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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Forget South Korea, it's expensive and shite.
    I was thinking that. Philippines it is.

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    You've got me thinking about PG now.

    I've done Cebu Mactan and Bohol.

    Cebu is good for me because we have a club chapter there with a great clubhouse resort and everything I need along with bikes and guys with a wealth of local knowledge so we go on rides and they know where the good bars are.

    Of course I took the Mrs with me and didn't brief her on the intentions for the holiday, so she was a bit pissed.

    We were gonna go visit another chapter with a resort in Santander and do a bunch of activities there but I had an accident - slipped on the side of the pool and bashed my wrist - so we went to Bohol, Alona beach instead.They'd had an earthquake and a Typhoon blow through so there was a bit of damage and shite washed up on the beach but on the whole it was nice. First night we stayed at the Birdwatchers which is the only proper, non-restaurant, bar on the beach. It was cheap and had a pool but no fridge and one of those noisy air con units that are built into the wall that seem all too common in PI.

    I decided to splash out and we moved to the Amorita up on the hill at the end of the beach and it was beautiful, but so it fucking should have been for about 14k per night. Private pool villa no less.

    We did a day tour with our own private driver and saw all the usual stuff, tarsier monkeys, Chocolate Hills, Cathedral, butterfly garden, floating restaurant, a statue and whatever else. You can also go swim with the whale sharks or go SCUBA.

    Nightlife on the beach ends around 10pm, heathens.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Sounds good. PG offers up a lot. Definitely worth a re-visit, but I'll try Bohol in the future too.

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    @ dirk: Bohol is still very provincial, so nightlife ends early. I think many places in the Visayas are still largely undeveloped, from what I've heard.

    @bas: Post piccies, pretty please!

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    @katie23 - pictures sent. To your inbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baas Babelaas View Post
    @katie23 - pictures sent. To your inbox.
    What's this? A clear case of nepotism here!

    How will you encourage tourism to the far reaches of PI if you continue in this vein? Shame!



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    ^Lol. He did send a pic. You'll have to ask bb to make a pic thread as it seems to be beyond my powers.

    I will try to promote tourism again in another thread. Went on a day trek to Mt. Pinatubo crater lake yesterday & took lots of pics. Met some interesting ppl too. When I get to resize pics & upload to PB, I'll make the thread. Patience, grasshopper....

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    Ta muchly, Katie!

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    I have visited the PI quite a lot over the past ten years. Some places can be real shitholes and some have a magic. Depends a lot on your travel companions and what you expect out of it. Spent some time in Manila occasionally and other locales within a few hours drive. Found the history of Manila very interesting, esecially the old church in Makati was it. San Augustin ? So old and still standing! Also the old Spanish area, Intramuros? Could have spent days there with the Rizal history thrown in. Ah, memories!

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    After the last trip to Subic and then to A.C. I swore I'd never return. Took me a read of this thread to realise it was the kind of people I travelled with was the problem, not the country. Y'all can guess what I mean.

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