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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Easter in Cangumbang, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Easter in Cangumbang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, After construction was delayed for an entire week due to unfortunate heavy rains followed by the Easter holiday, our awaited large Easter Blessing ceremony was postponed. Instead of the center's "re-blessing" ceremony, I just planned some ...

Coming to Terms, Only the Beginning, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Coming to Terms, Only the Beginning

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The day after the storm was like an extension of the afternoon prior. We awoke with the sun, and surveyed the damage that encompassed us from every direction. We began a list of 80 employees and started checking off the people we could ...

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. ...

Girl's Day-A Celebration of Mary's Birthday, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Girl's Day-A Celebration of Mary's Birthday

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, This weekend we have a lovely, girly celebration of Mother Mary's birthday with our first official Girl's Day in Cangumbang. Three of my friends came out with me to pamper the girls with a hair salon, nail salon, and make up station! When ...

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 ...

Even One is Enough To Help, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Even One is Enough To Help

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The past week and a half has been very happy at the center. Lots of giggling and laughing, and little too much energy and noise at times...as can be expected with 50 children on a Saturday afternoon. We watched a movie two Saturdays ago, ...

You Tarzan me Jane...., Loboc, Philippines travel blog

You Tarzan me Jane....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Waking as it got light at about 4:30am I now realise why I'm knackered all the time. It needs to be dark for me to sleep and these huts are just not designed to get dark. Also the noise of the fruit (about the size of an apple) dropping from the tree ...

The Balloon Game, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Balloon Game

A travel blog entry by elsat

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WOW!  This week has been a crazy week, and I guess I let time run away from me as it is Friday already and I am just sitting down to write about Saturday... We started the day hanging up the art work from previous weeks, and new colored pencil ...

James Pond:  License to grill, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

James Pond: License to grill

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke at about 8.30am and I went to order Andrew a breakfast from the kitchen.  We sat on the porch drinking tea and coffee and tucking in to garlic and onion rice, corned beef and a fried egg, it was even better than the day before.  ...

The Most Beautiful Day Thus Far, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Most Beautiful Day Thus Far

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, I write this blog two days after the official opening of the Cangumbang Center, which was held on Friday August, 23rd, yet my heart is still filled with joy and love for the community and every single person that helped make the ...

A lovely lazy day, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

A lovely lazy day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... what is best for the people here, she wants 'progress' not at any cost it has to be sustainable. Please visit the Philippines but make sure you're money goes to local people who need it and spread it around not to 5* resorts who limit the take ...

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 ...

Weekend Routine, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Weekend Routine

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, It seems we are getting in to quite the weekend routine at the center. Saturdays when I arrive the kids eagerly ask what movie is showing today, and I usually let the older ones select one from the stack I have accummulated from my Dad and ...

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 ...

Manic Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manic Manila

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... look around, would have been good to have had one more day there.  Went to the shopping mall as they are big in Philippines, they have the 3rd biggest one in the world! Had a look round, didn't buy anything.  We went to look for something ...

Funding A Child's Future, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Funding A Child's Future

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... need assistance and how you can create the scholarship you desire. Keep in mind that university costs a great deal less in the Philippines, so even a $20 scholarship can be a huge help to one of the children and their families. Thanks for all your ...

Island Life, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Island Life

A travel blog entry by trent

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On occasion, you take a picture and the light is just how you'd like it and the subject comes out perfectly...this picture represents island life here in the Philipiines to me - the beauty of the islands is seen in the mixture of color and light and ...

The Dental Workshop, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Dental Workshop

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Saturday we help our first big event at the center, our very first Dental Workshop. My friend Carter from home and Annie, my coworker visiting from our US office, have both worked as dental assistants in the past. So together they put ...

Searching for Sharks and Seahorses, Malapascua Island, Philippines travel blog

Searching for Sharks and Seahorses

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Following a recommendation from some friends of ours we headed out to Malapascua Island, which is off the north coast of Cebu Island. The island has lovely white sand beaches and clear waters and is famous for the regular sightings of Thresher Sharks. ...

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 ...

An exercise in sun avoidance, Malapascua, Philippines travel blog

An exercise in sun avoidance

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... we were getting to the critical stage of replanning. Anyway the planning took up most of the day. We booked more flights around the Philippines which the cost of some were a set back also the change of timing has meant we are missing out on possibly two ...

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