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4 Months in the Philippines – Part 9: Heading Home

4 Months in the Philippines – Part 9: Heading Home

There’s something about the 747 that just captures the imagination of people. While I think plenty of other aircraft look great, the 747 is unique in its beauty, and its presence parked at a gate always draws a crowd. This day was no exception, and I actually had to wait a couple minutes for the crowd to clear to grab a photo.

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4 Months in the Philippines – Part 8: Stopover in Tokyo

4 Months in the Philippines – Part 8: Stopover in Tokyo

After 112 days living abroad in Cebu, it was finally time to make the trek back to Minneapolis. The routing for the return flights home would be similar to the outbound, Cebu up to Tokyo on Philippine Airlines, and then Delta back to Minneapolis. Being in Asia already , I decided that I wanted to stay a day in Tokyo before continuing home.

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4 Months in the Philippines – Part 7: Bantayan

4 Months in the Philippines – Part 7: Bantayan

As tourism to the Philippines increases, much of the focus is around two islands. One of them is Boracay, which I discussed in a previous post. The other is Palawan, located west of Cebu, which is consistently ranked at or near the top of the best islands to visit in the world. Sadly, I didn’t get the chance to experience Palawan during my time in the Philippines. However, with almost 7,200 islands to explore, there are plenty of hidden gems.

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4 Months in the Philippines – Part 4: Beautiful Boracay

4 Months in the Philippines – Part 4: Beautiful Boracay

Perhaps the most well known destination in the Philippines is the island of Boracay. Located in the Western Visayas region, the beautiful island is about a 45 minute flight from Cebu City. Despite being in the Philippines for 16 weeks, I didn’t think I would get the chance to visit Boracay, as my schedule was 5 days on, 2 days off. Luckily, our schedule got moved around for Election Day, and I had a 3 day weekend to work with.

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