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Southern Leyte Travel Tit Bits, Limasawa Island, Philippines travel blog

Southern Leyte Travel Tit Bits

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... to return for another four months from August to November if we have enough building projects lined up.  My experience in the Philippines has been amazing, eye opening, delicious, hot, wet, stinky, educating, fun, sad and frustrating at times. ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part V, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part V

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Lots of things took place since I last updated the blog. I will keep the descriptions short as the photos speak for themselves. Miss Apitong 2014 Alexa and I were invited to be judges for the Miss Apitong event in Barangay 92.  It was great ...

The homes we built - then and now, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

The homes we built - then and now

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Here are some photos of either temporary sites we built, permanent homes built by NHA or GMA and the core homes in 83 C which were designed by one of the AHV, ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part I, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part I

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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I just lost 70 photos I copied from my camera to the computer due to a power/generator outage. So, I am making this a brief account of my first two weeks with All Hands.  My first stop was at All Hands Kananga base where I stayed two nights before ...

The story of the ATM, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

The story of the ATM

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Sagada, Philippines - The epitome of mountain cool, Sagada (1477m) is where you go if you want to escape from civilization for a few days. The area has caves, peaks, waterfalls and hanging coffins. I didn't reach Sagada till late in the afternoon. I ...

Bah-gee-oh, Baguio, Philippines travel blog

Bah-gee-oh

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... was texting! Anyway, the friendly driver stopped in front of a bus that was leaving for Sagada, so I managed to jump on that bus. The next one was two hours later. The views on the way to Sagada were spectacular. Enjoy. Next stop, Sagada, ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part III, Utap, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part III

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... a great opportunity for us to get an intimate glimpse into the life of the Filipino community. Another big event in the Philippines and in our community was the boxing match between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao which saw us cheering ...

Only in Paradise., Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Only in Paradise.

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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We arrived in Moalboal on February 25th. We took a bus via the South terminal in Cebu City and arrived three hours later in the heart of town. We then took a trike to Nido's Garden Resort where we stay for 3 nights. We decided to extend our stay in ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part II, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part II

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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It has been 3 weeks that have been volunteering in the Philippines and though it is hot, I enjoy what I am doing as I am learning new things every day.  Here are some of the observations, feelings, emotions, events that I want to share: Visit to ...

Project Samar photos, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Project Samar photos

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Project Samar - a photo ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... know any Country where Customs Charges You $ 600 to see your Passport and then $ 600 again when you leave for a Total of $ 1200.. PILOTS AVOID THE PHILIPPINES LIKE THE PEST , THIS OPPORTUNISTIC BASTARDS ROBBING YOU OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED IN BROAD ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part IV, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part IV

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... of bronze statues of MacArthur and other men, including then Philippine President Sergio Osmena, Jr. The Japanese occupation of the Philippines ended soon after MacArthur landed at Red Beach on October 20, 1944 with 225,000 troops and 600 ships. While ...

Ahhh, Island life, City of Manila, Philippines travel blog

Ahhh, Island life

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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Manila City, big, busy and loud. We landed late on the 21st, getting to and from the airport can be very cheap, only if you take a White Metered Taxi. So definitely take the time to get to a departures part of a Terminal and wait in line for a taxi. You ...

Eagle Sanctuary, Arakan, Philippines travel blog

Eagle Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Hired a Driver which drove me to the Philippines Eagle Sanctuary early morning. It was perfect timing Easter Sunday Everybody in Church and no Traffic. The Sanctuary is a Breeding Center for this Endangered Species..and some of the Birds you can see up ...

Hanging in Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Hanging in Cebu

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... was the start of the yacht trip and we did want to be fresh. Day 3 GPS Trail And Finally It was a nice small introduction to the Philippines, the people were so fresh, and it has made me want to go back and see more, now it is just a matter of finding ...

Fire in Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Fire in Cebu

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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After saying our goodbyes to all the guys on the yacht, we jumped into a taxi and made our way back into town. Once at the hotel, we had a laugh with the front desk girls. I asked if I could sell Lucy and would the be able to supply me with a new wife ...

GRO and hobbits, Manilla, Philippines travel blog

GRO and hobbits

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Heading back back to Manilla turned out to be a great ride because all the roads are paved! My standards for comfort are getting really low now. I was just thankfull not to be creeping along a bumpy dusty road. Our first night in Manilla we stayed with ...

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, Cebu, Philippines travel blog

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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A day before my departure, I had the opportunity to attend a Philippine wedding. The wedding took place in a small church in Samar followed by the reception at the brides home. One custom that differs from the Western wedding is 'money dance'. ...

Promptly moving to some place new..., Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Promptly moving to some place new...

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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...just like the tide. And as quickly as a day passes, six nights have come and gone. Our adventuring in Moalboal has come to an end. Saturday we spent a relaxing day by the pool, and beachside we basked in another sunset. Then we hit the 'town' playing ...

Bagiou, Random Town, Philippines travel blog

Bagiou

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Arriving here at 3 am was not as fun as it sounds. It's hard to find the best room for the money when you have to wake up every one to see what the details of the room are. So we settled for the first overpriced room we came to. We tried to barter and ...

On the buses, Manila, Philippines travel blog

On the buses

A travel blog entry by easties

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... in high places, Clare, called us on the jungle phone and we had dinner and she gave us a four point guide to the Philippines - 1. we don't walk anywhere 2. we eat rice and sugar with everything 3. we don't use the international sign when asking for the ...

From Project Leyte Response to Rebuild, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

From Project Leyte Response to Rebuild

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Back in Tacloban with AHV - projects I worked on included Santo Nino Kindergarten, 83-C core homes, and Satellite Project Samar in Calampong where AHVs learn how to rebuilt boats and are in the process of building a kitchen and a veggie garden for ...

Boracay Island, Philippines 4th June - 8th June, Boracay Island, Philippines travel blog

Boracay Island, Philippines 4th June - 8th June

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... other. This has been a holiday destination for the locals for some time so it's quite built up with restaurants and hotels. The Philippines to us to far seems to be untouched and there were not many westerners there at all – they do speak English ...

Back for some more! Manila part 2, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Back for some more! Manila part 2

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... , similar to a St Georges parade in the UK! Exciting, everyone dressed in Xmas outfits in the hot sun and humidity of the Philippines! We just made it to Calapan dock in time to grab the 6pm boat to Batangas. The ride took 2.5 hours and the boat even ...

Chocolate Hills and German Beach, Bohol, Philippines travel blog

Chocolate Hills and German Beach

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We flew from Borcay to Cebu. Our main plan from here was to take a boat to the island of Bohol. However, first we had to renew our visa in Cebu which expired in 2 days. This little guy cost us 40 bucks! We only needed 8 extra days in the country, but ...

Overrated, Bantayan, Philippines travel blog

Overrated

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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This beach is called the, "thinking man's Borcay." Well, that's all we needed to hear because Borcay was the nicest beach we (Dave & I) have visited. We arrived only to find small stretches of beach that were only manicured right in front of the little ...

Cebu, Cebu, Philippines travel blog

Cebu

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Not much to report on our stay here. We saw Harry Potter in the movie theater and that was about the extent of Cebu for me. Dave wanted to have big night but I was tired and my stomach was acting funny. So I stayed home while Dave went out for a night on ...

Caves,Waterfalls and animal sacrifice, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Caves,Waterfalls and animal sacrifice

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Sagada was a great, small mountain town. Everyone told us this was a must see, but after reading that it was famous for caves and waterfalls I was wondering how many more of these I could really enjoy. I was proved wrong! The caves here were simply ...

Wrong airport, Manilla-CLARK!, Philippines travel blog

Wrong airport

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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I had arranged to be picked up from the airport by a guy I had meet on the internet (globalfreeloaders.com). He had asked me what airport I flew into. My ticket says Manilla. Well it turns out that it really says Manilla-CRK which really mean an airport ...

The boy in the bubble., Boracay, Philippines travel blog

The boy in the bubble.

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... so many tourists. Many are from Korea, Russia and Australia but there are also many European backpackers. The island holds Philippines most famous sun set. Parasails, sea birds and paraw (small bangka sailboats) cut across the technicolour horizon while ...

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