Philippines

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Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro is a decommissioned military defense compound adjacent to the local markets and modern day piers.  Fort San Pedro was built in the 17th century and stands today as a pseudo-museum of the original Spanish settlement and how history...
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Tarsier Sanctuary

The tarsier is the unofficial mascot of Bohol and everywhere on the island is tarsier-themed.  These cute little guys are a huge draw to Bohol, but very easy to miss.  We took the car to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary and spent some time learning...
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Earthquake Devastation on Bohol

On October 15, 2013 at 8:12am local time the ground violently shook for a mere 34 seconds.  The tiny island of Bohol suffered widespread damage, but surrounding islands were left relatively unharmed. The effects of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that...
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Chocolate Hills

Today's journey was the Chocolate Hills on Bohol.  A short 2.5 hour boat ride across the Philippine Sea and we were arrived on Bohol Island.  The goal was to spend the day exploring all Bohol Island has to offer.  We hired a car and set off to...
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Cebu City

Cebu is an amazing island filled with cultural and economic diversity [literally] right next to each other.  It is interesting to see how the locals cater to the expatriates and foreigners for one reason and only one reason... Money. The Upscale...
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Sumilon Island

Once you've finished swimming with whale sharks in Oslob, take a short boat ride to Sumilon Island.  Spend the day basking in the hot, tropical sun surrounded by magnificent turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Sumilon Island Sand Bar Sumilon...
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Swimming with whale sharks

A few hours south of the province of Cebu is the small town of Oslob.  The area's geography is mountainous, but has beautiful coast lines (where most inhabitants live).  The 30,000 locals in the [almost] poor town cater to thousands of daily visitors...
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