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DINAGYANG

DINAGYANG | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

 The Dinagyang festival officially started last Friday with the Opening Salvo. This is when the different Ati tribes dance around the actual parade route and practice their pacing.I could only describe the opening salvo with two words - massive traffic

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Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City (part 2 of 3)

Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City (part 2 of 3) | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Much has been written about Zamboanga City. In fact, when I decided to go to Zamboanga, the first thing I searched online were blog articles about the city. The itinerary sent to me included a place called Rio Hondo. I found several pictures of it online and what I saw was disheartening.
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8 Must-Visit Places in Region 12: The 12th Paradise

8 Must-Visit Places in Region 12: The 12th Paradise | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
If the Philippines as a whole has been called a paradise of 7,107 islands, then its South Central Mindanao region is a paradise within a paradise.
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the norm and the craziness....: The Cave-like formations in Enkanto Falls. Libmanan, Camarines Sur

the norm and the craziness....: The Cave-like formations in Enkanto Falls. Libmanan, Camarines Sur | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

The town has a beautiful river, waterfalls, caves, islands and hot spring. Going to Libmanan town’s beautiful destinations maybe a little bit of a challenge but if you’re that kind of a traveller who loves adventure and off the beaten track destinations, then I would suggest that you visit Libmanan town in Camarines Sur.

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Philippines : All About Filipino Ingenuity (Part II)

Philippines : All About Filipino Ingenuity (Part II) | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
The Filipino people seem unstoppable from thinking out of the box. In this Hub, you can view photos that speak All About Filipino Ingenuity.
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Tabon Caves, Palawan, The Philippines

Tabon Caves, Palawan, The Philippines | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
These caves on the island of Palawan are famous for two reasons. Firstly, there's the natural beauty. But then there's also an incredible discovery.
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Nuvali: Another Mecca for Mountain Bikers

Nuvali: Another Mecca for Mountain Bikers | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Nuvali is a vast real estate development in Sta. Rosa Laguna has been attracting bikers from all over Metro Manila and Southern Luzon. I'd been hearing lots of good things about this place for quit...
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Mt. Pinatubo Travel Guide | Pinay Travel Junkie

Mt. Pinatubo Travel Guide | Pinay Travel Junkie | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Mt. Pinatubo’s landscape is ever-changing, as caused by elements of nature. The alterations, big and small, make every visit a unique experience. This is why, dawn of 2015, I agreed to accompany a friend to the volcano.

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Travel Guide: How to Get to Baguio from Metro Manila - Out of Town Blog

Travel Guide: How to Get to Baguio from Metro Manila - Out of Town Blog | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Baguio is one of every Filipino’s favorite all year round destinations. The cool climate gives us a sampling of some western countries’ weather and the city has some of the best foodie places scattered around the highland. It’s also a favorite because of how easy it is to get there. Here’s some quick tips on How to Get to Baguio …
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Hello Talisayen, Goodbye Anawangin | Sojourn to the Secluded Beach of Zambales

Hello Talisayen, Goodbye Anawangin | Sojourn to the Secluded Beach of Zambales | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Looks like it is a goodbye for now for Anawangin and a new destination in Talisayen is about to replace the once apple of the eyes in San Antonio,Zambales. Let's all give our welcome to Talisayen Cove.
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Paulo Gervasio's curator insight, January 15, 7:15 PM

Zambales is the Philippine province where the former US Naval Base Subic was located. It use to be the largest  American Naval base in  a foreign country. The Americans abandoned it after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the 1990s - they were next-door to a huge volcano that erupted after 800 years of dormancy. --   The white sand you see in this beach is volcanic  Lahar.    

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The Road to Favarey, Bontoc, Mountain Province | Life on Grains

The Road to Favarey, Bontoc, Mountain Province | Life on Grains | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Favarey is one of the oldest seat of civilization in Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province. It is home to one of the most beautiful rice terraces that is hidden from the consciousness of most travelers who visit Northern Luzon.
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Updates: Calle Real, Plaza Libertad, Iloilo-Bacolod Ferry Terminal

Updates: Calle Real, Plaza Libertad, Iloilo-Bacolod Ferry Terminal | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Iloilo City Proper is the historic central business district of Iloilo City. Its most famous street, Calle Real, now known as J.M. Basa Street, is lined with heritage buildings built as far back as the late 1800s. Many of these buildings were recently restored in an effort to recapture its “old glory,” and make the Ilonggos and …
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Pondering Paodaolei: Batanes: Beyond Words

Pondering Paodaolei: Batanes: Beyond Words | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Of all the places in the Philippines, Batanes has been the most elusive gem for me.  I had the money.  I can splurge.  I can book that 16k RT ticket if I really wanted to.  I saw my friends flock to this island paradise the last couple of years. 

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Roxas City: PALINA Greenbelt Ecopark

Roxas City: PALINA Greenbelt Ecopark | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
I've always associated Roxas City with seafoods and Baybay. I've been to the place several times before but the itinerary never changed - Roxas/Baybay/eat seafoods/go home, in that order. Not that I'm complaining. The thought of seafoods alone would make me drop what I am doing on a weekend and head there
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IN PHOTOS: Beautiful Dinagyang Festival 2015

IN PHOTOS: Beautiful Dinagyang Festival 2015 | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Scenes from the colorful festival, one of Iloilo's most prominent attractions
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Jovial Wanderer

Jovial Wanderer | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

On my 3rd visit to Mt. Pulag, I reunited with hiker friends, Gid of Pinoy Mountaineer, Jenny, Vinci and Koi. :) Our route was via the Akiki-Ambangeg , a 16 Kilometer trail that is estimated to take around 8 hours on a steady pace, short breaks and with smaller packs. The Akiki is known to be notoriously steep while Ambangeg trail with its rolling terrain, is commonly taken by hikers who want to take an easier approach to its summit.

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Vacationing in the Philippines Part 4 — Bamboo Organ Church, Jeepney Factory, Tagatay/Taal Volcano Tour, People’s Park in the SkyPhilippines

Vacationing in the Philippines Part 4 — Bamboo Organ Church, Jeepney Factory, Tagatay/Taal Volcano Tour, People’s Park in the SkyPhilippines | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Ok so I am currently at Incheon Aitport (Korea) waiting for my flight back to the states!So I have some time to kill, so I decided to update my blog! Lucky you!On this particulat day, I did another tour with my hotel, which took me to a Bamboo Organ Church, a Jeepney Factory, Tagatay to see…
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How to Travel Cheaply in Batanes

How to Travel Cheaply in Batanes | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
I spent less than P8,000 (including airfare) for 6 days and 5 nights in Batanes. Find out how.
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Travel Guide: Calaguas Islands (Updated) | Lakwatsero

Travel Guide: Calaguas Islands (Updated) | Lakwatsero | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
On the northernmost part of Bicolandia is an unknown paradise that can rival the white sand beach of Boracay and the serenity of Pagudpud, still virgin and
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Bicol Region ~ Pinoy Mountaineer

Bicol Region ~ Pinoy Mountaineer | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Lying in the peninsula that comprises Luzon island's southeast arm, Bicol Region's famous landmark is Mayon Volcano, the Philippine version of Japan's Mt. Fuji -- a perfect cone rising in all splendor. The main city of Legazpi, where Mayon's beauty can be seen, is a 12-hour trip from Manila
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Hike to Mt. Tagapo, Talim Island

Hike to Mt. Tagapo, Talim Island | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we tend to take places in our backyard for granted. The nearer a destination is from where we live, the less it is on our tourist radar. For instance, Art's hometown is Binangonan, but f...
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Philippine Trains | Bicol Express | Manila MRT/LRT | Sugar Trains

Trains in the Philippines. Metro Manila Commuter Transportation, the famous Bicol Express and the Sugar Trains in Negros
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Laperal Ancestral Home: Famous Haunted House in Baguio City - Out of Town Blog

Laperal Ancestral Home: Famous Haunted House in Baguio City - Out of Town Blog | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

 After having our second light breakfast at Choco-late Batirol, we were supposed to go to our third food stop ...

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The Jeepney Arts Festival: A Drive to the Glory Days of a Philippine Icon - Out of Town Blog

The Jeepney Arts Festival: A Drive to the Glory Days of a Philippine Icon  - Out of Town Blog | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
“Manong, bayad,” “Pasuyo naman po,” “Para! Sa tabi na lang ho,”—we’ve all heard and said these lines at least once in our lifetimes. The jeepney won’t be the country’s most popular mode of transportation for no reason. For a stash of coins or a couple of small bills, this iconic Philippine vehicle can take you …
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Travel Guide: Itbayat, Batanes

Travel Guide: Itbayat, Batanes | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Batan and Sabtang Island are amazing enough. But then I got to Itbayat, the northernmost inhabited island of Batanes, and I was floored. While Itbayat is more rugged and more difficult to explore, ...
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