Most of us aim to travel all over the world while we are still young. But sadly, it’s just not easy! Whether it be our meager earnings or our hectic work schedules, it seems that our fantasy of hopping on a plane and never looking back will forever remain a figment of our imagination.
But like most problems, this dilemma has a solution. Sure we can’t go around the world just like that, but you might be surprised to know that there are places in the Philippines that closely resemble some international destinations! We've listed below some of these impressive local alternatives, and maybe you'll find them to be as amazing as the original.
1. Maldives - Manjuyod Sandbar in Negros Oriental
You don't need to get a visa just to see beauty of the Maldives. The Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais, Negros Oriental, is every bit a paradise as the tropical country in the Indian Ocean. With its white sand, azure waters, and cottages on stilts, you'll easily feel like you're vacationing in one of the most sought-after beach destinations in Asia. To get there, hop on a plane to Dumaguete City and find the peace and serenity you're looking for in this unspoiled haven.
2. Athens, Greece - Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas
To witness the grandeur of Athens' Parthenon, you need to travel by plane at least two or even three times. But what if we told you that just a few hours' road trip and a boat ride are all you need to see a magnificent structure that resembles one of Greece's most renowned ancient ruins? Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas, is becoming a favorite weekend getaway because of its unique Grecian architecture that comes straight from the pages of an epic about Greek mythology.
3. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Santuario de Redentor in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City
Brazil's most famous landmark is undoubtedly the 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Cagayan de Oro happens to have its own version of this magnificent structure, albeit not as tall as the original. You can find the Shrine of the Redeemer at Golden Haven Memorial Park in Bulua.
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