Diving in Bohol

April 4, 20124 Comments

In our last travel blog post I mentioned that I had done another diving course.  I’ve included some underwater photographs and videos taken whilst I was on this course.  We stayed in Bohol, longer than anywhere else in the Philippines, because of the excellent diving sites at very reasonable prices.   Bohol is a magnet […]

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Bohol, Tarsiers and Zips

April 2, 20124 Comments

A delay in this post has been caused by very slow internet connections throughout the last part of our travels in the Philippines.  Apologies.  However, it now means you have a fun packed bumper blog of travel frustrations, cute monkeys, the chocolate hills and a small slightly disappointing beach. Weather Retreat Given the weather we […]

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Donsol, Whale Sharks and Legazpi

March 23, 20122 Comments

Reluctant as we were to leave the beauty of Saud beach we had a lot more Filipino treasures to explore.  From the relaxing, serene shores of Saud beach, we headed south towards Donsol in search of some whale sharks.   The weather proved challenging, but the wildlife made it all worthwhile. From Pagudpud we reversed […]

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Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud and Saud Beach

March 19, 20124 Comments

The ‘Borocay of the North’ is the strapline trying to attach itself to this beautiful part of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.  While I cannot make the comparison yet, I believe Saud Beach in Pagudpud really is a little hidden gem that may eventually give its more famous southern cousin a run for its peso.  We […]

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Manila and the road to Pagudpud

March 15, 20124 Comments

We arrived in the Philippines on board another Jetstar flight at around 8pm on a Saturday.  Having left Bali we had a brief layover in Singapore before our arrival in Manila. The immigration, customs and baggage pick up went like a dream and we were out of the airport within half an hour of touching down.  This […]

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