Mindanao - The Mysterious Philippines Muslim South Island

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Mindanao the south Island of The Philippines is predominantly Muslim. This island has been plagued by a decades long insurgency movement though there is now a pleace treaty inplace. However a negative perception persists which the region is trying to emerge from.

For this reason it interested me as an unusual place to explore off the normal tourist trail of sun and beaches. Starting in Cotabato City I will visit the largest Mosque in The Philippines before heading north to Marawi City, a large Muslim centre.

Next onto Iligan to see the two Falls and Cayagan de Oro before heading to Zamboanga City on the southern tip. Known as the 'Latin City' it has Cathedrals and Spanish Forts


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> Philippines : drop one zero and divide by four


1500 PHP = $38 / 40 PHP = $1


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- Habagatcentral.com


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- CebuPacificAir.com

- AirPhilExpress.com


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  • The Unknown Philippines Island of Mindanao
  • Arrival Home and Reflections on Mindanao
Trip Start Jan 27, 2013
Trip End Feb 01, 2013

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