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I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if traveling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!
Tourism is a funny thing. Sometimes hot spots are hot, prompting opportunistic developers to build. And sometimes they're not. (The outbreak of a civil war is a great way to shut down a tourist destination.) Photographer Dietmar Eckell has spent the past several years visiting the hotels and resorts that got left…
Who knew growing rice on a mountain could be so beautiful? The Ailao Mountains in Yunnan, China, have been carved into thousands of gradual steps, each a paddy growing red rice. The rice terraces stretch out over some 400 square miles of mountains and valleys.
So 20th Century Fox contacted professional video maker and friend of Gizmodo Casey Neistat to make a video for them about Ben Stiller's upcoming movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Cool, that kind of stuff happens all the time to him. But instead of using the money to make a movie about the movie, Neistat used his…
Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on record, bludgeoned the Philippines last week with 235 mph gusting winds and 50 foot tall waves. By current estimates, the storm's fury has impacted 6.9 million people in 41 provinces, taken countless lives, and razed more that 150,000 homes, entire towns simply washed away by…
This is so sad. Satellite imagery has captured what the Philippines looked like before and after Typhoon Haiyan and it's absolutely tragic. Towns, homes, people's lives have just been completely decimated. There's nothing left. To see the total destruction from above like this is heartbreaking. One day everything is…
Haiyan was probably the strongest recorded typhoon to ever make landfall when it crashed through the Philippines on November 8th—and it looks just as intimidating from 22,000 miles away.
In the US, we hit our copyright infringers with mammoth, disproportionate lawsuits to terrify their peers into going offline. In the Philippines, copyright enforcement requires this guy getting his hands dirty in a humungous pile of pirated media.
For most of us, discovering a new species is a big deal. So it's always a little startling when you hear about some expedition rolling out of bed and stumbling into 300 undocumented species in one trip to the Philippines.
In the Philippines, where you can die for singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" off key, artist Louie Cordero decided to satirize the ongoing violence with an over-the-top installation that shows just how crazy the phenomenon has gotten. It'll make you think twice whenever you find yourself humming the Sinatra songbook.
The man with the .45 handgun is Michael Gonzales. Just a second after this image was captured, he fired various shots against the man holding the camera. He was photographing his wife and daughter just hours before the New Year.
The China Clipper left San Francisco as a huge seaplane full of mail—110,000 pieces of it. But was responsible for the first transpacific flight in history, and became one of the world's first technological celebrities.
Last weekend, in the Philippines, an actor was mistaken for a masked gunman by a village watchman who jumped onto the actor's moving motorcycle and shot him fatally. Witnesses reportedly thought the killing was part of the movie's action.
Apparently, when people sing Sinatra's My Way in a Philippines karaoke bar, and they sing it poorly, they die.
Unbreakable Fighting Umbrellas have been around for a little while now, but today we know of one government that actually uses them to protect its president. That government is the Philippines, and the protected president is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. She wouldn't have it any other way. Further testimonials for the $180…