The Philippines is filled with a bevy of beaches that are wonderful and world-famous (think Boracay), but the real charm is in the small towns that no one visits, not even Filipinos touring in their own country. My friend and I decided to visit Iloilo because the Guimaras was nothing like it was marketed to …
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Weekly Photo: Guimbal, Philippines
Guimbal is a really charming town in Iloilo Province. While the beaches around Guimbal are nothing special—they are rocky and gray—the boats that are pulled up on shore are colorful and interesting.
Sugar Beach: Not the “Next Boracay”—Better
Nearly every nice beach in the Philippines is billed as the “next Boracay” and Sugar Beach was no exception. Fortunately, it was nothing like Boracay, except perhaps beautiful. Sugar Beach was isolated, calm and relaxing. Unlike Boracay, it isn’t really “discovered” yet, so it’s far more enjoyable and affordable. Getting to Sugar Beach is no …
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Weekly Photo: Church of San Nicolas of Tolentino, Guimbal, Philippines
Weekly Photo: Filipino Blue Bird
I forget the actually name of this bird. I saw it at a “zoo” type place in Guimbal in Iloilo Province on the island of Panay. It was so blue with a crazy mane of feathers that I couldn’t help but snap a photo of it.
I finally made it to the Philippines
I’ve been trying to visit the Philippines for several years. I even bought tickets a couple of times in the past. Something usually came up that prevented me from going (that something was usually work). I was chatting with a friend about how I really wanted to go and she said she did too, so …
Weekly Photo: Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is a wonderful place with wonderful people. The “last frontier” of the Philippines, Palawan is a beautiful and pristine location with great beaches like this one near the Underground River.