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Habal-habal ride in Surigao

You have not travelled the Philippines until you’ve ridden this motorcycle taxi and thrown caution to the wind. Photo by @vin_aranas87

 ???????????????????? A tour in Mindanao wouldn't be complete if you didn't try riding on a habal-habal (which they also call 'SKYLAB' because if its resemblance on the damaged U.S. space satellite.) ? #Skylab is actually a single motorcycle where…

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TGIF Intramuros!

Instagrammer @jesych’s photo just about sums up what we feel about Fridays. Send us your TGIF! snaps by tagging #ArchipelagoLife on Instagram

 Cheers for the good life ????? ( ????@shotbyskyyang )A photo posted by Jessica Yang (@jesych) on May 21, 2016 at 2:48am PDTSome Fridays are meant for chilling out. Take your cue from Manila-based Taiwanese model @jesych, and go for…

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Stand up paddleboarding on Loboc River

Paddling along the gentle waters of Loboc in Bohol is a great way to experience the country and improve your fitness. Photo by @janinepalomo

 "And then, I became the place I had been searching for. I became peace, and happiness and a pinch of adventure. Now, no matter where I am, I am home." @andrea.michelle.official . . . . . #SinoPinas #SiBohol #wtnadventures…

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Malangaan Cave

Jagged rock formations and little chambers inside this cave in Bulacan, lit by a soft afternoon light provide a perfect dreamy world to get lost in. Photo by Instagrammer @dgrazon

 Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction ???????? #FujifilmPH #MirrorlessRevolutionA photo posted by Deegee Razon (@dgrazon) on May 12, 2016 at 8:02pm PDTWild Malangaan Cave and Spring…

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Carabao Island, Romblon

The spirit of adventure takes traveller @thekynoexperience on a bamboo raft, performing a headstand while floating along the crystalline waters around Carabao Island

 Celebratory headstand after cliff diving ???????? I used to be afraid of cliff diving and doing inversions... I still am, really. ???? As someone once said, it's not about the absence of fear but the triumph over it. *Refer…

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Maniwaya Island, Marinduque

Luxuriate in the clearest blue sea at Marinduque's fish-shaped tropical island, one of Luzon's lesser-known beach hideaways 

The far-flung shores of Maniwaya Island in Marinduque, about 171 kilometers from Manila, requires a long journey on the road and at sea. Instagrammer @thecurttorres made the trip to the fish-shaped island and snapped an idyllic photo of coconut trees and…

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Mt. Pulag, Benguet

Sunset over the clouds viewed from Luzon's highest peak

Mt. Pulag, roughly 317 kilometers north of Manila, is one of the top summits to conquer for hiking enthusiasts of all skill levels. Scaling the heights of this mountain has become a rite of passage for adventurers and it's no different for…

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Talay Falls in Luisiana, Laguna

Escape to Laguna for an action-packed weekend of chasing waterfalls

Hannah Cepe captures the play of water and light in this snapshot of Talay Falls in Laguna, her entry to the Archipelago Readers' Travel Photography Competition 2016. Laguna is a hotbed of majestic waterfalls and one that often escapes the tourist radar is…

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Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

Nagsasa Cove's sea and mountains provide a beautifully rugged setting for travellers keen on wild camping and a day out on the beach

About 182 kilometers away from Manila, Nagsasa Cove is a campers’ haven nestled between mountains in San Antonio, Zambales. Like its more popular sister Anawangin, it features a grey shoreline, the result of a mix of white sand and volcanic ash from…

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Whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu

Tourists swim with whale sharks as large as a bus in Oslob. @evgeniy_stepanenko shares his magical moment with the gentle giant on Instagram

  Swimming with gentle giants was an experience of a lifetime, that will live with me forever... ???????? #wonderful_places #awesomeearth #gophotography #awesome_photographers #the_ph #amazing_pictures #weliketotravel #goprophA photo posted by Evgeniy Stepanenko (@evgeniy_stepanenko) on Apr 5, 2016 at 1:16am…

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