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Solo travel: My first time experience

Solo travel: My first time experience

Follow Us What it was like to solo travel for the first time. Being a solo traveler for the first time was a very hard thing for me to overcome. What if I get lonely? What about safety? Can I end up being my self for the

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Namaste – Tans Guesthouse Boracay station 2 – Best Cheap Guesthouse – Cheap hotel rooms

Namaste – Tans Guesthouse Boracay station 2 – Best Cheap Guesthouse – Cheap hotel rooms

Follow Us My favourite guesthouse in Boracay. Another place I have been returning to in Boracay is the Namaste / Tans Guesthouse. These 2 guesthouses have same management so you will not really feel much if you book a hotel room in Tans Guesthouse og Namaste Guesthouse.

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Turtle Inn Hotel Resort Review – Boracay – Best value hotel rooms in boat station 3

Turtle Inn Hotel Resort Review – Boracay – Best value hotel rooms in boat station 3

Follow Us Review of my Turtle Inn Hotel Stay in Boracay. When I first visited Boracay in 2008 I had booked a hotel room at the Turtle Inn Hotel Resort at Boat Station 3.  I was originally planning to stay in Boracay for 5-7 days but ended

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Where to stay in Boracay – hotel rooms – guesthouses – resorts

Where to stay in Boracay – hotel rooms – guesthouses – resorts

Follow Us Finding a hotel room or guesthouse in Boracay. The white beach in Boracay is made of white powder sand having a tree line of coconut trees and palm trees to cover for buildings when you look along the 7 km long Boracay White Beach. In

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Diving in Philippines – words from the expert – Iloilo – Panay Island – Negros – Apo Island

Diving in Philippines – words from the expert – Iloilo – Panay Island – Negros – Apo Island

Follow Us Underwater adventures. Diving in Philippines is amazingly beautiful and also fairly priced. According to many I have spoken to Philippines should be one of the best places in the world to go diving. I asked my friend who is a Marine life biologist to give

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How to get to Boracay – from Manila – Cebu – Iloilo – Kalibo – Batangas

How to get to Boracay – from Manila – Cebu – Iloilo – Kalibo – Batangas

Follow Us Getting to Boracay (Caticlan) by air, boat or bus The most popular travel routes to Boracay are from Manila, Batangas, Cebu, Iloilo or Kalibo. If you arrive from Manila or Batangas the best options are by air or by boat. From Cebu I will say

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Why go to Boracay – Visit the best beach in the world

Why go to Boracay – Visit the best beach in the world

Follow Us First time visitor to Boracay? If your answer is yes and you are at this very moment looking forward to visit Boracay for the very first time in your life I can only say to you that I am very jealous on you. Since I

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Best travel routes Philippines Tour 3 Palawan: Puerto Princesa – Underground River – El Nido – Coron (Busuanga)

Best travel routes Philippines Tour 3 Palawan: Puerto Princesa – Underground River – El Nido – Coron (Busuanga)

Follow Us Natural wonders of Palawan. If you want some of the most scenic adventures in the Philippines tour 3 could be a very good choice. Tour 3 might not offer the most spectacular nightlife but it will offer some of the most amazing scenic nature The

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Practicals regarding travel route tour 2 Philippines – how to find hotel – how to get around

Practicals regarding travel route tour 2 Philippines – how to find hotel – how to get around

Follow Us Tour 2: Cebu – Bohol –Dumaguete – Siquijor – Bacolod – Iloilo – Boracay (Malapascua – Bantayan) Estimated travel days: 16-18 days Practicals regarding the tour. For a full tour description please refer to the article describing each day on the tour 2. Getting from

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Best travel routes Philippines – Tour 2: Cebu – Bohol –Dumaguete – Siquijor – Bacolod – Iloilo – Boracay (Malapascua – Bantayan)

Best travel routes Philippines – Tour 2:   Cebu – Bohol –Dumaguete – Siquijor – Bacolod – Iloilo – Boracay (Malapascua – Bantayan)

Follow Us Touring the Islands of Visayas in Philippines. This tour will take you through to the best of the Visayas group of islands in Philippines. On this tour you will explore some of the best beaches in the world. When you travel as a backpacker here

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Taking bus in Philippines: prices – how to – Manila information

Taking bus in Philippines: prices – how to – Manila information

Follow Us Save money – take the bus. Taking busses around in Philippines can be as easy as it can be challenging. If you do not know where to go it can feel stressful to lack the knowledge. My general piece of advice is that you should

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Tagatay day tour – Taal Volcano just outside Manila Philippines

Tagatay day tour – Taal Volcano just outside Manila Philippines

Follow Us Spend a day away from Manila at Lake Taal.  When you arrive in Manila and feel like getting outside of this cramped metropolis you can consider a visit to Tagatay and the Taal Lake & Volcano. For backpackers it is an easy way to get

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Dumaguete – Twin Lakes National Park – Negros – Siquijor – Apo Island

Dumaguete – Twin Lakes National Park – Negros – Siquijor – Apo Island

Follow Us Explore Dumaguete and surrounding attractions of Negros. Dumaguete is the perfect starting point to explore the nature of Negros. From Dumaguete you have access to Twin Lakes National Park, Siquijor and Apo Island as some of the main attractions. Dumaguete it self is also a

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Practicals regarding travel route tour 1 Philippines – how to find hotel – how to get around

Practicals regarding travel route tour 1 Philippines – how to find hotel – how to get around

Follow Us Tour 1:    Manila – Solano – Banaue – Sagada – Baguio – Mount Pinatubo – Manila Estimated travel days: 7-9 days Practicals regarding the tour. For a full tour description please refer to the article describing each day on the tour. Getting from Manila to

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Awarding Best Starbucks Coffee in Philippines – Eastwood 1880 – Best Service – Best employees

Awarding Best Starbucks Coffee in Philippines – Eastwood 1880 – Best Service – Best employees

Follow Us Finding the best Starbucks Coffee shop in Philippines. The coffee culture is strong in Philippines and you will more or less find Starbucks everywhere. I enjoy Starbucks Coffee instead of going to bars because I think the atmosphere is friendlier and more positive.  Most often

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Travel routes Philippines: Day by day guide

Travel routes Philippines: Day by day guide

Follow Us Plan your travel routes and get the most out of your time Since travelling around Philippines is so time consuming I recommend that you scale down on the number of places you originally would plan to go to and try and get more out of

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Bohol Island & Panglao (Alone Beach) – attractions – tarsier monkey – Chocolate hills – what things to do n see

Bohol Island & Panglao (Alone Beach) – attractions – tarsier monkey – Chocolate hills – what things to do n see

Follow Us Bohol Island & Panglao (Alona Beach) Bohol is probably the next place that will grow really big tourist wise in Philippines. Already popular among backpackers and families on holiday together with an already planned international airport I cannot see why this place would not grow

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Getting around Philippines: The map

Getting around Philippines: The map

Follow Us The map of Philippines This “getting around Philippines” section I have organised to cover the following 2 topics: The map Transportation (Taxi, bus, trike, jeepney, boat, airplanes) The map of Philippines Philippines is a country entirely build by islands. In the North you will find

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Best travel routes Philippines – tour 1: Manila – Banaue – Sagada – Baguio – Mount Pinatubo

Best travel routes Philippines – tour 1: Manila – Banaue – Sagada – Baguio – Mount Pinatubo

Follow Us Tour 1:    Manila – Solano – Banaue – Sagada – Baguio – Mount Pinatubo- Manila Estimated travel days: 7-9 days Day 1: Manila. Begin in Manila exploring Makati. Have a walk through Makati Avenue. Visit Glorietta mall and have a coffee Starbucks in Greenbelt. Relax

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Mount Mayon and Bicol Philippines: how to get there – what to see

Mount Mayon and Bicol Philippines: how to get there – what to see

Follow Us Mount Mayon in Bicol Philippines Flying to Legaspi or taking bus you will find one of the most spectacular sights in the Philippines. Mount Mayon is 2462 meters tall and is one of the most perfectly built volcanoes for taking pictures. The Volcano has the

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    Stamp Collecting when Travelling
    Follow Us Stamp Collecting when Travelling Stamp collecting refers to the act of collecting stamps and stamp-related paraphernalia.  Stamp collecting is considered to be one of the oldest yet still popular indoor hobbies in the world.  While you may think that stamp collecting is something that is...
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  • Mekong Angkor Palace Hotel
    Mekong Angkor Palace Hotel in Siem Reap
    Follow Us Mekong Angkor Palace Hotel: First impression My first impression of Mekong Angkor Palace Hotel was very positive. First I had to walk 50 meters away from the street. This walk was a bit like walking along a drive way to a house. Inside the Mekong...
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    Bangkok Hiptique Hotel – Best Western
    Follow Us Bangkok Hiptique Hotel – Best Western. Bangkok Hiptique Hotel Best Western is a boutique hotel in Bangkok. The Bangkok Hiptique Hotel is located centrally in the Sukhumvit district. I have stayed in the hotel 3 times. First time I visited this hotel was in the...
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  • Solo travel philippines
    Solo travel: My first time experience
    Follow Us What it was like to solo travel for the first time. Being a solo traveler for the first time was a very hard thing for me to overcome. What if I get lonely? What about safety? Can I end up being my self for the...
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    Follow Us Cambodia. This is the guide telling you what to do and about the things to see in Cambodia in 10-12 days. Cambodia is the perfect place to visit if you have planned a trip around South East Asia.  If you plan to visit both Thailand...
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    Phnom Penh in Cambodia
    Follow Us Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Phnom Penh city is not really a big deal. I stayed here for 2 days and I would not recommend anyone to stay longer than that. Then it is better to spend more time in Siem Reap or Sihanoukville. Phnom Penh...
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  • Amazing Angkor in Cambodia
    Amazing Angkor in Cambodia
    Follow Us The #1 top attraction of Cambodia. When you are looking for what things to see in Cambodia it is probably impossible avoid being fascinated about the story of the temple ruins around Siem Reap. The ancient ruins of Angkor are the number 1 top attraction...
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  • Thailand to Cambodia crossing at Aranyaprather to Poipet
    Crazy border from Thailand to Cambodia
    Follow Us Getting from Thailand to Cambodia (Siem Reap) to see Angkor Wat. The Thailand – Cambodia border crossing from Aranyaprathet to Poipet is totally crazy. It is the most used crossing to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat. Usually a border crossing...
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    Follow Us Are you looking for jobs in Malta? If you consider finding a Job in Malta you probably have already heard about the island. I lived and worked in Malta for 4 years and had a great time. I was working in the iGaming industry there...
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