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Why no Philippines on the site?

Posted by AGRO on 30/11/2011 at 01:38

I'm an avid reader and fan of travelfish and rely on it heavily for travel advice and just overall reading. However I'm always wondering why there is almost no action on this site on The Philippines. My answer on Twitter as to "why"? Simply said "We've never been there! One day" Which makes sense because how can they write about somewhere they've never been. But I noticed on this forum for example there are thousands of posts about other SE Asian countries while The Philipp ...

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Kalibo to Boracay by Helicopter

Posted by MLR1907 on 31/1/2012 at 22:58

I'm travelling from Kalibo to Boracay on March 29th and would love to use the helicopter transfer service. This is however VERY expensive for a lone traveller so I am wondering if there is anyone out there that would like to book between us as it is much cheaper (PHP 19,000 per person) for a booking of three people. Anyone travelling on the afternoon of the 29th fancy a transfer in style let me know! ...

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Travelfish on the Philippines

Posted by somtam2000 on 4/9/2009 at 13:32

Hat tip to millionario for the suggestion -- here's a new section for the Travelfish forum -- the Philippines. I've never had the fortune to do any travelling there so hopefully other Travelfishers will be able to help out with questions as they float it. Cheers! ...

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Bicol Express

Posted by goonistik on 11/10/2011 at 19:15

This is old news but a there is now a train service from Manila to Naga City. The http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/06/09/11/pnr%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98bicol-express%E2%80%99-resume-operations-june-29 The Philippine National Railway website is under development. Pics of the train http://www.ironwulf.net/2011/06/30/in-transit-manila-to-naga-via-the-revived-pnr-bicol-express/ ...

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Boracay to Palawan..

Posted by potta_boro on 6/10/2011 at 09:53

Is it possible to travel from boracay to palawan? If not what is the best or cheapest way to get there as I'm on a very tight budget. Cheers ...

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Visa agency in Philippine

Posted by hmdliven on 13/11/2011 at 06:18

Hello, I am from Iran and regarding my search for the arrival visa then i have to apply that before arrival. embassy of philippine in Iran have adviced me to book tour and accommdoations n advance to which they can arrange the visa. but as i am Back-packer and have widely traveled throuygh asia on a Budget plan, so its a little bit hard for me to book the tour and accommodations. *** Can anyone suggest me a Visa agency, or a travel agency to which they can arrange my visa before i travel to Phil ...

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help with my route and other

Posted by floor_78 on 17/9/2011 at 18:39

Hi, Im going travelling alone in januari i also go to the philippines for 3 weeks. Is this route ok?: manila manila - coron boattrip to el nido boat boat boat boat - el nido el nido el nido to port baron port b port b to puerto p puerto p - manila - donsol donsol donsol - manila manila - banaue (or other village) banaue banaue banaue banaue - to manila manila to ? (other country - is this route oke? - i will be in donsol at the end of januari is there a good change to - see the whale sharks? ...

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Visa question

Posted by Tapsiful on 27/2/2010 at 22:06

Hi people, I need some info on visa and I hope someone can help. So, I can get 21 day visa on arrival in Philippines but apart from some other things I have to show a return ticket when I arrive. But I want to stay more than 21 days so I want to buy the return ticket for a later time than 21 days after arrival and I want to extend my visa when I'm in Philippines. So, is it enough that I show a return ticket that is dated later than 21 days after arrival and tell to the customs offi ...

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Davao's friendly ferrymen

Posted by SamalBahayKubo on 14/9/2011 at 13:01

This morning, I arrived at the Babak vehicular ferry dock (on Samal Island, Davao) just in time to see the ferry lift the ramp and move from the shore. I didn't bother to run; I just accepted that I'd missed the ferry. To my surprise, the ticket sellers gesticulated to me to run...I couldn't see why, but when I looked at the ferry, it was coming back to the dock! This isn't a little hollowed out tree trunk, it's a large vehicular ferry which already had a number of cars, a bus and many passenger ...

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Essays on Philippine Food

Posted by goonistik on 31/5/2011 at 22:04

I recently came across a blog titled "Eating Asia" and they had some wonderful essays about Philippine food. I'd just like to share them. http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2007/04/post.html http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/2009/12/im-dreaming-of-.html By the same writer and photographer in a different site http://zesterdaily.com/baking/506-buffalo-milk-cheese-philippines ...

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General info on the Philippines

Posted by boxee on 4/9/2009 at 17:20

@Danny: I would avoid the typhoon season at all costs, starting in May/June and finishing September/October. As I write this post there is heavy rain in Manila again, even though we had pretty good weather last week. Regarding the airlines, there's a very healthy competition ongoing right now. Flying here is *very*, *very* cheap(as low as PHP1000 (~15€) for a typical Manila-Kalibo flight to bring you to Boracay). - Philippine Airlines is the national airline, with very good quality they c ...

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weather in palawan/boracay 4thsep-13th sept????

Posted by ak_70 on 26/8/2011 at 23:23

hi all am planning to go to palawan/boracay 4th-13th sept and am getting really conflicted views from ppl/net about the weather around that time in these areas... although i understand that it is rainy season(which is fine) still we were wondering if we can get atleast some amount of sun in any of these places or is it a constant downpour at this time of the year? plaese give ur inputs as would like to book my tickets soon to either palawn or boracay depending on the weather thanks in advance a ...

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Mostly Harmless

Posted by goonistik on 17/11/2010 at 11:07

As a Filipino, I find it tiresome when people ask about the peace and order situation in my country. So here is an Aussie's view of my country. http://tourism-philippines.com/viewing-the-philippines-in-a-different-light/ http://tourism-philippines.com/philippines-101-origin-of-myth/ ...

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Eat your way out of Clark

Posted by goonistik on 26/8/2010 at 23:04

Google "Pampanga food trip" and you will come across the blogs of various Filipinos who took a trip to Pampanga to sample the region's food. The province is known for its cuisine. ...

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Two weeks in Phillippines

Posted by ceast8 on 29/7/2010 at 04:23

Hi, We are planning atrip to the phillippines from 15th may for 2 weeks, i am looking for some help were to go and what to do for the two weeks while we are there. We are a group of boys aged between 22-26 and would just like some info from people who now. if anyone could put a two week itinery on here that would be greatly apreciated. what airports are best to fly in and out of from kualar lumpar and what airlines!!! thanks ...

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bicycle on airline malay to phils

Posted by sapote on 3/11/2010 at 03:27

hi am seeing lots of contradictory info re shipping bikes on air lines. in container or not? and what will they charge? anyone know which airline flying from Borneo to cebu would be cheapest with bike. thank you very much for info ...

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accomadation east coast Negros

Posted by sapote on 14/1/2011 at 17:23

hello friends, need some info about cheap accomadation east coast Negros. am in Dumagete, biking north to San Carlos. wonder if i will be able to find places to stay bewteen big towns, besides beach resorts. would also like to go to Mabinay, hotels/pensione houses there? thanx for any suggestions advice ...

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borrow bicycle philippines

Posted by sapote on 21/11/2010 at 22:51

hello friends,i will be biking in malaysia,but a hassel to fly with bike. wondering if any one out here is willing to loan out a casual riding road bike for 6 weeks. i plan to bike cebu,leyte,negros and bohol. i am a low miles biker and wont need a mountain bike or many gears. renting for that lenght of time is expensive. thanx for any help and suggestion. ...

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1 month - 2week Phil then 2 week vietnam?

Posted by London23 on 8/2/2011 at 23:29

Hello, Im planning a visit to SE Asia in May/ June this year. Original plan was to spend the whole month in the Philippines. Now Im considering trying 2 weeks in the Philippines, flying to Vietnam & spending 2 weeks there. Can anyone offer advice on this plan? Is 2 weeks too little time in each place? Or is 1 whole month just in the Philippines too much? Help?!! Thanks in advance for any replies! ...

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masage dumagett

Posted by sapote on 21/2/2011 at 14:21

hi friends, wanted to alert everyone to a great service. at the south end of the water front walk, around south of the building there is a blind massage clinic. they do very nice Shiatsu. i recommend ...

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