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Don't go to the Philippines right now.

Posted by garland81 on 11/5/2016 at 16:01

They just elected a psychopath President who randomly kills criminals and innocent people, from locals to foreigners alike. Source: Avoid at all costs. ...

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Best Tourist Spot

Posted by joyfarnadis on 10/3/2016 at 00:46

Hi there! Which is the best tourist spot in the Philippines? ...

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Best Filipino Bloggers To Follow?

Posted by w0rldtravel on 16/8/2016 at 11:11

Hi, I am looking for the best filipino bloggers to read and follow. Who do you like? Maraming salamat lahat! ...

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1 week in Philippines - where to go?

Posted by tr1 on 28/8/2016 at 23:45

Hello We will have 1-1.5 weeks in the Philippines in mid October and wondering where to go. We are mainly interested in nice beaches, not too touristy, somewhere to learn to surf would be great but not a must. We are on a lower end budget but would be willing to spend a bit more on flights if necessary. Keen to maximise our time. Thanks! ...

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Cheap hotels close to airport

Posted by LuiggiRizzo on 19/5/2016 at 00:18

Hi! My friend and I need a hotel nearby the airport for our transit to the islands, only one night. I have been looking in the internet and options are either a bit expensive or look somewhat disappointing. Any recommendations for a budget < 45 USD? Thanks ...

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Bali or Boracay??

Posted by MissB87 on 26/8/2010 at 07:52

Hey guys, My partner and I are planning a little get away for October and are not quite sure what to do. We have been to Bali many times and it has become a very special place to us, so we have to spend some time there. We have 3 weeks to fill in and were thinking of spending 10 days in bali and 10 days in Boracay. We just cant find enough infomation to make a decision on if Boracay is worth it. We would like to know what general prices are like.... for a meal, beer, can of coke.... how does ...

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Stranded with no holiday insurance

Posted by mattg28 on 6/6/2016 at 14:52

Ok not sure if anyone can advise , but my friends dad is stuck in the Philippines and is in intensive care with no travel insurance , does anyone know if there are any charities that can help ? ...

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Need Help Traveling from Siargao Island to Busuanga

Posted by syd33 on 26/5/2016 at 08:07

My family & I are trying to figure out how to travel from Siargao Island to Busuanga all in one day. The only flights out of Siargao Island that I can find are through Cebu Pacific and they leave/arrive too late in Manila for us to take a connecting flight to Busuanga. Any information is helpful even if it is a private plane or boat transfer. Please let me know! Thanks! ...

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3/4 weeks Philippines. Palawan and/or?

Posted by DicoR on 17/2/2015 at 21:45

Hi people Me and my girlfriend are thinking about going to the Philippines somewhere in March. Currently we are in Laos and due to the crappy internet around here I cant do proper research for this trip. Thats why we need your help! We probably have around 3/4 weeks to spend, 1000 euro's a month each, looking for some relaxation and snorkling if thats possible. We would like to avoid the high risk malaria areas(southern Palawan?) Northern Palawan looks really nice, but spending 3/4 weeks ther ...

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Posted by amnicoll on 18/5/2016 at 06:51

I have already posted on LP so forgive duplication if you use both and I am already adding the likes of Panay and thinking I might need two trips I am planing a trip in July/August starting and finishing in Cebu taking in Negros Bohol and Leyte (not excluding other nearby islands). There is as yet no fixed plan and I would (depending on which direction I go) not have any problem in dropping an island from the itinerary. I have had a look at LP and Rough Guide and have plenty of info on the bea ...

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El Nido or Coron for christmas

Posted by magicFly on 6/12/2014 at 05:45

Hi, I will spend christmas at Palawan. Now I am wondering whats the best option for christmas. El Nido or Coron. I want to hang out at the beach at christmas and go to some bars in the evening to meet people and have a good time. Don't want to spend christmas alone but I also don't want to have a big party with thousands of people (eg full moon party). Where would you go? Should I book accomondation in advance. I am on a budget, so I am looking for the cheap places [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] ...

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travelbuddies for philippines 22 april-11 may

Posted by stoffib on 19/4/2016 at 10:22

Hello, we are wondering if anyone wants to join us (couple from Europe) for our trip in the Philippines. Christophe and Edda ...

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Ilocos Tour March 11-14,2016. Leaving friday night

Posted by SSJYN25 on 23/1/2016 at 03:26

I and my friend are going on a trip to Ilocos on March 11-14. However, since the regular schedule is Thurs night departure we were asked to look for other travellers willinh to take that schedule. If you are interested please notify me here. Or book a travel in triple 8 travel. Thanks! ...

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Manila to mt.Pinatubo?

Posted by TobiasAndEthel on 6/1/2016 at 09:06

Hi we are a couple from Sweden and Italy that are planning to hike mt.Pinatubo. We will be landing in Manila on 25th Feb at 20:15 (8:15pm) And we wondering if someone is interested to share a taxi from Manila to st.Juliana and on the 26th to hike mt.Pinatubo with us. We have been in contact with Alvins mt.Pinatubo guesthouse and here below you have the rates.. He also wrote that a taxi from Manila to st.Juliana was 5000p. Rates and inclusions for the tour/ accommodation single occupancy priv ...

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looking for buddies for island hopping in Palawan in February

Posted by baiba on 7/12/2015 at 00:45

Hello! We are a group of 4 people looking for travel buddies for island hopping trip (4 days/ 3 nights) between El Nido and Coron. We will start the trip on February 10th, El Nido. We will have a private boat and will focus mainly on Linapacan area island. The approx. price per whole boat- 20,000 PHP. More information --&amp;gt; ...

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Mt. Pinatubo Hike

Posted by angelx08 on 30/11/2015 at 01:51

Anyone wants to join our group? We'll be hiking Mt. Pinatubo this coming Dec. 12. Please pm me if interested. ...

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Xmas and New Year Advice

Posted by Scribbles on 3/11/2015 at 06:50

I am in the middle of planning a 2 week trip to the Philippines over Xmas and NY and was hoping for some advice on locations. I am travelling with a friend, we are both mid-30s and are looking for a mix of sand, diving, other activities (on land like hikes and water such as snorkelling or island hopping) some night life (not mad parties but a few bars and people to hang out with). we are planning on 1 island for 6 nights over Xmas, leaving from there on the 26th December (will boats / buses etc ...

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Posted by angelx08 on 15/10/2015 at 01:38

Hi everyone! I am new in this board. Hope to find great traveling souls here. Anyone here have been to Sagada? I can say that Sagada is the best trip I've had so far. Precious moments. We tried the Cave Connection spelunking tour. We entered the cave at around 7pm and got out at around 2am. Creepy but a life changing experience for me. It's the best travel experience so far. I did things I thought I could never do and I realized that I am stronger than I thought. I would definitely recommend Sag ...

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Which taxi company in Manila?

Posted by goonistik on 25/8/2010 at 16:07

It is tough to be a taxi driver in Metro-Manila. But that doesn't make it ok for the driver to try and gouge you. I'm a local and taxi drivers still try to pull the wool over my eyes. In my experience, there are several taxi companies that offer reliable and hassle free rides. These are EMP, MGE, and Senger. When I have time to pick and choose a cab, I use them. Here is a list of taxi dispatch numbers. The only one on this list I'd avoid is Wallis. But all the rest have been good so far. http: ...

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December or January?

Posted by finesta321 on 23/8/2015 at 22:19

Hello! I am planning a trip to SE Asia this [Western] winter. We are going to spend ~3 weeks in Burma and ~3 weeks in the Philippines. Our rough plan is: December 3-December 22: Burma or Philippines December 23-December 28: Hong Kong December 29-January 20: Burma or Philippines Do you have any recommendations regarding which period would be better in Philippines? I know Christmas and New Year's can be very busy, but I wanted to hear if experienced travelers thought before or after the holiday ...

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