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Travel to Mindanao?

Posted by cisdeluca on 27/2/2011 at 20:54

Has anyone recently traveled to Mindanao and can you comment on the safety in the region for foreigners? Specifically Cagayan de Oro, Clarin and Plaridel? Thanks for any insight! ...

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Ati Atihan and Sinulog 2014

Posted by Harry05 on 18/9/2013 at 09:53

On my trip to the Phillipines (2014) I would like to visit the Ati Atihan (Kalibo) and Sinulog festival (Cebu City) but the highlights of both festivals seem to be in the same weekend, although I found some different information about the dates of the Ati Atihan. For the Ati Atihan I found 10-19 january but also 20-26 january (and starting the 3rd monday in january). The Sinulog weekend seems to be on january 18 and 19. About this a few questions: 1. Can someone tell the exact days of both fes ...

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3 Weeks in the Philippines - Itinerary Advice

Posted by StephJayne165 on 10/9/2013 at 05:06

Hey Guys, I'm hoping someone will be able to have a look over this itinerary and give some advice on a couple of questions I have. For some background information; I'm meeting my parents in the Philippines after a year of being away from home (I'm in Aus at the moment, from the UK). I spent 8 months in Asia before coming here so consider myself quite a seasoned traveller/backpacker, my parents however, are not, so we'll need some level of comfort while travelling, airconed busses at a minimum, ...

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Asia's Longest Dual Zipline (Philippines)

Posted by mahj_cha on 23/6/2010 at 16:04

Have you tried to fly like Superman? If not, then be among the first to brave Asia's Longest Dual Zipline from a launch point at 4,700 feet above sea level. With speeds of up to 90 kph, zoom through lush greenery and breathtaking views only found in the mountains of Dahilayan. Guaranteed safe and fun for every age, Zipzone has become the ultimate adventure destination for young and old alike. I have experienced this last April. It is really a great experience. It is situated in Bukidnon, Philip ...

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NAIA Terminal 3-No more shuttle bus to MRT

Posted by goonistik on 10/5/2013 at 09:18

I had a horrid time trying to get out of Terminal 3. I was surprised to find out that the useful and affordable shuttle bus to the MRT/LRT station was no longer available. The only shuttle that is available is the citylink bus that goes to Libis, which is fine if you are headed north to Quezon City. But the trip schedule is 1 PM, 3 pm and 5pm. Getting out using public transportation means talking a long walk to the rotonda near the entrance and looking for buses/jeepneys to Baclaran. The lin ...

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Any tips for Caramoan?

Posted by goonistik on 16/4/2013 at 22:31

Does anybody have any tips for Caramoan? I made a mistake and booked on Cebu Pac. I found out later that he PAL Express flight would have been better as it has an earlier schedule. So my flight arrives at 10:25 AM. Making it to Sabang Port to take the 1:00 PM boat looks a bit dicey. So should I just spend a day in Naga? Thanks ...

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Overland / Overseas to the Philippines

Posted by jamesdueeast on 20/2/2013 at 22:34

Is it possible to sail cheaply (not on cruisers or freights unless they are cheap offers) overland / overseas to the Philippines from either Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam? Are there any ferry networks? I've been unable to find any such transport. I'm trying to travel without flying and spending astronomical prices on ships. ...

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Cebu itenerary help

Posted by chat on 28/11/2012 at 19:25

Hi all! Im travelling the Phillipines next march/april (yes during holy week) I have internal flights all pre booked as want it more as a cheap holiday then totally backpacking! backpacked a few years now and looking for more of a hotel type travel than hotel travelling. the plan is Manila 2nights Boracay 5nights Cebu 5nights El nido 6nights Manila 2night - Home the problem is we dont no where to stay in cebu, we want to do 2 day trips one to oslob to see the whale sharks and the other to kasaw ...

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Romantic things to do in Boracay for a couple

Posted by hoorayhi on 5/3/2013 at 08:54

I am heading to Boracay with my boyfriendand wanted to know what romantic things are there to do? Thanks! ...

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5 days in The Phillipines?

Posted by MasterBates on 17/2/2013 at 13:13

Hi there, I will be visa running to the Philipines in Mar. for 5 days and have no idea what to do when I arrive. Do any of you denizens recommend any places located within about a 150 km radius of Clark International Airport? My budget is extremely modest, so locations with budget accommodation is preferable; places without hordes of backpackers would also be a bonus. Many thanks! MB ...

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Malapascua Island - January-February

Posted by milepost334 on 12/9/2012 at 14:58

After New Year's 2013, I am planning to spend 2-3 weeks on Malapascua Island. I'm looking for a comfortable place, near or on the beach (I am a diver) for an extended stay. A good restaurant as part of the facility or nearby also important. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. ...

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Time magazine and no reservations vote Cebu the best place for roasted pig

Posted by Arcticman on 19/1/2013 at 10:54

Hi everyone as I have posted before I am traveling to Cebu soon and I would love to get the name and address of we're tv host Anthony Bourdain went to eat his lechon roasted pig I'd love to try it If any of you food lovers out there have it , or can recommend your favorit spot for this mouth watering delacsy I'd love to no were to go Any and all comments are as alwayse greatly apprecheated Thank you all in advance ...

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Cheapest flights to Phillipines

Posted by mic59 on 30/1/2013 at 06:38

I have booked myself a 77-day holiday in Thailand which I am thinking of breaking with a 3-week stay in the Phillipines. I have had a look at a cheap flights website and found I can get a return from Bangkok to Manila for AU$468. Does anyone know if there would be a cheaper way? This seems pretty good to me but if I could get a better price it would be appreciated. Also, I've never been to the Phillipines. Apart from the local food, always a very important part of any holiday I take, is there an ...

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Just saying hello

Posted by timpotte on 2/2/2013 at 10:58

hello lived in the Philippines the last 5 years. Moved here from Texas and never left. ...

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Madrigal Dormtel

Posted by goonistik on 29/1/2013 at 18:53

This blog mentioned this hostel that is smack dab in the historic district of Intramuros. To ask more questions the company website is This hostel is located reasonably close to the Ninoy Aquino airport, probably 30-40 minutes by cab. The more interesting places to eat will be in Chinatown which is a short walk/jeepney ride away. ...

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6- wk Itinerary in Philippines

Posted by oshi on 26/10/2012 at 14:48

I am backpacking for 6 months in SE Asia, and am interested in spending a total of 6 weeks in Philippines. I am thinking about spending 3 weeks in Palawan/Coron/El Nido, and the next 3 weeks in Cebu/Bohol/Malapascua. I love outdoors, particularly scuba diving and anything to do with the ocean and water I am not too interested in city/night life. I am looking forward to spending relaxed, low-key time and meeting locals and other travelers. I am wondering if 3 weeks in those areas are sufficien ...

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Agusan del sur prosperidad is it safe for travellers with kid

Posted by Arcticman on 14/1/2013 at 19:59

Does anyone no this area would it be safe place to travel in the Philippines mainly worried about kidnaping .... Please give me your thoughts ...

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Clark-Trinoma Bus Terminal

Posted by goonistik on 16/1/2013 at 05:12

Those who plan to use Clark airport, the easiest way to get to Metro-Manila is the new Clark-Trinoma Mall Bus Terminal. Trinoma is connected directly to the North Avenue terminal of the MRT. ...

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7weeks to do Thailand,laos,Vietnam and Cambodia

Posted by ellie1990 on 10/1/2013 at 15:20

Hi I'm travelling with one other person for 7weeks from the end of February, we fly into Bangkok and will have 7weeks to travel all 4countries, we want to visit Buddhist temples, and historical towns around our trip, we also want to visit livelier places , maybe through Vietnam? And the islands off of thailand? We have no idea really on any plans so if someone can give us an idea we would be super grateful , like an itinerary ...and advice on travelling etc ... ! Thankyou!!! ...

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Philippines with children for 1 week

Posted by aaronpryce on 6/1/2013 at 20:48

Hi, We want to take a family trip to the Philippines (via Singapore) in early June (2nd or 3rd) for about a week. The kids will be 6 and 8, and we would like a beach holiday that is a quiet spot with good swimming and snorkelling. An area with some local amenities such as shops and restaurants would be good so that we don't get stuck at the hotel. We would like easy transport in and out (rather than a 6-8 hr journey one way). Budget-wise we are looking at budget-middle of the road. many th ...

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