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Philippines in June

Postby ENorin » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:21 am

Hi.
I've lived here in Singapore for a year now and it's time for some travel. (Been away for lots of weekends but this trip is a bit longer..) :)

Last minute but.. I'm going to be in Philippines, on a beautiful island close to cebu, June 15th to 26th, surfing, diving, just relax and having fun. My friends are going to be with me for a few days but then going back to work. If interested in joining let me know emilianorin@yahoo.se always good with people around.
Female, male same same, as long as you're not going to lay on the beach suntanning 100% of the time :) Flying to the island, cheap with accom and such on the island.

Just the basics about me: I'm female, 26, swe.

Cheers.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:42 am

Just out of curiosity which island are you heading to?

p.s. (and no no, I'm not a candidate, as I don't think my tolerant wife would be quite that tolerant :-D Just curious (as will be others I expect), plus I've been diving over that way last year...

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Postby ENorin » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:57 pm

So I'm going to Siargao. It's a great place and June has good beginner waves :) (also, good time for diving)

:)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 1:29 pm

Ah, nice. (I went to Malapascua).

Looking at the location of Siargao you should get some good currents coming in from the Pacific. Good for both diving and surfing!

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Postby wanna_Explore » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:47 pm

Hi,
Wanna start exploring new places with new people. I do have Off days often, but only between 15-19, i can join you for this trip. I'm not a swimmer by the way....Any traveller pls contact me too...i live and work in sg alone,...thanks. nine four four six two nine two six....

Male, mid 30s...thanks.
Hi, ppl, Good Day!

I live and work singapore. would like to get to know new ppl. Hope to meet some interesting people...

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Re: Philippines in June

Postby JR8 » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:42 pm

wanna_Explore wrote:Hi,
Wanna start exploring new places with new people. I do have Off days often, but only between 15-19, i can join you for this trip. I'm not a swimmer by the way....Any traveller pls contact me too...i live and work in sg alone,...thanks. nine four four six two nine two six....

Male, mid 30s...thanks.


It's a heck of a long way to go, say 2 full days of travel, for say 3 days of RnR, especially when you can't go for a swim, with which the OP apparently intends to spend much of her time.

Maybe you should consider closer to home, and easier to get to, with more than just watersports to offer? Thailand, Malaysia... ?

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Postby ENorin » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 3:19 pm

yeah, the no swimming might be a problem considering a lot of time will be spent in the water..

Siargao is great, but takes a while to get to. no direct flight, have to go through cebu, manila or surigao. There's also ferry options, same here, not so easy to get the timing right. So a few days to spend to make the trip worth I think.

But it's a great place :)

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Postby Michael X » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 9:07 pm

ENorin wrote:So I'm going to Siargao. It's a great place and June has good beginner waves :) (also, good time for diving)

:)


Siargao is home to one of the sickest waves in the world...it's called Cloud Nine. Not for beginners, but worth watching the pros surf it.

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Postby QRM » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 8:21 am

Just got back from Palwan very nice apart from the sand flies, easy to get to, Manila then a small plane to the islands. Leave Sg in the morning, having tea on the beach that afternoon.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 8:38 am

QRM, I am assuming that it's a typo and you meant Palawan. I worked in Puerto Princesa back in 1991 for a while with the UNHCR during the resettlement of the VN Boat People. Palawan was the final processing station for those already chosen for resettlement from the various other camps throughout the Asian region - my normal camp was P. Galang just across the harbour from Singapore in the Riau Islands (Batam, Bintan & Galang). Also worked there for a spell in 94 with an offshore seismic survey company (shore based administrator). Nice place, nice food & nice people, at least back then. Haven't been there since the 90's though.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:43 am

QRM wrote:Just got back from Palwan very nice apart from the sand flies, easy to get to, Manila then a small plane to the islands. Leave Sg in the morning, having tea on the beach that afternoon.


Blimey, not too scruffy.

Whereabouts was that, it looks nice?

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Postby QRM » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:50 am

JR8 wrote:
QRM wrote:Just got back from Palwan very nice apart from the sand flies, easy to get to, Manila then a small plane to the islands. Leave Sg in the morning, having tea on the beach that afternoon.


Blimey, not too scruffy.

Whereabouts was that, it looks nice?


SMS it was a typo it is Palawan (just been declared a world heritage site)

That was taken from Amanpulo, nice place like your own private island, the big advantage is they have their own little runway, but the villas are getting a bit tired, beige bogs and baths etc. I was told El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is nicer, more up to date villas, but a bit more of an effort to get to it and not as empty as Amanpulo.

Heres a photo of the crowds on the beach.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:39 pm

QRM wrote:Heres a photo of the crowds on the beach.


Mr 'Half glass empty' observes:

Looks like it's going to rain!


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Postby nakatago » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 2:13 pm

The views underwater in Coron are not too shabby. I didn't need scuba gear for these:

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Japanese shipwreck. On some days, you can stand on that thing and most of your body will be above water.
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Barracuda lake. It's a freshwater lake on a hill on an island. No barracudas. We did run into some scuba divers on our way there.
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Postby QRM » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 4:13 pm

JR8 wrote:
QRM wrote:Heres a photo of the crowds on the beach.


Mr 'Half glass empty' observes:

Looks like it's going to rain!


;


LOL it did and boy did it piss down but was great fun, swimming in the huge downpour the sea water was almost too warm.


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