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    When we arrived the USD was fetching around 42 pesos and 40 for an aussie, beer on boracay in a bar was usually about 60 pesos not overly expensive , cheaper still if you get them at a minimart for about 30 pesos





    After checking out of the Budgie Smugglers hotel we booked into a place called Boracay Garden Resort which had 3 pools and a fourth one under construction, Lovely place and ran me about $120 a night bit more than i wanted to spend but fock it im on holiday


    No problem with wearing boardies here and you can have a beer in the pool



    my kids love a swim








    Our room


    Besides all the pools the beach was a stones throw away

    Those Henna tattos that a lot of folks get while on holiday cause the hotel a lot of grief when washing the sheets.



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    Nice BLD, per usual...

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    Back on Diniwid beach the missus thought she would buy a lotto ticket and retre with the winnings......No luck


    Just have to keep working i guess




    it was becoming apparent that the wife was insatiable for seafood, Had to get her away from it before she sent me broke, Luckily some of the fastfood available was half decent




    The place to shop if youve got bigfeet eh


    These shakeys pizza places are all over the philippines and make a half decent pizza


    In Boracay there are all kids of accomadation types available ranging from the amazingly decadent to the bizarre, This little bar/guest house is called the spider house and appeared to be made from driftwood and bamboo lashed to some rocks


    top spot for a swim and a bevvy










    good views from here as well

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    Theres a bit of nightlife to be had in boracay, filipinos are natural musicians i reckon, this all girl band on the beach were awesome



    Fire twirlers in action, kids were pretty impressed


    And cold beer served by cute waitresses doesnt hurt either






    My young bloke making freinds with local kids

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    I couldnt believe ( or afford ) how nice this shangri la hotel was, beautiful beach, amazing swimming pools and immaculately maintained by the look of things.











    How nice is that place eh? thats about it for Boracay next we are of to cebu city followed by Alona beach on Bohol island then onto manila and angeles city,
    post a bit more shortly

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    ^

    Looks figgin fantastic.

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    Hey mate, considering I have never been to the Phils and know absolutely nothing about the place except the gun stories how do think I should approach a trip there.?

    I'm thinking as a newbie I just jump a plane to Clark and then fly to a place like this and just hang out getting a handle on the place and people.

    Don't want to get around to much and would rather just hit a couple of beach resorts.

    Thanks BLD.
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    Great thread again BLD

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    Thats what i would do terry, get a flight to clark, bypass manila altogether, its fockin dog eat dog in manila only theres never enough dog to go around, most people gain there first impresion of the philippines by flying into manila. Clark/Angeles city is an eyesore as well,but if 24 hour a day whoring is your thing,( And it used to be mine ) which i know it isnt, then clark makes a good entry point and you can then fly domestic to Kalibo and maybe even puerto princesa ( Palawan ) another way to do it would be to get a flight from perth to either singapore or KL and fly into Cebu city, cebus a bit rough around the edges as well but nowhere near as grim as manila, from cebu you can access the visayas region by fast ferry or plane, some decent resorts around cebu as well and im told Malapascua island is stunning but not all that developed yet,

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    ^

    Thanks, I must make a big effort and try and get there. Been thinking about it for many years but always seemed in the " too hard department."

    Also trying to get real time information is hard as I don't seem to cross paths with many people who have been there.

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    That bar, The Spider House, is that at the end of White Beach or over at Diniwid?Looks good and wouldn't mind an arvo there in March.

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    Yep thats the place, they have rooms there to

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    Thoroughly enjoyed Boracay and now we are moving on to cebu city for a night before catching the oceanjet to Bohol, flew from caticlan to cebu with Cebu Pathetic, short flight,





    Booked in to a Fantastic hotel called the crown regency, amazing place , had all kinds of things going on in there, bars, a casino, restaurants a small cinema in 4D for the kids and some kind of edge coaster on the 37th floor which wasnt open when we arrived due to rain, just as well, im shit scared of heights, and the dentist


    The view from our room


    Then it started raining, Bugger




    They had a nice little memorabilia bar called 50,s cafe




    These arent taken by me but this is what the mad cnuts get up to.......Fok That




    Call me a pussy , but theres no way known i would be doing that
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    The hotel had a great pool



    Hard to do much when its pissing down in cebu so we went and watched a short movie in 4D , kids were rapted




    Still needed to amuse myself before ripping the scab of a couple of san migs , Down in the basement of the hotel they had a Shooting Gallery where you could hire all sorts of weopons, I thought i would give it a go,


    Dirty Harry/




    When in rome do as the Romans eh





    2500 pesos got me 30 bullets and a free lesson on how to fire it .........Hit the target twice.

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    Jessus mate, no wonder your wife seems fairly well happy with her lot.

    You do take her to some nice gaffs EH and trot her around the world.

    Well looked after woman.

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    A few cebu street scenes



    That sign makes sense, No point in hiring ugly ones








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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Jessus mate, no wonder your wife seems fairly well happy with her lot.

    You do take her to some nice gaffs EH and trot her around the world.

    Well looked after woman.
    Gotta agree terry, she is in a good paddock, happy days for her when BLD came a courting
    Lets me out for a drink and a perve sometimes to



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    Just a quick trip to cebu, in the morning we jumped in a taxi heading for the port to take the 2 hour fast ferry over to bohol for more seafood binging



    Inter island ferrys



    Paid a bit more and went business class on the ferry, had the whole deck to ourselves, good deal for about 1000 pesos each


    Still a lot of old ferrys getting around in the philippines with a bad habit of sinking but this one was ultra modern and built in Fremantle


    The sister ship going in the other direction


    A RORO vessel waiting in port

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    Arriving in Tagbilaran port. from there about 30 minutes in a minivan to Alona Beach








    Locals getting around



    How many people can you get in a jeepney? One more



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    Still enjoying the pics each day you post mate ,, what an adventure ! great for your 2 young lads at that age to ,, many happy memories for years to come.

    You are very lucky you have a lovely family and your dear little wifey allways looks so happy ,,,enjoy the day !
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    ^ cheers nige,
    ive been married to her indoors near 7 years now and as far as im concerned its the best thing ever happened to me , the kids are the cream on the cake, as you know i work in strange places, and have to spend time away from home, so spending time with my family is precious to me

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    ^ Yup just shows how when your lucky to strike with the right one , I was in a very dark place 8 years ago , struck up with this little diamond nearly 5 years ago and my life goes on ,,,very happily

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    Lovely pics,looks great,I have always been wary of holidaying in Philo as I have watched too many kidnapped in Philo docu's.

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    After checking into the hotel it was of to have a gander at the beach



    its not as nice as boracay but boracays pretty hard to beat


    Most people come for the diving





    There were some nice resorts on the beach, we had booked a place back from the beach a bit so needed to take trikes to the beach as it was way to hot to walk and the kids would whinge


    This little place looked nice and was right on the beach i was pissed of i booked online, this would of been much better





    besides the beach and the seafood theres plenty of things to see and do in Bohol








    i had heard about these Tarsier monkeys that can only be found on Bohol so we hired a van for the day to go have a look at them and the island





    Funny little things they are, abot as big as my hand


    we were told to turn of the flash on the camera as the little fockers are quite timid and can go into shock and die


    They can turn there heads 180 degrees in either direction to



    next the driver took us to Loboc river which was a really nice spot




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    My new Mates, The Ita Tribe



    They were a bit gay though and wore dresses



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