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What is a Ghost Tour? Read This Before You Go

If you’ve read about ghost tours before you may think that it is simply a glorified ghost hunt or an opportunity for the locals to make some money from visitors. But, if you try out a good ghost tour, such as the rocks walking tour, you’ll realize there’s a lot more to it than this.

The Ghost Tour

A ghost tour is a well-organized event that leaves at a designated time from a designated spot. You’ll then be taken on a walking tour of the designated area. The route will be the same every time although different guides may have different extra pieces of information.

As you walk you’ll learn about the history of the area, the ghosts that are said to haunt the town, and you may even get to see some evidence of this.

Some tours, but not all, will actually include a section when you get to try out the latest ghost hunting equipment. You may be unimpressed by the results or completely spooked, that will depend on your level of belief.

But, whatever you believe, you will learn an array of interesting facts about the area. You should also have a lot of fun on the tour.

Levels Of Tour

It’s important to be aware that there are different levels of the tour. The most basic option is the family-friendly tour or the beginner’s tour. This is the least spooky and great to introduce yourself and your children to the world of ghosts. The tour will be designed not to have intense shocks but still to be informative.

The higher level of ghost tours will definitely increase the atmosphere of the paranormal, you’ll probably feel the hairs on the back of your neck going up.  Your choice will depend on your paranormal beliefs and experiences.

Sunset

The majority of ghost tours happen as the sun is setting. This increases the atmosphere of the tour which makes it more believable or scarier.

Of course, because the tour happens as the sun starts to set, the temperature will drop, you should bring a coat or other warm garments to make sure your attention is on the tour not on the fact you’re shaking. (and it’s not ghost related).

Bring An Open Mind

It’s best to go on a ghost tour with an open mind. Even if you’re not a believer it’s a good idea to suspend that disbelief and just see what happens. When using the ghost hunting equipment you may be surprised by how the results affect you.

It’s also worth noting that a ghost tour will give you a unique perspective on the area. It’s a fun experience on vacation but it can be a real eye-opener if you do it where you live. Chance are you’ll be very surprised by what you learn about your own town or city.

In short, a ghost tour should be seen as a bit of fun with the potential to learn about the area and even develop a better understanding of ghosts. That makes it worth trying.

Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Do you love arts? Are you a fan of Vincent Van Gogh’s artworks?

Get ready to encounter the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh, arguably one of history’s greatest artists with works like “The Starry Night”, “Cafe Terrace at Night”, and a number of self-portraits, as the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience comes to Manila in Van Gogh Alive.

Image credit: @ManilaBulletinLifestyle

Witness the 4th floor of One Bonifacio High Street in BGC be turned into a Van Gogh haven through multichannel motion graphics, cinema quality surround sound, and up to forty high-definition projectors (courtesy of SENSORY4™), and be immersed into the painter’s over 3,000 works as classical music scores play throughout your visit.

Van Gogh Alive: The Experience will be from Oct. 26 to Dec. 8. Visit Bonifacio Global City’s website and social media platforms for more information.

Source: Manila Bulletin Lifestyle

Graphika Manila 2017

Giveaway items from Graphika Manila 2017 event. N was able to get autographs from speakers including one from Saving Sally director Avid Liongoren.

N and two of her friends attended Graphika Manila 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex from January 21 to 22. It was a dream come true for my daughter who has been expressing her desire to attend this kind of conference. Graphika Manila is a creativity conference where design professionals and students meet every year since 2006. The event showcases multidisciplinary creative approaches inspiring young and mature people alike to express their creative side from art direction, animation, web and even designed environments. According to the website, everyone who appreciates art, passionate about design and creative at heart, even musicians who play MF’s taylor gs mini, is welcome to attend the event.