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Old 02-25-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Trip Report Philippines: Manila, Dumaguete, Bohol

Okay, guys, the time is getting near and I am getting excited... although I am working so much that I have barely time to think about my upcoming trip to the Philippines. Only 3 days left (one of them in Zurich ) and then I am off on friday.

Will go to Manila first, stay there two nights (still hope to make a daytrip on sunday but since so far I am the only one to book it it is still unclear whether it will take place).

Monday I am going to Dauin on the island of Negros to the Atlantis Resort Dumaguete (already looking forward to my hammock with view to the ocean ). Will be going diving there at least 4 days out of the 5 I'll be staying there. Diving on the Philippines is a dream for underwater photographers and I intend to take lots and lots of pics... there is a reef accessible from the beach so I might be snorkelling when I am not diving. Gee, I DO have to find some time for the hammock...

After 6 nights I will to Panglao Island which is part of Bohol Island for another 6 nights. My resort, the Bohol Beach Club does have a beautiful white beach. I'll go diving there as well but want to see the Chocolate Hills and the Tarsiers (I'll probably call them Gremlins since I can remember THAT name... ).

as well. You can go whale- and dolphin watching from there which is something I wanna do as well (unfortunately no swimming with the whales).

After that it is another night in Manila with hopefully a city tour and then I am back home after a little more than two weeks...

The actual report will probably start on saturday (depending on internet connectivity in Manila).
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Have a good time! Wish I could go, and I can't wait to see your pictures!
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(I hope I don't run out of popcorn before the actual report starts! )
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You know what's funny? The girl from the travel agency I booked the trip with is half-philippine and she asked me to bring her popcorn back... Not sure what is so special about the Philippine popcorn but I will take pics...

Posted this early since I won't have much time the next days... (I HATE it that I have to go to Zurich on wednesday).

Thanks, Mofi, I know I will have a great time.
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This sounds like a fantastic trip!! Can't wait for the report and your diving pictures!! Enjoy your time away!
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I will, Vanessa. And I am in desperate need of some rest. Problem is I will probably be so much out and under water that I won't rest...
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...Not sure what is so special about the Philippine popcorn but I will take pics...
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I would be utterly shocked if you didn't!

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I would be utterly shocked if you didn't!

Geee, you guys know me too well by now...
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I will, Vanessa. And I am in desperate need of some rest. Problem is I will probably be so much out and under water that I won't rest...
Sounds like a long flight - you can sleep on the plane!!!!
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Looking forward to this! My sister is from Camiguin Island and she and my brother are building a house there.
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I can't wait to see your pictures and read about your trip! I will be waiting with the others!
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Sounds like a long flight - you can sleep on the plane!!!!
10 hours to Bangkok and then another 3 hours to Manila.... not sure I can sleep but since I am flying all the time I sort of got used to it so I hope I will find some rest. Just hope that there will be no drunk on board the flight to Bangkok who sings for 3 hours the refrains of the same 2 songs (happened last time I went to Bangkok).
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Sounds like another exciting trip for our world traveler friend! I cannot wait to hear all about it and see your beautiful pictures....have a safe and exciting journey!
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Wow, that is a long flight.

have a great trip, Andrea. I will be looking forward to the report!
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Both those resports look spectacular! Can't wait for all your fabulous pics!

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