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Philippines Beyond the Beaches: Rice Terraces & Hiking in Luzon

Get your foot out of the sand for some cultural and nature highlights of the Philippines.

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Philippines Backpacking Travel Guide (Top Places + 3 Itineraries)

Find out why The Philippines is Asia’s best kept backpacking secret.

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Ultimate Guide to Palawan, Philippines (Route + Travel Tips)

Plan your trip to Palawan with this guide to all its great beaches and islands.

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Manila Not A Thrilla: Why This Asian Capital Wasn’t My Favorite

Downtown Manila as seen from the roof of Pink Manila Hostel I came to the Philippines having already travelled all over mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia). I hadn’t actually planned to go to the Philippines, but having heard other travellers speak of it in such hushed tones on the backpacker trail […]

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World’s Longest River Cave & Mangrove Forests in Sabang

Exploring the world’s longest underground river.

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Stunning Sunrise Over The Ifugao Rice Terraces

Epic rice terraces built over 2000 years ago in the Philippines’ Luzon region.

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Climbing Mt. Mayon: The Volcano With the Perfect Cone

A volcano renowned for having one of the world’s most symmetrical cones.

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Bohol: Chocolate Hills And Tarsier Monkeys

The island of Bohol makes for an interesting and slightly off-the-beaten track destination in the Philippines. I stayed at Nipa Hut Village in central Bohol, a peaceful and fairly remote hostel where you’ll only hear crickets at night and see fireflies hovering around the river banks. The surroundings are beautiful and just walking around the […]

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Eye-To-Eye With A School Of Thresher Sharks

Malapascua Island: the only place in the world where you can reliably meet the gorgeous long-tailed threshers.

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Bacuit Archipelago & El Nido: The Best Island Hopping In Asia?

Stunning, stunning, stunning. Surely one of the little secrets of South-East Asia, the Bacuit Archipelago is relatively little-known but oh-so-very beautiful. If you want to see big limestone cliffs there are of course the more famous Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or even Krabi in Thailand, and objectively speaking these are impressive locations for sure. […]

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