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the calm before the storm

This was the day when I understood the real meaning of the words "calm before storm". Storm clouds in the sky add drama to the calm and serene beach atmosphere. Later in the day, it created havoc by raining all day, all night.


This is a picture from the very popular "Boracay Islands" of Philippines. If you are looking for a beach destination, look no further than Philippines, which according to me has the most spectacular beaches, really beautiful & friendly people and at the end of the trip you won't find a hole in your pocket as well.



About Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world's number one tropical beach.


About Philippines


The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its tropical climate make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons but have also endowed the country with natural resources and made it one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world. An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila.


Source: Wikipedia

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Taken on December 12, 2010