Skylines of Coron island in Palawan, the Philippines

Skylines of Coron

The skylines of the Coron islands in Palawan seems to be hand crafted by the greatest artist nature itself. It is a small fishermen island nested in a beautiful landscape and divine diving spots. The islands are soon becoming crowded with tourists from all around the world after it got rated highly in Nat Geo. So if you like explorations and are okay with limited options and unlimited beauty then you better hurry. Continue reading

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Surviving Philippines as a vegetarian

Survive Philippines as a vegetarian

I have to admit, one of my biggest fears before I left for the Philippines was whether I would find food to survive as a vegetarian during my month-long stay. None of my friends or family had visited the Philippines previously, so I had only blogs and websites to rely upon. Most of them detailed accounts of several ghastly (sorry my Pinoy friends), unthinkable foods like Balut (half-formed embryo of duck) and full roast pigs. Continue reading

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Arriving in the Philippines and getting around Manila

Skylines of Manila

We departed from Chennai in the midnight, had a brief halt in Kuala Lumpur and reached Manila by 8 in the morning. Metro Manila is the largest business city of the country and is known for its skylines, congestion, mix culture and its concrete jungle. People either come here for business or use it as a transit to goto other places in the Philippines. But unlike other metros Manila has a beautiful harbor overlooking the skylines. Continue reading

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