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My First Quick Visit, Palo, Philippines travel blog

My First Quick Visit

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, When I finished work on Thursday around 5:30 pm I decided to venture to Cangumbang despite a day full of rain and a sun that was quickly setting. As I got to Palo it began to pour down rain for the twenteth time, rainy season is truly ...

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. ...

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 ...

The Holidays in Cangumbang, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Holidays in Cangumbang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, I am safely back in the Philippines and of course happy to be in my element once again. I must say my element is not snowy, cold Michigan weather, I do love the warm weather quite a bit more. Though for the past few days the rain has been ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Rain, Rain Go Away, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Rain, Rain Go Away

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The rain began on Saturday and is still going strong this afternoon. The low pressure area is heading north but Cangumbang is already flooded. I visited yesterday to bring the kids egg sandwiches and make sure the construction supplies ...

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 ...

The Meaning of Support, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Meaning of Support

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... so many other friends, family, and strangers spent time preparing fundraisers, sharing stories on social media, or just mentioning the Philippines needs in conversations with friends or at dinner tables. All of this support humbles me and keeps me going ...

Bonding Time, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Bonding Time

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone,   I took some time this past weekend to strategically surprise my kids. I waited until around 3:30pm and then my friend Rachel, along with Maila our new VFV Staff from Cangumbang, and I headed to Cangumbang. The kids never expect me at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The First Hours of Typhoon Yolanda, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

The First Hours of Typhoon Yolanda

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... me, I can confidently say that I am most thankful that I was able to survive the storm, because many individuals throughout the Philippines were not as lucky. I was awoken on the day of the storm by the electricity being cut, leaving the house oddly ...

8th Wonder of the World, Batad, Philippines travel blog

8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by trent

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The bus from Manila was an overnight ride combining a bump-filled winding road and thwe worlds greatest AC, as we all practically froze throughout the 9 hour journey. I sat next to a Balgian girl named Karolyn and we talked and suffered and bumped ...

There and back again..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

There and back again...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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The first time the rooster crowed it was 3.30am. The second time it was 4 am. The third time was when I vowed to order man-chook for breakfast. Despite my resolve for a vengeful breakfast, my stomach was decidely uneasy after the stress I had put my ...

Island life, Puerto Princess, Sabang, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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A quick walk around Puerta Princessa, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

A quick walk around Puerta Princessa

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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From what I gather no one tried the door in the night so that was a relief. We got up at about 9am and had breakfast of poached egg on toast over which we tried to hatch a plan for the day.  We settled on the idea that we would take a tricycle in to ...

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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Hey There Everyone, These past couple of weeks since we returned to ministry have been amazing. We have done many programs, and have seen god working in the lives of the people here. This past week we went to the Univerity of Assumption which has ...

Peanut Butter and Banana Kind of Day, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Peanut Butter and Banana Kind of Day

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, Tuesday night I went to the orphange where I spent over 9 months in total caring for the babies in the nursery. I have shared with many of you the story of Jonathan, a little boy with cerebral palsy that is another Filipino child who has ...

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... in the world. -Manila is the text message capital of the world, with millions of messages being transmited each day. -The Philippines has approximately the same population of Canada, but in a much smaller space. -San Fernando is the Parol (Christmas ...

River Swimming and the oldest and smallest primate, Loboc, Philippines travel blog

River Swimming and the oldest and smallest primate

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... rest – TRUE!!)  And the second is the domestic house cat) there are now only 1000 left in the wild in the Philippines and although not yet on the endangered list they may soon face extinction if they are not closely monitored.  We took a ...

The hills are alive with...chocolate??, Carmen, Philippines travel blog

The hills are alive with...chocolate??

A travel blog entry by trent

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We slept in again, ahh this is the life, and then we rented motorbikes to ride around the islands and go see the Chocolate Hills, a unique terrain of 1200 coral and limestone mounds that literally pop put of a relatively flat area and are generally ...

Persistence, Determination, & Hope, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Persistence, Determination, & Hope

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, After the first four days of the storm I just kept telling myself that it could only get better with each day, that more countries would come in to support those affected. In the back of my mind I was concerned that it wouldn't come ...

Ohh, the life of Brian, Tagbilaran, Philippines travel blog

Ohh, the life of Brian

A travel blog entry by trent

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The road we're traveling on is about 12 feet wide and had two-way traffic. As we are returning to Tagbilaran, Brian manages to locate the only 9 inch pothole in that road and crash his motorbike into it! I'm cruising down the road and change lanes to ...

Looking for the little Tarsiers..., Bohol Island, Philippines travel blog

Looking for the little Tarsiers...

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... village by day and sunbathing on the beautiful beach was the order of the day. By night, as with most places in the Philippines, it transforms into a host of kareoke bars and after lots of cheap beer even we ended up taking our turn to sing. Madonna's ...

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