Category: NCR

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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It sounds like the possibility of intergalactic travel has been solved with fastcrafts, but actually they just move slightly quicker than their shipping boat counterparts. Even with airports and commercial flight schedules expanding, these medium-sized passenger boats are a fast, safe and economical way to travel around the islands. With capacities of 300 or more, multiple travel classes, and daily routes between popular destinations, fast crafts have remained the favorite mode of travel for many commuters and vacationers alike. In Iloilo City, one of the

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Getting to the Philippines’ most popular island paradise of Boracay is a popular and well-documented trip, but there are definitely some information gaps on what to expect and how to prepare for your voyage, if you have never done it before. The purpose of this Unofficial Guide is to allow readers to know exactly what to expect when vacationing in Boracay. Fly, Fly, Fly! There are not just one, but two international airports within a 2 hour van trip to Boracay, and the availability of

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One would be hard pressed to visit the south eastern corner of Laguna province along the lake and not be overwhelmed by the large number of solicitors holding up the yellow signs offering some time at their natural, hot spring fed ‘private pools’. This tourist attraction is something that has been going on since the 1970’s in the Laguna province when many of the small resorts and motels first sprung up. Some of the places looked like they have seen little to no renovation

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Philippines / Luzon / Illocos Norte / Laoag City Known as 'The Sinking Bell Tower' of Laoag City, it was built in approx. 1700 and is currently sinking at a pace of nearly a foot per decade. The entranceway is now merely a crawlspace, when people mounted on horseback could once pass through it. Entry is no longer allowed. The local government rendered it too dangerous for tourists to enter. Right in the Middle of Town You wont miss it, the tower is the tallest structure in Laoag

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Philippines / Luzin / Illocos Norte Most travelers to this area of the Philippines end up staying in the nearby Laoag (Luh-wahg) City, which has a range of affordable hotels, a host of tourists attractions, and even an international airport! I have a number of posts about Laoag, but this one is simply focused on getting to Paoay (Pah-why) inexpensively, on local transit for the proper travel experience. UNESCO does not just hand out the title of World Heritage Site to just any place. One of the

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Philippines / Luzon / NCR / Malate The Mall of Asia (MOA) Eye is a wonderful landmark and is very photogenic., though do not count on many great opportunities from inside the eye as the acrylic of the individual carriages is usually dirty and pretty well scratched up. I would have to classify this area as 'less than impressive', by traditional travel photography standards, but if you are super creative, or if you absolutely love sunsets; this very commercial area can be a fun afternoon of street, landscape

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Everyone loves free stuff. We all work hard for our money and try to spend responsibly when we are traveling right? Because that is the case, its nice to be rewarded This little article on hotel hacking is a behind the scenes guide to how I was able to pay for regular rooms and get upgraded to suites about four out of every five times that I booked. I have not found a system that works as easily and consistently as this method. The Setup

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