We were planning to go to Thaland for 2 weeks in January(Bangkok, Phuket & Koh Phangan) and had done all our research, but recent unrest in Thailand has prompted us to change our plans last minute. We always wanted to visit Philippines... but now we don't have much time to plan or research about Philippines.
I read many forums, but the more I am researching, the more confusing it is getting. We are in our 20s and would love to enjoy the beaches, the nightlife and the city life, may be some gambling and shopping.... could anyone suggest where all we can go? I was thinking of shortlisting Cebu City, Boracay and Manila. I have also heard about Angeles City casinos & nightlife. Is Angeles city worth the visit? Which area of Manila can we spend 3-4 days?
It is also hard to figure out how to get from city to the other. So, what kind of itinerary would make sense for us, logistically. Can anyone help us? We don't have much time before we make our bookings. I am reading a lot, but still can't figure out. Is there anything else that we can add to our list which falls on our way that we shouldn't miss out? Are there any festivals or events happening in January, which will be good to attend?