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Getting the Cebu to Bohol Ferry, Philippines

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I haven’t added this ferry trip to my World Borders Series as it’s really just a straight forward internal ferry within the Philippines, but I thought it was a good post to write about given that most visitors to Panglao …

Jonny Blair at Alona Beach in the Philippines

Alona Beach, Panglao Island, The Philippines

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Think of all those stereotypes you hear about the Philippines and then head to Alona beach on Panglao Island. It is here on this remote beach where those stereotypes live up to their promise and become reality. Alona Beach is …

Jonny Blair dolphin watching in Panglao Philippines

Dolphin Watching in Panglao, Philippines

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Dolphin watching is a popular pastime and an easy one to enjoy. Just sit back, relax and view some dolphins jumping up out of the water. If you end up dolphin watching in Panglao in the Philippines, here’s a quick …

Jonny Blair going snorkelling in the Philippines

Snorkelling at Balicasag Island, The Philippines

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I first went snorkelling when I was about 6 or 7 and growing up in Northern Ireland. But all there was to see in places like Castlerock, Portrush and Cloughy were crabs and shells. Here in Balicasag Island off the …

Jonny Blair at a floating restaurant in the Philippines

A Trip on a Floating Restaurant in Bohol, Philippines

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This is typical of the Philippines, a trip on a floating restaurant! The warm, friendly people, the gorgeous climate, the range of food, the relaxation and the lack of skyscrapers and office blocks. As our restaurant sailed through the rivers …

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The Tarsier Centre, Bohol, Philippines

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First up you’ll have glanced at the photo of the odd looking creature and be asking “What’s a Tarsier?” I also didn’t know the answer until I seen one on Bohol island in the Philippines last month! Is it a …

butterfly on the chin at Flying Colours

Flying Colours Butterfly Centre, Bohol, Philippines

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You could be forgiven for thinking a “Butterfly Centre” is a boring way to spend an hour of your travel time. But then we ended up in this quality Butterfly Centre called “Flying Colours” as part of our tour round …

Backpacking in the Philippines: Touring Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island

Backpacking in the Philippines: Touring Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island

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Before I even begin, the very name conjures up magical thoughts. Hills made of chocolate? Or muddy hills? Childhood memories watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came back. I thought of all these things before my arrival at Chocolate Hills …

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