Monday, January 18

The Best Places to View a Sunset

Last Friday, I was blessed to have witnessed the partial solar eclipse that was also seen in different parts of the world. I was already content with my view from my work area at home. I was able to take nice shots. Some of my online friends were sending tweets and plurks about how beautiful the view was from Roxas Boulevard fronting the Manila Bay. I agreed even without witnessing what they saw. I know that the Manila Bay is the best place in Manila to view the setting of the sun at the end of the day. I can just imagine how the partial solar eclipse looked like during that afternoon. I bet that it was breathtaking.

2010-01-15 Partial Solar Eclipse wm

It reminded me of a feature article I read about the best places in the world to view a sunset. Included in the list are the following:
  • Sentosa Island, Singapore
  • Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro
  • The Maldives, Indian Ocean
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Great Pyramids, Egypt
  • Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles
Of the ones in the list, I think I may only get to reach Sentosa Island and Taj Mahal in the near future. We may go to Singapore in May just in time for my son's 10th birthday and I will surely include Sentosa in the list. My mom had been to Taj Mahal more than a decade ago but I'm not really sure if she was able to witness a sunset over there. My husband, on the other hand, had been to the Grand Canyon already. Who knows? I may be able to find cheap cruises that can bring me to South Africa and Greece in the distant future. Probably, my husband and I can do this once our son has finished college already. For now, I'll be content in watching the sunset at one of the many seasides of the Philippines.

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