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So you'll skip Boracay. No great loss IMHO. It is an expensive tourist trap with a captive market. There are just as nice beaches closer to home. For places to stay I use http://www.agoda.com and http://www.booking.com -- one or the other will have the cheapest rates, often 60% below rack rates.

 

If you have not been to El Nido (northern Palawan), I would not miss it.

 

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yeh looks like ill be skipping it mate never really been that interested in going there as there are so many more beautiful islands there and always sorta imagined boracay to be very commercialised. the relatively untouched areas interest me greatly and actually had a ticket to fly to palawan with my mate in december, i had a huge night at a filipino karaoke joint in lapu lapu the night before and missed my plane so still looking forward to seeing it. my mate harry went and fell in love with the place, his first time in phili and he sees an island ive been meaning to travel too for years lol ah well ill get there eventually. ill check out those hotel sites, im thinking of maybe getting a computer tablet? i think its called, to take with me so as can book my hotels in advance online, dont really wanna turn up at a place at 3 in the morning and sleep under a bridge haha Edited by OzGuy43
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dont really wanna turn up at a place at 3 in the morning and sleep under a bridge haha

 

Yeah...sleeping under bridges here isn't a great idea. Quite often, creeks rise during the nights from heavy rains and sweep away anything (or anybody) under the bridges.

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Yeah...sleeping under bridges here isn't a great idea. Quite often, creeks rise during the nights from heavy rains and sweep away anything (or anybody) under the bridges.

yeh i can imagine the rains are crazy in phili and wouldnt really be a great ending to my travels, one other thing i was curious about, can a foreigner open up a phili bank account? aussie cards are a bit hit and miss in phili would be nice to have a philippines account, preferably linked to my aussie account, not sure if this is possible?
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I avoided Boracay for awhile, assuming it was just one more beach with too many tourists. However i did go there about 6 months ago and i was really glad that i did. I really enjoyed the waves on the beach there. I find many other beaches just way too boring because there is not very much tide action.

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I avoided Boracay for awhile, assuming it was just one more beach with too many tourists. However i did go there about 6 months ago and i was really glad that i did. I really enjoyed the waves on the beach there. I find many other beaches just way too boring because there is not very much tide action.

i reckon the best beach ive been to in phili would have to be bantayan island, stayed in a nice hotel roughly 20 metres from the water, ate at a local pub most nights then back to the beach for a swim at night, fairly steep drop off in the water, white sands, and great swimming by the moolight, good times indeed.
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I think one should have atleast seen Boracay. It's possible to make a day trip from Kalibo where you can leave your bike in the hotel's care.

Take an early morning bus to Caticlan and banca to Boracay. You can see all you need of the famous beach and return in the evening.

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I think one should have atleast seen Boracay. It's possible to make a day trip from Kalibo where you can leave your bike in the hotel's care.

Take an early morning bus to Caticlan and banca to Boracay. You can see all you need of the famous beach and return in the evening.

thanks kim will check it out when im in the area, if my bikes in a secure place no reason not to go
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Dont forget that you must wait for the plates and number when you purchase a new motorcycle, it takes a month or two.

The temporary driving permit (under registration) is probably not valid all throughout the Philippines? (They told me that I could only drive in Cebu, not in Leyte)

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I think a trail bike like a Honda XR 200 is the way to go in the Philippines. You will be able to see a lot more places along with the fun of riding muddy trails. It is a lot more versatile and easy to fix if something goes wrong and parts are readily available anywhere.

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yeh looks like ill be skipping it mate never really been that interested in going there as there are so many more beautiful islands there and always sorta imagined boracay to be very commercialised. the relatively untouched areas interest me greatly and actually had a ticket to fly to palawan with my mate in december, i had a huge night at a filipino karaoke joint in lapu lapu the night before and missed my plane so still looking forward to seeing it. my mate harry went and fell in love with the place, his first time in phili and he sees an island ive been meaning to travel too for years lol ah well ill get there eventually. ill check out those hotel sites, im thinking of maybe getting a computer tablet? i think its called, to take with me so as can book my hotels in advance online, dont really wanna turn up at a place at 3 in the morning and sleep under a bridge haha

 

Palawan: House of Rose in Puerto Princesa is owned by a Kiwi from OZ (Andy) and his gf Rose. Nice place, inexpensive, 2 mins from the airport.

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UMMMMM lucky bike :wub::cool_01: :cool_01: :cool_01: :cool_01: :cool_01: :cool_01:

lol is that you lisa?
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