Travel Photo of the Week 11

Tinuy-an

Also referred to as the “Niagara Falls” of the Philippines, Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, flows in three levels. It is said to be the widest waterfall in the Philippines at 95 meters wide and 55 meters high.

My husband and I together with our friends had the chance to travel there coming from Butuan City. This was also during the same trip when we visited Britania Group of Islands  in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur last December.

Residents in Bislig told us that the name Tinuy-an comes from the local term “tinuyuan”. The word means deliberate or intentional. I think it is just the right name as going to Tinuy-an means you really have to make the effort to get there. It’s location is quite distant from the main roads and you have to travel through some rough roads as well. It was very challenging to travel there even by van; it was slippery as it was raining that time. But getting there and seeing the falls, I would say, is really worth it :)

Cell Phone Etiquette Around the World (Infographic)

Considering that the world consists of 196 countries (some sources would say 195), it would mean that the world consists of wide range of cultures. More than just a difference in languages, things are just done differently in Japan than it would be in, Brazil, for instance.

Sometimes, we do forget these unique differences and some days, we could forget to be considerate, to be respectful of these. I think it does not harm any of us if we could extend a bit of effort to understand, honor and even celebrate some of these differences. It would lead us all to better understanding and better relationships among all of us who may belong from different cultures and yet all living in this one home: planet earth.

I came across this infographic from Repairlabs which could somehow help us a bit more to see the way we do things differently around the world :)  Check out the unique differences in cell phone etiquette in the given countries below. Perhaps, this information will help us better understand and communicate across cultures even through our cell phones :)

INFOGRAPHIC Cell Phone Etiquette World Wide

 

Courtesy of: Repairlabs

Travel Photo of the Week 10

 

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During Christmas break in 2014, my husband and I traveled with his side of the family to the beautiful island of Camiguin.

The photo above was taken when my husband together with his niece Danica and her husband, Rutchell, took on this zipline in Camiguin. I thought this was quite memorable because the ziplines we have seen and tried in the Philippines are usually suspended just above land while this was above a body water :)