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Only in Paradise., Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Only in Paradise.

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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We arrived in Moalboal on February 25th. We took a bus via the South terminal in Cebu City and arrived three hours later in the heart of town. We then took a trike to Nido's Garden Resort where we stay for 3 nights. We decided to extend our stay in ...

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8...., Baler, Philippines travel blog

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8....

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... , and from my experiences almost 10 years ago, the brother Sonny who is a Senator now and will probably be President of the Philippines in the next 10 years. We visited many businesses (some I cannot even remember) a coconut farm, a cocoa plantation, a ...

Caffeine Fuelled Thriller in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Caffeine Fuelled Thriller in Manila

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... incredible, actually quite scary to think of the amount of water that must have dropped to cause such movement. The Philippines (and Filipinos) have become accustomed to typhoons, their homes and environment get devastated each year by at least one super ...

Ahhh, Island life, City of Manila, Philippines travel blog

Ahhh, Island life

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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Manila City, big, busy and loud. We landed late on the 21st, getting to and from the airport can be very cheap, only if you take a White Metered Taxi. So definitely take the time to get to a departures part of a Terminal and wait in line for a taxi. You ...

A German Thresher Shark New Year, Daanbantayan, Philippines travel blog

A German Thresher Shark New Year

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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Getting off the boat after Tao was a bit of a come down. Our B&B was pretty ropey in El Nido but luckily we had a night out planned with the Tao gang. Dinner and many drinks followed and it was a great end to the trip and we were sad to say goodbye ...

We got scammed!, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

We got scammed!

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... to be the mother of all scamming countries for tourists so we need to have our wits about us. So to our training.... ....the Philippines appears to have the same pain in the arse attitude to laundry as the Chinese (price per kilo etc etc) so upon being ...

Promptly moving to some place new..., Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Promptly moving to some place new...

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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...just like the tide. And as quickly as a day passes, six nights have come and gone. Our adventuring in Moalboal has come to an end. Saturday we spent a relaxing day by the pool, and beachside we basked in another sunset. Then we hit the 'town' playing ...

Mountain life, Banaue, Batad, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Mountain life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Work in ...

Mountains Of Rice, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Mountains Of Rice

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... improvements (vs robbing the country blind like so many others). There's also an approaching election in the Philippines which has accelerated the building programs since sponsoring politicians get their name in lights (buying voters with their own ...

Manila, not a big thrilla', Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, not a big thrilla'

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... changed with the defeat of the Spanish was in who was doing the economic exploitation. For all intents and purposes, the Philippines became a de facto American colony and supported a number of US military bases. In 1941 when the Japanese declared war on ...

Tropical Ice Skating, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Tropical Ice Skating

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Having seen most of the sites of Manila a couple of years ago, we are just planning on using the city as a hub to connect to parts of the country we hadn't yet seen. Unfortunately we've now dropped one of those destinations, Palawan, because apparently ...

Island Hopping Christmas, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island Hopping Christmas

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... stop locals blowing up the reefs to catch fish (already a problem) whilst making use of the copious amounts of labour the Philippines has in general, many countries nearby have done the same and its worked well - he seemed disinterested and asked me to ...

Setting sail for a Filipino Christmas, Coron, Philippines travel blog

Setting sail for a Filipino Christmas

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... , we have to get a different one and then rendezvous with ours at some point along the way and switch. You may have seen that Philippines has recently been but by a big Typhoon and although the main part of the country effected was north of Palawan it has ...

Last hurrah in Asia, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Last hurrah in Asia

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... 'd had a chance to take a train as well then we would have taken just about every form of non-animal transport in the Philippines! Despite the bit of an ordeal getting here, it was totally worth it; this place is absolutely gorgeous!   Boracay has ...

Typhoon, lahar slide, and the white people, San Isidro, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon, lahar slide, and the white people

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... his characters fatalistically suffered natural, political, and social disasters, so too have the residents of San Isidro, Philippines, where I spent 6 weeks volunteering, learning, working, and living more intensely than ever before... The story.... ...

Cliffhanger, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Cliffhanger

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... in confusion and started giggling. Elvis explained that these remote mountain people couldn't speak Tagalog, the native tongue of the Philippines, but in fact spoke English - the result of too many missionaries and not enough effort to maintain ...

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker

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It was 5am. We had not slept for 24 hours and the airport was deserted except for a bell ringing electro-Santa, a bored hirsute man in a Russian hat, and ourselves. At times like this you become oblivious to reality. All conversations become ...

Rainy Beach Paradise, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Rainy Beach Paradise

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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By just about any measure, Boracay is the number one beach destination in the Philippines. Although we’ve developed a certain beach expertise (and I think we still have that beach walk swagger) from our stay in the south of Thailand, we were heading ...

How to not be a sex tourist but feel like one., Cebu, Philippines travel blog

How to not be a sex tourist but feel like one.

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Well. It is I Vinny, and I'm back in Manly Australia once again. Which means I survived the Philippines with its sex tourism, murder, election issues and military action. And I LOVED it. Great place, great people, crap food. Well crap may be unfair. Bland ...

Back in The Swing of Things, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Back in The Swing of Things

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... face and quite devastating to think of the long term consequences Typhoon Haiyan will have on millions of people not only in the Philippines, but on the entire world. Please continue to keep the survivors in your thoughts and prayers.   Bangon Leyte! ...

Six Months of Challenges, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Six Months of Challenges

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, As May 8th rolls around I am reminded of the challenges that seemed insurmountable exactly 6 months from today. My own personal strength has surprised me, but the strength of those around me has completely astonished me. It is incredible ...

As Days Pass By, Palo, Philippines travel blog

As Days Pass By

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... nearly 70 people in Colorado this weekend for a Bowling Event that raised over $2,000 dollars for the GoAbroad Foundation Philippines Rebuilding Efforts. A Catholic Church in the U.S. raised funds to build two homes in Cangumbang thanks to the efforts of ...

Life Goes On, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Life Goes On

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, And as the saying goes, Life goes on, and truly it does. Despite every challenge and obstacle, the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan push forward with incredible determination and optimism. The miracle of survival and life is apparent as enjoy ...

Tropical Storm Basyang, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Tropical Storm Basyang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, It is too soon for more. The wind and rain are picking up as yet another tropical storm heads our way. Though still a low category typhoon, a level 2 in the southern part of Leyte and a level 1 here in Tacloban, anxiety levels are high ...

The Future is Still Bright, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Future is Still Bright

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, In the last week I attended four graduation ceremonies for the children in Cangumbang. With each ceremony I was reminded of how blessed we all are to be here. Nearly 5 months after the storm, and all of the children were able to graduate ...

Leaps & Bounds, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Leaps & Bounds

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, First I must apologize for keeping so many individuals out of the loop for the past two weeks, but let me tell you the past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. However, in the end I can easily see that the progress in Cangumbang has ...

Overwhelming Energy, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Overwhelming Energy

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, On Wednesday night, as usual, I visited the center as the sun completed its work for the day. Carter, Brandon, and I headed out to Cangumbang, equipped with peanuts and bread filled with coconut for the kids. They were a bit out of ...

Blessings & Anticipation, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Blessings & Anticipation

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, As the week began my heart was filled with dread as a tropical depression grew southeast of the Philippines and its path continued to turn directly towards Leyte. The roof of the center won't be installed until next week, and I couldn't bear ...

Absolutely Crazy Visit, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Absolutely Crazy Visit

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... to make "Ladys Choice" sandwiches like they wanted. Ladys Choice is a type of sandwich spread they have here in the Philippines. After downing two loaves of bread and a whole jar of Ladys choice their energy continued. I headed downstairs to give Nanay ...

Crater Swim, Mount Pinatubo, Philippines travel blog

Crater Swim

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Prior to it's eruption in 1991, Mount Pinatubo was a relatively obscure mountain covered in dense forest and inhabited by several thousand indigenous people (who had fled there to escape the conquering Spanish)- it had no recorded history of volcanic ...

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