Category: Philippines

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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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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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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