Travel Blogs from Philippines, Philippines

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Philippines - Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Iloilo

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... though. My original plan was to head north to the town of Kalibo and see the Ati-Atihan Festival. However, festivals in the Philippines are very popular and generally rooms fill up at least 3 months before. I called some guesthouses to try and book a ...

Philippines - Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Cebu

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... is just 1 of many cities on the island and province of the same name. It is the capital of the Visayas and central Philippines and the country's second biggest city after Manila. As is the case with most big cities, there is always something to see and ...

Only in Paradise., Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Only in Paradise.

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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 ...

Philippines - Vigan, Vigan, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Vigan

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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 ...

Philippines - Fortune Island, Fortune Island, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Fortune Island

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... Siberian that runs through Mongolia. Despite what Google Maps says, the Mongolian embassy closed 6 years ago here in the Philippines. I tried e-mailing, calling and writing to the Mongolian consulate in Bangkok to inquire whether or not i could obtain ...

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

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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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

Thailand & Philippines - Pre Australia

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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 ...

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

A German Thresher Shark New Year

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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 ...

Philippines - Quezon, Lucena City, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Quezon

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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 ...

Philippines - Albay, Daraga, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Albay

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... here was all about the volcano. It seems volcanoes are unique in South East Asia to the island countries of Indonesia and the Philippines. There are no active volcanoes to my knowledge in mainland S.E Asia. Aside from this stunning example of nature, the ...

Philippines - Negros Oriental, Dumaguete, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Negros Oriental

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... Park, also in Manila was named in his honour. There are many people that have been declared national heroes here in the Philippines due to their involvment in the revolution that overthrew the Spanish. Though i must admit i'm puzzled as to why, even ...

Philippines - Boracay Island, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Boracay Island

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... with walks on the beach. Each day would then finish by me watching the perfect sunset.   I knew with it being the Philippines number one tourist hotspot, prices were going to be high, but i also know there's always a cheaper option too. You just ...

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

Promptly moving to some place new...

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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 ...

Philippines - Cuyo Island, Cuyo Island, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Cuyo Island

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After Boracay, i headed back to Iloilo where i was reunited with my backpack. I stayed here again for a couple nights and on the second day, booked my ferry ticket to Palawan. It cost 900₱ (12.50) + a 22₱ terminal fee, which seems ...

Mountains Of Rice, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Mountains Of Rice

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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

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Philippines - Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Manila

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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

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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'

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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

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... Miss Philippines 2015. Maybe my being here was good luck? I probably couldn't pick a favourite location i visited in the Philippines. In terms of activities, i probably enjoyed Sagada the most. Vigan was the most beautiful town i saw, while Northern ...

Philippines - Whale Sharks, Oslob, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Whale Sharks

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... here in Oslob has come under scrutiny in the past. Previously, Donsol was the premier Whale Shark watching location in the Philippines. Over the years, sightings have gotten fewer and fewer, to the point where the cost versus the chance of seeing one, ...

Island Hopping Christmas, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island Hopping Christmas

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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

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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 ...

Philippines - Banaue, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Banaue

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After my return to Manila, which ended with the day trip to Fortune Island, 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 ...

Philippines - Palawan, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Palawan

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... other options were over priced island hopping tours. As i said earlier, having seen equally stunning scenery already in the Philippines and throughout South East Asia as a whole, i wasn't going to pay these mass tourism prices for experiences i've ...

Last hurrah in Asia, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Last hurrah in Asia

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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

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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.... ...

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