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Travel Authentic Philippines is a destination management company based in Cebu City, Cebu.  We are a social enterprise. We work with tour operators world wide. Travel Authentic Philippines specializes in responsible, sustainable, innovative, authentic, interactive and educational tours involving local communities.
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Cebu, Paddling Capital of the Philippines

Cebu, Paddling Capital of the Philippines Buzzy Budlong Buzzy Budlong has been a long time friend and partner of Travel Authentic Philippines. Buzzy was the first Filipino to travel the whole 3025 kilometer length of the Philippines from Sarangani in the south to Ilocos in the north by sea kayak. When kayaking was introduced to him…

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Journey to Sipaway Island

In search of authentic Negros By Frans Betgem This is a short story about my most recent trip to Sipaway Island on Negros Island. We left Bacolod City early in the morning and drove to San Carlos City. We had to cross the island from the west to the east. Negros is one of my…

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Die Insel der Heiler

Die Insel der Heiler Das philippinische Eiland Siquijor ist klein, beherbergt aber 300 Naturtherapeuten – und die sind nicht die einzige Attraktion. Der Druck im Kreuz, der die letzten zwei Tage permanent da war, ist von einem Moment zum anderen verschwunden – und die Sitzung bei der Heilerin beendet. «Wenn Sie daran glauben, dann klappt…

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Das Erbe der Spanier lässt Federn

Auf der philippinischen Insel Negros trifft man auf Hinterlassenschaften der ehemaligen Kolonialmacht: Hahnenkämpfe und Zuckerrohrplantagen. Die Schreie der Kampfhähne sind selbst mitten in der Stadt die ganze Nacht über fast ohne Unterbruch zu hören. Wer tagsüber durch die Quartiere von Dumaguete streift, sieht da und dort stolze, schwarz-rote Gockel in Gärten vor den Häusern posieren.…

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White Beach Port Barton Palawan

White Beach Port Barton Palawan Port Barton is a village on the north-west coast of the island of Palawan. It’s about 23km north-west of Roxas. From Puerto Princesa it takes about three hours. The last 20 kms of the road is in bad condition but that will soon change. Port Barton is a sleepy town.…

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Hiking the slopes of Mount Talinis

Mount Talinis, also known as the Cuernos de Negros (Horns of Negros), is a volcano in Negros Oriental. At about 1,903 meters (6,243 ft.) above sea level, it is the second highest mountain on Negros after Mount Kanlaon. The volcano is located 20 kms from Dumaguete, the capital of the province. Mount Talinis is a…

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