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Apo Island Negros – Unforgettable Day Trip From Dumaguete

Apo Island, Negros makes for an unforgettable day trip from dumaguete. Our group of friends hired a local native boat with a shade cover to hide from the sun. A little bit of local know how, enabled us to make it a brilliant day. Let me Explain. What can I Expect on an Apo Island…

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Twin Lakes Dumaguete – Awesome Day Tip Close To Dumaguete

Twin Lakes Dumaguete is just North of Dumaguete in the mountains near San Jose. It makes for a fun and exciting day out that is very cost effective. Well worth a quick ride for a little day trip. Very easy to find, if you ride North of Dumaguete on the highway, once you start seeing concrete…

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Tierra Alta Dumaguete – Fun and Exciting Day Tip From Dumaguete

Tierra Alta Dumaguete is just West of Dumaguete in the mountains near Valencia. It makes for a fun and exciting day out that is reasonable financially. Well worth a quick ride for a little day trip. Very easy to find, if you ride West of Dumaguete start at the petron in downtown, follow your nose until…

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Dumaguete Parade – Parade Down The Main Street of Dumaguete

Dumaguete Parade Parade Down The Main Street of Dumaguete, for no apparent reason. Must have been some Siliman University thing. See Video below Dumaguete Parade – For No Apparent Reason Parade Dumaguete Not sure why there was a parade this day, there was no festival or annual celebration of anything. I did recognize someone that attends…

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Philippines Caribao

Training a Carabao to Plow in the Philippine Mountains

Training a Caribao to Plow in the Philippine Mountains is the only practical way to till the soil other than by hand. Both the terrain and finances prevent any for of motorized soil preparation. Many Mountain farms consist of only 1-3 acres so it would not be practical nor viable anyway. See Video below, taken on…

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Lower Camanjac Dumaguete Flood 2014 – Day my Feet Got Wet

Lower Camanjac Dumaguete Flood was a personal affair for me, our house is litterally right on a creek. I awoke about 8am to the sound of rushing water. I went around the back to see how high it had risen. It was getting up there already but i noticed it was still rising and kept rising…

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Amlan Beach – Just a Short Ride North of Dumaguete

Amlan Beach is just a short ride North of Dumaguete. We coupled it together with a visit to the Amlan Zoo or DreAMLANd Nature and Adventure Park for a great little day trip. Very easy to find, if you ride North of Dumaguete on the highway, pass Capital building of Amlan and look for a Caltex…

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Amlan Zoo Dumaguete – DreAMLANd Nature and Adventure Park

Amlan Zoo or DreAMLANd Nature and Adventure Park as far as world zoo’s go is tiny. But it is cheap and fun. Well worth a quick ride just North of Dumaguete for a little day trip. Very easy to find, if you ride North of Dumaguete on the highway, pass the Maayo Shipping Company to Cebu…

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Dumaguete Traffic – Motorbike Madness in the Philippines

Dumaguete traffic may not be as bad as Manila or Cebu, but you need to keep your wits about you to survive on the roads. I have learnt to expect actions by others on the road that would seem stupid or mindless in any other country. Just sayin. Note that in the Philippines, traffic is supposed…

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Buglasan Festival Dumaguete – Party on the Streets

Buglasan festival Dumaguete, the festival of festivals that brings together the finest street dancing contingents in the province for a whole day of competition and merry-making. The Provincial Capitol and Freedom Park are alive with people, stalls, food and music.     The Buglasan festival Dumaguete is a must to be encountered. Buglasan Festival – After…

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Earthquake Philippines 2013 – The Morning the Bed was Rocking

Earthquake Philippines October 2013, about 8:15am I awoke to what I thought was someone violently shaking the bed. Being sound asleep, by the time I realised what was going on and started to make moves to get outside the quake slowed. I since found out that it was a magnitude 7.2 Earthquake centered in Bohol Island…

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Fighting Roosters – Philippines Cock Fighting On Any Given Sunday

Fighting Roosters, is the national past time of many Filipino males. In the more provincial areas it seems every Filipino has a cock and isn’t afraid to use it. lol. So if your looking for an interesting afternoon the go to the local cockfight. Rules of a Cockfight in The Philippines Although cockfighting is deemed barbaric…

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Cebu – Tourist Attractions and Things to do in Cebu Philippines

Cebu Tourist Attractions Cebu is a thriving metropolis with a wide variety of things to see and do.  Find below the comprehensive list of the things to do and places to visit in Cebu City and the surrounding area’s.  Cebu City is the second largest city in the Philippines, obviously on the Island of Cebu.…

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