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Autumn in Korea (Oct. 26-30, 2011) Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Get ready to make experience Korea once more as we go back in Autumn and marvel at the beautiful scenery this country has to offer. Plan the your sembreak early and bring your family in this memorable journey. Contact our office to book your slots now!

Wonders of Greece Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Travel Bounty brings you back to Greece, this time, with a 5-day Aegean Cruise. Experience another memorable mediterranean adventure. Call our office to reserve your slots now!

TBI Jounrals: Memories of Turkey Monday, April 11th, 2011

Our group was very lucky to have a comprehensive tour of Turkey and Greece. Below are highlights of their Turkey adventure.

April 5 – Friends Forever. Jerry Limbonhai, Rey Tancinco and Ray Jacinto were College buddies way back and now residing in Cagayan de Oro, San Francisco and Manila respectively. They decided to travel together to Turkey and Greece so a happy reunion was set. Posterity shot in HIERAPOLIS, Pamukkale.

The group arrived in time to enjoy sunset at the TRAVERTINES in Pamukkale with it’s unique formation of petrified calcium cliffs.

Apr 6 – Jun Toledo intent on leaving his prayer petitions in MAMA MARY’s HOUSE in Selcuk, Ephesus.

A modern reprieve from the ancient ruins was a LEATHER FASHION SHOW highlighted by thebparticipation of our group members

Apr 7 – Able guide ARET SUZME stresses a point in the Trajaneum in Pergamon. Tamam?

On to the renowned city of TROY, to the legendary town mentioned in the, “Iliad” with the TROJAN HORSE in the background

TBI Journals: Conquering Cappadocia Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

April 4 – Our group entered Cappadocia and were amazed at the magnificent underground city. This region dates back to the prehistoric era where the first human settlers constructed the underground cities from volcanic rocks to protect themselves from wild animals. Our passengers proceeded to Goreme Valley where the early Christians have settled. This place has been preserved and became a world heritage site. This was also where they had lunch and relaxed a little bit.

Group posterity shot at Goreme Open-Air Museum, a world heritage site in Turkey where clusters of rock-cut Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries can still be seen

Jordan Jacinto, Kayla de Leon and Aina Tancinco bond

After lunch, they were off to experience local pottery and carpet-making at the Avanos Village. Some of our women were even fortunate enough to become Maidens of Urgup for the day. All of them experienced what it was like to live in this humble village and immediately fell in love with their simple culture.

Pearl Gotil (far end in pink) and Chikie Cruz try their hands in carpet weaving

Tour Guide Aret barbs our Filipinas with a YEMINI & transforms them to be Maidens from Urgup: from Left to Right meet FATMA (Lilia Rosales), SAZIYE (Tessie Religioso), AYSE (Beth Ong) and HADIYE (Ellen Toledo)

April 5 – They can never conquer Cappadocia without seeing it all so early the next day, our passengers opted to take the beautiful hot-air balloon ride to see the beauty of the place.

Highlight Hot Air Balloon Ride

And off they went…

Soar over Cappadocia at sunrise and witness a mysterious natural museum, a surrealistic lunar landscape of fairy chimneys and strange rock formations chiseled by the able hand of nature - simply awesome!

TBI Journals: Bosphorous Cruise in Turkey Monday, April 4th, 2011

April 3 – Our group starts off their tour with a Bosphorous Cruise. This famous cruise rides along the natural waterway that divides Asia from Europe. They’ve been in 2 continents in just a few hours!

TBI Journals: A lively crowd at the Dead Sea Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The Dead Sea got its name because of its high salinity. No living thing can survive inside because 35% of the water is dissolved salt! One can easily float in this ocean but bathers are advised to stay only for a maximum of 15 minutes. Otherwise, the salt will start to react with your skin which will cause a slight burning pain. It is also the lowest place on Earth being 1,300 feet below sea level! Our pilgrims had a chance to experience what it was like to dip in this ocean. After days of walking and touring, it was a great relaxation for them.

L-R: Amado Javier, Jaime Apolo, Fr. Tony Gerente, Charles Dumancas, Fr. Edione Febrero, Kiko Silva & Gil Marpuri (seated)

The Dead Sea’s sand is also known to have good effects on your skin. just rub it on your body and you will feel the difference after you wash it away.

The Dead Sea Mud has therapeutic, aesthetic & rejuvinating effects. Charles Dumancas can attest to this!

TBI Journals: Star of Bethlehem Monday, February 28th, 2011

Their journey continues by traveling to the place where it all began. Our pilgrims have seen the places where Jesus walked so it was time to see the place where He was born. They journeyed to Bethlehem and like the shepherds, they stood on the field where the angels announced the birth of Christ.

Each pilgrim had a chance to pay homage to the birthplace of Jesus. Shown in the photo are Fr.'s Edione and Tony with the group.

They entered one by one and were amazed that they were actually looking at the spot where a manger used to be. Humbled by this experience, each of them took turns in kissing this holy ground.

The Star of Bethlehem, the place where Jesus was born.

TBI Journals: Cana, River Jordan and Grotto of Annunciation Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Our group continues their journey of the Holy Land and were able to witness and experience being in the actual places that Jesus walked.

February 23, 2011

Their next stop was Cana. Cana is known as the place where Jesus performed His first miracle of turning water into wine. It was performed during a wedding so this place was perfect for our pilgrim couples to renew their marriage vows with each other. With the help of our priests, Fr. Edione and Fr. Tony, a mini ceremony was performed followed by a happy celebration. The couples got to exchange marriage vows and express their love for one another in front of the group.

Back Row (L-R): Charles & Ginnette Dumancas, Nilo & Minda Orozco, Amado & Letty Javier, Jaime & Elen Apolo. Priests: Fr. Tony Gerente & Fr. Edione Febrero

Our pilgrim couples were not the only ones in the spotlight that day. All our pilgrims had their chance to renew their baptismal vows by visiting the Jordan River in Yardenit. This was the place were Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and all of them got to bathe in this holy river while our pilgrimage chaplains officiated the baptism. A very uplifting experience indeed!

YARDENIT - Renewal of Baptismal Vows in River Jordan

Ferbuary 24, 2011

The next day was just as climactic as the previous one as our group had the opportunity to see the Grotto of Annunciation. This was the place where the Virgin Mary said yes to the angel who announced that she will bear the Son of God. Why was it climactic? Because they did not only visit the place, they even celebrated mass on the spot itself!

Group was priveledged to celebrate MASS at the Grotto of Annunciation where Mary said YES to bear the Son of God

Keep on visiting our website and stay tuned as we follow our pilgrims in the land where Jesus walked.

TBI Journals: Journey to Petra Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Upon arriving in Jordan, the first stop of our group was Petra. Petra, meaning rock, is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Travel Bounty visits one of the Seven World Wonders - PETRA. Shown is the famous Treasury

Our group walked into the mountains to witness the famous World Wonder and took wonderful pictures. All of them were amazed on how the early settlers were able to carve through the mountains and form such incredible architecture. The sun was up but the atmosphere was only 2C! Very cold yet very fulfilling.

Behind the group are ancient tombs of the Nabateans, early settlers of Petra.

Dining at Santorini Monday, February 7th, 2011

Did you know that Thira, the capital of Santorini is famous for its cliff top restaurants, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets? Get to try out this dining experience as you join our tour to Greece and Turkey! Relax while sipping their unique variety of wine that was locally fermented from the island itself. A great way to enjoy a very calm summer. Book now!!!

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