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Notes from...Two Seasons Coron, Palawan

Giselle Dalton gives us a tour of Coron's stunningly beautiful island resort on Bulalacao Island, about 45 minutes by boat from Coron Town

 The view from the verandah of Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa's island tip bungalow with jacuzzi is stunning, even on a cloudy day. The highlight of my stay—a soak in my own jacuzzi facing the sea and the island's…

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Notes from...World Food Expo Marketplace

Foodies converged to celebrate the opening day of WOFEX, a food exposition filled with freebies, pocket events and competitions, last August 3. You have one more day for a taste of the fun

The World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2016 opened its doors August 3, kicking off the 16th year of one of the biggest food festivals in the country. The buzz for the event is palpable from the lobby of the SMX Convention Center as people, a…

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Notes from...Mount Pinatubo

It's a tough trip to the top of the country's most notorious volcano, but the views are well worth the effort, says a hot and exhausted Amanda Lago

Before we even reached the crater, the sight of Mt. Pinatubo's so-called Toblerone Mountains — named because of their striking triangular cross-sections — had already made all our efforts to make it there early on a Sunday morning worth it.Because…

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Notes from...Sohoton Cove National Park

Gian and Sheila, the couple behind the blogsite Adrenaline Romance shares with us their memories of Sohoton Cove, from meeting the snoring cave to diving off a cliff

Sohoton Cove National Park in Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte has always been seen by locals as a mysterious cove, a dwelling place of sirens, nymphs, and sylphs. It may just as well be because the cove opens out to…

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Notes from...R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 

R.O.X Outdoor Festival at Bonifacio High Street in Makati saw outdoor enthusiasts battle it out in wall climbing and Last Man Standing competitions, and a bike race. Here are snaps from the event

R.O.X Outdoor Festival held at the Bonifacio High Street in Makati last April 16 and 17, the culminating event of R.O.X's "Get Outside" campaign, attracted more than 2,000 outdoor enthusiasts and spectators to its games and competition.One of the festival highlights was…

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Postcards from...Pahiyas Festival 2016

We've rounded up a few fun shots from Instagram and Facebook to bring you the colors of Pahiyas Festival 2016

   Pahiyas 2016 ???? #onlyinthephilippines #pahiyas #pahiyasfestival #vsco #vscophA photo posted by @labniding on May 14, 2016 at 7:40pm PDT  Rice Queen. #unworthy #rice #ricefordays #harvestfestival #pahiyasA photo posted by Lydia Koehn (@lydiakoehn) on…

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Postcards from...Siquijor island

Elaine Lubag sends us her photo memories of Siquijor, from its amazing waterfalls to its white-sand beaches

 Get your bearings. Siquijor island is so tiny, you could see its entirety in less than a day onboard a tricycle or habal-habal. The island at 338 square kilometres is in fact the third smallest province in the Philippines. To the island's…

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Postcards from...a cover shoot at Hossein's

Managing editor Monica De Leon sends her snapshots from InFlight Traveller's cover shoot at Hossein's in Makati, from the restaurant interior to its bestselling dishes

 Archipelago's sister print publication, Inflight Traveller magazine, has voted Hossein's in Makati as one of its Top 10 Mediterranean restaurants in Metro Manila for 2016. Here are some of our favorite casual snaps.First impression: art on the walls of…

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Notes from...high above Mt. Pinatubo

Archipelago Readers' Travel Photography Competition winners and bloggers enjoyed breathtaking views of the crater lake from the sky and sent us their photo memories

Over the last few months up till January 10th this year, readers of Archipelago entered fantastic photographs of beach scenes, adventures and family holidays in the Philippines to Archipelago’s Readers’ Photo Competition. The prize? An all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime onboard Philjets’ brand…

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My first helicopter tour with Archipelago and PhilJets

Greta's Junkyard blogger Gretchen Gatan joins winners of Archipelago Readers' Travel Photo Competition on a helicopter tour of Mt. Pinatubo and shares her experience

When it comes to writing for Greta’s Junkyard, I will never get tired of saying how thankful I am for all the experiences and opportunities it has opened up for me. Because of the blog, I’m able to get out…

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