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Michelle Palabay

Coron, Palawan

Coron, Palawan Itinerary and Guide

Coron, Palawan is one island you will surely fall in love with. It took time before we were able to visit this island since as a budget traveller, a cheap plane ticket matters. It is difficult to get cheap flights to Busuanga from Manila maybe because the airport is very small which means only small planes can land and take off thus there are only limited seats available for this route. Also, there are no night flights to Busuanga. We have been constantly travelling every year to visit the different islands of the Philippines and when we were already tired of the usual tourist destination I have thought of why not visit Coron now, maybe it’s about time to experience what Coron has to offer us. So I decided to visit Coron. I was eager to look for the cheapest flights to Coron for this summer, and after almost 6 months of waiting for a cheap flight I was finally able to book our round trip tickets to Coron 6 months before summer of 2015. (more…)

Chocolate Hills, Bohol Landscape

Our 3-Day Visit To Bohol

Bohol is known as the home of the famous Chocolate hills, the Tarsier and fantastic beaches like Alona and Panglao beach. This would be my second time to visit the City and I would say a lot has changed from the first time I was here because of the tragic event that happened almost a year ago when Bohol was hit by a 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in 2013, but despite this tragedy the place is still wonderful. I must say Bohol is on my top 5 lists of my favorite Philippine destination. (more…)

Camiguin Island as seen on White Island

Cagayan De Oro and Camiguin Island Itinerary

Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is located in northern part of Mindanao in Misamis Oriental. There are various ways to reach CDO the easiest way is taking the plane from Manila, which is 1 hour and 25 min. Long or from Mactan, Cebu via CebuPacific, Philippine Airlines, and or Air Asia- Zest. You will be arriving at Lagundingan Airport, which is an hour land travel to the main central business district of CDO depending on weather and traffic conditions.

The first question that pops in your mind is how to get to the main city. Since we were in a budget travel, we opted to take the van going to Centrio Mall. There are various companies who offer land transfers from Lagundingan airport, but we opted for Magnum Express we paid Php 199.00 ea who had new coasters. From Centrio, we took the cab to Miami Inn (around Php 80.00) or take the R1 jeepney’s in front of Gaisano Mall (Php 7.00 each). (more…)

Bacolod Tour & Tips

Bacolod is known as the City of Smiles, Sugar Capital of the Philippines and the Home of the Original Chicken Insal. Bacolod is 1hr 13min plane ride from Manila via Cebu Pacific. Philippine Airlines, Airasia (Zest Air) or Tiger Air. Upon arrival at the New Silay Airport, there will be Taxi’s waiting for you outside. I noticed a flat rate of Php500 for the Taxi. Unfortunately, I did not notice any shuttle that is available outside the airport. (more…)

Boracay, Philippines Tour


The Island of Boracay in Aklan is one of the Philippines most famous tourist destination specially to foreigners. The island is well known for it’s white fine sand.

Boracay is visited by a lot of foreign and local tourist to enjoy the beach and activities the island and it’s locals offer.

Below is my actual trip to Boracay to guide you in planning your’s 🙂

Hotel: La Carmela de Boracay

Best month to travel: March to April

La carmela de Boracay offers a lot of group promos, if you are on a tight budget but you are looking for a beachfront hotel in station 2, La Carmela de Boracay would be a great choice. (more…)

Puerto Princesa, Philippines Tour


Puerto Princesa houses one of the world’s new 7 wonders of Nature the Underground River. Locals of Palawan are very kind and prices are not that expensive. Usually hotels in Puerto Princesa already offers free airport transfers so tourist no longer have to worry.

Below is our actual quotation for 5 3 days 2 nights. If you are wondering the city tour is not included in the package that we got since we opted to rent a tricycle and paid 500 pesos. The trike driver served as out 4 hour tour guide for the city tour. (more…)