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Mar 31, 2011 - Work and Play

It would be hard to describe a trip this epic in one blow, so I'll piece it together bit by bit and let the parts convey the magnitude of the whole. When I landed in Manila in late March - 6 hours later than scheduled and $200 lighter having missed a flight in Singapore - it had been almost 2 years since I'd traveled in the Philippines in the service of Lonely Planet. Apparently this was enough time to partially erase the memory of several hall-of-fame-caliber trips to this scattered puzzle of 7000 islands (see here, here, and here). For...

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