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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 ...

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

A travel blog entry by aborder

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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 ...

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 ...

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

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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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.

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 ...

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

diving

A travel blog entry by beachbum

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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

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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

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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. ...

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

Panglao- tiny beach, big draw

A travel blog entry by jonwalla24

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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

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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

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... 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. ...

Pristine Moalboal, Moalboal, Philippines travel blog

Pristine Moalboal

A travel blog entry by claraklaver

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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

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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

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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 ...

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