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Day Trips from Manila - Candaba Swamp Wildlife Reserve by JohnSmart on Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:00 pm
The day started as usual – I woke up, always a good sign. Today, I said, I am going to check out Ace Durano’s concept, that birdwatching offers a good option for Philippine holiday destination activities.

How many times I have passed the sign on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), near Pulilan, that says: Candaba Swamp, Wildlife Reserve; complete with iconic image of an Egret, or something similar.

Taking my copy of Birds of the Philippines in hand, a pair binoculars, Canon Digital EOS300D and sturdy Manfrotto tripod, and donning some suitably drab coloured clothing, we set out from Manila for the Pulilan exit on NLEx.

We stopped for a quick bite to eat at Burger King, at the Shell Bacaue service station; two exits later, I asked the tollbooth attendant for directions to the Candaba Swamp Wildlife Reserve. Her hesitation in saying, “er . . . go . . . right” did not add any confidence to my otherwise enthusiastic approach to the unfolding adventure but turn right we did.

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Eco Park, La Mesa Dam, Quezon City, Metro Manila. by michaelcole on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:48 pm
Eco Park, is located on the wall of La Mesa Dam, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

It is in Fairview, Quezon City. Which is a bit of a drive if you are going to take a...

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Intramorous by michaelcole on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:21 pm
I am taking every Saturday to do trips to different places I went to Intramorous last week.

It was a nice sunny day and the wife and i have not been there for a long time.

So we all jumped into a taxi...

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Day Trips from Manila - Candaba Swamp Wildlife Reserve by JohnSmart on Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:00 pm
The day started as usual – I woke up, always a good sign. Today, I said, I am going to check out Ace Durano’s concept, that birdwatching offers a good option for Philippine holiday destination activities.

Ho...

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Day Trips From Manila - Subic Bay by Anonymous on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:47 am
Sat in Howzat Sports Bar in Makati City the other day, my good friend John Smart asked if I would like to take a day trip to Subic Bay. The following morning, at 6.30am (still sleepy), we left Makati City...

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Metro Manila by michaelcole on Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:33 pm
So You travel to the philippines and need ideas of things to do in Metro Manila.

There are some very large shopping centers, which can take a while to walk around, Perfect to waste some time.

There are...

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Re: Day Trips from Manila - Candaba Swamp Wildlife Reserve by michaelcole on Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:05 pm
MANILA - A rare Philippines quail that was feared to have become extinct has been photographed alive for the first time -- as it was headed for the cooking pot, ornithologists said Tuesday.

Hunters snared...

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