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Anyone in Manila now? Travel buddies needed for short trip somewhere

Posted by helkala on 15/11/2011 at 10:10

Hi! I'm having a short holiday (2-3 weeks) and spending part of it here in the Philippines, been in Manila for 4 days now and would like to make a short trip somewhere (no idea where since I haven't done much research about the country because this whole trip so spontaneous) . I have a friend here in Manila but she is not able to travel with me so now I'm looking for potential travel buddies to make a short trip (a week or so) to a nice beach or any other place that is less hectic than Manila! I was thinking about going to the north, or then flying to Palawan and head to El Nido which is supposed to be amazing. Let me know if you are around! I'm a finnish girl, easy-going and relaxed!

#1 helkala has been a member since 3/8/2011. Posts: 4

Posted by jcabarles2011 on 18/11/2011 at 01:17

have you gone in Pangasinan, Bolinao,Pangasinan specifically, they have great beaches there. It's located northwestern of region 1,aside from beaches,a 400 year old church is also located there and the 2nd tallest lighthouse in the philippines.

#2 jcabarles2011 has been a member since 18/11/2011. Posts: 1

Posted by pinoydaysleeper on 18/11/2011 at 14:44

would have love to but i am not in the Philippines yet.
after visiting a decent part of the country. El Nido is my numero uno.
just breathtaking

#3 pinoydaysleeper has been a member since 18/11/2011. Posts: 1

Posted by touristdriver on 19/11/2011 at 00:34

have a visitor who's going to banaue-sagada trip... dec.25th to dec. 29th. he is looking for tavel buddies that can split some expenses regarding private car with driver. let me know if your interested?

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Posted by backpacker21 on 25/11/2011 at 06:47

I would love to but my schedule right now is quite tight. Had I known it earlier, I could have done some changes. I'm dying of flying to El Nido as well. Went to Palawan twice but only explored Puerto Princesa, though I've already visited the breathtaking site of Underground River.

Good luck and have fun!

#5 backpacker21 has been a member since 10/5/2011. Posts: 8

Posted by mindanao on 11/12/2011 at 04:37

@touristdriver - i guess ur maths not so good was posted on 15 nov so 2-3 weeks wont reach end of december and how would she contact you?.

#6 mindanao has been a member since 12/9/2011. Posts: 19

Posted by gwapo on 11/12/2011 at 10:36

Good luck if you will drive the Halsema road from Banaue to Sagada. If the weather is bad its a nightmare drive with sheer cliff on one side and sheer drops on the other and frequent landslides.Maybe not as bad as that infamous road in Bolivia but its on the same list! If the weather is fine the scenery is some of the most spectacular and breathtaking that you will find anywhere.

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Posted by touristdriver on 14/12/2011 at 10:10

@mindanao- clumsy me. This is what happen when i'm in a rush.
@Gwapo - Thanks. Hope weather is good too when we go there. Been there several times now. Once on a rainy season! Scared the hell out of me and my pax!

#8 touristdriver has been a member since 12/11/2011. Posts: 9

Posted by ebethnos on 14/12/2011 at 17:49

@ helkala,

hows your travel?

#9 ebethnos has been a member since 14/12/2011. Posts: 2

Posted by shintai on 14/12/2011 at 20:39

What I love about Manila is the Intramuros. It's very scenic, a great place with incredible history.

#10 shintai has been a member since 14/12/2011. Posts: 9

Posted by lee26 on 22/10/2012 at 02:43

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Posted by nongsanford on 23/10/2012 at 07:04

If you get a chance, visit Chocolate Hills in Bohol. Also come to Negros Island and see Bacolod City here. You would like the city for it's small charm and energy here. Lots to do if you like to hike and discover waterfalls at Mambukal Resort.

#12 nongsanford has been a member since 23/10/2012. Location: United States. Posts: 2

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