Fun in the Philippines


Map philippines 2013 wsgtHappy September and L’Shana Tova (Happy Jewish New Year!) Do you get our newsletter? This is from our recent news: Fun in the Philippines

Our two weeks of travel in the Philippines have been varied and fantastic! Our visit included sharing the underwater world of Balicasag with giant turtles and a tornado of jack fish as well as swimming with five school bus size Whale Sharks in Oslob, Cebu! We also saw the highlights of international design with Kenneth Cobonpue and the UNESCO sites of the Chocolate Hills and Underground River. I cannot wait to share all the photos and video especially of the fine hotels of Manila like Resorts World and Hotel H20 as well as Be Resort and Marco Polo in Cebu and Hotel Centro and Acacia Tree Garden Hotel in Puerto Princessa. Ricky of Cebu Holiday Tours and Rissa, the author of The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips, have been incredible guides and friends.

WATCHPuerto Princessa: Hula Hooping Gangnam Style with Iwahig Dancing Inmates 

Lisa  joins the Iwahig Dancing Inmates in Puerto Princessa for Hula Hooping Gangnam Style!

Juris from Cebu
Sandy from Manila
Allan from Manila
Dennis from Laoag
Pallet Jr. from Laguna
Abraham from Aparri

Hula Hooper: Lisa Niver Rajna
Video filmed by: George Rajna
Tour Guide: April from Amika Travel
Special thanks to Rissa and Ricky from Cebu Holiday Tours
August 31, 2013

We swam with five school bus sized whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu! Cannot wait to share more of the photos, but here is one of George and I! We just now in Koror, Palua to swim with the stingless jellyfish! Looking forward to telling you all about it! L’Shana Tova–to a good and sweet New Year!

Whale Shark George Lisa

Lisa Ellen Niver

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

3 responses to “Fun in the Philippines

  1. Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful trip. We lived in the Philippines for three years, so I’m looking forward to your photos and taking a wee trip down memory lane 🙂

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