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Feb 25, 2012 - Bohol and Panglao

Going back to last Monday, the flight from Manila to Tagbilaran (on the island of Bohol) was delayed, but only by half an hour (plus they had somehow changed the flight time to be 25 minutes later than what my ticket said). After a one hour flight, and a 30-minute tricycle ride, I arrived at my hotel near Alona Beach on Panglao (a small island attached to Bohol by a land bridge). The ChARTs resort is a beautiful place (see photos), designed and built by a German couple. The buildings are in the adobe style, painted white, and surround a...

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Apr 18, 2011 - Anda, Bohol

Apres Boracay, ile de fiesta des Philippines, nous voila repartis pour une journée de transport...petit tuctuc, petit bateau, petit avion a hélices- hummmm- pick up, 2h de ferry et 2h de voiture pour enfin arriver a destination, petite plage dans petite pension très très calme- oh que calme!- sur l ile de Bohol. A nous le repos, la découverte des "chocolate hills" et la chasse aux tarsiers!

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Feb 28, 2011 - Spiked Coconuts & Long Stemmed Roses

February 11 - 15 The next stop was Alona Beach, located on Panglao Island, which is about a 30-minute taxi ride from Bohol. (The islands are actually close enough that they are connected by a bridge.) Alona Beach has all the qualities of the stereotypical sleazy beach town. Yet, for some reason, I really enjoyed it. Like any tourist trap (it could be Mexico, or Thailand, or the Caribbean) the beach (which is less than 2 kilometres long) is lined with souvenir stalls, bars, and restaurants that feature very unsanitary displays of raw meat...

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Jan 9, 2011 - Beautiful Bohol

After a couple of days in Manila, my family decided to take a "vacation within a vacation" and visit some of the beautiful islands that the Philippines has to offer. First stop: Bohol - Home of the Chocolate Hills Less than 72 hours after arriving in Manila, I'm back at the airport for our flight to Bohol. The amazing thing about the Philippines is the short time (approximately one hour) it takes to go from the city to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and bonus, for an incredibly reasonable price! We arrive in Bohol at 9am...

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Nov 29, 2010 - Apor, blodsband & choklad

Stina vaknade redan vid 5-snåret då en inte alltför tyst amerikansk familj skulle lämna hotellet för att åka hem. I början av natten hade även ett stort kattdjur tagit en löprunda på plåttaket utanför rummet. Lät banne mig som halva kåken skulle rasa. Efter dusch och frukost bar det av i en fin ny bil med ac mot första målet för dagen. Ett monument äver en blodspakt mellan spanjacker och filippiner som skedde den 16 mars 1565. Efter lite fotografering bar det av till Baclayon-kyrkan för lite spirituell spis. Den syndfulle Stina fick låna en...

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Filippinerna 2010

Nov 28, 2010 - Allt faller på plats

1 h och 40 minuters färjefärd senare klev vi iland på Bohol, gick en kort promenad för att slippa den värsta taxichaufförsanstormningen. Vi hade redan innan vi äntrade land bestämt oss för ett hotell som var värt att kolla upp. Innan kvällen var slut hade vi ätit mat i restaurangen och beställt en liten kulturell rundtripp kommande dag. Efter middagen tågade vi ner på stan för att hitta oss ett internetcafé för att ge er lite värmande underhållning där hemma i kylan. Vid klockan 22 gav vi upp, vandrade hem för att få lite välförtjänt sömn...

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Filippinerna 2010

Nov 29, 2009 - Heaven has arrived

Seriously, I've been to 50 or so countries and I must say the island of Panglao is the most beautiful, raw island I have ever experienced. I arrive early on Sunday morning 6:00am... walk off the plane to 95 degree weather (100% humid), but the sight is absolutely beautiful. It is more lush than a Costa Rican jungle but with palm trees, mango trees and banana trees. It is breathtaking. Yes, a lot takes, my breath away, but seeing this island, the whole island pretty much, is one of those rare moments in life when you say - ok if today is my...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Panglao

I left Nuthuts after only two nights and immediately regretted my decision. There had been an influx of Germans the night before to add to the mostly French contingent, two nations who generally speak English poorly or reluctantly. A few of the French joined me on my departure they were living and working in Malaysia and as it turned out spoke very good English. We shared a jeepney to Tagbilaran where I stopped at the Mall enjoyed a good but expensive seafood meal and booked my flight to Manila for Friday (today). I then took a trike...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Bohol (Nutshuts)

Hello again, I'm now lodging in a jungle hut on stilts by the Loboc river on the island of Bohol. Jungle is perhaps a little strong as I am only 1km from the highway, but I spent my first afternoon today walking along the river and up the surrounding hills where trails permitted and twice I changed direction because I was frightening the children (and that was before I took the mask off). Yes I can almost hear the chorus of nothing new there, well there have been times when I actually wish some kids did show some fear. Like last night in...

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May 10, 2007 - We're so far away....

I've stolen a few minutes away from the camping event here at the Arms of Love Orphanage in the Philippines in order to write a quick update. For the past three days here at the orphanage the kids and staff have been sleeping under tents, eating meals outside, and taking part in a variety of sports and games. The 41 kids, 19 staff members, and the four of us have all been split into four teams. Each team has built their own tent, come up with a team jingle, and performed in a presentation complete with singing, dancing, and gymnastics. It's...

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Jan 24, 2007 - Bohol Province

Jan 24th to Jan 28th We have now entered what's called the "Visayas" region of the Philippines ( a large grouping of islands) and started our exploring on the island province of Bohol, basing ourselves in the city of Tagbilaran. Bohol is known for the Bug-eyed Tarsier Monkey. One of the world's smallest primates and an endangered species. It fits in the palm of your hand, can rotate his head almost 360 degrees and can leap 5 meters long. Bohol is also known for "the Chocolate Hills". The 1268 near identical grassy humps (40 - 120 meters...

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Jan 3, 2007 - Panglao

Zondag tot Woensdag Zondags na een hele dag reizen tegen een uur of 5 aangekomen op Alona Beach in Panglao. 's Avonds weer een heerlijk buffet gehad in dezelfde bar als 1e kerstdag. Nieuwjaarsdag met Markus en Eddy wat drankspelletjes gedaan in de bar. Markus komt uit Duitsland en werkt een jaar in Hongkong als leraar. Eddy is een Zwitser en verblijft delen van het jaar op de Filippijnen. De volgende dag weer met Markus in de bar gehangen en erg veel lol gehad. Afgesproken dat we elkaar zeker proberen om te zoeken in Hongkong of...

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