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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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getting out of Manilla

Posted by jwgacy on 5/12/2010 at 18:45

Landing in Manila as it is too expensive to fly to Cebu but like the look of Cebu, Boracay, Palawan. Any suggestions to cheapest way to Cebu. Never been to Philippines before so any travel tips would be welcome ...

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2-3 wks in Philippines - Jan or Mar?

Posted by Beckyh on 17/4/2012 at 13:05

Hi everyone We're looking to go to the Philippines for our honeymoon next year. We're not going directly after the wedding so flexible on dates - either late Jan or early March (so to avoid CNY). Is there any better time to go? We're starting off in Manila, visiting the Taal volcano then onto Bohol, Siquijor and Dauin. We might do a stopover in HK as neither of us have been there but not sure whether we're packing too much in (trip is likely to be about 2.5wks in total) or whether there is anywh ...

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Viewed 2,913 times, with 12 replies. Last reply by WorldTrev on 14/6/2012 at 07:31

Travel to Negros Occidental

Posted by rinabanana on 7/6/2010 at 12:05

Hello! The Negros Island has a lot to offer. Negros Occidental offers both beach and mountain resorts. The town of Sipalay located south of the island has a long stretch of white sand beaches. Punta Bulata is also a nice resort. In the north, you can visit the man-made Lakawon Beach resort in Cadiz City and the sandbar, Carbin Reef, located at Sagay City. Further north is Bantayan Island. For mountain resorts, the Mambucal Resort is a must see with its 7 falls. If you want to experience hardco ...

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Viewed 6,630 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by rinabanana on 31/5/2012 at 07:48

A week in Manila (for work)

Posted by KazAussie on 30/3/2012 at 02:50

Hi, I will be in Manila for a week for work, will only have one Sunday to do any sight-seeing, any suggestions? Also good places to try local foods etc at night would be good. I am not into big shopping malls and fine-dining, and will be travelling on my own, so somewhere where it is pretty safe to sit out on the street and people watch would suit. I am staying in Makati. I have travelled quite a bit in Asia but haven't been to the Philippines before, so any hints or tips would be appreciate ...

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Some visa cannot application in Philippine

Posted by SheaBirds on 18/4/2012 at 21:35

Hi, I am not to come to Philippine yet, but from Viet nam, I helped some Philippine's people, who need to go abroad, make visa application to come other countries (Bulgaria, Ukraine); They cannot make the visa from Philippine. I knew there are only 58 country's embassies in Philippine (see the list: If someone would like to come to other country from Philippine, if any, it is better to completed the visa application before come in Philippi ...

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Borneo to the Philippines

Posted by scottyheather on 26/1/2012 at 06:36

Hi peeps - long time no speak. Just a quick question, we are planning our next holiday and want to fly to Borneo for a few weeks and then take the ferry to Zamboanga but we've heard it's not safe there. I know that this is a subjective question, but would you think it would be relatively safe to do this? Our alternative would be to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Manila but that really wasn't how we wanted to do this trip. Any advice would be appeciated. ...

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Where to go to experience local food and sights

Posted by Magen on 1/8/2011 at 16:50

Hi my name is Magen and I am arriving here tomorrow afternoon and I want to know what are the must have local foods found in phillipines other than balut. And also what can I do to truly see how the locals live? Will appreciate some good advice! Thanks! ...

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Viewed 4,449 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by RickWarren on 23/3/2012 at 06:22

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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Viewed 6,469 times, with 38 replies. Last reply by rawaet3w on 17/2/2012 at 01:52

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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Viewed 6,919 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by KatMachine on 15/1/2012 at 01:16

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 The Philippine National Railway website is under development. Pics of the train ...

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Viewed 1,710 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by millionario on 12/1/2012 at 03:00

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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Viewed 21,671 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by triptoph on 10/12/2011 at 09:02

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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Viewed 5,725 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 6/11/2011 at 18:44

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. By the same writer and photographer in a different site ...

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Viewed 4,781 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by francis5k on 20/10/2011 at 20:08

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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Viewed 8,025 times, with 19 replies. Last reply by francis5k on 20/10/2011 at 19:59

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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Viewed 3,333 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by goonistik on 27/8/2011 at 10:44

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