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8 Philippine Festivals You Should See in Your Lifetime

Philippines Festivals

The Philippines is known as the Capital of the World’s Festivities, and for very good reasons. Due to the prominent Spanish influence, attending one of the Philippine Festivals might feel like you’re in Spain. They can also either be religious, cultural, or both! Nevertheless, these festivals are extremely fun to see (and be part of!), and the Philippines have a …

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6 Things You Must Know Before You Visit Manila

“Manila, Manila, I keep coming back to Manila,” says the ’80s Philippine hit song “Manila” by a band called Hotdog. Interestingly, the song is about a man living overseas and aching to fly back home to Manila. Topping the charts in the ’80s, “Manila” has been the go-to song of homesick Filipinos and Filipinos at heart across the globe even …

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A Complete Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to answer these questions in this blog post but as visa requirements …

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Why I Didn’t Enjoy The Philippines

It took me a little while to admit it because I am a generally positive person, but after a while I realised that I was not really enjoying myself while travelling in the Philippines. I had heard so many good things and landed in the country with a confidence and pretty high expectations, but after three weeks I was left …

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Photo of The Week: Magellan’s Cross, Cebu City, Philippines

magellans cross

This is one of those instances where the story behind the photo is much better than the photo itself. Everybody has seen a cross before, right? Yup Magellan’s Cross isn’t that spectacular, its just a big cross housed in a small chapel. You cannot even see the cross as it is encased in an even bigger tindalo wood cross due …

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Beautiful Boracay in Photos – Philippines Travel

When people at home read about our lifestyle they assume that we spend all of our time relaxing on white sand beaches in paradise. Of course this is not always true. However, sometimes it is. During our recent travels through the Philippines we stopped for a while to enjoy Boracay, which is the quintessential holiday paradise island. You can walk …

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