Philippines

24 Hours In Manila

24 Hours In Manila: Discovering The Philippine Capital

Manila probably isn’t at the top of many tourists’ Philippines bucket list. And I’ll admit, it wasn’t really on our radar either. Manila is a heaving and dense metropolis which has not always had the best reputation. Years of overpopulation, corruption, and poverty have plagued the city. However, if you give Manila a chance on your …

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Mabuti Eat and Chill

Port Barton Restaurants: Where To Eat In Port Barton, Palawan

Port Barton is a sleepy seaside town on the western coast of the Philippine island of Palawan. The rustic township was our favourite destination in Palawan, and one of our favourite things to do there was sample the eateries. Despite the small size of Port Barton, there are plenty of places to eat. These restaurants …

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Island Hopping El Nido

El Nido Island Hopping: A Slice of Paradise

El Nido sits in the northern tip of Palawan, Philippines, and is the gateway township to the towering islands the region is famed for worldwide. The Bacuit Archipelago lies off the coast and is dotted generously with phenomenal limestone islands, pure white beaches, and stretches of turquoise waters. Although the town itself is entertaining to …

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Sea Cocoon Hotel

Sea Cocoon Hotel, El Nido: Everything You Need In Palawan

El Nido in Palawan is famed for its towering archipelago, lapping waterfront, and turquoise waters. The town is a launching pad for Bacuit Bay, where action-packed days are spent exploring hidden nooks by boat, so it is important to have a quality home base. We were fortunate to have found Sea Cocoon Hotel which is …

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2018 Summer Plans Are Here – Travel Textbook Summer Adventures

In some ways this year has gone incredibly quickly, and in other ways, it has been long stretches of placement with no end in sight. With final med school exams looming ominously overhead, locking in holiday plans has provided something to look forward to. This summer I want to mix all the good things in …

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