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    i always imagined the PH to be a shithole. looks nice though.

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    ^Parts of it are, personal choice really, some folks like LOS, some folks like cambodia etc etc, some folks never leave the comfort of there own environment. nothing wrong with that. ive had a love hate relationship with that country since i was about 18 or 19 been there umpteen times as a tourist and worked there for a couple of years, for me i really like the place/ people, definately they have problems, but as in most parts of asia i find the positive usually outweighs the negative. at least for me. so far so good, but if i stop enjoying it then i know where the airport is. quite simple really

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    good shots/pic

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    Great thread, thanks for posting

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    we hired a banca boat one day and went for a spin around the island and over to a couple more, im not a diver but they had snorkeling gear with them


    The shangri la hotels private beach and jetty, we went out there for a swim and a beer one day fantastic beach and swimming pools, I was gutted that they couldnt get there act together to organize a cold beer though, Hotel grounds are immaculate and it will run you about 5 or $600 a night im told. bit rich for me




    Great way to spend a day

    No sooner had we anchored and a bloke paddled over selling coconuts


    next came another bloke selling icecreams for the kids, quite enterprising really


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    next it was of to another island called crystal cove




    The crystals inside the cave, careful dear , you break em ive bought em


    The philippines depends a lot on inter island shipping for passenger and cargo and some of the ferries are quite well done out. this ones a RORO vessel meaning roll on roll of, for getting your car around islands


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    back to the beach for a few bevvys and a meal

    Lechon Baboy, spit roasted pig is good stuff

    the sun sets on another day

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    Lovely colours in those sunsets BLD , can I ask you roughly about what time those were taken ? I,m interested in the amount of light still in the pic at that time of day

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    Nige at a guess i would say between 6.30 and 7.00, tend not to look at my watch when on holiday

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    Brill, brill, brill..............

    What's the Flip fascination with vinegar in their tucker?

    I should move there - what with being a lover of the much-discussed sarsons sandwich.

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    I've heard the sand there is like baby powder.

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    I can see a lot of people still in the water in the evening lovely just my style ,, how about jelly fish in there or any other nasty bastards in there ? The missus wants to go now ,, wish I had never showed her this bloody thread now grrrrrrrr !

    Dont get me wrong I would love to go , but money is a bit all spoken for this year
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    Great stuff BLD! Brings back a few memories! Did you see any of those big, fancy sand castles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    I've heard the sand there is like baby powder.
    it is pat, feels quite nice under foot, the waters like tepid bath water to, lovely

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    I was going to go there a few years ago, but couldn't due to finances.

    Oh, well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Brill, brill, brill..............

    What's the Flip fascination with vinegar in their tucker?
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    im not sure slapper but could be because they ferment vinigar from the coconut which is plentiful, im still trying to figure out whats the fascination with eating a partly formed duck embryo ( the balut)



    been enjoying your UK threads slapper, looks like youve settled in nicely
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket View Post
    Great stuff BLD! Brings back a few memories! Did you see any of those big, fancy sand castles?
    yes got a photo in this lot somewhere, they really put a lot of work into them, they will build you a custom one to, with birthday wishes or whatever.

    Nige its quite cheap get to manila or clark from bangkok at the moment we paid less then $1000 for 2 adults and 2 kids with Seair,they are 50% owned by Tiger now the plane looked a bit dated but its only a 3 hour flight, Kuwait air and cebu Pacific also quite cheap, plenty of options there,

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    Not to hijack your wonderful thread BLD, just a quick one, here's where I stayed, what i just realized is almost 20 years ago now.
    There was a floating bar off the beach at the time.

    western end of white beach.
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    Great pics mate, fantastic how you cart your family around with you and expose them to so many different cultures and places.

    They are a well traveled lot and very lucky to have an Old man who likes to get around a bit. Your Kids are very lucky.

    Onya.

    Don't know whether I'll ever get to the Phil's but at least i can see your pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Not to hijack your wonderful thread BLD, just a quick one, here's where I stayed, what i just realized is almost 20 years ago now.
    There was a floating bar off the beach at the time.

    western end of white beach.
    Didnt see a floating bar this time, that would of been right up my alley i reckon. They used to have a good one in puerto Galera years ago and i think someone still has a good one in Baloy beach subic bay, just made from thousands of plastic drums and bamboo lashed together, they have lost it a few times in storms so dont use it in the typhoon season now, Good idea really as you arent paying rent or a lease on a building and low overheads

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Great pics mate, fantastic how you cart your family around with you and expose them to so many different cultures and places.
    Not sure if the yongest bloke gets much out of it as he is only 2 and a half but the oldest bloke definately enjoys it, The Logistics of travelling with them make things a bit tricky though. Before i got married i was used to travelling solo and just going with the flow, now i need a bit more of a plan before even leaving the house, The little bloke also likes to get carried even though he can walk well, cheeky buggers nearly 20 kg There are a few places i would like to visit or revisit like india for example but i defo wouldnt take them there , just to dirty/nasty i only take em where i know we would be ok if they got sick,

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    This big Banca looked to be pretty well set up


    Continuing on our island cruise we passed this amazing looking gaff right on Diniwid beach The Boatboy told us it is owned by the mighty little filipino boxer manny Paquio, so win or loose next fight you can guess where manny will be retiring to


    half his luck eh





    This little beach is called Diniwid and is where my mates were renting a house, not much going on just a couple of pubs and bars but you can get a trike down to white beach for 100 pesos


    DINIWID BEACH



    We were in the habit of drinking at this little bar on the beach in the afternoons


    Nice Waitress to







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    And the sun sets on yet another day





    The girls have to have there daily Baluts



    These 2 girls i met in the cocomanga bar said that if i was to give them a bag of pesos they would love me long time




    Heres a business suggestion for anyone wanting to retire in Boracay get a little shop and stick 3 good looking sorts in shorty shorts in there and sell horny punters a sandwich

    cant fail i reckon

    or you can buy a bar run by midgets

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    just as in bali and thailand the Henna tattoo is popular with Tourists






    Heres one for our old mate Looper





    Tilapia and chips eh?


    This is one of my favourite filipino dishes sizzling sisig, a good one should contain pork instead of just pork fat and offal





    was getting a bit tired of the seafood and fastfood so went looking for something a bit different found a restaurant run by a young austrian bloke called Mamas, good tucker


    yep not to hard to get fed here

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    a few random beach ones again





    This guard carries a first aid kit so he can patch you up after shooting you











    of to upload a few more

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