๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ DocGelo@iamdocgelo

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ DocGelo

๐ŸŒ… Not the sun; itโ€™s the fire in me.๐Ÿ”ฅ

Weligama Beach
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๐Ÿš‰ @cnnarabic features me and my photographs of Dubai Metro on their website, in celebration of Dubai Metroโ€™s 10th Anniversary. Please take time to read my rough translation via Google Translate.
PROUD PO AKO MAGING ISANG FILIPINO! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€œ10 years after its launch... How did Dubai Metro Rail appears with this photographerโ€™s lens?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - Dubai is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month as Dubai Metro was launched September 9, 2009.

The Dubai-based Filipino, Angelo reviews.

Santos, footage of Dubaiโ€™s rail and metro stations expressing his โ€œpassionโ€ for the developed city.

Philippine doctor and travel blogger, Angelo Nino Santos described the Dubai Metro as โ€œsimple, efficient; with regularity, punctuality and convenience for passengers and tourists.

Santos documented photos of Dubaiโ€™s railways and metro stations through his account on social networking site, โ€œInstagram.โ€ Santos explains to CNN Arabic that he visited 50 countries in 5 continents and found nothing comparable to effective and simplified service for Dubai Metro.

Santos pointed out that even โ€œpublic utilities within the Dubai Metro stations are taken care of.โ€ which greatly relaxes users of this mode of transportation in their daily trips.

Santos, who travels with the Dubai Metro every day explains that his love for Dubai prompted him to take pictures of the cityโ€™s landmarks, including railways and metro stations in the city. He is passionate about documenting the corners of the city through social media, as a sign of his second home he came to five years ago, and being member of the FILIPINO COMMUNITY here.

Santos says he traveled to cities in Europe, Asia and even South America, noting that the metro stations in those countries lack much attention due to narrow corridors, complex piers and railways, old, poorly maintained and unsafe systems.โ€ Full feature in CNN Arabic link here : https://arabic.cnn.com/style/article/2019/09/19/dubai-metro-tracks-stations-philippine-expat-pictures ๐Ÿ“ธ #NoDrone #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

ุฏุจูŠ- Dubai
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๐ŸŒž Hello, Dubai! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Happy Weekend! โ›…๏ธ Itโ€™s good to be home! ๐ŸŒดHowโ€™s your summer goinโ€™? ๐ŸŒŠ Hereโ€™s an aerial view of Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis The Palm (that I shot on board gyrocopter). #NoDrone ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ“ธ#DubaiByDocGelo โœจ Swipe ๐Ÿ”™ to view the full image.

Aquaventure Waterpark
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๐Ÿš‚ Whatโ€™s good in goodbye, Colombo? ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ See you early tomorrow, Dubai! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

1st Platform, Colombo Fort Railway Station
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๐ŸŒด Mirissa.
๐ŸŒ… Weligama.
๐Ÿฅฅ Galle.
๐Ÿ•Œ Colombo. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka, youโ€™re a beauty.
๐Ÿ“ธ Swipe ๐Ÿ”™ for more images.

Sri Lanka
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๐Ÿถ โ€œMy fashion philosophy is, if youโ€™re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.โ€ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€“ Elayne Boosler โ€ข Swipe ๐Ÿ”™

Mirissa Sri Lanka, เถธเท’เถปเท’เทƒเทŠเทƒ
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๐ŸParadise found!

Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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๐ŸŽ‚ Grateful to everyone who made my 42 years completely unforgettable! Starting my chapter 43 today with a smile and a #notetoself :

Never ever forget to LOVE YOURSELF, have fun, sleep longer, and be happy always!!! If you know better ways of being alive, please comment below and let me know.
PS : Not a single balloon was released to avoid injury to sea creatures and were deflated and disposed properly. ๐ŸŽˆ Happy Birthday to ME!
Swipe ๐Ÿ”™ for more photos!

Mirissa Beach Sri Lanka
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๐Ÿ’ฐGold bars, Gucci, Rolex, Hermes, Prada, Ferrari, Lamborghini. ๐Ÿš˜ Just trying to say that travel experiences even from the most humble places can be worth a lot more than any fancy objects. ๐Ÿ“ธ Swipe ๐Ÿ”™ for more photos from Coconut Tree Hill, Mirissa, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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๐ŸDay 10 of 14: Mirissa Beach, Southern Province, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Swipe ๐Ÿ”™ for more snaps! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŒฆโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿฅฅ

Mirissa Sri Lanka, เถธเท’เถปเท’เทƒเทŠเทƒ
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๐ŸŒž In the tropics where I grew up, there are only 2 types of seasons, rainy days and summer. Because rainy season limits everyone to do outdoor activities, most people in my country, The Philippines, adore and look forward to every summer of each year. Many go up to cooler places like the mountains to spend a weekend or a holiday, while others plan their getaway to various islands and enjoy beach resorts and whatnot. Except me. I admit I never enjoyed summer. Itโ€™s not the season or the climate but itโ€™s me. Because I was born in a 2-weather-country, Iโ€™ve always long for those seasons that I could not experienced in my own. Every summer, I dream of winter, if not fall. Imagine what I felt when I started to travel alone and experienced first snowfall, and then, saw falling of the autumn leaves. Those moments were bliss! Years after Iโ€™ve fulfilled my childhood wish, I started to appreciate summer and the joy that it gives. ๐Ÿ“ธ #travelphotos taken from @22weligambay, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ โฌ…๏ธ Swipe left โฌ…๏ธ #ppsummerpostcard @passionpassport #passionpassport

Twenty-Two Weligambay
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๐ŸŒ… This photo has 300490.97 pixels; more than the number of hours that we are alive. โฐ But who cares about the numbers? What matters most is how it feels. ๐Ÿ“ธ #travelphoto taken from @22weligambay, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Twenty-Two Weligambay
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๐ŸŒดEvery so often you get lucky enough to celebrate fleeting moments like this. ๐ŸŒ… Where were you at sunset today? I enjoyed it immensely from the shores of the Indian Ocean at @22weligambay, Weligama, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ธ using my cam timer and tripod. โฌ…๏ธ Swipe left for more photographs โฌ…๏ธ

Twenty-Two Weligambay
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๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€œItโ€™s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where youโ€™ve been and whatโ€™s happened. In the end, youโ€™re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.โ€ - Anthony Bourdain ๐Ÿ“Galle Fort, Southern Province, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โฌ…๏ธSwipe leftโฌ…๏ธ

Galle Lighthouse
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๐Ÿš— Meanwhile, can you guess whereโ€™s this in Dubai? ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Iโ€™ll comfirm the answer after a day or two. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ธ #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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๐ŸŒดTravel is more than a weekend away, or a holiday by the beach. Itโ€™s a journey in your heart.โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ #travelphotos taken on Day 6 of my 14-day-trip ๐Ÿ“Pitiwella, Boosa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐโฌ…๏ธSwipe left โฌ…๏ธ

Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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๐ŸŒŽ Pettah, which literally means, โ€œoutside of the fortโ€ is a chaotic and crowded public market in the heart of Colombo. Amidst the local eateries and countless stores that sell anything that you can imagine, the most striking edifice crowns this part of Sri Lankan skyline with its uniquely attractive red and white colors that effortlessly remind you of a candy cane, plus its pomegranate-shaped domes make it more mesmerizing. The Jami Ul-Afar Masjid or commonly called, Red Mosque. ๐Ÿ•Œ Appreciating its beauty and architecture and being open to other religions are few of the rewards for traveling to Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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๐ŸŒฟLast year at Dubai Miracle Garden ๐Ÿ“ธ #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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๐ŸŒŽ The journey to a place must weigh more that the place itself.๐Ÿ“Pettah Market, Colombo, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Pettah, Sri Lanka
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โœˆ๏ธ Itโ€™s only my second day here in Colombo and I cannot deny that it has started to grow on me. I think Iโ€™ve began to love the country. Beyond its spicy and flavorful cuisine, its warm & friendly people and interesting Asian culture, I believe Sri Lanka has too much to offer.

Itโ€™s difficult to imagine, much more to accept why the recent terrorist attack has to happened. The world would not forget Easter Sunday this year, 21 April 2019 when we woke up to news of series of suicide bombings from past 9 in the morning until after 2PM, at churches and premier hotels in Colombo where over 500 people were reportedly injured and more than 250 people succumbed to death. Part of the sequela of the meaningless attacks has been apparent on the downfall in the number of foreign holiday-makersโ€™ arrivals. Since then, security in the country has been tightened.
Despite everything, Sri Lanka remains one of Lonely Planetโ€™s top destinations for 2019. Personally, Iโ€™ve been wanting to visit even before this yearโ€™s Easter Sunday bombings, so I am so relieved when travel advisories from various embassies have been updated. If you must know, tourists like me still have to avail of Visa on Arrival stamp (e-visa may be obtained online prior to flight) however, the Visa Fee of about USD 35 has been waived indefinitely for 48 countries including The Philippines, as part of measures of Sri Lankan authorities to revive the tourism industry.

I am enjoying my stay here and I am looking forward to experience more when I travel further to south coast for the next couple of weeks. May God bless this beautiful country. ๐Ÿ“Colombo, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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๐ŸŒž ุตุจุงุญ ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ ูŠุง ุฏุจูŠ! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ“ธ #NoDrone ๐Ÿš#DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Emirate of Dubai
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๐Ÿ•Œ Peace be upon you from Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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โœˆ๏ธ 2019 Travels to date ๐Ÿ—“ ใ€ฐ๏ธโฌ…๏ธ Swipe Left โฌ…๏ธ United Arab Emirates ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช The Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บโœˆ๏ธ And tomorrow, Iโ€™ll head to the airport for a 14-day trip to my 50th country. ๐ŸŒŽ Follow my journey on IG stories. Stay tuned! Thank you! โ˜บ๏ธ

Around The World
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๐ŸŒŽ Sand. Water. Salt. Soil. Snow. Air. โฌ…๏ธSWIPE LEFTโฌ…๏ธ These are my memories from Desert Safari Dubai, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, The Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด El Penon de Guatape, Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ and Dubai Marina, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Regardless where we go, what matters most is the person that we become after the journey. โœˆ๏ธ

Around The World
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๐ŸŒŽ 5 out of 7 โฌ…๏ธ SWIPE LEFT โฌ…๏ธ It always starts with a decision to go! โœˆ๏ธ Honestly, I am thankful that I have been to 5 out of the New 7 Wonders of the World. ๐Ÿ—บ Cristo Redentor in Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Petra, Jordan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Taj Mahal, Agra, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Colosseo, Roma, Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช When will I go to Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ and Great Wall of China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณโ“Unfortunately, not this year. Perhaps in mid 2020? Will it be Mexico or China in 2020? Anyone from either countries? Then again, Iโ€™ve been dreaming and dying to revisit Rio de Janeiro. And a lot more cities. Sigh.

Around The World
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๐ŸšŒ Good morning, Dubai! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ“Deira-Sharjah Bus Station ๐Ÿ“ธ #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Emirate of Dubai
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๐ŸŒ™ Good night, Dubai! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ“ธ #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Emirate of Dubai
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๐ŸŒ‡ Adoring sunsets and fleeting moments. ๐ŸŒ… #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

Emirate of Dubai
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๐ŸŒž Happy Tuesday from Dubai! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช #DubaiByDocGelo โœจ

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