Boracay like no other.

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Boracay is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay 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. In 2007, Boracay island topped the list of the World’s Most Popular Beach according to Yahoo! Travel.

Everyone has been raving about this world’s famous beautiful island of my motherland Philippines.

Balance with all the elements  scorching sun, clear waters, fine sands, colorful local culture and pure fun.

This is still one of my favorite places on Earth no matter what.

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Boracay Island x Aklan x Philippines

Nikon D80 x Nikkor 18-135mm x Lightroom 3

Fabo Photography

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The Magic of New York

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Empire State Building, Bryant Park, The Largest Macy’s, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Philippine Consulate, Riding the nyc subway, Ruby Stairs, NYC Yellow Taxi, The Smoke of New York and many more.

This is a life-long dream that made history.

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To see the snow covering Central Park, to visit Philippine Consulate along 5th Avenue where my sweet cousin works, witness how really bright  Times Square was, fall-in-line at Broadway, seeing a celebrity walking in any streets of NYC, looking up to see Chrysler and Empire State Building, riding the Subway, kneel in-front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s altar, to see how beautiful Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree and most especially to know how it feels like standing in The Big Apple; what a memorable experience for me flying alone going to East Coast.

Image“This photo of mine was taken from afar riding the ferry ship from Liberty Island showcasing a spectacular cloud formation over Downtown NYC.  This is my most memorable portraiture of my photography career because it was published by Lonely Planet Asia (released in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand) and eventually it was chosen by Lonely Planet UK. Both published in widespread.”

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All Photos owned by Fabo Photography

Nikon D80 X Nikkor 18-135mm

Post processed using LR3

The Natural Beauty of Langkawi

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“Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. It is also known as the “City of Tourism” of Malaysia.

Langkawi means reddish brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang – shortened is “lang”. Kawi means the colour reddish brown.”

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It was a getaway trip to pause from our busy city lives to endure fresh air and shore sun.

We stayed in the luxurious The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa with the help of my auntie Brenda in Sacramento. We never thought that Langkawi is a hidden treasure somewhere in Malaysia. I have been to Desaru and Kuala Lumpur but nothing compares the special beauty of this island.

Spectacular sunrise and sunset, warm loving people, amazing views, delicious local cuisines that comes with a cheap price tag, the Andaman Sea at it’s finest and the scary but thrilling cable car ride that I never imagine myself doing it.

This is truly one of the best I’ve been so far and surprisingly we never met any other Filipinos on this trip.

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All Photos taken using my first dslr Nikon D80.

Processed using Lightroom 3 X August 2012

Fabo Photography

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Mystical Mount Bromo

 

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A short but memorable trip just to satisfy my wanderlust alter ego.

Flying from Singapore to Surabaya in East Java, Indonesia then a 5-hour drive up to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park staying overnight in the last village Cemoro Lawang in Probolinggo.

Gunung Bromo in the local tongue is an active volcano that sits in a sea of sand.

Even though that the main purpose of this trip is to witness the mystical sunrise of Bromo but due to inevitable reasons the weather is not perfectly fine during the early hours of the day.

But in God’s will, It was in a perfect dramatic condition when we were about to shoot in the vast plains.

This place is one of best scenic routes in Asia that I will surely giving another try.

I am happy that I chose this trip for my CNY break. The traveler in me ignites everytime I hear Bromo.

I am just too excited for my next adventure.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18-135mm
Snapseed X VSCO
Fabo Photography

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Phuket: A Coastline Paradise

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Named as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The sun, the sand, the lush green nature, the local cuisines, the blue waters, the colorful umbrellas and beach chairs and the friendly people that summed up this place.

We spent 4 days in the beautiful and lovely “The Naka Island”. Known as one of Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Asia. The island is not reachable by cars; so a 10-minute speedboat ride from mainland Phuket is a must to be able to access it. Overlooking from the island is Phang Nga Bay where the famous James Bond Island is located.

We spent a day island hopping from mainland Phuket to it’s popular icon “The Phi-phi Island” the setting of Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach and went to Phi-phi Don for lunch and spent the rest of the day at Khai Island for some chillout time under the sun.

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After my Bangkok trip during the 1st quarter of 2013, Thailand will always have a special spot in my traveler’s heart.

This trip was definitely one of the best and relaxing trip I had for quite sometime since Boracay a few years ago.

I am just so thankful with all the wonderful and accommodating staff of Naka Island. They added a big factor why this trip became so memorable and special.

I don’t mind going back and staying a week just to have a fresh mind after all the stress of the busy city.

FABO Photography
Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18-135mm
VSCO Film 4 Slide VSCO

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Central Java Immersion

  

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Yogyakarta X Magelang X Central Java X Gunung Merapi
Central Java, Indonesia

November 1-3, 2013

One of my most memorable and mystical trips so far.
I have been dreaming about the Borobudor sunrise for years now until that magical morning happened.

Nikon D7000 X Snapseed for Mac
Taken and Post Processed by yours truly.

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