Pour yourself a drink and settle in for a bar room chat about what visitors like about El Nido, the Philippines last frontier in tourism. I join Michael and Dan in the Lonesome Carabao Lounge, Michael, a Singapore based finance journalist, set up the lounge, and Dan was returning to El Nido for his second visit.
More information about the Lonesome Carabao Lounge: http://lonesomecarabao.com/
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Three tips on how to film anywhere; slums, red light districts, museums, exhibitions, churches, and not get your video camera gear stolen.
No. 1 – Sometimes it is easier to just get your shot quickly without asking permission. But please be aware in some countries filming such things as public buildings can result in prison, so please read up on the laws of each location you visit
No. 2 Street crime is opportunistic and cowardly so reduce the risk of being a victim by particularly watching your back. Most street criminals will try and rob you by following you and approaching from behind, so be aware of your surroundings and if you are being followed just drop into the nearest hotel or cafe and inform the staff.
No. 3 If filming in a seedy or dangerous part of town, it is always handy to be with a local person who has a good grasp of the local language. This way if you do find yourself in a dangerous situation, they may be able to talk their way out of the situation.
Footage features various locations I filmed at around the Philippines including:
Angeles City red light district, walking st and titty bar
Pasil Slum, Cebu
Santo Nino Statute, Cebu
Carbon Market, Cebu
I check out accommodation choices in El Nido. Starting at the top end, I then visit mid-range and budget. Places feature include Las Cabanas http://lascabanasresort.com/ and Rosanna’s http://rosannas.multiply.com/
Thanks to Natalia, the Russian Bikini Model who appeared Gratis
Public Domain Music: “Improvisation On Friday…” – AlexBeroza
El Nido is often referred to as the Philippines’ Last Frontier. National Geographic Traveler’s magazine, chose Palawan and in particular El Nido as one of the best travel destinations in the world in 2007.
One of the most common tours available is an island hopping tour which takes in the big and small Lagoon, a bbq lunch on an island and some reef snorkeling.
I review my Hyper-Gear Zoom Lens Camera Pouch http://www.hyper-gear.com/page2.aspx?p=59 I have been using this plastic case for all my underwater shots while snorkelling. The stills camera I use in the case is a Canon SX230 HS which I have found shoots great HD video.
Music : Underwater – Martin Schulte + Eric Delay
public domain – http://www.archive.org/details/grat006
I Interview Duncan an expat Australian who has been living in the Philippines for five years. We talk about expat life in the Philippines, outsourcing work to local filipinos and what he likes about being with a filipino partner.
I joined some local “pinays” and did some street food hawking around the Manila downtown area. I tried bbq chicken intestine, fondly called “isaw” straight up from the grill, fried chicken balls, and the much too popular “balut” or the boiled duck egg complete with its embryo, which according to these locals is a good source of protein and serves as aphrodisiac for men.
While staying in the Malate area of Manila, the gay and cheap accommodation precinct, I was confronted by a ladyboy late one night. They tried the old ‘Manila Ladyboy TrouserSnake DeathGrip’ move on me to try and extort money, after I refused a free blow job. I explain the technique I used to break free of this dastedly but extremely effective martial arts move.
Ever had a dream to just travel the world?
On July 24th 2011 Aussie Filmmaker Mark Shea set off on a new journey with the goal to travel to each continent and make a living on the road.
Mark's motivation is to show that wherever he goes, He will find good people, passionate enough about where they live to show him round. To inform, entertain and inspire, learning about culture, customs and beliefs.
Exploring the new international world of Digital Nomadism Mark will produce videos while on the road, using lightweight High Definition equipment, and aims to survive solely on passive income made from his online ventures.
Countries visited so far:
*Indonesia *Singapore *Malaysia *Brunei *Philippines *Hong Kong *Japan *South Korea *North Korea *China *Laos *Cambodia *Thailand Mark has been travelling for 668 days 10 hours 29 minutes 43 seconds