Travel Blogs from Philippines

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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 ( 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.

A travel blog entry by aborder

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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 ...

Gay Beach, Mindoro, Philippines travel blog

Gay Beach

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We went to White Beach because the guide book said it had lots of volleyball, good nightlife without all the GRO bars plus it had a really nice beach. Upon arrival we noticed that there were a lot of lady boys everywhere. After being hit on by men for ...

Best Beach in the World?, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Best Beach in the World?

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Getting to Borcay turned out to be a brutal affair. It took us 4 hours just to go 120 kilometers in a jeepney. After this we had to switch to a van which then took 3 hours to the port. Upon arrival we were told that the ferry did not leave for 4 more ...

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

8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Batad is one of the greatest little villages I have ever been too. This little village is nestled on the side of a huge moutain that is covered in Rice Terraces. It took us 2 hours to hike to this small little place but it was soooooooo worth it. We ...

Diving in Southern Philippines, Leyte Province, Philippines travel blog

Diving in Southern Philippines

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... sailed, we did see some lovely beaches, but as we were here to dive, we never stopped at them. Before we left London, the Philippines had been hit with typhoons. For the first full day, it was very overcast and the seas were murky, but the temp never ...

The rice terraces of Batad, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

The rice terraces of Batad

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... of Batad. Conversation was interesting along the way, we talked about family, Xmas, new year and he mentioned that in the Philippines, there is no such thing as divorce! So he finds it amazing that couples last in Western cultures when divorce is so ...

El Nido, Philippines 12th June - 17th June, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

El Nido, Philippines 12th June - 17th June

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... much a 2 day journey broken up with a nights stay in a hotel on the way. Pheeew!! From all the research we had done on the Philippines…El Nido was supposed to be the best spot to go to so we booked to stay there for five nights. Actually it was just ...

Thresher Sharks, Malapasqua, Philippines travel blog

Thresher Sharks

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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In one day we were able to get from Bohol to this a little 2km Island (via: Jeepney,trike,ferry,taxi,bus,row boat and motorboat). The main attraction of this Island is diving with Thresher sharks. This dive site was found by guys that were laying cable ...

On break in Bohol, Tagbilaran City, Philippines travel blog

On break in Bohol

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... a common dish found on the table during special occasions in the Bisayan household and during town fiestas in the southern parts of the Philippines. Ask any Bisayį for his top favorite food and most often than not humba would be one of the things he will ...

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

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part VI

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Our Sto Nino project has come to an end - more of less. The houses are completed, what's left are digging trenches for the water to run off and building 3 community kitchens.  The next project of 140 houses is around the corner and I would love to ...

diving, Malapascua, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by beachbum


well mandi came to cebu where we met up and then went to a small island called malapascua, and since the only thing to do there was diving we dove right in and got our advanced diver certificates, we saw the elusive thresher shark and huge manta rays ...

Tribes of Mindanao, the Yakan., Basilan, Philippines travel blog

Tribes of Mindanao, the Yakan.

A travel blog entry by aliawan


The last Tribes of Mindanao, the Yakan; Mountain Dwellers. Mindanao, the Philippines' southernmost island, is a virtual and cultural melting pot, although the island carries many influences and flavours from other lands, many indigenous tribes inhabit ...

Hej przygodo!, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Hej przygodo!

A travel blog entry by poleczka


Dlaczego musimy znowu wstawać o piątej rano? Ta pora pobudki jakoś nas prześladuje. Ustawione tury na prysznic, zamówione śniadanie, a rezerwacja miejsc w Jeepney'u zrobiona- tak, takie szczegóły mamy ogarnięte. ...

Subic Bay, Subic Bay, Philippines travel blog

Subic Bay

A travel blog entry by ben-theresab


Beautiful Subic Bay and Olongapo City. Our second port in the Philippines and longest stay so far, 5 weeks! Here's what we got up to. ...

Panglao- tiny beach, big draw, Panglao, Philippines travel blog

Panglao- tiny beach, big draw

A travel blog entry by jonwalla24


Been a while since I last saw a computer! Just as long since I saw a place to do laundry :P funky aromas all round. So after a day stop-over in Dumaguette town where we reverted back to 'western mode' and went to a big shiny mall to watch a movie/eat ...

Coming Together, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Coming Together

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hi Everyone, This week started with yet another holiday off of placement on Monday. I spent the day relaxing and catching up on sleep from the busy weekend.  Tuesday and Wednesday I went to placement as usual. Jonathan is due for his 6 week ...

Gorgeous but very, very busy., Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Gorgeous but very, very busy.

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... such an event. The following day i actually went diving even though it's more expensive here than elsewhere in the Philippines due to a 'price agreement' between all the dive shops on the island which stops them competing for business by undercutting ...

Typhoon Ondoy, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon Ondoy

A travel blog entry by hungyhungyhippo

Flight from Iloilo sent back after circling around Manila for an hour. Sorry no pics, just wanted to get out of here. ...

Basketball in the Philippines (and other sports), Lezo, Philippines travel blog

Basketball in the Philippines (and other sports)

A travel blog entry by ksuter


... .  The star player's father was there, and he enjoyed quizzing me. Of course boxing is also popular in the Philippines with everyone, everyone loving Manny Pacquio.  The fight with Merryweather occurred while we were there.  Since the fight ...

Pristine Moalboal, Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Pristine Moalboal

A travel blog entry by claraklaver


Het stadse leven in de filipijnen ontvlucht, zit ik ineens aan een prachtig strand met helder blauw water en spierwit zand. Het slaperige dorpje doet zacht aan, de mensen zijn vriendelijk en ik zie maar een handje vol westeners, dat hier rondloopt. ...

Boracay Rum, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Boracay Rum

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... is that travelling there is pretty straightforward, the places pick themselves for the most part and they follow a basic sensible route. The Philippines on the other hand looks like someone had a curry then took a shit next to Malaysia. In short it's not ...

Mary Rose, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Mary Rose

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hi Everybody, This week has gone by sooo fast.  We have been busy like every day and night. This afternoon we cooked dinner for our sponsor partner and their families.  It was sooo hott in the kitchen cooking!!  Then we walked to their ...

First Day, Palo, Philippines travel blog

First Day

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hi Everyone, After much delay I was finally able to go to my new placement today.  The children there are all so adorable of course.  And all they really need is love and attention.  It was hard for me to give it to all of them since there ...

Mindanao, seen through the eyes of a Kano., Mindanao, Koronadal City, Philippines travel blog

Mindanao, seen through the eyes of a Kano.

A travel blog entry by aliawan


... in that person or his story, it took me some time to find out that this is considered as an aggressive gesture in the Philippines. Being a direct person myself and used to speak my mind when it pleases me, I began to grow a little confused as I realized ...

Didn't make the top seven? Add another eighth..., Banaue, Ifugao, Luzon, Philippines travel blog

Didn't make the top seven? Add another eighth...

A travel blog entry by aconthego


... of the wonder.  Another scene where words cannot describe and pictures cannot come close to capturing the magic of the Philippines.  The terraces still produce a large majority of the nations fine rice, and still not a piece of heavy machinery ...

Do the cave 'trek' - it's awesome., Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Do the cave 'trek' - it's awesome.

A travel blog entry by richierich33


Caught the 8:30am local bus from Baguio through the scenic hills and valleys of the Cordillera to Sagada. The area is famous for its hiking; caves; and hanging coffins suspended in the limestone cliffs. The journey took 5½ hours and only cost a paltry ...

Island Hopping and trinket escaping, Mactan Island, Philippines travel blog

Island Hopping and trinket escaping

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... to market their wares; they were very grateful for our kind offer of free transport! It was a superb "Fun in the Philippines" day, with brilliant blue skies and dazzling seas of extravagant hues. With light hearts and great expectations, we motored off ...

Tito, Wawa Dam, Cock Pit, Special Forces, OH MY!!, Quezon City and Beyond..., Philippines travel blog

Tito, Wawa Dam, Cock Pit, Special Forces, OH MY!!

A travel blog entry by jenai


... across the street where a Medical Mission was being held. Medical Missions are staged quite often in depressed areas of the Philippines by either non-profits, Rotary Clubs, or municipalites. People can pre-register to get a free medical check up and ...

Horizontal Rain, Iloilo City, Panay, Philippines travel blog

Horizontal Rain

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng


Weather Report Adjacent to Halaran Hotel, is this cottage looking hotel which has slightly dearer room prices. I thought a christmas breakfast here should be alright. Turned out to be pretty awful and expensive. Gravy meat on rice. How could they get it ...

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