Tag Archive: Philippines

Taal: climbing the world’s smallest active volcano

Taal volcano Philippines

I’d headed to Manila for my final few days in the Philippines, intending to give a proper chance to the city that so many people dismiss. I’d love to tell you I discovered some hidden gems, but sadly not; it…
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The shy volcano: trying to see Mount Mayon

Mount Mayon shy volcano Philippines

It was a promising start. Stepping down from the aeroplane at Legazpi Airport, a 45-minute flight from Manila, I was greeted with the magnificent sight of a perfect cone volcano – the stereotypical volcano if you like – with a…
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Port Barton: the first place I’m sad to leave

Port Barton Palawan Philippines

I had three days to go until I had to embark on the trek back to Puerto Princesa to catch a flight to Manila then Legazpi to resume my volcano-chasing. As lovely as El Nido had been, I was ready…
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Twelve tropical days in El Nido

El Nido Palawan Philippines

When I started researching the Philippines, pretty much everything I read highlighted the town of El Nido on the island of Palawan. It was supposedly not yet swamped by tourists, beautiful, and with plenty to do and see. After several…
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Starfish and snorkels: island-hopping in Honda Bay, Palawan

Island hopping Honda Bay Palawan Philippines

With a spare day in Puerto Princesa before heading up to El Nido, I decided to get started with some beach and sea time on an island-hopping tour in nearby Honda Bay. It’s possible to take a trike to the…
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Puerto Princesa: the first time I feel out of my depth

Puerto Princesa Palawan Philippine

I’ve debated with myself over whether to write this post. How will this make me look? I asked myself, when there are other travel bloggers writing about navigating their way through more difficult countries. But after just a few weeks…
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