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Project Samar photos, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Project Samar photos

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Project Samar - a photo ...

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

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part IV

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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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Gay Beach, Mindoro, Philippines travel blog

Gay Beach

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 BisayŠ 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

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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 ...

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 ...

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