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Hi,
We want to travel to Palawan in December over Christmas and are wondering if there will be buses going from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton on the 25/12/? As there is a large number of catholic Philippinos, would there be options for taking public transport? We wanted to take the Jeepney to Port Barton.
Would be grateful for your experience!
This is the plan so far.
Thanks a lot for your help.

23 / 12/2016 1 night in Manila
24/12/2016 flight to Puerto Princesa 1 night
25/12/2016 Drive to Port…

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Hi there!

I'm planning to travel to the Philippines (flying to Cebu) in September for 3-4 weeks. I've spoken to a few people that have been there and read a few websites and most of the reactions are mixed. It's the rainy season and some say that it's best to go there at a different time of year, others say that the most important thing is that you just stay flexible i.e. if you hear that a storm is coming, you pick up your things and go somewhere else.

What would you say? Yes/No to visiting…

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I read that the Philippines were considering giving over 60s (yes that's me) free 59 day visa did anything come of that? I am a UK passport holder and I am already aware of the ordinary visa extension that I can get to add to my 30 day visa exemption but read about the proposal which was floating around when they were discussing extending the visa free entry from 21-30 days

Also is it true we get discounts on buses?

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Not too much in the way of budget accommodation in El Nido. I did find 2 places offering budget rooms for solo travellers for 500 pesos per night. Mountainside and Austria's Place. I can vouch for Austria's place. Super friendly and breakfast included. In all a very good stay there.
https://asiajottings.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/philippines-el-nido-where-to-sleep/

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North Luzon

Hi all,
My last post didn't quite get the response I hoped, though there were some interesting replies! Ill try and word this one better. Thinking of flying up to Tuguegarao and taking around 10 days to travel to Laoag, from where I can fly back to Manila. Does this sound like a sensible amount of time? What attractions are there? Im thinking Palaui, Pagudpud? Happy to receive any recommendations, guidebooks have next to nothing on this part of the country
Cheers.

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Hello! I have a flight really early in the morning and have to be at the airport around 4 AM. Whats the best way to get there from batangas? What companies and what stop? If Im right the JAM bus company only goes to Cubao and thats pretty far away from the airport. It would be expensive, and Im a single, female traveler and have heard that you should avoid taxies at night in Manila. I know theres an airport shuffle bus from victory liner, but thats in Pasay, which is far from Cubao. Can anyone…

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Hope all is well my fellow travelers.
I'm 24 years old and traveling solo!

I'm landing in the Philippines on the 27th of May, I have a total of 22 days to spare.
The first 3 days I want to stay in Manila area because of some business I need to conduct, then the remainder of the 19 days I want to check out the following areas Cebu, Palawan & Boracay.

I enjoy hiking, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, scuba diving, site seeing and many more activities...

I want to know where to start…

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Hi,
before I lose faith with the Philippines, is there anywhere I can visit where I won't get swept along in a tidal wave of tourists and still see nice coastal features. Just finished up with El Nido and it was rather overwhelmed with drunks all the time, mostly Brits.

Thank you.
Blogging and hoping to give Philippines another try!
https://asiajottings.wordpress.com/

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Dinagat & area

Hi are pre planning a trip next year & haven't come across much info & places to stay etc. Was on Siquijor & Bohol in Jan/Feb & think it may rain alot in Dinagat that time of year...anyone know. Places to stay, things to do would be great. We want to get in some diving but somewhere but not sure if there is much in this area of dive compaines...maybe go back to Bolhol or Leyte for diving. Would love to hear from people that have been here. Am looking forward to this limestone beautiful area

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Hi all :)

My boyfriend and I are planning a 2-2.5 week trip to Philippines in December. We have our hearts set on Palawan, and will be on a backpacking budget. As of right now, we will most likely fly into Manilla then fly into Puerto Princesa (PP).

We'd like to spit the time as follows: 1-1.5 weeks in Palawan, the rest between Manilla and North Luzon (trekking through rice terraces). We want to spend most time on a beach, with water activities and island hopping though.

From PP, we'd like to…