Hey guys, I am super stoked about a last minute crazy idea that I had... I am going to take an enduro/ adventure ride in the Philippines... solo! I just need as much advice as possible. I have very little real experience in any real culture outside of the US.. and I guess I should clarify that: I have been to Jamaica twice, Mexico four times, Punta Cana once etc... but always on resorts. So I am 35 now... We have 4 children and a dog, and my awesome wife is humoring my early mid life crisis and allowing me to go do this crazy trip. I have always had a passion and a desire to ride some awesome trails in a different country. To see things you will not see in Pennsylvania. To go where no boring Retail Store Manager would typically go (lol). Call it a Vision Quest and play "Lunatic Fringe" in the background... Call it a crazy idea that I should forget about... Call it an insane waste of money on a flight that cost more than the whole trip probably will... But I am going to do it! I would love to document the trip with pics and vids and maybe give back to the same folks of whom I have lurked and watched for so long. Ever since I first saw that amazing slideshow I was hooked. This site is the reason I sold my Hayabusa and bought and farkled a dr650. I "matured" from wheelies at 60mph to finding hidden trails, chasing ground hogs and being a hoon. Going places a motorcycle shouldn't. Well in honoring that tradition of going where I shouldn't I am going to the Philippines. I actually had a pen pal from there in junior high school so who knows maybe that is some sort of subconscious comfort. So on to the questions: I need to figure out exactly WHERE to go. I was looking at some Bike rental places, and emailed one with no response. I need to figure out where to fly in. Manila seems more citylike and I could not find a ton of dirtbike rental places there. Cebu seems like it is very popular for this and I have seen from past posts a few members live there, which is AWESOME! Boracay Beach seems like a great place after a few days of riding, and I would love to end up there... I have no clue what the best course of action is. The flights are way cheaper from PHL (philadelphia) to Manila, than to Cebu. But it seems Cebu is the best place to compromise between riding and a nice, safe experience. I will probably only have about 6-7 days(beginning of August) to spend so I have to make it count. Any advice here is much appreciated. Because I am going solo I thought it would be a good idea to do the guided tour option. So I am not sure if that helps anyone's advice at all. Also If anyone is available during that time and wanted to join the ride or hang out that would be excellent! I have some other questions I cannot think of at the moment because I am about to fall asleep... But any advice is very much appreciated.