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Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands

“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast Traveler readers who ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. That’s impressive!

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World’s Friendliest Island: Palawan

nearing underground river palawan

Travel + Leisure Magazine recently announced that the world’s friendliest island is Palawan. Cebu, Luzon and Boracay, all islands in the Philippines, of course, grabbed the next three spots respectively. My lovely asawa and I have visited all four of these “friendly” destinations.

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Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review

Islands Stay Hotel staff Puerto Princesa

Almost forgot the “Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review” until one of my Canadian friends in Guimaras reminded me. My Canadian colleague freely admits to perusing my posts. I must commend her on her obvious intelligence.

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Underground River Puerto Princesa Adventure

underground river tour palawan

“Underground River Puerto Princesa Adventure.” My asawa and I were nearing the entrance to this natural wonder of the Philippines. This would be the first trip for both of us to this Subterranean River National Park.

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American Expat Adventures: Underground River Puerto Princesa, Palawan

the kano and my lovely asawa

Our tour guide, led by Dennis and accompanied by “The Captain”, our driver,  picked us up promptly at 7:00 am. “American Expat Adventures: Underground River Puerto Princesa, Palawan” was about to begin. We left the Islands Stay Hotel in Puerto Princesa and prepared to pick up the remainder of our entourage.

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El Nido Culinary Adventure: Marbers

My lovely asawa at Marbers El Nido

I come from German stock. Consequently, when I opened the menu for the eatery we had stopped at I realized I was in for an “El Nido Culinary Adventure: Marbers.” One whole page of the menu was dedicated to German cuisine.

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Cebu Pacific Flight to Puerto Princesa Arrived Early!

cebu pacific puerto princesa

Our recent trip to Palawan began with a pleasant surprise. We departed from the Iloilo International Airport 20 minutes before our scheduled time. Consequently, our Cebu Pacific flight to Puerto Princesa arrived early!

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American’s Bullet-Planting Charges Against NAIA Employees Dropped

Lane Michael White

An American’s bullet-planting charges against NAIA employees was dropped by the Philippine Department of “Justice.” The DOJ junked on Thursday American missionary, Lane Michael White’s, criminal complaints against NAIA airport security personnel who allegedly planted a bullet in his luggage.

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