Travel Blogs from Siquijor, Philippines

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Siquijor - Island of the Unknown, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Siquijor - Island of the Unknown

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... an answer for the pain that she still suffers. So this morning we rented a motorbike and struck off into the interior of Siquijor, an island that's entire coastline covers a distance of just 72 kilometres, in search of a witch. Lonely Planet ...

Funeral crashing and mtbiking in the witch island, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Funeral crashing and mtbiking in the witch island

A travel blog entry by heli79

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... of the more talkative persons i've met in the last few weeks. I mentioned  how lovely, friendly and smiley people in the Philippines seem to be; Emilio agreed and said it's because "here in the Philippines, we are happy because we have time to ...

Zauberer und Hexenkult, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Zauberer und Hexenkult

A travel blog entry by marlene1

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Old island life on Siquijor., Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Old island life on Siquijor.

A travel blog entry by jonwalla24

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... actually going in the correct direction and when to jump ship! Next day we caught one of the numerous "OceanJet" ferries across to Siquijor for about a fiver each and the adventure began! The usual mob of taxis/tricycles/men with mopeds met us at the pier ...

Spooky, Spectacular Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Spooky, Spectacular Siquijor

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... any cars. There are beautiful empty beaches and lush rain forest up in the mountains. So if you come to the Philippines, give Siquijor a try.     We coincided our visit to the island with the healing festival that we'd read about in the ...

Hungover After St. Patrick's Day, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Hungover After St. Patrick's Day

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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... bacon cheeseburger at the Danish Lagoon, and it was huge!  We had been hearing about it all week as the best burger in Siquijor.  It's a good thing we decided to share it. But it did the trick! We checked into a cottage for 2 nights at Royal ...

Time for a RANT, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Time for a RANT

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... sprinkled with a few hotels and guesthouses there’s not a great deal here. I met several people previously in the Philippines who have raved about Siquijor and stayed here for a week. I suppose if you only have your three weeks ‘holiday’ ...

Isla del Fuego, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Isla del Fuego

A travel blog entry by ilari

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... - 20.10.09                Siquijor, Visayas, Filippinos. Jo pelkka nimi herattaa kunnioitusta.. Siquijor viittaa saarella vuosisatoja asuneisiin mustaa magiaa harrastaviin noitiin ...

Yay I have a walking stick!!, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Yay I have a walking stick!!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Every morning Jon gets up just before sunrise to take a long walk on the beach during low tide.  He likes it because he gets some exercise, doesn't have to worry about getting a sunburn, and can look at all the cool stuff that is living in the tide ...

PHOTOS of Siquijor beach, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

PHOTOS of Siquijor beach

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Jon's awesome.  This is what he sees every morning while I sleep. ...

Our special Island, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Our special Island

A travel blog entry by thessa_fred

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Again after trusting local sources, we missed our boat next morning to Siquijor. It's not easy to move around in the Philippines. Buses/ boats don’t really have a fixed schedule. Some depart when full or around a certain time. The best thing is to ...

Sun. Sand. Waterfalls, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Sun. Sand. Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... . We had commited to staying here so we just needed a nice day, for once. That's what we got. All of a sudden the Philippines is amazing, travelling is ace and everything is just downright great. All it takes is some fucking sun. It does also help that ...

Damn Hermit crabs taking all the good shells!, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Damn Hermit crabs taking all the good shells!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Jon found an awesome shell on the beach today but of course it was inhabited by a hermit crab.  We decided that the shell was way to big for him though so we put him in the sink with a smaller shell to see if he would move.  He didn't. We ...

Siquijor island - I propose to Fran !, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Siquijor island - I propose to Fran !

A travel blog entry by mattock

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We found out about the small island just off Negros a short time before.  Siquijor is considered by many Filipinos to be a mystical island, full of witches and other supernatural phenomena!.. Its a tiny island that can be driven all the way round on ...

Bulo-bulo healer, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Bulo-bulo healer

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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Siquijor is most well-known among the Philippines for the many practicing faith-healers, or witch doctors.  We have heard stories while we have been here and today was the day that we went to go find one.  The guys at Coral Cay gave us ...

Sea snake!, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Sea snake!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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... basically take care of them like family (the caretakers even call them mom and dad) and are doing everything they can to help the little girl. On a lighter note, we had a great time hanging out with him and will definitely be back to Siquijor to visit! ...

Easter in Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Easter in Siquijor

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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... time it was part of Negros Oriental. During the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines, the Spaniards called the island as Island of Fire. Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions that the island's growing tourism industry capitalizes ...

Motorcykelture paa Aandernes Oe, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Motorcykelture paa Aandernes Oe

A travel blog entry by elinatroels

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... ;     Det var en rimelig let og hurtigt overstaaet faergetur fra Dumaguete, der bragte os sikkert i land paa Siquijor Island. Oeen er kendt, blandt overtroiske lokale, for aandemaneri, heksedoktorere og spiritualitet. Men selvom vi faktisk havde ...

Good enough to walk!, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Good enough to walk!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustroots

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... us chicken and mango soup. She wont let us leave until we see their cottages and promise to stay when we come back to Siquijor.  She even gives me a handmade bag with their name stitched on it ''for souvenir and promotion''. We finally make it back ...

Cooling Down, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Cooling Down

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... wander around the square. As we have taken to having just two meals a day we were both pretty hungry at this point. The Philippines has one type of food/food house that stands out above all others (apart from bakeries), lechon manok places. I don't ...

To Tame a Beast, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

To Tame a Beast

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... and bought some anti-diarrhea tablets. Popped the first in, went to port and hoped for the best. Thankfully I got the ticket to Siquijor on a fastcraft (Delta Line) which gave me some relief. That bangka hell ride was and still is fresh in my mind. The ...

Normal Activity 1 - Paranormal Activity 0, Lazi, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Normal Activity 1 - Paranormal Activity 0

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... could be so different.   400 Year Old Balete Tree My plans took a turn when I chatted with a stall vendor about Siquijor's mysterious healers. I would require local knowledge to seek them out so I negotiated with a motorbike driver to take me to the ...

isla del fuego, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

isla del fuego

A travel blog entry by angelita.lita

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... donativo. Pues vaya. Ha sido un poco decepcionante. Sobre todo después de la experiencia con Papa o Wayan en Bali. Comí en Siquijor y me recorrí la costa occidental de la isla hasta llegar al pueblo Enrique Villanueva, y allí, pasé cerca de una ...

None Of The Fun Of Renting A Jeep, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

None Of The Fun Of Renting A Jeep

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... around the jeep and we'd been waiting for over 2 hours. She bust her phone in the rage. I was none too pleased either, the Philippines is edging closer and closer to being a disaster. Ok disaster is strong but even though we have had some fun days, on the ...

Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Siquijor

A travel blog entry by stubo

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... the port. Then started running as a boat I could catch was just leaving. I divd on, payed the money and I was on my way to Siquijor Island. The whole tie I was desperate for the toilet but had no where to go - this boat was basic! I had a guy next to ...

Appointment with a healer, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Appointment with a healer

A travel blog entry by claudiaroger

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From Camiguin we headed on to Siquijor, another small island in the Visayas. The first two days we rented a motorbike. In exploration of the island we cruised along the coastal road and drove through tiny settlements in the hilly interior. Locals were ...

Umirjen dragulj sredi nemirnih tektonskih premikov, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Umirjen dragulj sredi nemirnih tektonskih premikov

A travel blog entry by pg-travel

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... narave. Potres z magnitudo 7,2 na otoku, ki sva ga sele 2 dni pred tem zapustila je bilo konkretno zacutiti tudi na otoku Siquijor, kjer se sedaj nahajava in je zgolj 30km stran od epicentra...vse te top tocke ki sva jih z navdusenjem obiskala in jih se ...

Siqui-horror, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Siqui-horror

A travel blog entry by barbikyu

Siquijor is notorious in the Philippines for its sorcerers, shamans, and witches . . . or so the old wives' tale goes. Our group of fifteen wannabe witch hunters wanted to verify this superstition for ourselves so we wasted no time in plotting out our ...

In stitches in Siquijor, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

In stitches in Siquijor

A travel blog entry by rgreenwell630

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Last Stop, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Last Stop

A travel blog entry by pbweiss

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Our next stop was not even on my list of potential places to see in the Philippines. Mostly because the Lonely Planet book did not have much to say, which is a mistake in my opinion. A lot of people recommended this little island from the last place we ...

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