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Gili Trawangan, or “Gili T” for short, is a small, tropical island at the center of Indonesia’s thriving tourism industry. Located in the Lombok Province of Indonesia this island is one of three that make up the Gili Archepelago, commonly referred to as “The Gilis”. Getting to the Gilis The Gilis Islands are accessible from multiple ports on Bali, Lombok Island, and there is a regular boat from Nusa Lembongan as well. The farthest regular trip is from Sanur, Denpasar, Bali and takes about

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The tiny, inhabited island known as Pass Island in the waters surrounding Coron, is a popular destination for island hopping tours to relax and get lunch, despite being one of the furthest destinations from the town proper. With nearly two hours (2hrs) travel time by motorboat from Coron’s town harbor, tourists often wonder what is the draw to Pass island… until they arrive. Activities Galore Because the island is inhabited, there is a twenty-four (24) hour workforce available to sculpt, manicure, clean and build

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Magical and mystical Siquijor Island is a glowing gem in the Visayas region. With centuries-old trees and an abundance of resorts on white sand beaches (and often for less than the cost at similar destinations), this palm tree-packed tropical paradise is another wonderful option in the Central Visayas region to spend a few days, whether you are solo, a couple, or in a group. Island Transportation Overview Because tourism is not a large industry on Siquijor like it is on some of its sister islands

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With a travel time of about an hour and a half (1.5 hrs) from Coron’s harbor, Banana Island is not exactly close; though tourists (maybe not so) quickly find out that this is very common for Coron’s long list of island hopping tour destinations. The good news is that the tours are planned well enough that the groups of islands you visit will all be relatively close to each other; thereby limiting the long transit times to the beginning and end of

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There is no doubt that one of the more famous and most photographed locations in Coron is Kayangan Lake. This brackish water pool (a mixture of fresh and salt water) is said to be one of the cleanest, and clearest in all of the Philippines. While “in all of the Philippines” is a term that can certainly feel like it is being overused, “clean” is not one of those terms typically included; so to hear that definition being thrown around incites interest to many would-be

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Alona Beach, on the southwestern bend of Panglao Island (at about the 7 o’clock position) is about as far West from Tagbilaran City as you can get. That is really great when you’re trying to escape the city, but when it is time to leave, getting back can be a bit of a problem. There are no taxis on Panglao Island, there is no Uber or Grab, just a handful of tricycles, some private vans, and an irregular schedule of Jeepneys. Like in

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The most iconic landmark in all of Coron is Mt Tapyas. This is the mountain bearing the large sign spelling out the name of the city in large white letters. At night, it is liit up and can continue to be seen even once the sun has set. This landmark can be seen from just about anywhere in the city, and is the first recognizable sight when returning to Coron Harbor from a day of island hopping. Not many places make this very clear, but

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*Note: In order to preserve the excitement of discovery, the photographs in this article only feature the museum itself. Photographs of the gallery interiors and their contents have been intentionally omitted. A gem of a historic building and an important connection to the human history of the Philippines, the Cebu Museum is one of the few destinations in Cebu City proper that visitors, and specially those that are history buffs, should not miss. ‘Sugbo’ is the native name for the city that was later adapted

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The best way for any newcomer to familiarize themselves with the layout of a town is to explore it on foot, and El Nido town, sometimes just referred to as the Poblacion, is no exception. Always Growing, Always Building The constant construction in such a small area is bound to have some negative side effects. In the peak season of 2018, the construction noise in the daytime is only surpassed by the thick concrete dust in the air. This is NOT a great place to

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Coron is filled with amazing locations, both underwater and above, featuring sunken Japanese World War II wrecks, coral reefs and unique tropical islands that would qualify as paradise on earth, according to most people’s standards. Malacapuya certainly fits that description, but this tiny gem of an island is often times overlooked because of its jaw-dropping island neighbors. One could even go as far as saying that Malacapuya Island is an underrated destination in Coron. The highlight is no surprise: the beach! The highlight that

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