Travel Blogs from Luzon, Philippines

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Philippines - Vigan, Vigan, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Vigan

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... trading post. Today, it's the best example of 16th century colonial architecture, fused with oriental design, still intact in the Philippines today. Finding a cheap room in the old city centre wasn't easy, so i decided to treat myself to a really nice ...

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 ...

Thailand & Philippines - Pre Australia, Quezon City, Philippines travel blog

Thailand & Philippines - Pre Australia

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... traveller once told me, you have to end one adventure, in order to begin another. And Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, India, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Japan has been one heck of an adventure for me. Thank you Asia for the best 2 years of my ...

Philippines - Quezon, Lucena City, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Quezon

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... a bike is being able to stop and go as you please. I'm not sure what the stance is on bike hire for foreigners in the Philippines. I guess i'll find out as the months go on. My next location is the province of Albay, home to the mighty Mayan ...

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 ...

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

Mountain life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Philippines - Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Manila

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... had their turn. The American colonial era was from 1898 - 1946. After almost 50 years, America "officially" gave the Philippines independence. However, something called "The Bell Trade Act" was a non-negotiable condition of this independence. The act ...

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 ...

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 ...

Philippines - Pre Thailand, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Pre Thailand

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... Asia. Yet it still possesses an unmistakable Southeast Asian vibe. The 7,107 islands making up the Philippines are spread over 3 main landmasses. Luzon in the north. Mindanao in the south. And the Visayas making up everything inbetween. I extensively ...

Philippines - Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Banaue

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... , i took a 10hr bus journey north, to Banaue. This would be my first location during a loop of the northern mountain regions of Luzon. It was a really uncomfortable bus ride and i found it difficult to sleep, despite being so tired from the lack of it the ...

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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... earth coupled with intense waves and flooding was too much of a match for the poor and rural inhabitants of the Philippines largest island, Luzon. On top of the wreck wrought by the typhoon itself, the tropical storm additionally disturbed the local and ...

Philippines - Sagada, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Sagada

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... this series, Karl looks at how different cultures around the world, deal with death. Part of this episode sees him in the Philippines, including a visit to Sagada. He helps a local family bring a coffin through the jungle before placing it up the side of ...

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

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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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 ...

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 ...

Just off Passwater Blvd, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Just off Passwater Blvd

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Our first night in the Philippine, we stayed at a little hole in the wall of a rat's nest called the Townhouse. We needed a place to catch a few hours sleep as we had an early morning flight to Dumaguete, on the south coast of Negros. The Townhouse ...

Village Kids, Kambulo, Philippines travel blog

Village Kids

A travel blog entry by trent

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... and doors and saying "Americanos", it doesn't matter where you're actually from b/c apparently if you're white and in the Philippines, you're American! After saying bye to the English girls, I decide to wander around the village and end up chatting ...

The Day That Never Seemed to End, Manila, Philippines travel blog

The Day That Never Seemed to End

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,   On the afternoon of November 8th, as I trekked from Marasbaras towards Tacloban, with my skeleton of belongings strapped to my back and a bag full of every remaining food item in my possession wrapped in my arms, I was in utter ...

Manila Madness, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila Madness

A travel blog entry by trent

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There's only one bus from Banaue to Manila and it leaves at 17:30 and arrives in Manila at 3:30 am! Who the hell decided that schedule? I can't even fathom why anyone would want to arrive in manila at 3:30 am - we decide that the vendors in Banaue ...

Finding inspiration in other places, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Finding inspiration in other places

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to design a world of bliss By Marge C. Enriquez Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 22:28:00 09/02/2008 MANILA, Philippines-Bliss Café in Baguio is an enclave for artists, spiritual seekers and health buffs who want organic vegetarian meals. ...

Don't trip over the coconut..., Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Don't trip over the coconut...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... our windows wound up, avoiding the noxious clouds as best the air filter could manage. Traffic jams in the Philippines are like nothing I've ever experienced. The predictable unpredictability was quite refreshing after the logic-defying Korean habit of ...

Madness in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Madness in Manila

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... it was raining and was very muddy so we visited a bar instead with some Cebuanos we had met at the concert. The Philippines is great so far - a little crazy but very very friendly people and we are looking forward to exploring this interesting country ...

There and back again..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

There and back again...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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The first time the rooster crowed it was 3.30am. The second time it was 4 am. The third time was when I vowed to order man-chook for breakfast. Despite my resolve for a vengeful breakfast, my stomach was decidely uneasy after the stress I had put my ...

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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Hey There Everyone, These past couple of weeks since we returned to ministry have been amazing. We have done many programs, and have seen god working in the lives of the people here. This past week we went to the Univerity of Assumption which has ...

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... in the world. -Manila is the text message capital of the world, with millions of messages being transmited each day. -The Philippines has approximately the same population of Canada, but in a much smaller space. -San Fernando is the Parol (Christmas ...

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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We had been told that Manila on New Years Eve was like being in Beirut, circa 1985. We thought this was an over exaggeration, but NYE came on with the deafening roar of a war zone and the stench of sulfur exploding in the air as the locals warmed up for ...

Into the Mountains, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Into the Mountains

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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When you think about the Philippines, most people can't imagine that there is mountain terrain so difficult to navigate that a 150 mile journey takes over 8 hours in a bus! This area is the mountain corridor of Luzon Island and the hip backpacker village ...

Easier Path To Heaven?, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Easier Path To Heaven?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... the cook is dancing. This surprisingly poor but amazingly friendly customer service that we are bumping into all through the Philippines is starting to rival the Jeepneys as a lasting memory of the country. The afternoon saw DH challenging her Splunking ...

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