Plan your dream trip to Venice

Known for its winding canals and gondolas, Venice is a picturesque romantic architectural marvel. The ornate Renaissance Gothic-style architecture throughout the city speaks for its rich fascinating history. The main tourist attractions include St. Marks Square, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, and Grand Canal. ...

Maya, a 3,000-year-old "highway" discovered in the middle of the forest

A literally unbelievable discovery comes from South America, and specifically from the territories that once belonged to the Mayas, one of the three great pre-Columbian civilisations along with the Incas (Peru) and Aztecs (Mexico). In the territory between present-day Guatemala and Mexico, in fact, a huge network of highways has been discovered.The complex of roads and bridges dates back as far as 3000 years, and the team of scientists who made the discovery compared it in importance to the discovery of the Egyptian pyramids. It is estimated that the 'highway' continues for hundreds of kilometres and intersects some 417 ancient Maya settlements.For this discovery, a new technology called lidar was used, an advanced type of radar that reveals presences hidden by dense vegetation, resulting in 3D reconstructive images.

Birds are getting increasingly smaller and you’ll never guess why

Weekend Spot: Get Closer to Nature at These Lakefront Cabins in Laguna

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Quiapo Church elevated as ‘Archdiocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene’

The St. John the Baptist Parish or Quiapo Church has been elevated to the status of an archdiocesan shrine. Following a petition to the Archdiocese of Manila by the parish’s Rector, Fr. Rufino Sescon Jr, Cardinal Jose Advincula gave his approval to the new shrine in a decree dated May 10, 2023. “We hereby decree […]

Airline stocks get a lift from strong holiday weekend passenger demand -- Airline stocks are getting a lift from surging passenger demand as the summer holidays unofficially kick off. The Transportation Security Administration screened 9.8 million people who passed through airport checkpoints from Friday...

Where to go & what to do in Goslar

Goslar ([ˈɡɔslaʁ]) is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Goslar and located on the northwestern slopes of the Harz mountain range. The Old Town of Goslar and the Mines of Rammelsberg are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Each year Goslar awards the Kaiserring to an international artist, called th...

Cancelled trip (As of May 31, 2023) | UB

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This Good Doggo on a Bus to Batangas Is Your Sign to Travel ASAP

ICYDK: Dogs are allowed on public transport.

SC allows Maria Ressa to travel abroad again

THE Supreme Court (SC) has again allowed veteran journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa to travel abroad over a 20-day period for a series of speaking engagements. This is the second travel permission for Ressa who will be going to Singapore, United States and Taiwan. Before this, Ressa travelled to Canada, France, South Korea, and the United States, also for speaking engagements. The Supreme Court, in its resolution, ordered Ressa...

Dreaming of a Lahore vacation?

Lahore is famously known as the Walled City where it features a vibrant part of the history of the country. It is filled with a lot of iconic and historical landmarks worth checking out as visitors will be able to learn more about the city. Explore more about these beautiful destinations on Microsoft Travel. Whether you’re looking solo travel, moun...

Man who opened Asiana plane door in mid-air tells police he was ‘uncomfortable’ —Yonhap

SEOUL— A passenger on an Asiana Airlines 020560.KS flight told police he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was “uncomfortable”, Yonhap News Agency reported. RELATED: South Korea detains passenger after Asiana plane door opened mid-air The man, in his thirties, told police that he opened the door […]

David Licauco flies to Australia for family vacation

David Licauco is enjoying a much-deserved vacation in Sydney, Australia with his family. On Instagram, Wednesday, the Pambansang Ginoo shared several photos of them savoring the sunshine and the sea Down Under. With David are his mom, dad, and siblings James and Jean. "Touchdown Sydney," he wrote in the caption. Before flying to Australia, David came from South Korea to shoot his upcoming film with Barbie Forteza, "That Kind of Love." He...

Headed to Anaheim? Don't miss these unforgettable attractions

Ilang flights, kinansela dahil sa banta ng bagyong Betty | UB

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Holidays 2023: the world's most beautiful places according to Time magazine

Tales of wasted funds in Iloilo and Cebu City

"IT was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." The famous opening lines of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" are apt, even if this tale is about Pavia and Cebu City, rather than Paris and London, even if we are in the age of information technology and not the age of the French Revolution. We, the public, rely on the wisdom of decision-makers to plan and execute programs and...

The 13 most popular female surfers in the world: ranking in photos

A list of the 13 most famous female surfers on the planet.

Flights OK despite satellite launch

MANILA, Philippines — No flights will be canceled in the country when North Korea launches a satellite, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said yesterday. North Korea has notified Japan of the launch of its satellite any time between today and June 11. The CAAP has issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM), informing them that flights will continue as scheduled, CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said in a Viber message to journalists...

12 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Valencia

Valencia is a port city lying on the southeastern coast of Spain. The city is known for its futuristic buildings, beautiful parks, beaches, and authentic foods, such as clams and tiger nut milk. Some of the most striking attractions are Valencia Cathedral, the bell tower Miguelete, and Albufera Park, which is a wetland reserve featuring lakes and w...

China throws down the gauntlet: lifted off C919, first domestically produced plane

The C919, China's first domestically produced passenger aircraft, made its maiden flight today, taking off from Shanghai Airport and heading for the capital Beijing. The 164-seat aircraft was built to break the dominance of single-aisle jets from Airbus and Boeing, but still relies on Western components, including engines and avionics. Despite this, Comac, the manufacturer, already has over 1,200 orders, but some experts suggest that most of these orders are just letters of intent from domestic customers.

Disney's live-action Mermaid scores fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend box office -- Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid made waves at the box office on its opening weekend, hauling in $117.5 million in domestic ticket sales over the extended Memorial Day holiday. That’s the fifth-highest showing for the holiday...

Venice's Grand Canal turns phosphorescent green: what might have happened

A strange green phosphorescent blob appeared on the famous Grand Canal in the heart of the wonderful city of Venice, arousing the attention and concern of residents and tourists alike.On Sunday, numerous reports reached the authorities, who promptly investigated to track down those responsible for the incident. Understanding the type of substance poured into the canal is the priority, to prevent possible poisoning and damage to people's health.At the moment, investigations are still ongoing to solve the mystery of the phosphorescent green liquid, but a number of hypotheses have already been examined. The latest news, source ANSA.

Around the world in LEGO format: the Washington Museum's new exhibition. The Photos

Starting this Saturday, the Washington Museum will be filled with children's magic, with the opening of an exciting two-year LEGO exhibition, appropriately named 'Brick City'. As the name suggests, this exhibition will feature miniature versions of the world's most famous places.Visitors will have the chance to take a real world tour through all seven continents. They will experience the lively streets of Cartagena, Colombia, Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, intricate temples from India to Mexico, and fanciful castles from medieval Japan to modern Las Vegas.Highlights include the Empire State Building, the Roman Coliseum, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and London's 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, among others.

Where to see some of the most beautiful statues of antiquity

Some statues are true masterpieces, historical testimonies to the past of the European continent where classical civilisations flourished. These statues are admired all over the world for their beauty, for the faithful reproduction of real details and for their grandeur: many of them, in fact, are more than two metres high precisely to confer greater majesty. Here is where you can admire some of the most beautiful classical statues of antiquity, from the Greek to the Roman world.

Palace opens free heritage tours

MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos yesterday opened to the public the Malacañang Heritage Tour, which showcases the lives of Philippine presidents and the country’s diverse culture, inside the Palace grounds. An initiative of First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, the Malacañang Heritage Tour offers free guided tours revolving around two distinguished museums, the Bahay Ugnayan Museum and Teus Mansion. The Malacañang Heritage Tour “provides a...

Best Things to Do in Manila This Weekend (May 25-28)

There are lots to do in Manila this week! Coconuts gives you the lowdown on the most happening events and activities this weekend.

Turkish Airlines raises the bar in service approach

TURKISH Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world, has made a new addition to its privileged services offered to guests in this rapidly evolving era of technology and digitalization where customer satisfaction has become increasingly important. The flag carrier has introduced the Flight Tracker digital globe for use in its Business Lounge, emphasizing the diverse and enjoyable aspects of digital channels,...

Paranormal Activity: couple sleeps on balcony due to ghost

Emirates, Etihad announce interline expansion to boost UAE tourism

EMIRATES Airline and Etihad Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their interline agreement and provide travelers additional itinerary options when visiting the UAE. This first-of-its-kind agreement between the two UAE carriers aims to capitalize on opportunities to boost tourism to the UAE from key source markets by enabling visitors to experience more than one destination in a single itinerary. This summer, customers of...

Walt Disney's Standoff with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

In summary, Walt Disney never wanted a war with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but the right-wing political leader went after the company after its former CEO Bob Chapek made a statement criticizing DeSantis' so-called ""don't say gay"" legislation. DeSantis has made a series of petty moves against Disney, but Disney CEO Bob Iger made it clear that his company had other options for its billions of dollars. Disney followed up on this by pulling a $1...

Dalawang museo sa Malacañang, binuksan ng First Family sa publiko; Malacañang Heritage Tours, libre simula sa June 1

Dalawang museo sa Malacañang, binuksan ng First Family sa publiko; Malacañang Heritage Tours, libre simula sa June 1

Betty Go-Belmonte Station Stans, Unite: LRT-2 Comes to Train Stop's Defense Online

No sound is sweeter than "Paparating na sa Betty Go-Belmonte Station."

Ports, airports prep for ‘Mawar’

Ports, airports prep for ‘Mawar’

The scariest and most mysterious places in the world, discover them now

From Italy to Mexico to Japan, here's a series of scary places to visit around the world on Halloween! If you have always been attracted to thrill and mystery, if you love the feeling of goosebumps and your favorite genre is horror, to visit the creepiest places on the planet without batting an eye. Braves everywhere, nightmare travelers, join the search for the scariest places on earth! If you love thrill and mystery, you will not be disappointed to discover these some of the most terrifying places in the world.

How America's culture war forced Target to remove Pride products from its shelves

9 Most photo-worthy spots in Kenosha!

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Kenosha is a beautiful city with breathtaking landscapes and historic downtown filled with quaint shops, galleries, an outdoor market, and eateries. There are plenty of beaches and waterfront parks where you can picnic, fly kites, and go on a fishing excursion. Kenosha Public Museum on the city’s lakefront ex...

The 15 most amazing attractions in Tehran

Tehran is Iran's capital, located in the country's north. Its magnificent Golestan Palace complex, with its elaborate chambers and marble throne, served as the Qajar dynasty's center of authority. The National Jewelry Museum houses many of the Qajar rulers' jewels, while the National Museum of Iran houses Paleolithic items. The Milad Tower provides...

Pambihirang all-white panda, namataan sa isang nature reserve sa Sichuan, China | UB

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The ultimate travel guide to Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains (US: /ˌeɪks leɪ ˈbæ̃, ˌɛks -/, French: [ɛks le bɛ̃] ; Arpitan: Èx-los-Bens; Latin: Aquae Gratianae), locally simply Aix, is a commune in the southeastern French department of Savoie. Situated on the shore of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is a major spa town; it has the largest fr...

A foodie's guide to Salzburg

Nuggets cancel flight plan to Boston

MANILA, Philippines — Cancel that flight plan, Denver. Turns out, the NBA Finals are starting in the Mile High City after all. And Jimmy Butler was proven right. Finally, we have a title-series matchup: The Miami Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference even after getting in as only the No. 8 seed, will take on the Western Conference champion Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Heat got there by winning Game 7 of the East title series in...

Egypt, two largest embalming laboratories ever discovered

Egypt continues to unveil the secrets of its ancient history, and probably never will. At Saqqara, the necropolis 30 km south of Cairo, two of the largest embalming laboratories ever to come to light have in fact been discovered.In addition to these two sites, which in itself would make the discovery sensational, two sarcophagi, one belonging to the Old Kingdom (ca. 2400 BC) and one to the New Kingdom (ca. 1400 BC), have also returned to the surface.The region of Saqqara, where everything was found, is one of the largest royal necropolises in Egypt and home to the oldest stone building in history, the step pyramid of Djoser.

Seat sale alert: Cebu Pacific offers P88 flights to local destinations until May 31

Calling all travel lovers! You have until today, May 31 to book a domestic flight for P88. It’s nice to treat yourself on payday, and for some, it means booking a much-needed getaway. In case you missed it: Cebu Pacific has launched a payday seat sale for May, offering one-way base fares to select local destinations for as low as P88. The travel pe...

Try these mouth-watering dishes on your trip to Oslo

Ogie Diaz, di kinaya ang umano’y kapalpakan ng isang airline company; nanawagan ng tulong sa mga mambabatas

Ogie Diaz, in a post, said he couldn’t stand the alleged failure of an airline company. He then shared an earlier post by a netizen detailing his experience

Tourism events, classes suspended ahead of Betty

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) in the Cordilleras, especially those that have tourist destinations, were advised to suspend all tourism activities due to risks posed by Typhoon Betty. Meanwhile, classes in all levels, both private and public, are suspended today as well as work in government offices in Ilocos Sur as a precautionary measure against the possible impact of the typhoon. In an advisory, the local tourism...

Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2023.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.

Skimboarding dog sa Bohol, kilalanin! | AHA!

Aired (May 28, 2023): Kilalanin natin ang aso na sumikat online dahil sa kanyang kakayahang mag-skim boarding! Panoorin ang video.

Melania Trump's claim she speaks several languages questioned, here's what we know

Melania Trump claimed to be a polyglot, with four foreign languages spoken on top of her native Slovenian and acquired English. But has it ever been proven? Here is what the facts reveal.