Architecture, history and more in Bacolod We continue from last week’s article and a visit to Bacolod, the City of Smiles. My wife and I attended the opening of Straight Up, Seda Capitol Hotel’s rooftop bar. The food at the event was great, and the music, courtesy of the frenetic Boyet Sison, fantastic. Twink and I retired early, though, as we had a full day’s schedule ahead of us. We started the morning with a brisk walk around the Capitol Complex’s expansive plaza. The open space is a heritage from the commonwealth period. The complex’s major elements were designed by Juan Arellano, with sculptural accents by Francesco Monti and Guillermo Tolentino. After a satisfying breakfast at Seda’s Misto restaurant, Twink and I prepared for a full day’s tour. We visited three main sites focusing on architecture, history, and culinary delights. The Alunan-Lizares Museum in Talisay gives you a glimpse of Negros life a century … [Read more...] about Architecture, history and more in Bacolod
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The travel habits of Chinese citizens are changing the world. Taking about 145 million overseas trips a year, the Middle Kingdom’s middle class is moving—and spending—more than that of any other nation: In 2016 they accounted for $261 billion overseas, a fifth of all sales by international tourists, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. To the south, India’s own swelling, monied middle class—250 million smartphone-toting young professionals out of a population of 1.3 billion—is starting to emulate its regional rival. In less than 10 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council expects India to become the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy behind China, the U.S., and Germany. Although more people are visiting India than ever before—two decades ago about 2.4 million international tourists came to India a year; in 2017 there were five times … [Read more...] about Tourism in India is booming, so why is everyone so worried?
By The Associated Press Fri., May 4, 2018 LUCKNOW, India—Workers on Friday rushed to restore electricity to scores of towns and villages in northern and western India where a powerful dust storm and thundershowers caused more than 100 deaths and injured another 200. Winds blew up to 130 kilometres per hour as the storm swept through Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states on Wednesday night, demolishing hundreds of mud huts, uprooting trees and causing extensive damage to wheat and vegetable crops. It also killed scores of cattle and buffalo. It also damaged electric poles and transformers, plunging parts of 20 districts of Uttar Pradesh state into darkness, state Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said Friday. Read more: Powerful dust and rain storms in India kill at least 91, injure more than 160 Article Continued Below Amid repair and relief work, India’s meteorological department warns another powerful dust storm would sweep parts of the two states … [Read more...] about Indian workers rush to repair damaged towns after deadly dust storm
By Jason Wilson Special to the Washington Post Sun., April 1, 2018 It’s just after dark in Vancouver’s downtown financial district, on a chilly autumn evening, and I’m gazing up at the twisting, triangular, neo-futurist Trump International Hotel & Tower, rising 63 storeys and 188 metres into the air. If you’re impressed by tall things, the Trump tower is pretty tall. But then I glance across West Georgia St., at the Living Shangri-La tower, rising 62 storeys but standing 200 metres tall. Which means that the Living Shangri-La is the tallest building here. For someone like Donald Trump who is obsessed with superlatives, it must be tough to have your name emblazoned on the second-tallest building in Vancouver. From where I stand, the Trump International Hotel & Tower is not particularly welcoming. It’s 7:30 p.m., but I see very few lights on the higher floors, and I wonder who lives in the darkened condominiums in the upper parts of … [Read more...] about What I learned by eating, drinking and sleeping at Trump resorts from Vancouver to Scotland