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Philippines - Negros Occidental, Bacolod, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Negros Occidental

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... terminal. A pension house, while it sounds like a hotel for the elderly, is just the name used for "guesthouses" here in the Philippines. I got myself checked in and headed out for some food before getting my head down for the night. The next day, i had ...

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 ...

Rainy Beach Paradise, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Rainy Beach Paradise

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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By just about any measure, Boracay is the number one beach destination in the Philippines. Although we’ve developed a certain beach expertise (and I think we still have that beach walk swagger) from our stay in the south of Thailand, we were heading ...

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 ...

Philippines - Bohol, Tagbilaran City, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Bohol

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... fee of 20₱ (30p-ish) for large bags and items. Tagbilaran is only the second place i've come across in the Philippines where motorbike hire is available to tourists. The first place i encountered this was Cebu city just recently. However, in a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Back in The Swing of Things, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Back in The Swing of Things

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... face and quite devastating to think of the long term consequences Typhoon Haiyan will have on millions of people not only in the Philippines, but on the entire world. Please continue to keep the survivors in your thoughts and prayers.   Bangon Leyte! ...

Six Months of Challenges, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Six Months of Challenges

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, As May 8th rolls around I am reminded of the challenges that seemed insurmountable exactly 6 months from today. My own personal strength has surprised me, but the strength of those around me has completely astonished me. It is incredible ...

As Days Pass By, Palo, Philippines travel blog

As Days Pass By

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... nearly 70 people in Colorado this weekend for a Bowling Event that raised over $2,000 dollars for the GoAbroad Foundation Philippines Rebuilding Efforts. A Catholic Church in the U.S. raised funds to build two homes in Cangumbang thanks to the efforts of ...

Life Goes On, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Life Goes On

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, And as the saying goes, Life goes on, and truly it does. Despite every challenge and obstacle, the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan push forward with incredible determination and optimism. The miracle of survival and life is apparent as enjoy ...

Tropical Storm Basyang, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Tropical Storm Basyang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, It is too soon for more. The wind and rain are picking up as yet another tropical storm heads our way. Though still a low category typhoon, a level 2 in the southern part of Leyte and a level 1 here in Tacloban, anxiety levels are high ...

The Future is Still Bright, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Future is Still Bright

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, In the last week I attended four graduation ceremonies for the children in Cangumbang. With each ceremony I was reminded of how blessed we all are to be here. Nearly 5 months after the storm, and all of the children were able to graduate ...

Leaps & Bounds, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Leaps & Bounds

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, First I must apologize for keeping so many individuals out of the loop for the past two weeks, but let me tell you the past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. However, in the end I can easily see that the progress in Cangumbang has ...

Overwhelming Energy, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Overwhelming Energy

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, On Wednesday night, as usual, I visited the center as the sun completed its work for the day. Carter, Brandon, and I headed out to Cangumbang, equipped with peanuts and bread filled with coconut for the kids. They were a bit out of ...

Blessings & Anticipation, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Blessings & Anticipation

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, As the week began my heart was filled with dread as a tropical depression grew southeast of the Philippines and its path continued to turn directly towards Leyte. The roof of the center won't be installed until next week, and I couldn't bear ...

Absolutely Crazy Visit, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Absolutely Crazy Visit

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... to make "Ladys Choice" sandwiches like they wanted. Ladys Choice is a type of sandwich spread they have here in the Philippines. After downing two loaves of bread and a whole jar of Ladys choice their energy continued. I headed downstairs to give Nanay ...

El Nido Say More?, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

El Nido Say More?

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... to comeback to the Philippines. I know this town is busier than most, especially after so many recent articles written about the Philippines, it has only gotten busier over the last few years, I'm sure. But, if the rest of the Philippines is anything ...

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. ...

The Third Day, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

The Third Day

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Much like the day before, we spent the majority of the day searching for employees and friends, as well as trying to find food and water. The day was long, we awoke extremely early, and the night was long as we worried about what was ...

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle..., Honda Bay, Philippines travel blog

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle...

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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We arrived into Puerto Princesa in the early afternoon on Wednesday. As we got on the run way  Once we got off the plane, we booked a tour for the Underground River for Thursday early morning pick-up. We then ventured off like locals, taking a ...

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 ...

Super Cool Beach Town, San Juan La Union, Philippines travel blog

Super Cool Beach Town

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Manila and a relatively disappointing visit to UNESCO recognized Vigan City, San Juan La Union appears to be what I imagined The Philippines would be like. I arrived to catch a longboard surfing competition, parties and concerts on the beach, and a ...

Manny and Danny and Mandy and Jackie, Padre Burgos, Philippines travel blog

Manny and Danny and Mandy and Jackie

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... boxer in the world. Because of his already lengthy career, Manny is probably wealthy enough to buy a good part of the Philippines outright. Maybe a Canadian province or two also. In the mid 70's Canadian singer-songwriter, Dan Hill worked as a summer ...

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 ...

A Special Day for Jon-Jon, Palo, Philippines travel blog

A Special Day for Jon-Jon

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Monday I ventured to Cangumbang after work to celebrate my little Jon-Jon's 5th birthday! The kids told me his birthday was on Sunday, so I promised them on Saturday that I would come out on Monday night to bring some cake and a gift for Jon-Jon. Their ...

Alona Beach - Panglao, Panglao, Philippines travel blog

Alona Beach - Panglao

A travel blog entry by trent

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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 ...

Never Take A Moment For Granted, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Never Take A Moment For Granted

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... new year. Only 6 more to go! Thank you to my two newest sponsors! :) To Learn some more about my time in the Philippines and how I ended up where I am today, Read my Interview on GoAbroad.com:  http://www.goabroad.com/author/elsa-thomasma/interview ...

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