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This blog is dedicated to everyone who wants to travel to the Philippines. i wish to give you all the information and help i can give to make your vacation here an unforgettable one.
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Boracay Trip Report
2008-05-02 18:08:00
I'm back from my boracay escapade and it was amazing it always feels like it's my first time and its always hard leaving the island it always took me a few days to move on. arrrrgggggghhh i wanna go back now hehe. i went with two of my friends we decided to go by boat instead of plane because we want to experienced it and we are on a budget and even if not i would love to spend my money in the island rather than on my air fare. ok so let me share you now my lil bora adventure mmmmm just some of it hehe.The Negros Navigation Porter's. Doin Their Dance Routine.DAY 1: Ok so we left Manila at around 6 pm the ship Negros Navigation was scheduled to leave by 5 and good thing it didnt leave on time or we wont be able to get on the boat haha we get to pier 2 by 5:30 pm so thank god they waited for us. we paid for the economy as i thought its just fine but when we get there it was a chaos people are everywhere and occupying other beds especially those with kids so i said to my friends oh ...
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Can You Keep Up
2008-04-24 08:48:00
Cocomangas Bar in Boracay is one of the place to party hard in the island and it is also famous for its "Still Standing After 15" its a set of 15 hard drinks and if you were able to drink it all up and still alive you got a free shirt,your name engrave on the walls of the bar and 1 point for your country. so before you try it watch the video on how they do it. i always wanted to try it but i dont think i can finish all 15 hehe. so i just stick to their Illusion Drink.
First Year Blog Anniversary
2008-04-21 11:51:00
Wow its been a year since i started this blog. and after almost 40,000 site visit im still at it hehe. thansk to all the people who have visited my blog especially those on a regular basis thanks. and to those who love to leave comments and sending me emails thanks and forgive me if im late in replying on your mails and questions. to all the blogger that have linked me up thanks and more power to your blogs too. im goin to bora this sat to celebrate lol. more power to me...
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Budget Hotels In Boracay
2008-04-12 05:48:00
Its the time of the year again to visit boracay, well we can do visit boracay all year round but summer is the best way to if you wanna go star spotting and party all night long till 10 am. can't wait for my comeback to boracay this coming april 25 this time we are going in by boat from manila. for a change and i dont have that much budget for transpo hehe it wont be boring anyway as i will be with my friends plus i can document it all and share it here so people who are on a low budget can have some tips on how to go by boat. anyway whenever we go to boracay i prefer to stay in station 3 except for my first one. i prefer to stay in station 3 not only they have good quality hotels there at a reasonable price but i just love how i sunbathe without people walking around. plus few people choose to stay there so mostly foreigner who prefer to stay longer are the ones in station 3 so its nice and not so noisy. for this trip i really did some research about budget hotels so i hop from fo...
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Travel News: Universal Studios Theme Park Soon To Rise In RP
2008-04-08 09:11:00
Universal Studios theme park soon to rise in RPBy Zinnia De La PeñaMonday, April 7, 2008The arrival of a Universal Studios theme park in the Philippines is creating a huge buzz after the Genting Berhad Group secured the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.(Pagcor)’s nod for its proposed project within the Las Vegas-like Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Manila Bay Integrated Tourism City.Pagcor chairman and chief executive officer Efraim Genuino said the Genting Group has committed to develop 35 hectares of the 90-hectare prime reclaimed land facing Manila Bay into a world-class tourist destination.Genuino said the Genting Berhad Group is planning to invest $3 billion in the Manila Bay Integrated City, the Philippines’ biggest tourism development project.The Genting Berhad Group owns the Genting Highlands Resort in Malaysia and holds the exclusive development rights of film giant Universal Studios in Asia. It has teamed up with its subsidiary Star Cruises and Alliance Global Inc., the li...
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Holy Week Destinations in the Philippines
2008-03-02 21:02:00
Holy week is just around the corner. for some its a season to pray and for forgiveness for all the sin they have committed while for some its a time for a vacation over a hard days of work. well for me i usually celebrate my holy week with family except for last 2006 as i went to Boracay with a friend. but for this year i will just stay at home. and for those of you who are going to visit Philippines for the holy week here are some of the places worth visiting for the Lenten season.La Union is fast becoming a favorite among local and foreign tourist especially for surfing enthusiast it is dub as the "Surfing Capital of the North" as well as " The Pilgrimage Capital of the North". The stretch of white and gray sand beaches along the towns of La Union is the main attraction to tourists. beaches to check out are Buang Beach,San Juan Beach, Agoo -Damortis National Seashore Park,Agoo,Caba and White Sand. while in La union you can also enjoy its historic landmarks, cultural and man made a...
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Vote For Tubbataha Reef
2008-02-17 02:24:00
Please Vote for our very own Tubbataha Reef to make it to the New7Wonders of Nature. along side with the other natural wonders of the south east asian region. Tubbataha's currently at rank 28. so what are you waiting for? if we help our Ms. Philippines bring home the miss Photogenic award in the Ms. Universe pageant every year im sure we can put Tubbataha to the 7 wonders of the world.To Vote Click Here
12th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
2008-02-04 08:07:00
Are you ready for a weekend of everything that flies? then head on to Clark Pampanga and experience "biggest aviation sports event in the country today". Hot air balloon and airplane pilots from all over the world fly into the Philippines to join their local counterparts in this breathtaking event. In addition to daily flights of the hot air balloons, other activities include: skydiving, daily flag jumps (a skydiver jumps with the Philippine flag while the National Anthem is played to the start of the day's activities); micro light demonstrations; small planes fly-bys and fly-ins; remote controlled airplanes exhibitions; aerobatics; light airplane balloon bursting competition; ultra-light formation flying and bomb dropping exhibitions; helicopter fly-ins and exhibitions; an air rally from Clark to Vigan; rocketry demonstrations; kite flying exhibitions; and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.Twenty one balloons are due to show-up this year with 19 hot air balloons flown by ...
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Trip To Puerto Galera
2008-01-28 07:59:00
I had an emergency trip to Puerto Galera last week i havent been there in 2 years so i was so excited about it. my friend ela went there first then i follow on sunday morning there are lot of changes starting from the port its more organize now not to mention the x-ray machine they have a very convenient way to check out luggage. and no more unauthorize people inside the port asking you to do this,do that can i bring this etc etc. the only hassle i experience was when i rode this boat to white beach, i arrive at the Batangas port at 11 am and most of the boat are already leaving next trip will be 11:15 to 11:30 i was so excited and i don't feel like staying at the port for a about 15 mins so i decided to take the 11 am trip with this Father n Son Lines and i tell you its a waste of time the trip was supposed to be less or atleast an hour but mine was an exhausting 2 and half hours. they didnt tell us that they ar not going directly to white beach instead they will dock first to the...
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Travel News: 4.17B Panglao Airport Project
2008-01-11 13:13:00
The National Economic and Development Authority Board has approved a P4.17-billion project to build an airport in Panglao , Bohol.In a statement released Thursday, NEDA said the airport supports the government's thrust to make Central Philippines a major tourist destination."The Panglao Airport Development Project ... envisions opening up Central Visayas to more economic activities as well as enhancing the tourism potential of Bohol," NEDA said."This is expected to reduce travel time and cost of transporting goods and people. The project will also serve as a gateway for major tourist destinations in Bohol from other parts of the country and abroad," it added.The proposed airport will be built on 216 hectares of land approximately 15 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, and will have a runway of 2,500 meters by 45 meters and passenger and cargo terminal buildings.The project will be funded wholly by government funds from the Manila International Airport Authority, the Department of Transp...
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Feature Resort: Pearl Farm Resort Davao
2008-01-04 06:43:00
Happy New Year and im back to blogging and for my first post for the new year would love to feature a fantastic resort down south of the Philippines and thats none other than the Pearl Farm Davao its my first time to post about a resort in Mindanao as i havent been there yet but some friends and relatives have told me so much about the tourist spot there and it is really worth a visit so im planning to go down there this year. ok back to the Pearl Farm it is located in the southern part of the Philippines and belong to the Samal Group Of Islands a group of islands consist of nice islands. The Samal island is beautiful,tranquil and exotic with a white powdery beaches, a magnificent marine life,beautifully landscape palm trees and fruit bearing trees, and a flourishing floral and fauna. The resort is located on the quiet side of Samal Island it is 45 minutes boat ride from the main wharf. this 14 hectares resort was once a pearl farm thats were it gets its name. today the resort is on...
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Ayayayy... Boracay!
2007-12-22 07:29:00
Boracay the party island of the Philippines probably one of the best place on earth. been there twice too bad wasnt able to go this year. but definitely next summer i always been planning of going during the christmas season but i just cant as christmas must be spend with my family but hopefully someday the whole clan can go spend our christmas there hehe. anyway i havent post a formal Boracay post but i did feature some resorts and videos about this magnificent island. a few months ago i saw a music video entitled Ayayayy Boracay in Living Asia Channel i want to post that time but cant find it in you tube and thankfully they have it youtube now so would love to share it you its a nice song about falling in love with Boracay. enjoy and book your flight now. nothing beats Christmas in Boracay anyway.
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Manila View From The Top
2007-12-21 02:38:00
I have spend a few days at my friends condo in Malate,Manila and was able to snag a few shots of manila up above. the last time i post a picture of Manila was last november and was able to capture the area of Sta Cruz going to Las Pinas you can check that post here. well this time its all about the Malate Area,Baywalk and Makati City from a far. enjoy....The Pan Pacific HotelMakatiBaywalkM.H Del Pilar St.Manila Yacht ClubA Clear View of Makati SkylineManila By Night
Come Home To Philippines This Christmas
2007-12-08 06:33:00
A Very Heartwarming Commercial courtesy of Smart Telecommunication and Philippine Tourism Department.
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Travel News: PHILIPPINE HILOT WINS IN ASIA SPA AWARDS
2007-12-07 20:56:00
Hilot, the Philippine’s own brand of touch therapy, is earning international fame as the prestigious 2007 Asia Spa Awards recently recognized Mandala Spa & Villas Boracay’s Hilot Trilogy as Holistic Treatment of the Year. According to Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, “We congratulate Mandala for bagging this award. Citations of this magnitude indicate that our health and wellness destinations and services are definitely at par with world standards. They also open to us more opportunities in developing this type of industry.” Established in 2005, the AsiaSpa Awards continues to be one of the industry’s most esteemed recognitions in the Asia Pacific region. It aims to set the standards, highlighting innovation and quality. Resorts, companies, organizations and personalities that take home the much-coveted trophy are deemed benchmarks for this fast-growing enterprise. ...
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Feature Resort: Badian Island Resort and Spa
2007-11-26 16:03:00
Looking for a perfect place for your wedding or honeymoon getaway? well worry no more as im going to feature the fabulous Badian Island Resort in the queen city of the south Cebu. Badian Island Resort is a private resort in the Island of Cebu equipped with luxirous suites, Resort own Spa,Restaurants,Bars and very own private island with white sandy beaches. making it one of the countries top honeymoon destination. The natural beauty of the island is breathtaking. Lush palms speckle the private sandy beach that slowly slips into the azure lagoon. A white tongue of sand whisks you out into an inspiring world between heaven and ocean. staying at Badian is like heaven especially if your with someone so special.Getting There:The Badian Island Resort & Spa at the southwest side of Cebu is just abt. a 2,5 hours' car drive from Cebu International Airport,Wanna be pick up at Cebu International Airport? Click HereFacilities:Private sandy beach at the Lagoon, Private Beach at Coral Gard...
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Manila Manila Manila
2007-11-22 21:58:00
Hello everyone its been a while since i last update my blog i have been busy this past few weeks been to Pampanga twice this month. so sorry especially for those who have emailed me reallly sorrry anyway im back and hope i can answer all you questions and post all the destinations that is bein requested. anyway i would love to share with you my Pictionary of Manila while im riding the bus on my way home. hope you like it.The Post Office BuildingThe National Museum i think its undergoing a lil restoration.Rizal Park or better known as LunetaManila Street SweeperThe NBI Headquarters. our version of FBIThe Supreme Court BuildingPhilippine General HospitalSidewalk VendorsTaft AvenueDe La Salle University one of the best university in the PhilippinesGreen Roof Mc Donald For the Green Archers (La Salle Students)Buses Going outside of the MetroTo The AirportCutie JeepneyDark CloudsView of Mall Of Asia over the fly overMosque in the cityNew Street lamp of ManilaSchool girls on the pink fenc...
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Commercial Break: Wow Davao
2007-11-02 08:43:00
I would love to share with you ths music video of Davao . one of the most sought after destination in the south.
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10 Things To Do In The Philippines
2007-10-24 08:26:00
I saw an American Express Select Booklet last night at the living room so i check it out. its a selection of establishments that offer savings for American Express Card holder such as accommodation,dining,beauty and spa,car rentals and travel and tours. the booklet is for the cardholders traveling in the Philippines so they have some maps of the top Philippine destination and they also have the 10 thing you Must do in the Philippines. so i would love to share it with you in case your not an American Express Card holder and doest have the Select Booklet.1. Wander around Manila Bay and experience the most dramatic sunset in the world.2. Visit the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino in Cebu where the miraculous Santo Nino image, the oldest religous relic in the Philippines is enshrined. 3. Climb Mount Apo, Davao's unique natural wonder at 3,144 m it is the highest peak in the Philippines.4. Relive history at the walled city of Intramuros and Luneta.5. Paddle a canoe at Taal Lake and trek T...
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Events: Beyonce Experience Live
2007-10-22 19:18:00
Y'all ready for B? oh yeah she is coming to rock the Philippines. on November 7 at The Fort Taguig. for info about Tickets Cilck Here.
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Travel News: Philippines Hosts International Medical Tourism Conference
2007-10-21 10:41:00
The country’s top medical and wellness facilities and resort destinations take center stage as the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that it is organizing the 2nd International Medical Conference (IMTC 2007). The event will be held on November 19-23 at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila in Makati City. According to Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, “I am calling on local stakeholders in the medical tourism industry, such as hospitals, wellness resorts, and healthcare financing services, tour operators and transportation companies to participate in this event and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and network with their counterparts around the world.” The four-day event aims to develop medical value travel and to be the catalyst for industry alliances among medical establishments, health benefits companies, insurance travel partners, government agencies and other relat...
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Destination: Siargao Island
2007-10-13 08:58:00
Siargao Island is one of the two major island in Surigao del Norte. once an isolated and rugged territory back in the 80's is now one of the worlds best surfing destination it is dubbed as the The Surfing Capital of The Philippines its famous break the "Cloud 9" rank among the top 10 best waves in the world according to "Surf Magazine" and hailed as one of the 5 toughest breaks in the world along with the breaks of Hawaii and Australia. but Siargao is not all about surfing its also a place for island hopping,diving and just sun bathing on its powdery white sand beaches. so you dnnt have to worry if you cant surf as there are islets nearby that offers crystal blue water and powdery white sand for a pure relaxation.Getting There:Flights going to Siargao or Surigao City are available via SEAir (every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday to Siargao island) and Asian Spirit (every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from Cebu to Surigao), while Philippine Airlines flies daily from Manila to B...
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Travel News: Palawan Voted As The Best Beach In Asia By Conde Nast Traveler
2007-10-08 07:52:00
Conde Nast Travel er one of the most respected and widely read travel magazine voted Palawan as the Best Beach in Asia on their Great Asian Beach Finder article. Palawan stands out among other beaches here in asia also on the list are Phuket,Bali,Maldives and Langkawi. Palawan was consider as the countries last frontier it houses 2 of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the coral rich Tubbataha Reefs and Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park. also Palawan was on the list of Conde Nast !2th Annual "Green List".Read The Full Story Here
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Hotel: The Tides Boracay
2007-10-07 08:19:00
The Philippine's finest island truly deserved the finest hotel and joining in the roaster of Boracay 's finest hotels and resort is the The Tides Boracay a designer hotel and the only one in the island located in the heart of Boracay. owned by a group of Manila's Elite Crowd this places definitely going to be the hottest place to be seen in Boracay. i definitely checking this place soon the hotel's design was great and the resort was equipped with a first class amenities and features 60 stylish room to beat,luxirious bathrooms,flat screen tv's in each room,mini bar on their exeptional room,a cafe and take this a sundeck lounge with infinity pool.Room RatesThe Hotel Have 2 Kinds of Room TheEssential Room $120 and theExceptional Romm $160So what are you waitin for book now www.tidesboracay.comPhoto Gallery Of Tides BoracayImages Via Jenni Epperson and Tides Boracay Hotels Official Website Click Here
Free Burma
2007-10-06 22:08:00
Its supposed to be posted on Oct 04 but better late than never please click on the picture and see what you can do to Free Burma
Commercial Break
2007-10-01 19:30:00
As i was browsing for the song "Tender Love" in Youtube i came acroos this video by likha with the song "Tender Love" but with the beautiful picture of El Nido, Palawan i have enjoyed both the song and the view its so beautiful and relaxing so i decided to share it here.
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Menu: Lechon Baboy (Roast Pig)
2007-09-27 05:26:00
Lechon baboy is one of the highlight of Filipinofestivities, birthdays, wedding, family reunion and christmas parties. the dish was introduced by the Spaniards centuries ago while some evidence link it to Chinese immigrants. the most favorite part of Lechon is its crispy skin then dip into a liver base sauce yum. Lechon is a very delicious dish but some wasn't cook right thats why the skin was not that yummy and crispy. and what i like the best about lechon is its left over and transformed into another dish called Lechon Paksiw. pig is not the only animal that can be roast other popular form of lechon are chicken and cow. chicken is very much affordable and can be bought almost in every corner of the country. La Loma the area between the boundary of Manila and Quezon City is the "Lechon Capital Of The Philippines" many restaurants sell lechon there and the best of them all Mila's Lechon. Lechon of Cebu City is among the best in the Country.
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Travel News: Tourism Sector Believes 2007 Will Be a Milestone Year
2007-09-24 20:33:00
“This will be a milestone year for the tourism industry,” Tourism Secretary Ace Durano declared. “First semester statistics registered more than 1.5 million foreign tourist arrivals, and with the upbeat and sustained momentum of visitor influx into the country, we are looking at breaching, for the first time, the three million mark by year end,” he added. Latest figures released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) show that arrivals for the first half of the year registered a 7.6 percent growth compared to the same period last year –a figure that supports the optimistic forecast. With this welcome development and the upcoming peak season, the department also foresees increased visitor receipts to as much as US$2.9 billion or PhP133 billion this year. Visitor expenditure growth averaged 20.11 percent over the last three years, making the industry one of the top dollar ea...
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Destination: Batanes
2007-09-18 09:46:00
Batanes is the northernmost and the smallest province in the Philippines. it also has the smallest population in the country. the province is made up of 10 islands often called as the Batanes Group of Island. the province i can say is the most Beautiful province in the Philippines so beautiful that some Filipinos asked whenever they saw pictures of Batanes if its still a part of the country. the islands is made up of rolling hills, mountains,rocky and some white sand beach thats very rich with marine resources and rarest corals in the world. another good thing about Batanes is it has the lowest crime rate in the country so not just beautiful its also very safe to go there. visiting the island will be a great adventure and will be very relaxing you will be able to discover the province rich and colorful history plus you will be able to meet the Ivatans(people living in Batanes) the most friendly people in the country. so what are you waiting for lets go to Batanes.Getting There: ...
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Top Dive Sites in the Philippines
2007-09-12 08:31:00
Here are some of the most sought after dive sites in the Philippines . so gear up and lets get wet.Apo Island, DumagueteApo Island is a small volcanic island, 7km off the southeastern tip of Negros Island. it is one of the worlds best known community-organized marine sanctuary.Getting There:Negros Oriental is accesible by land, sea and air transportation: It is one hour and 15 minutes by plane from Manila, and 40 minutes from Cebu to Dumaguete City, capital of Negros Oriental. There are daily direct flights from Manila and Cebu. There are also daily sea voyages to and from different points in the Visayas and Mindanao and twice a week to and from Manila.Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, Sulu SeaIts the Mother of all the Dive sites in the Philippines. the Tubbataha's thousands hectares of reefs is a Unesco World Heritage Site. it is also home to big fish,killer currents,manta's,white tip reff sharks,hammerhead,whale sharks and the list goes on and on. getting into the reefs is...
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