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> Travelling in the Phillipines, Fun thing to do
zzz_justimagine
post Sep 28 2003, 01:33 AM
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Hello,

If you are going to travel to the Phillipines, I highly recommend that you do some horse-back riding. It's a very inexpensive way to have some fun and see some of the country-side that you normally wouldn't be able to see. Also, the horses tend to be small so if you're not an experienced rider, there's nothing to be scared about.

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post Nov 5 2004, 06:57 AM
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It was a couple decades ago but imagine things haven't changed that much. I went by bus and ferry from Manila to Davao City Mindanao then returned by a passanger ship plus cargo. Intersting. I may have been the only westerner on board. I'm glad we didn't need the life boats. Not sure there were enough or safe.

But Filipinos certainly very friendly. Along the way ran into an American Peace Corps Volunteer in a small village. He was hospitable and informative.

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post Jul 28 2008, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE(justimagine @ Sep 28 2003, 01:33 AM) *

Hello,

If you are going to travel to the Phillipines, I highly recommend that you do some horse-back riding. It's a very inexpensive way to have some fun and see some of the country-side that you normally wouldn't be able to see. Also, the horses tend to be small so if you're not an experienced rider, there's nothing to be scared about.

justimagine



That's correct.. horse-back riding is much cheaper here (than in Thailand). If you're coming from Manila, Tagaytay - a city that's about an hour south has a terrific cool weather, horses, picnic groves, zoos and a lot of golf and country clubs. It also has a fantastic view of the Taal volcano and it's very accessible too!


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post Jul 30 2008, 04:57 AM
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QUOTE(leecian @ Jul 30 2008, 02:56 AM) *

What can you say about the safety?



Generally most tourist areas are safe, like if in the Metro Manila, Makati, Bay Area of Manila, Taguig and Ortigas Center. Of course I don't recommend wandering off to strange places, otherwise, a tourist can walk safely around. There are taxis available 24/7 as well.

For night life hubs, there are roving security also.

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post Jul 30 2008, 05:22 AM
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In Alabang lot of Malls here, Hotels, and of course it's very safe.


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post Mar 18 2009, 12:38 PM
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guys, there's this nice and cool photo collections about travel to BUTUAN City, Philippines...just click and explore :

http://butuantoday.tumblr.com/
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post Aug 4 2009, 11:09 AM
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You have to check out Pagudpud and Patar Beach....
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AFAIK, if you want to go festival-island-hopping, the best months would be the first quarter of the year since that is when most of the regional festivals occur.

Especially in the Visayas region. wink.gif


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