🚉 @cnnarabic features me and my photographs of Dubai Metro on their website, in celebration of Dubai Metro’s 10th Anniversary. Please take time to read my rough translation via Google Translate. PROUD PO AKO MAGING ISANG FILIPINO! 🇵🇭 “10 years after its launch... How did Dubai Metro Rail appears with this photographer’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 Dubai’s rail and metro stations expressing his “passion” for the developed city.
Philippine doctor and travel blogger, Angelo Nino Santos described the Dubai Metro as “simple, efficient; with regularity, punctuality and convenience for passengers and tourists.
Santos documented photos of Dubai’s railways and metro stations through his account on social networking site, “Instagram.” 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 “public utilities within the Dubai Metro stations are taken care of.” 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 city’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.” Full feature in CNN Arabic link here : https://arabic.cnn.com/style/article/2019/09/19/dubai-metro-tracks-stations-philippine-expat-pictures 📸 #NoDrone#DubaiByDocGelo ✨
🌞 Hello, Dubai! 🇦🇪 Happy Weekend! ⛅️ It’s good to be home! 🌴How’s your summer goin’? 🌊 Here’s an aerial view of Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis The Palm (that I shot on board gyrocopter). #NoDrone 🚁 📸#DubaiByDocGelo ✨ Swipe 🔙 to view the full image.
🎂 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. 🎈 Happy Birthday to ME! Swipe 🔙 for more photos!
💰Gold bars, Gucci, Rolex, Hermes, Prada, Ferrari, Lamborghini. 🚘 Just trying to say that travel experiences even from the most humble places can be worth a lot more than any fancy objects. 📸 Swipe 🔙 for more photos from Coconut Tree Hill, Mirissa, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
🌞 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. It’s not the season or the climate but it’s me. Because I was born in a 2-weather-country, I’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 I’ve fulfilled my childhood wish, I started to appreciate summer and the joy that it gives. 📸 #travelphotos taken from @22weligambay, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 🏄♀️ ⬅️ Swipe left ⬅️ #ppsummerpostcard@passionpassport#passionpassport
🌅 This photo has 300490.97 pixels; more than the number of hours that we are alive. ⏰ But who cares about the numbers? What matters most is how it feels. 📸 #travelphoto taken from @22weligambay, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
🌴Every so often you get lucky enough to celebrate fleeting moments like this. 🌅 Where were you at sunset today? I enjoyed it immensely from the shores of the Indian Ocean at @22weligambay, Weligama, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 📸 using my cam timer and tripod. ⬅️ Swipe left for more photographs ⬅️
💬 “It’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 you’ve been and what’s happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.” - Anthony Bourdain 📍Galle Fort, Southern Province, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 ⬅️Swipe left⬅️
🌴Travel is more than a weekend away, or a holiday by the beach. It’s a journey in your heart.❣️📸 #travelphotos taken on Day 6 of my 14-day-trip 📍Pitiwella, Boosa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰⬅️Swipe left ⬅️
🌎 Pettah, which literally means, “outside of the fort” 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. 🕌 Appreciating its beauty and architecture and being open to other religions are few of the rewards for traveling to Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
✈️ It’s only my second day here in Colombo and I cannot deny that it has started to grow on me. I think I’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.
It’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-makers’ arrivals. Since then, security in the country has been tightened. Despite everything, Sri Lanka remains one of Lonely Planet’s top destinations for 2019. Personally, I’ve been wanting to visit even before this year’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. 📍Colombo, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
✈️ 2019 Travels to date 🗓 〰️⬅️ Swipe Left ⬅️ United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 The Philippines 🇵🇭 Thailand 🇹🇭 Cambodia 🇰🇭 Spain 🇪🇸 Colombia 🇨🇴 Peru 🇵🇪 Cuba 🇨🇺✈️ And tomorrow, I’ll head to the airport for a 14-day trip to my 50th country. 🌎 Follow my journey on IG stories. Stay tuned! Thank you! ☺️
🌎 Sand. Water. Salt. Soil. Snow. Air. ⬅️SWIPE LEFT⬅️ These are my memories from Desert Safari Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪 Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, The Philippines 🇵🇭 Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 🇧🇴 El Penon de Guatape, Colombia 🇨🇴 Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland 🇫🇮 and Dubai Marina, UAE 🇦🇪 Regardless where we go, what matters most is the person that we become after the journey. ✈️
🌎 5 out of 7 ⬅️ SWIPE LEFT ⬅️ It always starts with a decision to go! ✈️ Honestly, I am thankful that I have been to 5 out of the New 7 Wonders of the World. 🗺 Cristo Redentor in Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷 Petra, Jordan 🇯🇴 Taj Mahal, Agra, India 🇮🇳 Colosseo, Roma, Italia 🇮🇹 Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru 🇵🇪 When will I go to Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico 🇲🇽 and Great Wall of China 🇨🇳❓Unfortunately, not this year. Perhaps in mid 2020? Will it be Mexico or China in 2020? Anyone from either countries? Then again, I’ve been dreaming and dying to revisit Rio de Janeiro. And a lot more cities. Sigh.