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Long Beach

Posted by zenpmd on 30/10/2012 at 01:53

Hi everyone I am looking at spending time around Long Beach after my Tao Phillipines trip. Information is slim on the ground, which to me signals a good sign, but does anyone have any recommendations of places I can stay - shall I just turn up? Thanks Paul ...

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3 weeks in Philippines (September/October)

Posted by mistral on 29/8/2013 at 09:22

Hi, couple days ago I bought my tickets to Philippines. The trip starts and end in Manila. I've never been to Philippines so I could use some help with the planning- thats why I'm writing this post. Dates: 21.09-13.10; 3 weeks Arrival: Manila Departure: Manila No. of people: 2 guys Budget: ~1500$/person Expectations: don't want to visit typical turist places unless they are really worth it I want to see beuty of nature, white beaches (best would be hidden ones), do some surfing, kayaking and d ...

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Do you know Charities / NGO in the Philippines?

Posted by globedrop on 10/2/2015 at 20:17

Hi! We are a group of travel enthousiasts and we created couple of months back a website called www.globedrop.org where we list all Charities near your holiday destination. We have listed so far 160 charities world wide and several in the Philippines. We would like to list all the charities out here. Please give us a hand by giving us their name, location, website and email address or you can also list this ngo directly in our register org form: https://www.globedrop.org/organizations/new/ Man ...

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Hostel on wheels

Posted by goonistik on 2/2/2015 at 23:58

Some people got the good idea to convert a bus into a traveling hostel. http://www.experience.ph/experience-philippines-launches-first-travel-hostel-bus-philippines/ Schedule here http://www.experience.ph/experience-philippines-road-trip-schedule/ ...

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PADI Diving Certification in the Philippines

Posted by jellis on 28/1/2014 at 17:58

I'll be in the Philippines for 3 weeks in February and I'm looking for a great location and company to get certified through. Any suggestions? ...

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Know any Homestays in the Philippines?

Posted by SebBice on 28/10/2014 at 05:31

My family and I (2 adults, 3 children under 12) will be in the Philippines from mid June to mid July 2015. We are interested in homestays with local people, being involved in their way of life, eating their food etc. Any area will be considered. I would like 100% of my money (if possible) to go to my host and the local community in which we stay, rather than admin fees for an internet site. However, internet site info is also welcome. We have basic needs and can all sleep in together. River bath ...

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Tacloban hotel

Posted by Phillipinestrip on 10/11/2014 at 11:00

Does anyone know of a good hotel in Tacloban ...

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Newbie Traveller

Posted by atm on 30/10/2014 at 13:43

Hello Peeps. I have 60 days to kill in the Philippines from Feb 2nd and £3000. The only prerequisite is that I complete a PADI Advance Open Water Course to get Certified so would love a recomendation on a location for that please. Other than that the islands are my oyster as they say...... I am a 39 year old male and on my own. PS I DONT want to party. Any assistance with my 60 day itinery would be most appreciated please. I am Physically Fit and up for anything. Many thanks. MH ...

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Thefts abound in Siargao, Philippines (General Luna)

Posted by SEAsiaSurfer on 12/1/2015 at 03:21

Thefts Abound in Siargao, Philippines Be aware of many thefts on resort rooms and private rentals while traveling in Siargao. We fell victim to a house break-in and robbery during our stay here in late December 2014 in the area of General Luna and Cloud 9. After the theft, we spoke to many business owners and ex-pats who live there only to find out that this is a very common occurrence and has been for the past several years. Prior to our visit I read nothing about this and after our visit h ...

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Looking to get my dive masters

Posted by alexsmith903 on 26/4/2014 at 01:32

Hi All, Does anyone know anywhere I can get my dive masters as cheap as possible even if this means working for training anywhere in the Philippines? I have been looking at Cumiguin islands so far Thanks for your help Alex ...

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Philippines security and weather

Posted by magicFly on 16/11/2014 at 08:54

Hi, I think about going to the Philippines in december and spend christmas and news years there? Can anyone give me some information about the current security situation, as I heard reports of kiddnapping and riots going on. Is it safe to travel the phillipines? Which areas should be avoided? Also can someone please give me some Information about the weather in december? I read different things? Is the rainy season still goin on? How about typhoons? I wan't to have good weather and most of the ...

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Itenerary Advice for 3 weeks in February

Posted by giguerj on 13/11/2014 at 01:04

My boyfriend and I will be landing in Manila, Philippines this February. Be both love adventure, eating and being lazy beach bums. The only places we are certain about visiting is El Nido and Boracay. Everything else we are open to. Our only objective is that we rather pick a few good islands to see rather then spend a lot of time catching flights to the next island. I'd love to hear recommendations of where to go and what to do! ...

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U.S. married couple want to get civil marriage registered in the Philippines

Posted by Talk2me on 16/10/2014 at 20:37

Hello all, I'm unsure if this is the place I could ask for help. Here is an Expatriate from the U.S. (holding American Citizenship) and wife (Indian nationality) already gotten married in the U.S. Expatriate is going to arrive in the Phillippines and the trailing spouse wish to get their marriage registered in the Philippines. Can anyone help point me to the right direction please because everywhere I search it seems to be "Western men" and "Filipinas". Thank you very mu ...

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Decent hotel close to Cebu airport

Posted by Arcticman on 19/1/2013 at 10:45

Hi I am looking to make reservations at a decent more high end hotel close to the Cebu airport ,, as I am traveling with child I'd like a nice spot relatively close as I'm sure we will both be jet lagged Any and all suggestions will be greatly apprecheated Thank you in advances ...

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NAIA Terminal 2 Taxi scam

Posted by goonistik on 23/7/2011 at 06:49

I have heard a report that there is a taxi scam taking place at the arrival area of Terminal 2 of NAIA. This is the terminal for PAL flights. There will be uniformed men asking if you need a cab and they will take you to the a room. They even have receipts, a sign board with prices for different destinations. However, you will be overcharged and you will be taken to a unmarked car. Some people say the signboard has prices in US dollars. AFAIK, there are 2 official airport taxis. When you get ...

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Filipino Travel Blogs

Posted by goonistik on 15/5/2013 at 20:47

I've read Lakwatsero before and found his blog useful. The rest are new to me. http://www.thepoortraveler.net/2013/05/best-travel-blogs-philippines/# ...

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3 weeks in the philippines where to spend Christmas and New Years?

Posted by janeybaby83 on 4/5/2014 at 11:35

Hi, There are 4 of us travelling to the phillipines for Christmas/ new year. Can you suggest where are the best places to be? We have three weeks in total Thanks. Jane ...

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Converting foreign to Philippine's Driver's License?

Posted by pollitoriquito on 4/4/2013 at 09:42

Hello all, I'm a U.S. citizen, resident in Spain, with a California Driver's License (CDL). My CDL is not valid in Spain, and driving school, etc will cost me more than 1.000€ and several months. However, the Philippines as a former Spanish colony has a convalidation agreement and it's possible to convert a Philippine's DL to a Spanish one. I've also read that it is easy to convert a foreign CDL in the Philippines, for approx. 20€, which is my question. Does anyone know if it wou ...

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NAIA Terminal 3 airlines

Posted by goonistik on 7/10/2014 at 21:41

NAIA Terminal 1 is operating beyond its design limits (6 million passengers) and I avoid it like the plague. Fortunately more airlines are moving to the tolerable Terminal 3 and the list includes ANA Cathay Pacific KLM Emirates Delta Singapore Cebu Pac Terminal 2 is exclusively Philippine Airlines. So when flying in and out, try to to avoid airlines that use Terminal 1. It remains to be seen if the transfer of these airlines will decongest T1 sufficiently. ...

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Under-rated museums near Manila

Posted by goonistik on 5/10/2014 at 20:36

http://insights.looloo.com/underrated-manila-museums/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=boost&utm_campaign=fbboost Pinto Museum is in Antipolo, which is 25km away from Manila and traffic can be a problem. ...

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