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2 questions:
1. Any recommendations for a hotel with shuttle close to airport. I know there are many just looking for some that people have stayed at. We arrive very late at night and will be flying to Bohol the next day. I Don't plan on spending any time in Manila.

2.What is the best way to get from Loboc (on Bohol) to Moalboal on Cebu? I found Ferry and bus but it was 7+ hours. What is driving like on Cebu if we rented our own vehicle?

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Hi everybody,

It's been now three years since I last left with my backpack for a travel, and due to this I have become a bit rusty.

A few months ago, I had an opportunity with my work to take the whole month of September off, and being the Philippines the only country in SE Asia I had never been to, I decided to go there.

The trip is organized in two parts: first 15 days in cebu and surroundings, then flight to palawan 12 days and take ferry from el nido to go north eventually reaching…

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Over 60?

Not only do you get 20% of all domestic travel but also reduced entry fees (sometimes by as much as 40%) and you also get these discounts at hotels and in resturants but they are not publicised (I only found about the hotels and restaurants on my last day much to my annoyance)Although the poster I saw was published by the Cebu Mayor I assume it applies across the whole country although I very much doubt the discount aplies to alcohol!

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Going to the Philippines for the first time in October for 17 days and need to make a choice between these two.
Most important to me is beautiful nature and authenticity. Prefer the feeling of "real" villages rather than touristic locations.
With these preferences, which do you recommend?
Also, which are more likely to suffer from bad weather in October?

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Does anybody have a recommendation for a pension house in or near Bien Unido, Bohol? I was told there are a few there. Or a pension house in a nearby community. Thanks.

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Hi All!
Want to go to the Philippines in October or November - for appr. 3 weeks - but don't know where to go.

I'm amateur-shooter - nature photography, especially - field'n'night macro, bugging etc :)

I've a tent and an experience of using it - in mainland SEA, also on Borneo, Sumatera, but need some civilisation also - at least, sometimes.

So, I need:
- forest, hills, mountains, nighties, rivers... - passable on foot
- guesthouse or smth like it - to charge, sleep, eat etc
- safe surroundings -…

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Hey guys. I'm currently in Manila, Philippines at the moment.

Gonna heading up north to the Banaue Rice Terraces. After that I wanted to see if it was possible I could hitch a boat ride across the Luzon Strait to Kaohsiung, Taiwan somehow. Do you reckon it's possible I could meet some local fishermen or captains that would be traveling in that direction? I understand that I'd probably have to pay a bit and most likely do some work for accommodation in order to hitch a ride.

Just wondering, for…

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I will be flying Bacolod to Honolulu on PAL, changing planes in Manila.
Will I be able to change my pesos back to dollars in the Terminal 2 departure/transit area?
I have a long layover and would like to buy lunch [I know choices are very limited] before getting rid of my pesos.
Departure fees are now included in the ticket price, right?
Thanks.

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Has anyone on here stayed at Sailor's Inn in Intramuros? It is listed in LP as P350 for a dorm. I just want to know if it exists, if there are lockers or not, and if I can just show up (in December) and get a bed. I can't seem to find any information about this place on YouTube or on the net, which seems odd since it is listed in the latest edition of LP (May 2015). I've called the number given in LP a few times but only get a busy signal.

Otherwise... if anyone can suggest a cheap place…

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Hello,

I have 2 weeks off from work and plan to travel to SE Asia solo. I would really appreciate thoughts on where would be best to go?

I am after:

Beaches with snorkelling / diving,
Some jungle trekking,
Some parties
Not too much travel around due to only 2 weeks, although I am are experienced traveler and won't balk at an overnight bus etc and would probably rather do that than take planes.
Good value for money,
Basically the more impressive the scenery the better, especially if we can…