Travel Blogs from Philippines

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Two Weeks in Lezo (Part two), Lezo/Kalibo, Philippines travel blog

Two Weeks in Lezo (Part two)

A travel blog entry by ksuter


... up shop about a block away from the house. Obviously a May September romance these two men are the definition of gay in the Philippines. It is kind of strange set up for gays here. A gay man here is the very effeminate, cross dressing stereotype that ...

Catch-up blog #2: Flight to Cebu, Mactan Island, Philippines travel blog

Catch-up blog #2: Flight to Cebu

A travel blog entry by samrowles


... In-Community Orientation', before we would be moving in to our various host homes scattered around Cebu! First impressions of the Philippines (or what I have seen of it) is the massive disparities of wealth. The spanish influence has left sprawling ...

Light in Manila, Mandaluyong City, Philippines travel blog

Light in Manila

A travel blog entry by davemyers


... wood is used for the stairs, railings, furniture and decorative woodwork. The wood used here comes from the national tree of the Philippines - the narra tree. The wood from this hardwood tree is a deep golden color and reminds one of a lighter version of ...

Let the journey begin..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Let the journey begin...

A travel blog entry by heli79


Well hello all from Manila! Glad to report i arrived here safe and sound on Thursday after a couple of days of travel. I stayed for the first few nights with my friend Hanne, who has a lovely apartment in one of the nicer areas of the city. Which has ...

Lezo, Aklan, Lezo, Philippines travel blog

Lezo, Aklan

A travel blog entry by ksuter


... a few stores.  However almost every second house has a store in front.  This is something that seems pretty normal in the Philippines.  Houses will have a little booth in front by the gate, or if the house is close enough to the road, there ...

Bacolod (Airport), Bacolod, Philippines travel blog

Bacolod (Airport)

A travel blog entry by andy-swiss

Arrive ...

Intramuros, Manila, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by davemyers


... Spanish arrived, they overpowered all local resistances (except in the far south) and in essence made a colony out of the Philippines. For the next four hundred years until the Philippines was sold to the United States in about 1898, the Spanish ruled ...

Night of Celebration, Quezon City, Philippines travel blog

Night of Celebration

A travel blog entry by davemyers


After our day out in the city, we came back to get cleaned up and prepare for the first of the Biblical Holy Days - the first Day of Unleavened Bread. This day begins with a night of celebration - The Night to be Much Observed" (Exodus 12:42). We were ...

Journey to Linda's Roots, Malinao, Philippines travel blog

Journey to Linda's Roots

A travel blog entry by suokkotravels


Malinao is about 1 1/2 north of Legaspi; about 7km north of Tabacco. Really clean town that revolves around church. Saw where Linda's dad is buried; beautiful bronse plaque with WWIi veteren on it, now recently moved to the local church. Spent the ...

Welcome to the Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to the Philippines

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella


... less nice thing we have noticed in Manila, is that are many older Western men with young Filipino women. Manila, and the Philippines in general are big prostitution hotspots as over 70% of visitors to the country are single men, who come with only 1 ...

The Longest Day in Many Ways, Tagbilaran City, Philippines travel blog

The Longest Day in Many Ways

A travel blog entry by elsat


... We began the day at 4 am, waking up in our hotel room in Cebu City which is one of the largest cities in the Philippines.  After grabbing a quick breakfast we took a 2 hour ferry ride to Tagbilaran City in Bohol, a beautiful nearby island.  Upon ...

Ferrytales, Calapan, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam


Matka alkoi viiden tunnin lossi ylityksella caticlanista roxasiin. Siita sitten minivanilla nelja tuntia suuntana pohjoinen. pari tuntii oltiin ajeltu kun tajusin etta kaverilla joka istu mun takana on kukko kyydissa laatikossa. Voitte varmasti tai ehka ...

Arrival in Manila - trip 2, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Arrival in Manila - trip 2

A travel blog entry by big_d

As expected our line through imigration was amazingly packed.  We stood so long, our ride actually gave up and went and parked his card.  Finally we got through the mass inflow, grabbed our bags and Roy drove us back to the Flats in ...

Saving Rain, Tacloban City, Philippines travel blog

Saving Rain

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hello Everyone, In case you guys were wondering, we did make it safely back from our lovely vacation.  We were able to take a bus and then a van straight back to Tacloban.  Just so you guys can get an idea of the expense difference here, I ...

Adventure in Vulcanology, Tagaytay, Philippines travel blog

Adventure in Vulcanology

A travel blog entry by big_d


... !!  Oh that is just too awful to print... so I´m going to anyway. -------------------------------- As with all trips in the Philippines we got up early, later than most, but early for a Saturday still.  Yet another kind and generous soul, a ...

Day 3 in Dauin, Bacong, Philippines travel blog

Day 3 in Dauin

A travel blog entry by oshioshi


A few months ago when I was still planning my trip to the Phils, I posted a question online on about some recommended diving destinations. This Aussie named John wrote me back, recommending Dumaguete, and telling me that he and his wife ...

A boat trip to El-nido, El-Nido, Philippines travel blog

A boat trip to El-nido

A travel blog entry by beachbum


Having roughed it out on the road to sabang i met some other travellers who were weary of the road and were willing to share a small boat and take the seven hour journey to El-Nido from sabang, the journey was great but at times quite scary being so far ...

Boracay, Boracay, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by quirkybenny


... that I was Filipino. After he dropped me off at the ferry, I got the boat ticket and paid the terminal fees. In the Philippines, terminal fees are charged to just get money out of money for no real reason. Ridiculous I thought, but I couldn't fight ...

My first Island, Dumaguete, Philippines travel blog

My first Island

A travel blog entry by jonandrose


What a nice to way to enter my first island to be met by a friendly face after having fought of the bagage handlers.... I manage to get a decent room at the tip top hotel, pretty reasonable and clean. going for a bar-b- que, tomorrow with rose's family ...

Premier jour Manille - First day in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Premier jour Manille - First day in Manila

A travel blog entry by france_rejean


Salut tout le monde, Nous allons bien. Nous sommes en plein party ici. Nous avons passe la journee dans une procession pour St-nino. C'etait genial. Cette evenement se produit une fois par annee donc quel chance! Nous avons rencontré plein de ...

Butiki, Koronadal, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by aliawan


... inseparable piece of this wonderful place I call home. Like the iconic Jeepney and the Bahay Kubo, the Butiki is a symbol of the Philippines and an integral part and parcel of every day life. It is a general believe that they bring good fortune to their ...

Finally went north, Bagio, Philippines travel blog

Finally went north

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle


Finally we make it up to Bagio for a few days. ...

Baguio vs. Manila, Baguio, Philippines travel blog

Baguio vs. Manila

A travel blog entry by catiechan

... occupation to serve as a place of relaxation for the American settlers who needed a break from the hot tropical weather of the Philippines. The city is littered with sunflowers and pine trees and a host of other flora and fauna. The air is fresh and ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog


A travel blog entry by blatherwick

Manila ...

Not so Thriller in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Not so Thriller in Manila

A travel blog entry by candg

C - Holy crap!  I have never seen so many guns in all my born days.  There were the security guards at all the hotels, with reflective gear and rifles, there were the guys in camos at the train stations with the police dogs (OK, not guns, but ...

Turkey Day 2009!, Pasig City, Philippines travel blog

Turkey Day 2009!

A travel blog entry by catiechan


We're celebrating Thanksgiving here in the office. Though we're here in the Philippines, we're still mindful of the holidays celebrated by our American counterparts. This week our company is hosting a Turkey-Making competition. What's the catch? The ...

Depart de Isa sniff sniff, Pasay, Philippines travel blog

Depart de Isa sniff sniff

A travel blog entry by christine1982


Hey oui toute bonne chose a une fin faut croire. Nous sommes de retour a manila car isa prend lavion demain matin. On a feter ca en grand : steak avec petates fourrees du outback steakhouse, rien de moins. Le steak est rare ici, ben en fait ca nexiste ...

The Celebration of Saint Rafeal, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

The Celebration of Saint Rafeal

A travel blog entry by elsat


... a celebration of the patron Saint, San Rafeal. During Fiesta Bliss is filled with people from many cities across the Philippines, drinking, eating, and being merry. Friends and families gather together to honor and give thanks to the patron Saint.  ...

Adorable Children, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Adorable Children

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hellooo, The orphanage was really good today.  I ended up going from 8 to 2 I just couldn't leave the kids.  I love playing and cuddling each of them.  Today the house mothers were pretty much out of the room the whole morning (I'm not ...

swimming with the Whale Sharks, Donsol, Philippines travel blog

swimming with the Whale Sharks

A travel blog entry by mattock


I had read months before our trip that we could swim with huge docile whale sharks in a place called Donsol in south Luzon if you get there in the right months of their migration and we timed it well.  We arrived in Donsol and found a peaceful ...

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