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Netrate Concepts--Thinking of going to the Philippines?

Posted by Travelnow on 30/12/2012 at 13:08

I am thinking about going to the philippines for a trip, I am looking for advice from start to finish, things to do and NOT to do. I will be leaving from the Boston area, any advice or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated? ...

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Boracay Accommodations

Posted by threeFiddy on 25/2/2012 at 16:50

Hi, I'll be travelling to Boracay in late April and I had a couple of questions... First, can anyone recommend some good places to stay? I'm looking sorta midrange, say ~50-100 USD per night. Second, do you think I'd have trouble showing up and finding a place on the fly instead of booking in advance? I find the websites for many of the resorts to be extremely bad, so it's hard to judge which ones are decent without seeing them in person. Thanks for any assistance you can offer ...

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El Nido - Coron OK without Hotel reservation

Posted by RJBT on 7/12/2012 at 08:01

We will travel during the holidays (high season) Dec 23 - Jan 1 and have no hotel reservations. Is it a problem or should we easily find rooms/cottages ? Also we plan to fly out of Coron the same day as our international flight. Is that an issue (delayed planes ?) Should we have to worry ? Or should we plan on flying out of Puerto Princesa instead (and travel south instead of north) ? Thanks for any input... Roland ...

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Budget Accom in Talisay, Calabarzon, Philipines

Posted by Barnett on 6/9/2012 at 05:31

Hello, I am travelling to Talisay for one or two nights in January 2013 and I'm struggling to find any budget back packer accommodation on line. All of the search engines only provide hotels that are out of my budget. Is it simply the that case the lower end accommodation is not on line? Do you think it will be easy to find accommodation upon arrival? Is the accommodation option any better in Tagaytay? Any advice will be very welcome. Many thanks Andy ...

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Tao Philipines alternative multi-day adventure

Posted by mdxpl on 8/11/2012 at 03:19

Unfortunetly for me Tao Philipines expedition from El Nido to Coron are fully booked during 18 Nov to 5 Dec. Do You know any other good multi-day adventure between Midd and North Palawans area Islands? I'm single male traveler looking for unique travel experiences, comfort is not required ...

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Help needed with route pls

Posted by Cherylli on 27/10/2012 at 16:27

Hello I will be travelling to the Philippines for 5 weeks. I know the places i want to go to, but could use some help/advice on which route to take. I will be arriving nov 25 in Manila where I will stay 2/3 days with family. I want to be back in Manila around dec 21 where i will be staying untill dec 28. So i have approx. 24 days of travelling in between. The places i want to go to are: Palawan (El Nido, Coron and PPS) 8/9 days Bohol (Chocolate Hills) 3 days Boracay 3/4 days (during the weekend ...

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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 ...

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From KL to Boracay/Bohol return.

Posted by astewart_123 on 26/9/2012 at 03:20

Hi, Just after some advice on the best way to travel from KL -> Boracay -> Bohol -> KL As far as I have read there is no direct flights to Boracay. In regards to internel travel from Boracay we are trying to do it quite cheap but at the same time we don't have much time. 13 days all up. Any advice would be fantastic. ...

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Best place to live for 2-3 months

Posted by placeshifter on 26/7/2010 at 02:28

My girlfriend (and our 3 year old child) currently live in Seoul, South Korea. I make my living through the Internet so we have great flexibility in where we can live. We're searching for a place where we could spend 2-3 months every year (December - February) that has charming & atmospheric architecture and neighborhoods; is surrounded by beautiful nature; offers delicious, affordable cuisine; and just an overall pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere and weather. I am currently considering L ...

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Winter Vacation!!!

Posted by Goodmango on 23/11/2011 at 15:29

Hey travelfishers! I have really enjoyed this website and forum since I discovered it a couple days ago. I hope someone can help! So here it is: I start teaching in Busan SK in a week! We the have 9 days off starting december 24. My gf and I want to take a one week vacation somewhere hot with nice beaches and great food! We're thinking Thailand or Philipines.... So, keeping in mind we only have a week where would you recommends we go? I just read Cebu and Palawan are great, but want to know i ...

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Cost Phillipinnes vs Thailand

Posted by mikethediver on 28/2/2011 at 01:34

Hi all, Can anyone give me a rough guide to accommodation prices in Philipinnes against what I pay else where in Asia? In Thailand I normally pay around 300 B and in Cambodia $5 a night for fan room. Am I likely to find similar priced rooms? Planning to go to Angles, Purto Gallero, Borcay, & Cebu. Any other advice is welcomed! Cheers, Mike ...

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Safe for Solo Female traveller?

Posted by pollitoriquito on 1/7/2012 at 04:00

Hi all, My girlfriend has to leave Indonesia at the beginning of September and has 10 days - 2 weeks to kill before meeting me in Saigon. She's considering making a stop in the Philippines for this time but is worried about security. Would you recommend the Philippines for a solo female traveller? If so where (for 10 days approx)? Thanks ...

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Holy week!! help!!

Posted by merry80 on 8/7/2012 at 14:18

Hi all, My girlfriend and I are travelling to the Phillipines next March. unlucky for us we will be there for 5 days during 'Holy Week' we arrive on the tuesday and if i'm right holy week begins properly on the thursday. We arrive in Manila and have 3 weeks travel. looking to goto cebu, el nido, boracay, palawan and obviously manila. We have such a small travel period does anyone have any suggestions on which way to travel during the holy week time. what mode of transport is also the cheapest? W ...

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Beach Resorts in Philippines

Posted by panlou on 29/7/2010 at 14:29

Hi to all, I am looking to spend 5-6 days with my wife around Xmas/NY in one of the high end resorts in Philippines for relaxation after a few weeks of running around other parts of SEAsia. I have my eyes set on the El Nido region and specifically El Nido Miniloc a Lagen Island Resort. Has anyone been? Would you recomend it? Can anyone propose any alternatives? I was told that Boracay could also be an option but the photos of El Nido seem to indicate that its exaclty what we would like. Thank ...

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Hello Everyone

Posted by cherrysanjose on 28/7/2012 at 14:30

Hi I'm new here.. just call me cherry great have this forum.... by d way I'm from Cebu City, Philippines... ...

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A change from Thaland>> looking at Palawan ?? any help ?.

Posted by chappo67 on 19/1/2011 at 06:36

Hi all, been to thailand 6 times usually Koh Phangan and looking for a change, am married with two young children 2&3 and while researching other destinations stumbled upon Palawan and fell in love with the pictures we have seen around Coran ect. Know nothing about the philippines so any information would be great. We are looking to go around christmas 2011 for a month, would this be a good time to go and could we find beach accomadation in this area for the same sort of price and standard a ...

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From Bali to Davao

Posted by Remedy on 14/3/2012 at 15:32

Hi, I am trying to figure out the best way of travelling from Bali to Davao City, but every suggestion I have got from different search engines seems to take "the long way around" including stops in Jakarta, Manila and so on. Has anyone made this trip or able to shed some light on how to best make it. Doesn't matter if it's by sea or plane as long as it's relatively easy. Cheers, ...

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El Nido or Coron for one week?

Posted by ekumbier on 17/7/2011 at 09:05

Hi all, This is my first post here. It seems this site may be more geared to mainland SE Asia, but I will give this a shot. I will post much more in the future, as I'm planning a longer backpacking trip in SE Asia for next year. My girlfriend and I are English teachers in Seoul and get one week for vacation From December 24th-January 1 (I realize this is peak season, but we have no say in the matter). We were originally planning on going to Bohol, as some of our coworkers had been last year ...

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1 week in Philippines July, where would you go?

Posted by TonyM on 15/6/2012 at 21:33

Hi, I have a week in Philippines early July, fly in to Manila then want to go to an island for some R&R, question is best place to go? Then fly to Hanoi, spend a few days there and a few in Halong Bay touring the islands on a junk? Thoughts ideas would be great, thanks. ...

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Manila hostel for solo female

Posted by elysek on 6/7/2012 at 18:37

Hey! Just looking for a recommendation for a good hostel to stay in for a solo female traveller. I will be flying into Manila at 530am and will be looking for a place to chill for the day (will be booking for the night prior, cause I doubt anyone will check me in this early). I will be catching the night bus to Banaue with Ohayami Trans, so somewhere that I can easily get to from the airport, and also get to the bus terminal would be ideal. I have been looking into Where2next. Seems like nice ro ...

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