Decongestant - #itsmorefuninthephilippines Lapaz Batchoy | Iloilo

Considered as one of Iloilo City's popular dishes, this noodle soup made with pork organs, crushed pork cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles would surely clear a stuffy nose.

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Wildlife in the city. | #itsmorefuninthephilippines | Centrop Dumaguete

"The Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP) of Silliman University observes endemic fauna in their habitat, carefully recreated beside the Silliman ball field. Most popular denizen is the rare spotted deer Cervus alfredi, an endangered breed believed to exist only in Panay. Scheduled visits are allowed."


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Sunsets | #itsmoreFuninthePhilippines | Boracay Island

In support of the Philiippines' Department of Tourism latest campaign, "It's More Fun in the Philippines, I edited this picture which features the famous Boracay Sunset.

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Seat 29A

Seat 29A, originally uploaded by byahemj.

Did a lot of flying with my last trip hopping literally from one Visayas island to another and really enjoyed it. Again thanks to the seat sales and promo fares I was able book my Manila to Tacloban, Tacloban to Cebu, Cebu to Iloilo and Iloilo back to Manila in less than 2000 pesos.

This Visayas island hopping trip was probably a dry run of an upcoming 3 Southeast Asian country backpacking trip this November. This trip brought me to the farthest I've been by myself. Even though I wasn't able to see all the places I planned to visit due to some lame reasons, I'm proud to say that I was able to maximize the use of public transport for the whole duration of the trip, except for some taxi rides in Cebu. haha.

I still have this upcoming trip in September in Dumaguete and Dapitan before the big trip in November that would hopefully complete half of the Lakbay Rizal 150 Passport that I have (got the first two stamps from Fort San Pedro in Cebu and Molo Church in Iloilo from this recent trip). Looking forward for more lessons and more eating for this trip.

for now, back to working harder so i could travel farther.


See you next week!

Excited to travel again. Good thing I found this map while fixing some things.

This will be my first time to visit Eastern Visayas. Then I'll spend a night in Cebu and fly to Iloilo next day where I'll travel by bus to meet up other friends in Boracay.

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

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