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ANDORRA …

         HAVE YOU HEARD OR WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANDORRA ? ANDORRA IS THE NUMBER SIX SMALLEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE . BUT THEY ARE NOT MEMBER OF EU . AND THEY ARE USING EURO FOR THEIR CURRENCY . THIS COUNTRY IS TAX FREE NATION .THIS COUNTRY IS LOCATED IN THE HIGH MOUNTAIN OF THE PYRENEES BETWEEN FRANCE AND SPAIN . AND THEIR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE HERE IS CATALAN . AND ONE OF THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN EUROPE .

ANDORRA IS KNOWN FOR HER BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ,HIKING TRAIL , AND SKI RESORT DURING WINTER . THE CAPITAL OF ANDORRA IS ANDORRA LA VELLA . THE HIGHEST CAPITAL CITY LOCATION IN EUROPE . VERY BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN CITY . THEY HAVE A TOTAL OF 85000 RESIDENT IN THIS COUNTRY .ITS A SMALL COUNTRY AND THEY ARE MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATION AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATING IN THE OLYMPIC .nTHEIR MAIN INDUSTRY HERE IS TOURISM , BANKING , AND SHOPPING .THIS LUXURY GLASS BUILDING IS THEIR SPA CENTER . THEY HAVE GYM , AEROBIC , SWIMMING POOL , STEAM BATH OR SAUNA , MASSAGE AND EVERYTHING FOR THE WOMEN NEEDS .SOME OF PICTURES OF THE CITY CENTER AND THEIR HOSTEL .

 WHAT IS NEW IN MANILA …

THE NEWLY RENOVATED NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY WHICH IS LOCATED INSIDE OUR NATIONAL PARK LUNETA . BESIDE THE MONUMENT OF LAPU LAPU THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC FOR FREE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK . SO , IF HAPPEN THAT YOU ARE VISTING LUNETA HERE IN MANILA . NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY WILL BE ON YOUR AGENDA FOR THAT DAY .INSIDE THEY HAVE THE BIG BANNER OF THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE . THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE WAS OFFICIALY BECAME PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BIRD ON JULY 4 1995 BY PRESIDENT FIDEL V . RAMOS . BECAUSE OF IT SIZE AND RARITY IS ALSO HIGHLY DESIRED BIRD FOR BIRD WATCHERS .THEY HAVE SOME EXIBIT OF SOME PRESERVED AND PICTURES OF PHILIPPINE EAGLE .TARCIER IS ALSO ONE OF THE POPULAR ANIMAL IN THE PHILIPPINES . AND BOHOL ISLAND IS VERY POPULAR FOR TARCIER  . TARCIER CAN BE FOUND TOO IN SAMAR , LEYTE AND MINDANAO . TARCIER BELONG TO THE FAMILY OF MONKEY . THEY ARE POPULAR BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THEIR EYES COMPARE TO OTHER ANIMALS .THE INSIDE INTERIOR OF THE MUSEUM IS VERY SPACIOUS AND COOL . WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY WATCHING ALL THEIR EXIBIT .THEY HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL BUBBLE ROOP WHICH IS GIVING THE NATURAL LIGHT INSIDE THE MUSEUM LOBBY .ENJOY THE NATURAL LIGHT .GUEST WHO IS THE STAR OF THIS NEWLY RENOVATED MUSEUM ” LOLONG ” THE BIGGEST CROCODILE IN CAPTIVITY RECORDED BY GUINESS WORLD OF RECORD . LOLONG WEIGHT 2730 LBS WITH THE LENGHT OF 20 FEET AND 3 INCHES .HE WAS CATCHED BY THE FAMOUS CROCODILE HUNTER ERNESTO LOLONG CANETE ON SEPTEMBER 3 2011 . IN AGUSAN DEL NORTE , MINDANAO  . AND THEY NAME THIS CROCODILE IN HONOR OF ERNESTO LOLONG CANETE . BUT THIS CROCODILE DID NOT  LIVE  LONGER IN CAPTIVITY AND DIED  FEBRUARY 10 2013 . THE ONE YOU ARE SEEING NOW IS ONLY A REPLICA HOW BIG IS LOLONG . THE REMAIN OF LOLONG STILL UNDER PREPARATION TO BE SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC ONCE IT READY .

WHO IS THE KING OF THE ROAD ? IN THE PHILIPPINES…

                                                                                THEY ARE REGULAR BICYCLES THEN ADDED SIDE CAR TO CARRIES PASSENGER AS MUCH AS THEY CAN. THESE TRICYCLES ARE OPERATED BY PEDALING BY THE DRIVER . YOU CAN SEE THESE TRICYCLES MOSTLY ON THE SIDE ROAD AND MAIN STREET. 100% OF ALL TRICYCLES DONT HAVE DRIVER LICENSE . AND THOSE AUTHORITIES CA’NT OR DONT WANT TO ARREST THEM . AND THAT IS THE    MAIN REASON WHY THESE TRICYCLE DRIVERS HAVE NO DISIPLINE IN USING THE ROAD .THEY PARK ANYWHERE THEY WANT, THEY DO COUNTER FLOW AGAINST THE TRAFFIC .THE BIGGEST QUESTION IS WHY ? MONEY MONEY CAN MAKE WORLD GO ROUND .WHILE THIS TOURING IMPROVISED MOTORIZED TRICYCLES KNOWN AS “KULIGLIG ” OR THE GRASSHOPPER THEY USE LAWN MOWER ENGINE .WHILE THESE REGULAR TRICYCLES ARE USING REGULAR MOTORCYCLES.THE NEW ADDED TRAFFIC PROBLEM ARE THESE ELECTRIC TRIKES . ALL THESE ADDED ELECTRIC TRIKES  ARE CITY PROJECT TO REPLACE OF THE REGULAR MOTORCYLES TRIKES THAT CREATE A LOT OF POLLUTION IN MANILA BUT THAT WAS NOT HAPPEN NOW THE PROBLEM IS BECOMING TRIPLE BECAUSE OF THE RELEASE OF SMALL VERSION OF ELECTRIC TRIKES THE NWOW SERIES ARE THE COLORUM OR NO PERMIT BY THE CITY AND HOW THEY CAN OPERATE INFRONT OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND THEY ARE THE REASON CAUSING MAJOR BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC IN BUSY STREET OF MANILA .NOW THE FORMER KING OF THE ROAD IS SHARING OR COMPETING WITH THEM . THE PICTURES YOU ARE SEEING ARE THE MOST DECENT AMONG OF THE  JEEPNEY THAT MADE SINCE 1945 . THESE JEEPNEY START AFTER THE WAR WHERE THERE ARE SEVERAL THOUSAND SURPLUS OF JEEP THAT BEING LEFT BY THE AMERICAN AFTER THE WAR AND SOME PEOPLE MODIFIED IT TO USE FOR TRANSPORTATION .AND THIS JEEPNEY CAN CARRIES MORE THAN FIFTHY PASSENGER AT ONE TIME . THE PICTURE YOU ARE SEEING NOW ARE COMMOMN SCENE IN THE PROVINCE . THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THIS MODE OF TRANSFORTATION ARE NOT SAFE ,

THEY CREATE BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC  AND POLLUTE OUR ENVIRONMENT FROM THEIR CARBON MONOXIDE. THE GOVERMENT IS DOING SOLUTION TO SOLVE THE POLLUTION PROBLEM . THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT ALL THE PEOPLE ON THIS AGENCIES ARE CORRUPT ACCEPTING BRIBE TO MAKE THIS SMOKE BELCHING JEEPNEY TO PASS AND POLLUTE OUR ENVIRONMENT AGAIN . DO YOU SEE THE DARK SMOKE COMING FROM THE PIPE . THAT HOW MUCH THE OPERATOR NEED TO PAY FOR THE OFFICER TO PASS THE TEST . IN REALITY IF THE GOVERMENT REALLY IMPOSE THE LAW AGAINST SMOKE BELCHING 100 % OF ALL JEEPNEY WILL FAILED .PICTURES CREDIT TO GOOGLES.

DIGONG ” MY IDOL “….

                                                                                                      

DIGONG , THE NICKNAME OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES RODRIGO DUTERTE . SINCE HE RUN FOR PRESIDENT , I KNOW HE IS GOING TO WIN THE ELECTION . I LIKE THE  THE WAY HE TALKED AND CURSE STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. AND PEOPLE LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY WANT CHANGE . AND HE PROMISE A CHANGE . THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY                                      IS CRITICIZING THE WAY HE GOVERN THE GOVERNMENT. BUT HE TOLD THEM TO MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.MY CONCERN OF WRITING THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT DRUGS , AND CORRUPTION BUT ITS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE . AS YOU CAN SEE THE PICTURE ABOVE WHERE THE CLARO M RECTO STREET IS SO CLEAR FROM SIDEWALK VENDORS. THE CITY OF MANILA IS DOING THIS FOR PICTURE TAKING ONLY SHOWING THAT THEY CLEARED ALL THE VENDORS ON THIS STREET . THEN IN THE AFTERNOON THIS ROAD IS FULL OF VENDORS AGAIN . IM NOT AFTER THE SIDEWALK VENDORS BECAUSE THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR LIVING TOO . BUT WHAT HAPPEN TO THE THOUSANDS PEOPLES USING THIS STREET TO COMMUTE GOING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE WORK . BECAUSE COMMUTERS NEED TO WALK FIVE BLOCK JUST TO CROSS THE THIGHT PASSAGES CROWDED BY THE VENDORS .  AND THEY ARE NOT SIDEWALK VENDOR ANYMORE NOW THEY ARE STREET VENDORS . PASSING CROWDEDTHIS STREET, IF YOU ARE NOT LUCKY YOU MIGHT LOST YOUR WALLET FROM PICKPOCKETERS . THIS TWO BLOCKS OF IRON FENCE THAT THE CITY OF MANILA INSTALLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ISLAND POSE A BIG THREAT FOR PEOPLE PASSING THIS STREET IN CASE OF EMERGENCY LIKE STAMPEDE . THIS FENCE PREVENT PEOPLE CROSSING THE STREET . IN THE AFTERNOON THIS FENCE IS OCCUPIED BACK TO BACK BY THE VENDORS. SO COMMUTERS NEED TO WALKED SIDE BY SIDE WITH CARS , MOTORCYCLES, TRICYCLES,WORKER WITH DOLLY AND PICPOCKETERS . I DONT SEE ANY SENSE WHY THEY INSTALLED THIS FENCE THAT POSE A DANGEROUS THREAT FOR PEOPLE IN THE EVENT OF EMERGENCY . DO THE CITY OF MANILA PROTECTING THE VENDOR NOT TO BE DISTURB ON THEIR BUSINESS SACRIFICING THE SAFETY OF ALL THE PEOPLE PASSING THAT STREET . HOW CAN THE CITY ENGINEER EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF HAVING THAT FENCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ISLAND ??..THIS PICTURE IS SHOWING IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER THE VENDORS OCCUPIED THE ISLAND AND THE STREET .THE VENDORS START OCCUPYING THE STREET AT NOON TIME . ALLTHE COMMUTERSS AND JEEPNEY DRIVERS ARE AFFECTED  WITH THIS SITUATION . HARD TIME FOR COMMUTERS AND FOR DRIVER THEY LOSS TIME FUEL DUE TO SLOW TRAFFIC .IM NOT AGAINST WITH THE VENDORS BUT IM AFTER THE THOUSANDS OF COMMUTERS AFFECTED WITH THEIR BUSINESS IN THE STREET NOT ONLY THEIR TIME BUT THEIR SAFETY TOO .      DIGONG MY IDOL THESE PEOPLE NEED YOU HELP.

CORREGIDOR “THE ROCK” OF MANILA BAY ..

                                                                          THIS SPERM SHAPE ISLAND IS VERY HISTORICAL ISLAND DURING WORLD WAR II . THIS ISLAND IS LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE ENTRANCE OF MANILA BAY .THE ISLAND IS LIKE A RECREATIONAL ISLAND FOR US SERVICE MAN . EQUIPT WITH BASEBALL FIELD , CINEMA , GOLF COURSE , AND SCHOOL FOR THEIR  CHILDREN .THE ISLAND WAS FORTIFIED TO DEPEND MANILA BAY AGAINST THE JAPANESE INVASION .THOSE CANNON HAVE A RANGE OF 7 MILES .ACCORDING TO THE TOUR GUIDE . THESE BATTERY GUN SHOOT IN RAINBOW WAY . INSIDE THE ISLAND THEY HAVE THE SPOTTER LOOKING FOR A GROUP  OF JAPANESE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MAINLAND AND CALCULATE THE DISTANCE AND START SHOOTING . THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THEY KILLED MORE FILIPINOS AND AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR ON THE MAINLAND .THE ISLAND HAVE A LIGHT HOUSE TO GUIDE THOSE SHIP ENTERING THE MANILA BAY . THIS TUNNEL IS ALSO USED BY GENERAL DOUGLAS MCARTHUR AS AN HEADQUARTER WHEN HE WAS THE CHIEF OF US FORCES IN THE PACIFIC . ACCORDING TO THE TOUR GUIDE . JAPANESE DONT ENTER THE FRONT DOOR THEY ALWAYS ENTER THE BACK DOOR . AND FOR ME THAT IS THE REASON WHY BATAAN FALL . ALL THEIR PREPARATION IS IN  THE FRONT . THEN THEJAPANESE ENTER IN THE NORTHEAST OF LINGAYEN , PANGASINAN INSTEAD IN MANILA BAY OR WEST SIDE OF LUZON .THE QUESTION IS HOW COME THEY DID NOT REALIZED THAT SITUATION THAT JAPANESE ARE COMING FROM TAIWAN ? ITS MEAN THEIR INTELLIGENCE IS FAILED TO ANALYZED THE WAR GAME .THIS BIG CANNON HAVE A RANGE OF 18 MILES .TO DEPEND THE ISLAND AGAINST THOSE SHIP ENTERING MANILA BAY .THESE BUILDING ARE THE SURVIVOR OF INTENSIFIED BOMBMING OF JAPANESE AND DO YOU KNOW WHY THOSE BUILDING ARE STILL STANDING BECAUSE THE STEEL AND CEMENT ARE MADE IN JAPAN .THIS IS IS THE ORIGINAL FLAG THEY USED HERE IN CORREGIDOR. AND THEY HAVE THIS MUSEUM AND THE STATUE TO COMMEMORATES ALL THE FILIPINOS AND AMERICAN WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE DEFENDING THE ISLAND .

THE PLACE YOU DONT WANT TO BE – THE DEAD SEA …

    DEAD SEA IS THE PLACE YOU DONT WANT TO BE IF YOU WANT TO DROWN AND KILL YOUR SELF IN THIS SEA . DUE TO HIGH SALINITY OF THE WATER YOU CAN LIE IN THE WATER WITHOUT SINKING.  

 THESE PICTURES ARE TAKEN IN THE WINTER AND THERE ARE ONLY FEW PEOPLE DARE TO SWIM IN A FREEZING WATER . 

   THIS ISRAEL SIDE WAS DEVELOP AS A RESORT WHERE PEOPLE CAN SWIM , PICNIC AND RELAX FOR FREE.  

   ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DEAD SEA IS A BIG PLANTATION OF DATE . 

  THERE IS ONLY ONE BUS SERVICING DEAD SEA FROM JERUSALEM TO DEAD SEA . FROM JERUSALEM TO DEAD SEA WILL TAKE YOU ONE HOUR IF YOU MISS THE BUS GOING BACK TO JERUSALEM YOU NEED TO WAIT TWO HOURS TO GET YOUR RIDE .

BAHA’I , THE HOLY PLACE IN HAIFA. ….

     IF THE THREE MOST POWERFUL  RELIGION IN THE WORLD IS FIGHTHING OR CLAIMING THAT JERUSALEM IS THE PROMISE LAND . FOR JEWS IS THE HOLIEST WALL REMAINING OF THEIR TEMPLE , FOR MUSLIM IS THE GOLDEN DOME WHERE MOAHMED THE PROPET STAND AND ASCEND TO HEAVEN. WHILE FOR CHRISTIAN IS THE HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH WHERE IS THE TOMB OF JESUS . NOW TO CHANGE THE THEME THEY BUILD THIS BAHA’I THE HOLY PLACE ON THE TOP OF HAIFA HILLS 150 KILOMETER AWAY FROM JERUSALEM TO GIVE CHANCE TO SOME OTHERS WHO WANT TO WORSHIP ON THEIR OWN BELIEF . 

  THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE IS OPEN FOR EVERYBODY WHO WANT TO HAVE PEACE ON THEIR MIND . YOU CAN GO INSIDE THE TEMPLE AND DO YOUR OWN MEDITATION  OR PRAY IN SILENCE. INSIDE THE THERE IS ONLY ONE COLOR . NO PICTURES , STATUES, NO MUSIC JUST PURE SILENCE . THEY DONT ALLOWED ANY PICTURE TAKING OR VIDEO INSIDE THE TEMPLE . 

  

  

  

 THE LANDSCAPING  IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING .  

     THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL ON THE TOP OF THE HILLS . SINCE HAIFA IS THE THIRD LARGEST CITY OF ISRAEL AND I WILL CONSIDERED HAIFA IS THE CITY WHERE ALL RICH FAMILIES IN ISRAEL LIVE . 

IN JULY 2008 IT WAS NAME AS ONE OF THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE  OF UNESCO .

 THE CRUCIFICTION OF JESUS CHRIST …

    JESUS WAS IN PRISON IN THIS ROOM AND TORTURED OF A CRIME OF TREASON . FOR THE ROMAN EMPIRE , ANYBODY CLAIM TO BE A KING IS AN ACT OF TREASON FOR THE ROMAN EMPIRE.  

   ON THIS MARKER IS WHERE PONTIUS PILATE STAND WHEN HE WASHED HIS HAND . PONTIUS PILATE IS THE ROMAN GOVERNOR OF JUDEA FROM AD26 TO 36 . UNDER EMPEROR TIBERIUS . PONTIUS PILATE AND HIS WIFE FIND JESUS NOT GUILTY OF ANY CRIME. BUT PEOPLE ARE SHOUTING TO CRUCIFY  JESUS . PONTIUS PILATE WORRIED THAT RIOT MAY OCCUR AND BEING THE GOVERNOR HE WILL BE BLAME AND MIGHT LOST HIS POSITION AS THE GOVERNOR . HE TOOK THE WATER AND WASHED HIS HAND BEFORE THE CROWD AND SAID IM INNOCENT OF THIS MAN BLOOD . THEN HE ORDERED TO PUT ‘ INRI ‘ ON THE CROSS . PONTIUS PILATE AS THE GOVERNOR OF JUDEA HAD THE SOLE AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE CRIMINAL . 

VIA DOLOROSA IS ONE OF THOSE ALLEY INSIDE THE OLD JERUSALEM WHERE JESUS CARRIED HIS WOODEN CROSS ON IS WAY TO CALVARY HILLS .

 THIS IS ONE OF THE STATION WHERE JESUS STOP WHILE CARRYING HIS CROSS TOWARD OUTSIDE THE OLD JERUSALEM . HE NEED TO CARRY HIS CROSS ALL THE WAY TO THE HILLS OF GOLGOTHA OR CALVALRY .  

     BUT TODAY PILGRIM AROUND THE WORLD GO TO JERUSALEM  TO IMMITATE THE SACRIFICED OF JESUS TO SAVE US FROM OUR SIN . THEY CARRIED THEIR OWN CROSS AND DO THE STATION OF THE CROSS AND PRAY .  

 THIS IS THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE . WHERE PEOPLE BELIEVE JESUS WAS BURIED AFTER HE WAS CRUCIFIED . WHILE PEOPLE ARE PRAYING ON THIS FLOOR WHICH THEY BELIEVE JESUS WAS LAID ON THIS FLOOR BEFORE THEY PUT HIM ON HIS TOMB .

  
     THIS IS THE SCENE INSIDE THE HOLY SEPULCHRE . WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRAYING IN DIFFERENT ALTAR AND PLACES.  

 BELOW THIS PICTURE IS WHERE JESUS WAS BURIED .

THE MARTYRDOM  OF ST JAMES OR SAN TIAGO …

ST JAMES KNOWN AS JAMES THE GREAT . THE SON OF ZEBEDE AND THE BROTHER OF JOHN THE APOSTLE . WHO ARE FAMILY OF FISHERMAN . JAMES WAS KILLED BY SWORD  UNDER THE RULE OF NEW APPOINTED GOVERNOR OF JUDEA HEROD AGRAPPA . AFTER JAMES WAS ARRESTED AND LED TO A PLACE OF EXECUTION . HIS UNNAMED ACCUSER WAS BY HIS COURAGE. HE IS NOT ONLY REPENTED AND CONVERTED ON THE SPOT, BUT ASKED TO BE EXECUTED ALONG SIDE OF JAMES . THE ROMAN EXECUTIONER OBLIGED AND BOTH MEN WAS BEHEADED SIMULTENOUSLY . HIS MARTYRDOM IS THE ONLY APOSTLE MENTION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT .THE PRESENT SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL WAS IN GALICIA , SPAIN AND  PREDOMINANTLY ROMANESQUE . THE CONSTRUCTION BEGUN IN 1060 UNDER THE REIGN OF KING ALFONSO VI AND COMPLETED IN 1211 . THE CATHERDAL IS THE REPUTED BURIAL PLACE OF JAMES THE GREAT . THE CATHEDRAL HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN A PLACE FOR PILGRIMAGE ON THE WAY OF ST JAMES SINCE THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES . THE CATHEDRAL IS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINCE 1985 .THE SACRED RELIC OF ST JAMES LIE BENEATH THE CATHERDAL HIGH ALTAR IN A SILVER COFFIN . WHERE YOU CAN SEE IN THE CRYPT .THIS IS THE ENTRANCE OF THE CRYPT .INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL THERE ARE SEVERAL CHAPEL .THE DOME WHERE THE CHANDELIER HANGING .THE CONFESSION BOOTHS .