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When vacationing on Boracay, finding the best food and shopping are two things that are on most people’s checklist. It is possible to accomplish both by spending some time at D* Talipapa for a unique food and shopping experience, one of the best that Boracay has to offer! What is a D* Talipapa? No, wait, what is a wet market? The Tagalog word for market is palengke. The palengke is a public market that has fresh meat and seafood on site. The term “wet

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El Nido Snake Island and Sandbar Snake Island is a small, uninhabited island tucked away deep in Bacuit Bay, but remains a popular destination as part of El Nido’s Island Hopping Tour B. With a popular natural feature that comes and goes with the tides, its locale lends itself to be in mostly still waters. At times, the sandbar connects Snake Island to the mainland. No snakes, But Other Sneaky Residents do Exist As mentioned earlier, the island itself is uninhabited… by humans. There

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This guide is designed to help you get from Manila to Batangas Port. It all starts with getting to the bus terminal in Pasay, so let’s begin there. Getting to the Bus Terminal in Pasay, Manila The Pasay / Buendia terminal may not be where your journey to the port of Batangas begins, but this is the point that everyone in Metro Manila will need to go through to get there. There are several P2P (point to point) bus companies that have direct routes from

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Philippines / Luzon / Mountain Province / Sagada If you ever find yourself in Sagada, nestled deep in the Philippine Mountain province, Bomod-Ok falls is a must see. While the hike down can be somewhat strenuous to some, you are rewarded at the bottom with a refreshingly cool mist, and a cold stream that is safe to wade in. Both are fed by the areas tallest and most impressive waterfall: Bomod- Ok Tucked away in the far northern corner of the valley, Bomod-Ok or ‘The Big Falls” as

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In the south of Cebu City, towards the water, lies the Basilica Santo Nino; and this building’s history parallels that of Catholicism in the Philippines. Many travelers can make the argument that houses of worship do not make great tourist destinations; but to those that want to learn about the culture they are visiting, there is no doubt that learning about the local religion is an intimate look into people’s lives. Overview and Significance The two hundred and eighty (280) year old Basilica

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Philippines / Visayas / Antique / Culasi Sometimes, time stands still. Its those moments when you forget that the earth is still rotating, that your cell phone bill is on auto debit and, as long as everything is working correctly, your heart keeps beating. But sometimes, you happen upon a place so beautiful, so serine, it skips one of those beats. One can learn to appreciate places like the sparsely populated Malalison island (in Antique Province, just off the coast of Panay), despite the lack of things like

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Philippines / Visayas / Negros Occidental / Sagay With no permanent structures, plant or animal life, including human inhabitants, Carbin Reef is by every definition of the word sandbar. What is Carbin Reef? This year-round tourist destination is a small sandbar. Think of it as a beach that is unattached from the mainland. Facing north towards the Visayan Sea, there is nothing but open water in 270 degrees of view, and the tiny strip of white sand beneath your feet is a reminder to appreciate the beauty of

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Deciphering The El Nido Tours: Which to Take and Which to Skip If you search Google and Instagram for images and hashtags from El Nido’s picture perfect Bacuit Bay, there will be no shortage of National Geographic worthy images from unbelievable locations. The problem is that there is not a whole lot of information in these places for tourists to find out about what a day on one of the famous island hopping tours is actually like. Or even more importantly, what type of

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With only five total days to explore an area that could easily keep travelers entertained for weeks, or months at a time, it was of the utmost importance to be decisive about what places to visit and what experiences were the most important for me to be a part of. My priority was to learn as much about the culture, history, people and FOOD during my visit as possible. Here is a breakdown of the entire itinerary for 5 days in Bali: Day One: Landing

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