Travel Blogs from Calapan, Philippines

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Didn't make the top seven? Add another eighth..., Banaue, Ifugao, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

Didn't make the top seven? Add another eighth...

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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... of the wonder.  Another scene where words cannot describe and pictures cannot come close to capturing the magic of the Philippines.  The terraces still produce a large majority of the nations fine rice, and still not a piece of heavy machinery ...

Every day is a new day, Zaragoza, Neuva Ecija, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

Every day is a new day

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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... 10 days.  I'm no longer surprised by bowls of rice at the breakfast table, my dreams all take place in the Philippines (and are increasingly become more and more valuable as horror movie plots that I could probably sell to hollywood and make millions ...

Lezo, Aklan, Lezo, Philippines travel blog

Lezo, Aklan

A travel blog entry by ksuter

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... a few stores.  However almost every second house has a store in front.  This is something that seems pretty normal in the Philippines.  Houses will have a little booth in front by the gate, or if the house is close enough to the road, there ...

Ferrytales, Calapan, Philippines travel blog

Ferrytales

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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Matka alkoi viiden tunnin lossi ylityksella caticlanista roxasiin. Siita sitten minivanilla nelja tuntia suuntana pohjoinen. pari tuntii oltiin ajeltu kun tajusin etta kaverilla joka istu mun takana on kukko kyydissa laatikossa. Voitte varmasti tai ehka ...

Life, Simimbaan, Roxas, Isabela, Philippines travel blog

Life

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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... would generally stress me out... don't.  This is life, and every aspect of it is to be appreciated.  I love the Philippines.  Yesterday we went with the youth to pick papayas for them to use to make Atsara to sell as a ...

Binalonan has stolen my heart..., Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines travel blog

Binalonan has stolen my heart...

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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Magandang Hapon! (yeah, I'm pretty much fluent in Tagalog already) I'm not sure how else to start this entry other than I LOVE BINALONAN.  I feel bad for having the Manila entry be the last one left up for so long because AS SOON AS ...

Kalibo to Lezo, Lezo, Philippines travel blog

Kalibo to Lezo

A travel blog entry by ksuter

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After getting our luggage I met Allan's family and we all piled into the mini bus for the trip to Lezo, a village about 20 minutes from Kalibo.  I took lots of pics on the way, they are here.  This was my first real look at the Philippine ...

Just a bookmark..., Binalonan, Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

Just a bookmark...

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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Magandang gabi ho. The end is really here-- my final entry-- atleast from this amazing country... it's our last night in Binalonan, we'll worship with the congregation here in the morning, make the long drive to Manila in the afternoon, and then ...

Batanges, Batanges, Philippines travel blog

Batanges

A travel blog entry by shorty1964

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Hi all - finally in the Philippines.  We had a good flight and it was plus 28 when we got here.  Hope you are all well.  We had a great experience driving from Manila to Batanges.  It's crazy how the traffic goes here.  Basically ...

San Fernando (la union), san fernando (launion), Philippines travel blog

San Fernando (la union)

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Salut tout le monde Nous allons bien. Nous avons couchee sous le bar (ouvert 24/24 et a cote d'un appartement ou les gens jouaient au poker. Nous avons donc entendu les chaises brassees dans la nuit. C'etait frais et nous avons quand meme bien dormit ...

High school reunion in 7th falls, south cotabato, Philippines travel blog

High school reunion in 7th falls

A travel blog entry by james21

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it was 6 in the morning everybody is excited about our trip to 7th falls in lake sebu, south cotabato...its been 6 yrs during our high school days..... 8 o'clock in the morning everybody were already in our waiting area except Michelle whome we ...

Free & Easy Day in Calapan, Calapan, Philippines travel blog

Free & Easy Day in Calapan

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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Escorted by Police Tired from the travelling, I decided to chill out today. I was actually lost for 2 hours trying to find the Mangyan Heritage Centre. Every locals seemed to have their idea of its location. After a fruitless search, I went straight to ...

Hanging Out at Mad Dog, Camotes Islands, Philippines travel blog

Hanging Out at Mad Dog

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

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Sometimes when you're on holiday you find you easily fit into the rhythms of your surroundings and everything works beautifully, but at other times it feels a bit like you're in a washing machine war zone experience.  Having visited on of Cebu's ...

Out of Luzon, Calapan, Philippines travel blog

Out of Luzon

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... food stalls and amenities including a massage booth. Second round of baggage inspection before I board the fastcraft. The security in Philippines is top notch. I had gotten so used to bag inspections at shopping malls, LRT stations that it was no longer ...

Boracay Island - The Return, Aklan, Philippines travel blog

Boracay Island - The Return

A travel blog entry by ksuter

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... had these great tshirts, I tried to buy one, but they would not sell to me, for security reasons. However as a consolation, they let me pass with luggage heavier than the limit for this plane. So, now on the way back to Manila, and big city ...

Catch up - before we leave for Mindoro, Batanges, Philippines travel blog

Catch up - before we leave for Mindoro

A travel blog entry by shorty1964

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... led to the boardroom for an orientation and overview of their co-operative.  The SIDC choir sang the national anthem of the Philippines and their SIDC hymn, we then did a somewhat credible job of  O Canada.  It was pretty good - at least ...

So I'm pretty much a true Filipino..., Cabulay, Isabela, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

So I'm pretty much a true Filipino...

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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Ok, so re-reading my last entry, I thoroughly apologize-- so dull.  I'm in full swing today so gear up for a much more exciting update. We woke up bright and early this morning to go help in the fields with our host families.  And by help, I ...

... on the go for sure!, Margot, Pampanga, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

... on the go for sure!

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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I can't believe I made it almost three whole days without internet!  I've been spoiled thus far since Josie and Chito have internet here in their home but we took a day trip to the beach (yay!!!) and then on to Margot for two days.  ...

I Found Nemo (Jane), Anilao, Philippines travel blog

I Found Nemo (Jane)

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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... stopped in the whole country.  Even crime. The Inquirer headline the next day stated it was like Christmas for the Philippines. We also spent some time trading stories of our transition to life in Manila with another American expat we met.  ...

We take a walking tour of Chinatown (Russ), Binondo (ChinaTown - Manila), Philippines travel blog

We take a walking tour of Chinatown (Russ)

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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... Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz was erected in 1596. It is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from natural and other disasters (WWII). Today the ...

Back to Anilao (Jane), Anilao, Philippines travel blog

Back to Anilao (Jane)

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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Another trip to Anilao. We decided to take a Nitrox course from Gordon at the Scuba Stop in Makati. Nitrox will expand our diving possibilities by increasing the time we can spend at depth when diving without the adverse effects of residual nitrogen in ...

Jeepneys, Ferries, and Vans, Iolioli, Philippines travel blog

Jeepneys, Ferries, and Vans

A travel blog entry by shorty1964

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HI all - whew, kind of tired but I was determined to blog tonight as we're not sure when the next opportunity will be.  We had to have our bags packed on Friday night and out in the van by 2:00 as the drivers were leaving to catch the ferry very ...

Vincent, Tanuan, Philippines travel blog

Vincent

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hey, I feel like I do this every blog but I feel like I have to do it again.  Almost weekly I hear stories about children who need help in so many ways and today this happened as well.  My parents have decided to sponsor a child here along ...

Missed the boat, Calapan, Philippines travel blog

Missed the boat

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

Had to stop here over night after we missed the last ferry to Sabang and had to get the car ferry instead. In hindsight, which is never any help, we could have stayed in Batangas and got the first ...

Wonderful three week vacation in the USA!, Tublay, Benguet, Philippines travel blog

Wonderful three week vacation in the USA!

A travel blog entry by sherrypace

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Greeting's to All! I have arrived safely back to the Philippines after a wonderful three week vacation in the States! I cannot begin to express how wonderful it was to spend time with my family and friends that I love and have greatly missed seeing ...

Thanksgiving in Sagada, Tublay, Benguet, Philippines travel blog

Thanksgiving in Sagada

A travel blog entry by sherrypace

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... and Carrie to build an outdoor brick oven at the farm. However, the weather did not cooperate and Typhoon LANDO hit the Philippines and specifically Northern Luzon. We did make it to the farm Sunday after Thanksgiving but could not build the oven. ...

Coran, Coran, Philippines travel blog

Coran

A travel blog entry by bugs1983

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The main attraction to going to Coran is the ship wrecks from world war two. I was going to get my diving course  but from having problems changing my tickets too not having much time i decided i prob would not enjoy it at that time , so i did not ...

Calipan, Calipan, Philippines travel blog

Calipan

A travel blog entry by jennafox

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Travelled from Peurto Galera to Calipan,This was our first ride in a Jeepeney we travelled through some jungle mountanious roads past some cliffs along part of Mindoros only highway. The road there was only 1 way and every corner they have to honk to ...

Mindoro or

Mindoro or "Hey Joe!"

A travel blog entry by derekpottstrave

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... my head on the low wooden beam. Yes I realize it was subject to interpretation, but I had heard that the Philippines people held a mixture of strong religious beliefs but also superstitions which had been believed by the island's people, for ...

Whale Sharks in Bicol and Holy Week at the farm!, Tublay, Benguet, Philippines travel blog

Whale Sharks in Bicol and Holy Week at the farm!

A travel blog entry by sherrypace

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... could not be better with Mt. Mayon towering over their town. Mt. Mayon is one of the most active volcano's in the Philippines and last year had a huge eruption that the community is still trying to recover from along with the devastating typhoons that hit ...

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