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Excitement and Eggs, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Excitement and Eggs

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Saturday was my first afternoon in Cangumbang and it was really great to spend some time with the kids and explore the center in the daylight. When I got up in the morning I headed downtown Tacloban to the market to by 30 eggs, to make ...

The Difficult Reality, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Difficult Reality

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone  Once I took a step away from the situation, a literal escape to nearby islands where life was virtually going on as if nothing had happened, the gravity of the work to be done was somewhat overwhelming. And now as the one month ...

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 ...

Missing my Kids, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Missing my Kids

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, I have had a whirlwind of a week, traveling back to Colorado for a week long business trip, and I am anxious to get back to Cangumbang. More than ever I feel a strong pull to see my kids. Just thinking about them or looking at their photos ...

Sharks!!!, Malapascua, Philippines travel blog

Sharks!!!

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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We got into Cebu quite late, we had booked a place on some various website and when we got there it wasn't what it looked like on the site. Oh well only one night then off to a lovely Island that's said to be Boracay's baby brother. Next morning we had ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.... ...

21 hrs of hard travel - My bum hurts and we stink, Manila, Philippines travel blog

21 hrs of hard travel - My bum hurts and we stink

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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So it was time to say farewell to the Philippines.  The day began at 6am as the fan died we were just getting our bags on to our backs and leaving behind the hut that we had called home for the last week.  We gave the key back and asked about ...

Fast Forward to December, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Fast Forward to December

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, As I am sure many of you are wondering, my life is continuing here in Tacloban and I am working diligently on relief efforts with VFV. I have been spending my days driving around, distributing relief goods and visiting the sponsored ...

Bohol bum bags....they're the future, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Bohol bum bags....they're the future

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke after a troubled and argumentative night regarding playing computer games whilst the Wizard is trying to sleep.  Erica edit: I got a bit addicted to spider solitaire, but I had the sound off and had the screen turned away from him! Anyway, ...

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 ...

Cracks of Thunder, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Cracks of Thunder

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,Again on Wednesday, I was off to Cangumbang after work. Brandon tagged along with me again to get some fresh air and time with the kids after a long day of work. Yet again, we arrived in Cangumbang as the sun was nearly set, I just can't ...

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 ...

Typhoon Yolanda On the Way, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon Yolanda On the Way

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... for the coming days. We are currently preparing for Typhoon Yolanda, which is due to hit our region of the Philippines within the next 48 hours (http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-haiyan-update-number-006). The Municipal Office notified ...

There Will Someday, Palo, Philippines travel blog

There Will Someday

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Life has not been that easy for many families in Tacloban over the past week, mother nature has continued to literally pour unfortunate circumstances upon thousands of homes. For literally one full week we experienced heavy rainfall, ...

Happy Birthday Erica, Loboc, Philippines travel blog

Happy Birthday Erica

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I woke up at 10am in a bamboo hut in the middle of the jungle in the Philippines on my 31st birthday, I would guess my most surreal birthday ever. I know I woke up last year in a tent on a beach in the Inner Hebrides next to a dog but I think that this ...

Letters of Desperation, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Letters of Desperation

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The community is strengthening their trust in me. It is clear through their interactions and in the letters I have received over the past week. The first a letter of hungry desperation, a mother of 4 with no money for rice. Her husband ...

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 ...

Chocolate droppings, Bohol, Philippines travel blog

Chocolate droppings

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... the 'VIP' part.... the only thing is people think they owned the place and talked all night, until Elle went and told them to button it up! The next morning we had a flight booked to Puerto Princesa on Palawan, off to the western parts of the Philippines. ...

Opening Up to the Camera, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Opening Up to the Camera

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The children had a special treat today, as my coworker Brandon a Video intern with GoAbroad decided to come do some filming in Cangumbang. The kids were shy in front of the video camera at first, but by the end were making faces and ...

The Rain Continues, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Rain Continues

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, The rain is persistently terrorizing all the communities still recovering from the storm. Please keep the prayers coming! Cangumbang is still underwater, I am going to try to visit today and bring firewood and supplies with the help of the ...

A romantic dinner for one......, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

A romantic dinner for one......

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We had made our minds up last night that we were all snorkeled out for the moment so we would hang up our fins, masks and snorkels and get down to the really fun stuff....Andrew's dissertation.  It would be my job to proof read, edit and generally ...

Just Passin' Thru, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Just Passin' Thru

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... night in Cebu City. Tomorrow we catch SuperFerry. There's a massive shopping mall close to where we're staying. Although the Philippines is very poor there is no shortage of shoppers in this mall that's probably as pleasant as any we have at home. ...

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 ...

Welcome to Paradise, Malapascua, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to Paradise

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... to get fewer and fewer and the views of the sea and beautiful fields started to come into view. This was more like the Philippines we were hoping for. The roads though were not in the best condition and our Rough Rider Driver likes his accelerator which ...

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 ...

Alona Beach - Panglao, Panglao, Philippines travel blog

Alona Beach - Panglao

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Brian and I took a ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran on the next island, Bohol. We walked a bit and then hired a jeepney to take us to Alona Beach on Panglao Island. Its very nice, but if this is the high season then I'd hate to see the low season because ...

Welcome to the Philippines and planes with games, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to the Philippines and planes with games

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... smoke alarm. This had definitely not happened at Chez Tunstall. Oh and there are lots and lots of mozzies.  Erica alert. Not a great first impression of the Philippines but we are looking forward to getting to the island of Malapascua ...

Magellans Island, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Magellans Island

A travel blog entry by trent

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... garden area; Basilica del Santo Nino and Cebu Cathedral, which the BSN houses the oldest religious relic in the Philippines brought here by Magellan in 1575; and Magellans Cross, which marks the location where missionaries first baptized Filipinos as ...

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