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Don't worry! Full middle names are never required on flight tickets, and even the initials are usually not needed. As long as the rest of the name and the initials match the passport, she will be fine.


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I got married in Philippines (Catholic). So I can give you some insights. My family is from Spain, but my wife's family is from Philippines. Dressing for women was practically the same as in Spain (formal dress but for a very hot/humid weather). All the male guests were wearing barong tagalog that we rented few days earlier. I was also wearing barong ...


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In the Philippines Tipping is not a custom, however because locals have learned that Americans in general tip, employees of businesses that regularly cater to foreigners expect tips from foreigners. even a 5% tip is appreciated. Most upscale restaurants already have a service charge tagged to your bill so tipping is not necessary! Australians and Europeans ...


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There aren't many flights to El Nido from anywhere, never mind from Cebu or Negros. There used to be a SEAir flight which I've taken and which was a wonderful experience, taking off from the giant NAIA at Manila in a tiny plane and coming in to land just a few metres above the sea :) You can still fly there on ITI - but I think resort customers may get ...


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I don't have a complete answer, but I think you can actually get pretty far by ferry alone. There's a ferry between Puerto Princesa and Iloilo City. You can get there by taking the ferry from Balabac to Bataraza and driving the rest (although there should also be a ferry between Bataraza and Puerto Princesa). Although I don't know any ferries to Balabac, ...


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The IDP is only valid if you carry it along with your normal license; and there are no restrictions on the license type (in other words, if your normal license is endorsed for bikes, then the IDP will also carry that information). The IDP just acts as a global version of whatever your local license says (its just a translation). Save for some commercial ...


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Unless things have changed since I last looked at this (and it's been a few years), your only option is to fly. In these days of low cost carriers, it may also be cheaper to fly via eg. Kuala Lumpur on Air Asia, even though this makes no sense geographically. And for why there are no ferries: the southern Philippines (Mindanao) are strongly Muslim and in ...


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According to the IATA travel centre the duty free alcohol import limits are 2 bottles of maximum 1 litre each. Quoting from the linked website: Customs Rules Import regulations:: Free import: all passengers (18 years of age and over) (duty free allowance only once per year per passenger): a. 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 ...


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I'm not sure that 1 month is counted as a layover. But you don't need to get a visa, provided you are travelling on your US passport. The only thing they may ask you for is proof that you have booked flights leaving the country, but you are covered there. According to the Japanese Embassy in the US A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders ...


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Assuming you're an Indian citizen then unfortunately India is not on the list of countries that can enter the Philippines visa-free for a short period (normally 30 days but it varies). If hold a different citizenship you can check that list to see if you qualify. If you don't qualify you need a visa, here are the visa guidelines. And here's the relevant ...


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The only flights to El Nido are by Island Transvoyager (ITI). If you are staying at one of the pricey all-inclusive resorts operated by El Nido Resorts (Lagen Island, Miniloc Island, Apulit Island, Pangulasian Island) you can coordinate with the resort to book your flight via ITI. The airline is under the same parent company as the resorts. They don't appear ...


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I am an American who was raised and grew up in the northern Philippines. There is a way to travel to Taiwan from Aparri or Sta Ana, Both in Cagayan. Sta Ana by RoRo or from Aparri by pump boat. the trip takes a day. rough waters. you travel via the Batanes Islands, maybe a stop in Basco. Its about $20 for fare.


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Yes! Today I visited the Bureau of Immigration head office in Intramuros, and they informed me that the normal processing time is three days. (Exactly three days, to the minute. You cannot apply Monday afternoon and pick-up Thursday morning.) The exit clearance fees are included in the ACR I-Card (Alien Certificate of Registration), leaving "only" the P500 ...


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I didn't want to just provide anecdotal notes, but since Mark Mayo encouraged it here are some -- I've been to several weddings in the Philippines and I've heard about many more. The short answer to your question is: it varies. Wildly. A lot of what the Wikipedia page says can happen, but none of it is guaranteed -- weddings are really up to the couple, ...


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According to the Phillipine Consulate in Australia: No permit is required from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to bring in to or to take out from the Philippines of foreign currencies. However, foreign currency in excess of US$10,000 carried by the traveler must be declared at the Bureau of Customs Desk in the airport. Therefore the answer to your ...


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I think some could provide anecdotes or suggestions, but a few things to remember: Have fun. Don't get too hung up on not doing the wrong thing You're the foreigner, some faux pas are more readily forgiven Saying, that, there's an excellent article on Marriage and wedding customs in the Philippines on Wikipedia. It covers some attire, some of the ...


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If you are traveling to Puerto Princesa, it would wise to plan to go to Mayon Volcano before you go Puerta Princesa . Mayon Is Located on the same Island Manila is assuming your port of entry is Manila! Mayon is about a 10-15 hour car trip south. You could Fly into Legaspi City. the nearest domestic airport to Mayon. Mayo is showing activity and is currently ...


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You can, but I would strongly advise to you get some PESOS at the airport. Paying or tipping in USD will attract unneeded attention and you will be assumed to be carrying a lot of USD. Not good. It attracts greedy people! Remember 5% tipping is all you need to give since tipping is not a custom in the Philippines, and giving USD will be leaving a very large ...


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I no longer have a Dell but it was rated 110-240V and 50-60Hz (multi-voltage) so it can handle the 220V in the Philippines. I used it in Australia and just needed to pack an Australian adapter. Your Dell likely has a plug with three prongs (grounded) so I'd suggest packing a three-pronged adapter; also pack a two-pronged (ungrounded) adapter just in case. ...


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The answer to this will vary year to year, you can see that Wikipedia and the official Philippines tourism site climate page both state that rainy season is May to October. Although you can also see on the Wikipedia page that a fair amount of rain does fall in November and December (depending where you are). Further you can see on the Weatherbase page for ...


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So the trip is done.I talked to the customs people when I landed and they informed me that the limit is only for stronger drinks, beer has no restrictions.


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I found this document online which I think would answer your question. Click the hyper link to direct you to the exact document. What is required to re-enter the U.S.? All U.S. citizens, including children, must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the U.S. by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, a NEXUS card at ...


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Asking for medical advice on a forum, is probably not the ideal approach. You really need to talk about where you plan to go and what you plan to do, with your family physician since they know your health history and a tropical disease specialist, as they know what you might encounter. Sadly travel vaccination clinics tend to have a broad understanding ...


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I have the same issue when I travel as my name is extremely long as well. I've had them cut my name off, combine the names into one, and do all sorts of other things. But I have never had problems. I am sure the name is accurately documented somewhere in the system, it's just a space issue on any printed confirmation.


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Yes of course. Many people carry two cellphones all the time, one for work and one for personal purposes. Since you intend to leave the cellphones behind in Philippines, customs fees or import taxes may apply on arrival.


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I can't find a link but there should be no problem taking all of that through Saudi Arabia. Assuming you have a single ticket and are not leaving the airside part of the airport in Bahrain then you will not have to collect your belongings and will not go through customs. Arriving in the Philippines is different, you'll need to fill in a Customs ...


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Most of these flights are on so small airlines that it's hard to get historical performance data on but the Philippine 453 flight out of 34 observations, 85% was on time, averaging only 9 minutes of delay, maximum 31 minutes of delay. So yes, the schedule is pretty firm. Rome2rio does show some bus connections but it's 1.5-2 days and does not show a ...


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Without knowing where you are flying from originally and what time of year, you may find that a discounted round trip ticket is just as cheap as a one way. Which would cover your visa and entry needs. And depending on the fare class, you maybe able to change the return date, once you figure out how long you are staying (in worse case you throw away the ...


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OK, this is not first hand experience, but if it helps. Following a comment in Lonely Planet I found this link, I have quoted that Lonely Planet link as well because it has someone who has personally vouched for this and even provided an email offering help for travellers. The next page also contains an update about a year ago, but you may not need it if ...



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