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Feb 29, 2012 - Dumaguete

Dumaguete is a town located on the southeast coast of the island of Negros. It's the closest place to Siquijor with an airport, and I had to fly out of somewhere. Besides, the guidebook's description was encouraging: "it has attractive architecture, a laidback university town ambience, and a lovely seafront promenade shaded by acacia trees and coconut palms and lined with lively bars and restaurants". I stayed in Dumaguete for one day and a half, and it was one day too many! The seafront promenade is indeed very nice and will provide a...

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Mar 9, 2011 - Dumaguete: A Backpacker's Paradise

February 16 - 19 From Tagbilaran, we took a ferry to Dumaguete, on the island of Negros. Dumaguete is a seaside college town, fairly hip by Philippine standards, and full of young locals, expats, and backpackers. We found a wonderful place to stay called Harold's Mansion - the first real hostel we've found with a true backpacker vibe. We met some very cool people from all over the world - a few fellow Americans, as well as Danish, French, Spanish, British, Slovenian, Australian. (I'm sure I'm leaving some out...sorry!) We also met a bunch...

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Jan 10, 2011 - But the monkey's not watching....

He's slipped out to the kitchen To pile the dishes And answer the phone .... Happy New Year! 2011! Wow! I can't believe it has only been 10 days since I last checked in with all of you. If the first week and a half is any indication I am in for one hell of a year. I hope the New Year brings all of you everything. Roger and I rang in the new year on Boracay in grand fashion. We had a great meal followed by the biggest, craziest beach bash I've ever seen. There had to have been hundreds of thousands of people celebrating along the beach...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Judgement Day

I get my number to see the doctor and wait for it to pop up on the electronic board as I sit on my blue-moulded plastic chair in the air-conditioned comfort of the large white-tiled waiting room. Mine comes up fairly quickly and soon I'm sitting in the waiting room proper, looking at the bamboo water feature in the corner, with a vague feeling of recognition, like when you see a face in the pub that you know from somewhere but can't quite place, when it finally dawns on me - the Aztec section of The Crystal Maze, it even gurgles in exactly...

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Travels of a Kinnie

Sep 2, 2009 - Just can't get enough cock

Me, Dom and Mark catch a tricycle to the Dumaguete Cockpit and Recreation Center (what else they do here is never revealed), which after Malapascua is like going from the sawdust arena in Gladiator to the Colliseum. Rows of wooden seats stagger up from the metal-bound square glass walls of the cockpit, half of the hall divided from the other by a chain link fence, lending the place the air of a cage fight. The proceedings commence with the MC talking about the money bet so far on each bird, which are going through the same pre-match rituals...

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Travels of a Kinnie

Aug 29, 2009 - The streets of Dumaguete

Do nothing in the morning except buy a plectrum (medium strength, thanks Uncle) and then spend an hour in a fruitless search for a payphone I can use to make sure the doc will actually be there come Monday, but only succeed in getting overheated walking in the humid streets and decide to quit before I get too pissed off. Soon after, whilst speaking to Kinnie Snr via Skype in an internet cafe, a very attractive Filipino girl sits in the booth next to me and starts having a dirty online chat with someone. I can't resist having a peek and...

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Aug 26, 2009 - Dumaguete

We get a cab to the Southern Bus Terminal for the coach to the bottom tip of Cebu; hauling around all the dive gear on a jeepney just isn't an option. We get there and Dom pulls out a 500 peso note for the 55 peso ride in the forlorn hope that the cabbie might have change. Incredibly, the cab driver then says 'No problem, of course I have change'; keep your weeping statues and cornflakes that look like Jesus, that was a true miracle. Buses are an exception to the often casual attitude to time keeping here, and this one leaves bang on 06.30,...

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Feb 3, 2007 - Apo Island, Negros

Apo Island Feb 3rd to 7th. In our quest to find the best beaches and snorkeling of the Philippines we headed to Apo Island. It's a little 72 hectare island and the home of the most successful Marine Reserves in the Philippines. We stayed in the hotel which was owned by the great grand daughter of the first person to ever live on the island. "Liberty" at the age of 12 was voted by the island villagers as the new Chief and Island leader when her grandfather passed away. Although, very young she assumed the role and within her realm as leader,...

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Feb 1, 2007 - Dumaguete, Negros

(Feb 1st - 3rd) Back to the city of Dumaguete (Negros) Docked in the University town of Dumaguete for a few nights to do some chores and make plans as we get set to explore the west coast of Negros. As far as big city's go, Dumaguete is a nice, clean and safe place to stop. The front blvd promenade is lit up at night by gas lamps and comes to life with the many food stalls filled with students eating tempura fish, chicken and sodas. Our next stop will be Apo Island. A small island just off the coast of Negros near Dumaguete. After that we...

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