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Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo

Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

The atmosphere had changed. A calm and freshness had taken over; my eyes became entranced by tranquil rice farms and the glistening of tropical trees and plants as they swayed under the glorious sun. I was awakened by the jeepney’s halt, and my tita motioned that this was our stop.

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Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Things to do in Puerto Princesa | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Planning to go to Palawan soon? In this guest post, a Puerto Princesa local has written about things to do in her hometown.
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A Fun Day in Tacloban

A Fun Day in Tacloban | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
I missed the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival but it does not mean I will not enjoy my visit in Tacloban City. Not a butt-numbing bus ride nor a typhoon can ruin my vacation.
I arrived in Palo, Leyte with Nathalie and her doctor friend at around 6AM.
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Sabang and the New7wonders Puerto Princesa Underground River

Sabang and the New7wonders Puerto Princesa Underground River | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Walk the monkey trail, swim, trek, watch spectacular sunsets, tour the Underground River. Sabang - Puerto Princesa Subterranean River's gateway
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Zamboanga’s Pink Sand Beach | Travel Up

Zamboanga’s Pink Sand Beach | Travel Up | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Pink sand beaches are quite rare. There are a only a few of them around the world, the most famous of which can be found in Bahamas & Bermuda. Thankfully, we don’t have to travel abroad to set foot on one.

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Taluksangay Mosque, Yakan Weaving Village and Rio Hondo

Taluksangay Mosque, Yakan Weaving Village and Rio Hondo | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Zamboanga City & Tawi-Tawi Backpacking Tour (Part 1 of 4) How can you write about a tour you would never imagined would happen or at least you would never knew will be fully-booked? MINDANAO.
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Break Spots's comment, June 27, 2013 1:49 AM
Beautiful
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Sta. Cruz Island aka Pink Beach

Sta. Cruz Island aka Pink Beach | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Zamboanga City & Tawi-Tawi Backpacking Tour (Part 2 of 4) Zamboanga City left us with "wow" after "wow after "wow" comments. This is far from the fear that the general media has implanted with Manila citizens.
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Le Tourister's comment, July 3, 2013 3:06 AM
wonderful place..
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Kamusta Magazine » Beyond the beach: The untold story of Boracay’s Ati tribe

Kamusta Magazine  » Beyond the beach: The untold story of Boracay’s Ati tribe | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Tourism and its accompanying business opportunities have provided livelihood for many of Boracay’s residents. The tourism industry has provided better employment opportunities for the former fisherfolk of the island; through the increase of average annual income, Boracay has also transformed its municipality of Malay, Aklan from a fourth-class to a first-class municipality. However, many residents are paid minimum wage, showing the uneven distribution of wealth on the island.

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Samar | Wanderful Together

Samar | Wanderful Together | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

I learned about San Juanico Bridge as the longest bridge in the Philippines when I was in elementary school . Who wouldn’t be glad to have seen and touched this bridge that I only used to read about in my elementary school books?

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Digyo Island, a hidden paradise

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Cuatro Islas composed of four islands namely Mahaba, Apid, Himukilan and Digyo.   Mahaba is the nearest island among the four and a few commercial establishments are present.   

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The Travelling Lens: Tawi-Tawi - meeting new friends (part 1 of 3)

The Travelling Lens: Tawi-Tawi - meeting new friends (part 1 of 3) | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

I knew that going to Tawi-Tawi would be quite different from all the trips that I have made – I will be going to a place almost everyone I know is afraid of because of safety reasons and I will be traveling with complete strangers

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The Trekker Trail: Limunsudan Falls - The Highest Waterfall in the Philippines

The Trekker Trail: Limunsudan Falls - The Highest Waterfall in the Philippines | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Limunsudan Falls is a two-tiered waterfall situated in Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City, in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. It is situated 55 kilometers away from the city proper. It is said to be the Philippine's highest waterfall with the height of 870 feet, with the lower part cascading alone higher than the Maria Cristina Falls.
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A Walking Tour of Corregidor

A Walking Tour of Corregidor | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
I looked out the tram and up to the island ahead while we waited for the other tour participants to board. I anticipated the strains nostalgia would have on me, but no such weight came. I let out a...
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Vigan Ilocos Sur: An aura of cultural heritage

Vigan Ilocos Sur: An aura of cultural heritage | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

It was still morning when we arrived there were already tourists like us roaming around the plaza, walking along the old cobbled stones of Calle Crisologo and how amazing it is that the street were walking on has been preserved. 

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West Nuk, Bataan: Finding Solace Up North

West Nuk, Bataan: Finding Solace Up North | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
We arrived at night and it seemed like the whole resort was ours. We took a dip into the ocean and enjoyed the clear skies filled with stars. Unlike in the city, the sky was free of smog and the b...
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Star-Filled Sky Over Burot Beach

Star-Filled Sky Over Burot Beach | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
With arms and legs flapping against the sand, an act reminiscent of that peculiar scene in Stephen Chovsky's film adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" which involved Charlie getting high while helplessly lying on the ground covered with...
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Travel with a Difference: A Different Kind of Travel Guide to the Philippines | This Grasya on the Road

Travel with a Difference: A Different Kind of Travel Guide to the Philippines | This Grasya on the Road | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Travel around the Philippines almost always involves beaches, white sands, awesome landscapes, friendly people, good food..

It is indeed fun… specially if the small time vendors, farmers, fishermen and tribes can go experience the fun too no? It is complicated to explain why there is a social divide.

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Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Quickie

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Quickie | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Just came from an EPIC Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi backpacking tour with 3 blog readers-turned-friends. Shout out to Lester aka "The Jap," Doc Banggi and Anna! I have so many stories to tell and so many photos to share.
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Manila by Motorcycle | Travel Up

Manila by Motorcycle | Travel Up | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Mention Manila and the most common image that comes to mind is heavy traffic, smoke-belching jeepneys, swerving buses and congested streets.

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Kamusta Magazine » Beyond the beach: The untold story of Boracay’s Ati tribe

Kamusta Magazine  » Beyond the beach: The untold story of Boracay’s Ati tribe | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it

Tourism and its accompanying business opportunities have provided livelihood for many of Boracay’s residents. The tourism industry has provided better employment opportunities for the former fisherfolk of the island; through the increase of average annual income, Boracay has also transformed its municipality of Malay, Aklan from a fourth-class to a first-class municipality. However, many residents are paid minimum wage, showing the uneven distribution of wealth on the island.

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Sole of Missy: Travel Guide: Cebu City in a Day

Sole of Missy: Travel Guide: Cebu City in a Day | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
What to do in Cebu for one day? Here is the list of places you can visit to maximize your stay.
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The Chocolate Hills and the Giants - Bohol, Philippines

The Chocolate Hills and the Giants - Bohol, Philippines | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, when giants roamed the earth, two giants had a great fight for reasons that remain obscure. The two hurled rocks and dirt at each other f
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Did you know that the Chocolate Hills in BOHOL used to be underwater? In fact, there are many fossils of different shallow marine lifeforms such as corals, mollusks and algae that can be found in these karst hills.

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A Visit to Sorsogon: The Rock Formations of Sawanga | The Wandering Juan

A Visit to Sorsogon: The Rock Formations of Sawanga | The Wandering Juan | Philippine Travel | Scoop.it
Things to do and places to visit in Sorsogon. A look at the rock formations in Paguriran.
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