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Oct 20, 2011 - She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain

Manila was a great time likely due to the people I was able to meet along the way, and will hopefully remain in touch with. However, the city itself can be quite dodgy in areas as I realized one night when a friend and I made a wrong turn looking for a pub, when we were surrounded by close to 15 kids who, literally, picked at our pockets! A little scary if I do say so myself. Thankfully we got out of there fairly quick and managed to find what it was we were looking for, the Hobbit House. Famous in the Philippines, simply because it's run...

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Feb 17, 2011 - Chilling In Sagada

January 31 - February 3 We loved Sagada almost immediately. The LP touts it as a chill mountain town, perfect for meeting like-minded travellers, and that's exactly what it was. I am so relieved, because I had already decided weeks before leaving home that it was one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting. So it would have been extra disappointing to arrive and not like it! We somehow got our timing just right, too, as we arrived in the middle of the town's Fiesta. From what we could tell, the Fiesta had something to do with...

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Feb 7, 2011 - Sagada

De Banaue nous prenons un jeepney jusqu'a Sagada, un autre village de montagne également très touristique. Mais comme ce n'est pas la saison haute, il n'y a pas trop de monde et la plupart sont des touriste du pays même. Sagada est un agréable petit village et un endroit magnifique, entouré de montagnes et de forêt de pins. Par contre, nous sommes obligés de payer un frais d'admission au village, soi-disant pour l'entretien de la commune. C'est bien la première fois qu'on nous demande une telle chose! Il y a pleins d'activités à faire ici...

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Jan 7, 2010 - Sagada

Next up its Segada, a town sets in the hills of the Cordillera famous for its hanging coffins, caves, pine forests and rice terraces. The town itself is a center for the local farming community which is now showing the ugly signs of commercial development with more and more concrete buildings take over the towns center, but thankfully its still early days in this regard. A trip to Sagada is all about trekking to see the surrounding areas highlights so with this in mind I set out on Day 1 for a walk to the towns south to see the Sugong...

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Where's Malcolm?

Jan 28, 2008 - Kindergarden me.

I'm writing this with a sore head, my healthy living attitude disappeared due to the contest and last night there were copious amounts of kareoke. Mostly from my badly singing self. Cool night though, I was with South African Harold, a Prague Check called Paulo, English guy Lee, Swedish Linda, Danish Medi, Canadian Craig. Bit of a mix there. It's been a cool few days but i'm feeling it a tad now though. It's been a bit nuts, there was lots of picture taking from the press and guess who they were snapping at. Everytime I get up every single...

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out for lunch

Nov 15, 2006 - Philippine Filets

Copyright 2006 David Rich 1500 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com 50 Philippine pesos=$1 P H I L I P P I N E F I L E T S Those flocking to the Philippines for its gorgeous beaches and crystalline waters are missing some of the choicest cuts in these exotic islands: World Heritage rice terraces, steamy volcanoes, an old colonial city, and vertiginous mountains to rival the Andes, all easy and inexpensive to sample in a few relaxing weeks. Vigan, on the Philippine Sea in Northern Luzon, is the best preserved colonial city in Southeast Asia, the...

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Nov 27, 2005 - My Birthday in Sagada!

Y como tampoco es plan relajarnos salimos zumbando al dia siguiente. En un jeepney (un cruce entre land rover cutre y bus pequeno) que sirve para apilar al mayor numero de gente posible con el fin de recorrer carreteras sin asfaltar a velocidades punta de entre 15 y 20 kilometros la hora. Asi que en un total de 12 horas (y algo asi como 150 kilometros), rotas para hacer noche en la imperceptible ciudad de Cervantes (en la cual, por tener cocina en el "hotel" cocinamos una tortillita de patatas, como en casa...) llegamos a Segada, que merece...

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