Travel Blogs from Philippines

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Goodbye Helldivers, Coron Town, Philippines travel blog

Goodbye Helldivers

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

The staff here had been pressing us about a check out time. We assumed that this was because they are wanting to get the next lot of people in. Well you're nice people but you can fuck right off, we are leaving the room at one second before 12pm. In ...

Lake Taal, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Lake Taal

A travel blog entry by suokkotravels


We all went to Lake Taal and Tagaytay (Eddie, Anna, Annie and us); we had brunch at their favorite restaurant overlooking the lake. We also went to President Marcos's summer mansion that he was in the process building, located on the tallest hill ...

A short stop off in Baguio, Baguio, Philippines travel blog

A short stop off in Baguio

A travel blog entry by paul_karen


Our trip to Baguio was aboard a very luxurious coach with extra wide comfy seats and even wifi. We actually booked our accommodation online whilst on the bus!  The five hour journey flew by due to the good company (Ashley & Anna), great scenery ...

The Remaining Days, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

The Remaining Days

A travel blog entry by elsat


Hi Everyone, My last few days in Tacloban have been absolutely packed finishing up every project I have started over the past 5 months and saying my goodbyes to everyone I have met, which has been by far the worst part of my trip. I woke up Sunday ...

Rest days, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Rest days

A travel blog entry by jonandrose

It has been 11 weeks since I set off from the uk and perhaps time to re charge my batteries, I am spending the next 5 days here in Manila and will sort out my washing ( getting short on clean undies ) amongst other things!! When I first visited Manila it ...

Stairway to heaven, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Stairway to heaven

A travel blog entry by alandrach


... we were on a mountain pass heading through the Banue Rice Terraces region. They are the only UN protected heritage site in the Philippines. The pictures don't do them justice! We didn't get much sleep after that as the bus winded its way through the hair ...

No Matzos in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

No Matzos in Manila

A travel blog entry by davemyers


... together at the hotel restaurant and had a good opportunity to share observations of the state of the churches here in the Philippines. If I haven't said it before, the brethren in Asia are very fortunate to have such a fine and diligent Regional ...

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 ...

Underwater Paradise, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Underwater Paradise

A travel blog entry by kevinvandevyver


... 1594 by the Spaniards, making it world's oldest Chinatown and the perfect illustration of the good relations between China and the Philippines. It is an absolute must-see for everyone who visits Manila, not only for its historical value but also thanks ...

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 ...

Naar El Nido, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Naar El Nido

A travel blog entry by flight-mode


Om 8 uur moesten we klaarstaan bij het touroperator gebouwtje vanwaar het busje naar El Nido zou vertrekken. El Nido is het meest toeristische deel van heel Palawan, dit omdat de natuur hier prachtig schijnt te zijn en je vanuit hier naar verschillende ...

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 ...

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