It’s been a month since my week-long, fun-filled adventure in the Philippines!
Looking back on it now, it’s quite amazing how much we were able to do in 7 days.
I want to thank most of you for following Team Australia (myself and Stef from A Modern Wayfarer) from Day 1 to Day 7, when we placed 3rd.
Time does fly when you’re having lots of fun.
Especially when you kick start day one flying off a trapeze in Manila!
And then “recover” for a bit by exploring the underground river of Puerto Princesa in Palawan. We also enjoyed a visit to Sheridan Organic Farm, had the freshest cleanest lunch, and fed ostriches too.
And then it was off to Cebu, where we won a dance challenge (yay!) and got to chill at the wonderful Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island.
And of course, one of the greatest joys of being in this trip was having regular access to the most luscious, sweetest (with just the right tang), most succulent mangoes in the entire world. Philippine Mangoes!
And then it was off to Davao, where I engaged in the craziest, most out-of-this-world kind of race.
Now that’s a bike ride where you won’t see me going “Look Ma, no hands!” at any point!
And our last stop was Boracay, the island where the sunsets alone are enough reasons to visit.
It’s definitely been a very meaningful week of exploring the Philippines, forging friendships, accomplishing physical challenges we never thought would be possible, and creating a life long worth of sunshine-y memories.
Philippine hospitality is really like no other. To best describe the feeling, imagine an entire population that have long waited for your arrival. You will really feel the enthusiasm, warmth and genuine happiness of Filipinos.
It’s been a month since the #CEBJuanderers challenge by Cebu Pacific, yet the warmth of the experience burn on like a special ray of sunshine in my hodgepodge of memories.
Well folks, I’ve got good news for you: It really IS more fun in the Philippines.
And here’s even better news:
We’re all about sharing the love and sunshine, so in partnership with Cebu Pacific, I am giving away
Return flights for two to the Philippines! (Sydney- Manila return)
In order to place an entry, you must answer this picture question and answer by commenting in this blog post.
WHERE IN THE PHILIPPINES IS THIS?
Only one entry per person will be accepted.
There will only be one winner of 2 return tickets (of course we want you to enjoy the Philippines with a travel buddy!)
In order to be accepted in the draw, your answer must be correct.
This is open worldwide, HOWEVER – the winner MUST be able to travel to SYDNEY on their own for the departure.
This cannot be re-routed. The tickets are valid only for travel until August 2016, and tickets must be booked before February 2016.
Blackout dates apply:
27 October – 04 November 2015
18 December 2015-06 Jan 2016
18 March 2016-31 March 2016
04 May 2016 – 15 May 2016
The tickets are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
Entries close Friday Sunday 13th September 23:59 Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Photo taken in Puerto Princesa!!
This looks like truly an incredible experience I could only ever dream of!! ????????
Amy // The Foolish Obsession says
At the risk of being the first to give the answer away… that would be Puerto Princesa! It looks gorgeous, and I’m keen to learn more about the underground river!
Thanks for the chance 🙂
Andrea Whitehouse says
Competition answer : the photo was taken in CEBU
AL Cordoba says
Maria Raza says
The pic was taken in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
I would love to win the competition so CEB pacific can make up for the horrible preflight Christmas fiasco me and my Aussie boyfriend experienced last year. I reckon winning your competition is the only way we’ll fly again with the airline.
Thanks heaps xx
Jan Peters says
I think…. The beautiful white beach in Boracay, Philippines. Wish me luck!
It’s Puerto Princesa!
How exciting! These tix would be an awesome way for Emmie and me to start our 12 months of backpacking around Asia next year, especially as our first stop is Manila on 1 Feb…whoop whoop! Three whole months in the Philippines, I can hardly wait I really can’t…seeing your pics made me even surer I am doing the right thing taking Em on our adventure next year. Best wishes Jean, evie & em ????????
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
allan vinas says
Samal Island Davao
Tiahna Trang To says
So jelly you for travelling to all these beautiful places. I’ve been dreaming non-stop about the Philippines since reading all your travel reports. It has helped me a lot, thank you. I am planning to go there early March next yr for two weeks. Hopefully ‘lucky’ is on my side lol. The picture was taken at Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
Pic was taken in Puerto Princesa 🙂
Maria Andallo says
Puerto Princesssa Palawan
Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines!
Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa :):)
Laura O'Meara says
Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa
Nastassja Conning says
So jealous of all your travelling!!! The picture is of Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa 🙂
Angela Linhart says
The picture was taken at Puerto Princesa in the Philippines. Fingers crossed!
Chris Forrest says
It was taken at Puerto Princesa.
Fab contest! The answer is Puerto Princesa 🙂
Lynden Phillips says
Mark Anthony Daluz says
My answer to the trivia is:
Sabang Port, Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines.
Jenny Nguyen says
Puerto Princesa Harbour, approx 2 hours bus trip from Palawan Town. Palawan looks amazing and would love to visit it one day!
Is it Boracay?
Christine King says
Thanks for the opportunity for this amazing competition.
This photo was taken at Puerto Princesa at the port on your way to explore the famed under grown river.
Photography, Travel, Lifestyle
Mayo Yanilla says
The picture looks like a view of a Palawan beach and its boats.
Puerto Princesa baby!!!!!
Jason Smith says
Bulabog Beach ????
Katrina Joy Maris Javier says
Hi! Its in Sabang Port, Puerto Princesa???? Glad you enjoyed the Philippines!☺️
Margarita Ramos says
Last photo was taken in Davao, for sure!
Misty Bajada says
Michelle Ama says
Hannah Go says
It’s in Davao 🙂
Gordon Norton says
I think that photo is in Palawan, Puerto Princesa, at Sabang Pier.
Patricia Sanchez says
its in puerto princessa,palawan 🙂
Darice de Castro says
Clavelle foley says
The picture was taken in puerto princesa 🙂
Matthew can Gaalen says
Puerto Princesa’s in Palawan
Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel says
It’s Sabang Pier on Palawan, where you went to get to the World Heritage Site Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
Oh I would so LOVE to go to the Philippines. Did I write a comment saying I’d wanted to get to Palawan since meeting so many lovely people from there when in Sabah as a backpacker. I went there a few times and did lots of scuba diving in my 20’s. People told me so much about the Philippines and about Palawan.
I’d go in the school holidays and take my kids and have AMAZING adventures… my blog readers would love it!!
What a fantastic giveaway!
wayne Desborough says
picture possible boracay would be great to win and take family back home to the Philippines thanks for chance of winning
Boracay, philippines!!!! ????????????????
Jonimay santos says
It is located in Tambobong beach resort in luzon.
Sabang Pier, Palawan. 🙂
I think the photo was taken at Puerto Princesa!
Hi. Is this in Coron?
andrew llewellyn says
It is Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa
Bob Mc Donald says
Where in the Philippines was this taken?
Answer to the question for entry into the contest for trip for two to the Philippines is Sabang Pier about an hour from Puerto Princesa
Mark Sin says
Q: WHERE IN THE PHILIPPINES IS THIS?
A: Taal Lake
Rowena ropati says
That photo was taken in Sabang Pier! ????????
Van Randolph Cana says
Answer: Puerto Princesa
I hope my guess is right! I haven’t gone home for 3 years, missed my mum’s surgery and 70th birthday and its my 30th birthday in April 2016 ^_^ it would be awesome to win a flight to see my family and friends.
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Lhie Vickers says
kelly mcgrew says
i think this was taken in Subic Bay, Philippines!
Ria Nimfa Ronquillo says
The picture was taken in Boracay, Philippines! =) (I hope, lolz)
Its in Puerto Galera, hopefully im correct and win this so that i can treat my partner on a holiday for the first time. Thanks a lot dear!
Magdalena Czarnocki says
It’s beautiful Puerto Princesa, please take me there 🙂
Baby Joy Balagtas says
Maria Arianne Paro-an says
Such a lovely photo! My answer would be Boracay. ???? #crossinyfingers
Ashleigh Law says
I’ am going to go with Boracay…wish me luck!
budget jan says
Sabang Pier! Fingers crossed 🙂
San miguel grande island Tabaco, Albay
Ma Luisa Dingal says
It’s in Boracay
Ma Luisa Dingal says
That picture was taken in Boracay, Philippines.
Casey Hosken says
its beautiful Puerto Princesa
Bory Kim says
Nina Carreon says
UNDERGROUND RIVER, PUERTO PRINCESA PALAWAN
Cecille Canaria says
Richard Climaco says
Hi, i would like to join in your travel giveaway 🙂
The photo was taken at Sabang Pier, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
i wish i can win the ticket as a gift for my wife. thank you! Godbless you! 🙂
jonee valente says
Hi jean! The photo is from puerto princessa palawan. Im hoping that my husband and i would be blessedly chosen as weve been hoping of flying back to phils for holiday. Weve been staying here in adelaide australia for almost 3years. Im 34 and my husband is 35. We came here as student visa and been separated with our 2kids for a year and a half.after studying, we just kept ourselves busy in working that in those almost 3years of being here, we didnt even have quality time to getaway from our busy life as we have lots of payments to do like applying for our residency; we dont have enough budget for our escapade.if given a chance to win, it will be a perfect getaway for us! It will be a big opportunity for us to experience this unforgettable events! Hoping you could give us a chance to build a memorable experience to travel back to phils! Its really more fun in the phils! God bless!
The picture was taken from Sabang Pier, Puerto Princesa.
Jason lankheet says
maribeth parreno says
That picture was taken in Puerto Princesa Palawan Philippines.Hope to be there soon!
maribeth parreno says
That picture was taken in Puerto Princesa Palawan!!????
Apple Cuizon-Cortes says
This is in Cebu.
Robert marcos says
Hi jean! I think this is at puerto princesa
The picture is most likely in Puerto Princesa!
Myth Leyson says
I think this looks like in Bohol Phillipines.
I hope Im right 🙂
randolph rillo says
Yannis Taghoy says
This picture was taken in the town of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines overlookin El Nido Bacuit Bay. 🙂
Yannis Taghoy says
This picture was taken in El Nido Town, Palawan, Philippines overlooking the Bacuit Bay. 🙂
Yannis Taghoy says
This picture was taken at the Port of Puerto Princesa, Philippines overlooking the Honda Bay. 🙂
Rena Capasso says
My answer would be PALAWAN, never been there but my friend who lives in Dumaguete City, Phillippines talks about how amazing the place is.
Palawan is my answer. Philippiines is a place full of adventures, magnificent places, and full of smiling faces. No place like home – it sure is more fun in the Philippines 🙂
Renna Capasso says
My answer would be PALAWAN, never been there but my friend from Dumaguete City, Philippines talks about how amazing the place is.
P.S. Sorry I posted my answer in a wrong box before I could not delete it myself hopefully you could remove it for me. Thank you.
El Nido Palawan, Philippines
Clairie Rose Busuttil says
Love love Philippines! i’d rather visit philippine than other country’s….
kit manzo says
that picture is Boracay.
malou laguador says
pretty sure, this picture was taken in Puerto Prinsesa, pier going to underground river
Joanne wade says
You sure had a real good time! 🙂 I enjoy reading your post and looking at your photos 🙂 I also want to try the challenges you had 🙂 Dont know if I am tough enough though hehe By the way to answer your giveaway question I believe the place is in Puerto Prinsesa 🙂
You should join Travelbook ph’s Juanderlust 🙂 and also congratulations on your 2015 Bloggys nomination 🙂 Looking forward to reading more about your travel adventures 🙂 Have a nice day! 🙂
Anna @ shenANNAgans says
Puerto Princesa, officially the City of Puerto Princesa. Located in the western provincial island of Palawan, Philippines.
Far out lady, you really are living the dream. I love, LOVE, looooove that you are jetting it around the world, doing crazy things like cycling on wire or flying trapeze. You are my idol. Getting my butt into gear and making my dreams to travel and write a reality. As always, thanks heaps for the inspiration. You ROCK!
Puerto Princesa Palawan. Gosh, I hope I’m right I soooo needd this after all this uni work!
Joan Daluz says
Answer: Sabang Port, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Philippines.
Laura Hearn says
Nice give away promo. I fill in for it :).
Ph for december 🙂
Mikca Charlene O. Arbis says
Catherine O. Arbis says
Trixie Desamito says
Sabang Pier in Puerto Princesa, Palawan In the Philippines.