Holy Week in The Philippines - A Cultural Experience Abroad

If you are planning a trip abroad to the Philippines and relish culturally rich experiences, you might think about scheduling your adventure during Holy Week, which usually occurs in the months of March and April. For Filipinos, this is a very special occasion known in Tagalog as Mahal na Araw, where devotees reflect on their own religious values and understanding of the acts they believe Jesus did in order to save them for the sins the...

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A Kite surfer’s Guide to the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago with 7,107 islands, about 1,000 of which are inhabited and each bearing their own marvelous qualities that make every island unique. You can still expect dream like beaches, cheap prices, relentlessly friendly hospitality and the most delicious mangoes you will ever have in your lifetime on just about every island though. The Philippines is divided into three major sections, the largest and most northern Island i...

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Marine Wildlife Volunteering: In the Philippines with Whale Sharks

The ocean is a magnificent world that continues to mystify us with its power, its depth and the creatures living within it exude a unique grace, strength and beauty. When the truth that being a mermaid or merman wasn't going to happen, getting involved in marine biology is the next best thing.  Opportunities can be found if you look in the right places, but it helps to know what you're interested in and where you want to pursue this line of ...

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