Instagramming Kyoto in a Day - Travelogues from Remote Lands - March 1, 2018

1 March 2018
INSTAGRAMMING KYOTO IN A DAY Formerly Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is a city brimming with historical and cultural significance. Today, the city is filled with over 2,000 religious buildings and shrines, and the unique aesthetic of culture and history is what makes Kyoto a must-see destination for so many travelers to Japan. As a photographer, trying to get the right shots in one day (and the following morning) is difficult – but not impossible. READ MORE Diving 3 VERY GOOD REASONS TO GO DIVING IN OKINAWA THIS SUMMER Hidden in Japan’s south, Okinawa’s islands boast the finest diving in all of Japan. There are more than a thousand islands and dive sites worth visiting, and one might easily spend a lifetime chasing down all those worth visiting. However, Japan is not Southeast Asia; the water is cooler and some of the dives can be extremely challenging, but it’s worth it. READ MORE > Beaches IT JUST GOT EASIER TO SEE CEBU AND HERE ARE 5 REASONS TO GO It is getting a whole lot easier to see Cebu these days, and there are plenty of reasons above and below the water to start planning a trip. Cebu finds itself surrounded by warm, calm seas and a bevy of activities throughout – from blue waterfalls to swimming with Earth’s biggest fish. As diving season in the Philippines comes to an end this spring, now is the time travelers should be adding this island to their itineraries. READ MORE > ASIA HOTSPOTS FOR 2018’S SPRING DIVE SEASON As winter melts away, much of Southeast Asia is experiencing some of the best diving it will have all year. Places like Oman are the right temperature, and places like Raja Ampat have just a few more dry months. Whether it’s snorkeling with octopuses or diving with whale sharks, curious divers will find their answer in Asia this year. READ MORE Wildlife 5 INSPIRING WILDLIFE HONEYMOONS IN SRI LANKA A honeymoon is a trip you only take once (hopefully), and while Sri Lanka can certainly supply the pristine beaches and 5-star resorts most newlyweds seek, there are other, wilder options. On land and underwater, Sri Lanka is rising as one of the most important wildlife destinations in Asia – developed but not yet overrun – and from the blue whales and dolphins of Trinco to the leopards and luxury tents of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka is ready to be romantic. READ MORE > History 76 YEARS AFTER THE SURRENDER, SINGAPORE’S ONCE FORGOTTEN BATTLEBOX STILL DRAWS TRAVELERS

Today marks the day that the British surrendered to Japanese forces in Singapore. The Lion City was thought impregnable, a stronghold where the British would stop the Japanese advance in the Eastern Theater. When it fell, it was considered the worst capitulation in British military history.


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