Tagged: Culture

(Heritage Village, Vigan, Ilocos Sur) 6

Vigan’s Vintage Village

If you ever wanted to glimpse at the past of the Philippines, this place would be at the top of your list. Because no matter what time of the day you decide to visit the different tourist spots here in Vigan,...

Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija 1

Pantabangan Lake’s Tranquil Sight

We’re on the road going to the province of Aurora and since it’s our first time to take the Pantabangan-Baler Road, we decided to have a side trip in one of the most frequently visited places in the province – the...

Cats! Cats! Cats! Caaaaats!(Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo) 0

Gotokuji Temple and the Legend of the Beckoning Cat

I know you’re very familiar with the beckoning lucky cat that greets customers in stores in Divisoria, Binondo or in any Filipino-Chinese-owned stores. These cat figures are considered to be lucky as it is believed to be encouraging customers and...

Akihabara (秋葉原) 4

Akihabara: Otaku’s Paradise

You might have watched the Yowamushi Pedal anime where the lead character Onoda Sakimichi is so addicted to anime that he frequently visits Akihabara to buy anime stuff. Akihabara is well known in Japan and overseas for being the center...

Osu Kannon Temple (Nagoya, Japan) 4

Hodgepodge of Fashion and Culture at Osu District

A visit to Nagoya will never be complete without visiting the Osu District. If Tokyo has the Akihabara and Osaka has the Denden Town, Osu serves as their counterparts in Nagoya. OSU SHOPPING DISTRICT Osu Shopping District is a popular shopping...

The spot where the Supremo was murdered. A mural forming the word BAYANI. 2

Trek in Historic Maragondon

When you hear Maragondon and Bonifacio, most certainly only one thought comes to your mind: it is the site of the ruthless murder of the Supremo of the Katipunan and his brother Procopio, which itself is a result of an...

(Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do) Imjingak; DMZ; South Korea 1

Imjingak: Korean War’s Place of Grief and Agony

The place of grief and agony of the Korean War and the tension between the two states. That’s how Imjingak (임진각) is described, now a popular tourist spot visited by estimated five million Koreans and foreigners yearly. It was developed...

King Sejong Monument 1

Gwanghwamun Square (and its Hidden Treasure Beneath)

Located in Jongno-gu, dividing Sejong Daero (Sejong Avenue) fronting Gwanghwamun Gate into two opposite lanes. The plaza itself is surrounded by places of cultural, political and economic significance, like headquarters of international companies (like Microsoft), media organizations (like Yonhap), and...