_philippines #philippine_islands #travel_philippines #waterfall #lonelyplanetphilippines #atlasobscura #lifeontheisland #phil_spots #seepilipinas #abangfalls #pagudpud #ilocosnorte #northluzon #philippinediscoveries #travelstoriesph
Sometimes nature puts on a spectacle without you even having to ask. We were taking an evening stroll along Saud Beach near the coastal town of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte Province in North Luzon, Philippines⠀
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After wading across a thigh-deep river that bisects the beach and enters the sea here, a quite unexpected and dazzling performance began to unfold over the horizon, beginning only moments after the sun went down.
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Over the next few minutes the sky put forth an intense burst of light in a rare array of mesmerizing sunset hues - a melange of blues, purples, reds, oranges and yellows. Everything was bathed in an orange-purple glow while this burst of energy persisted.
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Alas the show was short-lived, as such an intense and resplendent spectacle could not possibly sustain itself for very long, but we were afforded just enough time to capture the pictures that we wanted and to feast upon the extravaganza through the lens of our own eyes. -------------------------------------------- #tourismphilippines #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #philippineairlines #cebuairlines #philippine #travelphotographer #travelphotos #islandsofadventure #islandlife #sunset #sunsetbeach #choosephilippines #thepharchipelago #philippinesgrandeaur #theisland_philippines #philippine_islands #travel_philippines #travelstories_ph #fav_skies #lonelyplanetphilippines #excellent_asia #lifeontheisland #phil_spots #seepilipinas #saudbeach #pagudpud #ilocosnorte #northluzon