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Philippines / Luzon / Mountain Province / Sagada While not as famous as the nearly 2000 year old rice terraces in the nearby town of Banaue, the terraces of Sagada will offer travelers on a limited budget (both time and money) an up close and personal experience with very similar structures. Sweeping views of the valley offer an impressive look at the construction marvel that the locals have performed in building these terraces with little to no modern equipment. Perhaps the most impressive fact, and one that is

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Philippines / Oriental Mindoro While it may seem like getting back to Manila from Puerto Galera would be a simple reversal of my directions in the article "How to get to Puerto Galera From Manila", be forewarned, they are not! While the return trip is not too much more difficult, there are some complications that can certainly throw you off, if not ultimately cost you more money on the return voyage. This article is focused on getting you back as cost effectively as possible,

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Easy Right? Probably not... unless you have done it before or are fluent in Tagalog. It seamed easier to find directions to places like Boracay or El Nido) than Batangas. Even then, you will pay more and your journey will take longer if you do not know what you are getting into. After making the journey myself, alone, as a Fil-Am with limited Tagalog, I chose to write this much needed, detailed guide to help you get there and back! Getting to the Terminal in

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It is nearly impossible to visit the city of Manila and not make a visit to Manila Bay at the Mall of Asia. The Manila Eye is the one feature that stands out in this area, so much so that I did a separate feature on the eye itself. My previous visit to this area was in 2006. Then, this newly reclaimed land was still raw and fairly undeveloped... except for the massive call center complex and the still unopened Mall of Asia. Needless to

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Laoag is a bustling city nearly 500km from Manila. The Capitol of the Ilocos Norte province also boasts an international airport and a healthy tourism industry driven by historic buildings, and its short travel distance to other tourism centers in the North such as The beach resort town of Pagudpud and Vigan CIty, the location of the only pre-WWII, Spanish style buildings that were spared by Japanese bombs. This post is just focused on Laoag City and the easily attainable task of seeing it all

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Very rarely would you hear me (or anyone that is not a landscape architect for that matter) rave over ‘natural’ man-made features such as a lake in the middle of a condominium and hotel complex, but the (insert size here) lake at Pico De Loro certainly deserves some mention. Encircled by a foot path The lake itself is full of life from the birds and fish that you would expect, to crustaceans (I did see a few little critters in there) and a network of

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Exploring the South Western area of Luzon may not be high on everyone's list but the coast below Corigador and the mouth of Manila Bay does have many fantastic opportunities that are worth the drive. Canyon Cove resort just outside the town of Nasugbu has a fantastic beach and an even more impressive pool. More importantly, it presented plenty of opportunities for me to fly my drone, virtually unobstructed. Keep in mind this was only my second flight! Sending up an expensive toy over water

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