Global News: Thailand Blooms, Gift-giving Guide for Globetrotters, and more!
Thailand in bloom
While the waters in the West slowly turn into ice, the freshwater lakes at the Udon Thani province in northern Thailand are in full bloom! Call it spring, as red lotus flowers scatter in the vast body of water appearing like a lovely pink blanket. The view of these aquatic flowers, which is a major draw among tourists from December to February, can be best enjoyed by a boat ride at sunrise. Don’t miss the 3-month time period to see these blooms carpeting the huge body of water in such a vibrant shade.
The islands of Camiguin and Bohol were graced by the recently-crowned Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and other candidates of the global pageant. Soon as they capped off their lunch with children beneficiaries of a charity and a gala fashion show, Nel-Peters were also joined by former titleholder, Iris Mittenaere, and the Philippines’ very own Rachel Peters as they took a moment to bask in the wonders of the country’s island life.
With only a few weeks left until Christmas, looking for gifts can get a bit tricky especially with almost everyone in hitting the malls. But with a gift-buying guide to keep you on track, shopping for your globetrotting friends is made easier! What better idea than to add a new item to their travel essentials that will make jetsetting experience more enjoyable, comfortable, and of course, unforgettable! Remember it’s all about the thought that comes with the present - whether it’s something stylish to strut along the streets of their favorite destination, an easy-to-carry water bottle for travels, or that cool bag (with the perfect compartments) that meets the need of your travel buddy’s traveling style.
From the majestic castles, beautifully vast gardens, and picturesque landscapes to museums, culinary options, and world-renowned landmarks that beautifully depicts the rich culture and history of this European country, there’s no doubt that Portugal deserves to be recognized as the best destination in the world by the World Travel Awards. Besting its other competitors - Brazil, Greece, Maldives, USA, Morocco, Vietnam and Spain through its development across the years, this amazing country is proud to be named as the first ever European country to be given the title.