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White beaches, Tourism industry has been taken to a new level on Boracay Island. While locals still live in poverty, huge exclusive resort have one development after another, overtaking the coast line and nature of this popular tourist destination.

The Other Side of Boracay

The Other Side of Boracay

When you Google for “Boracay” all you see is that one stunning beach, that one big rock just of the coast and maybe the next little beach. But there all information seems to stop. That there is massive development by Henann Resorts, overtaking the coast line, that there are people living in poverty, that is a side of Boracay seldom shown. I have some footage of the other side of Boracay, a few One Minute Videos about roaming around outside…

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From Boracay to Mindoro Island on to Puerto Galera

From Boracay to Mindoro Island on to Puerto Galera

Leaving Boracay Island and heading on north you may have some trouble finding information in the internet about ferry schedules and connecting busses. In the Philippines schedules are dodgy and sometimes even non existing. You just have to trust that whenever a ferry docks transportation will be available and with it lots of helpful people that know a way out of the port area. But it is nice to know whether or not you can reach your next destination in…

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Traveling from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus

Traveling from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus

Time for some traveling, from Dumaguete to Iloilo and on to Boracay. By bus, as usual. I think Ceres Bus and also Dimple Star, and on some island even local busses, offer a great opportunity to travel cheap, reasonable comfortable and it is a great way to see the country. When you travel from Dumaguete to Boracay by bus and ferry, you will pass the following significant cities where you have to change transport: Bacolod Iloilo Caticlan Dumaguete City In…

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The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

I’ve been in the Philippines for almost a year now and although many of you think it is all white beaches and mesmerizing blue seas, friendly hospitality and all that peaches and roses stuff other travellers write about,  you are very much mistaken. A few days ago I met a backpackers couple on the beach here in Siquijor and she was crying over the dirt on the beaches and the fact that most beaches did not look like she found…

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