The Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
The Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad

Just when we thought that the Philippines couldn’t get any prettier after having spent two weeks exploring deserted beaches and waterfalls, we made our way to the north, heading towards the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad. Actually, it didn’t start off that well; we arrived by overnight bus from Baguio on a dull rainy […]

50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 Comments
50 Tips for Traveling in the Philippines

The Philippines is by no means an easy country to travel in. It is sometimes complicated to get around, transport is difficult to book and you will find that “I don’t know” is the most common response to your questions. Many procedures are overly slow and complicated and information is hard to obtain, very often […]

Cheeky Passports’ Chicken Adobo Recipe

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Food, Philippines | 5 Comments
Cheeky Passports’ Chicken Adobo Recipe

Perhaps there is no dish that encompasses Filipino cuisine, culture and history in the same way that the Adobo does. The dish consists of meats marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, peppercorns and garlic cooked until very tender, whereupon the meat and thickened sauce is served over rice. Pork and chicken are typically used due to […]

A Walking Tour of Cebu City, Philippines

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
A Walking Tour of Cebu City, Philippines

If you are heading down to the central-south islands of the Philippines, it is very likely you will need to pass through Cebu City. If, like us, you believe that the best way to experience a city is by walking about and getting lost in it, then you will love our walking tour of Cebu […]

How to get to Sibuyan Island

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
How to get to Sibuyan Island

Travelling from island to island in the Philippines tends to get complicated sometimes. Sibuyan, located in the province of Romblon, is a particularly hard to get to destination. We found it quite difficult to find information regarding the logistics of travelling to the island so here’s our in-depth guide on how to get to Sibuyan. […]

Why We Fell In Love With Sibuyan

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
Why We Fell In Love With Sibuyan

As the jeepney set off from the port of Magdiwang to San Fernando, we wondered whether coming here had been a good idea. The locals grinned at us with some surprise and the long dusty ride along a road packed with boulders and mud wasn’t helping our aching backs. We had just spent 30 hours […]

Making the Most of Moalboal

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
Making the Most of Moalboal

A three-hour bus ride away from Cebu City, this little fishing town is charming enough to be included on the backpacker trail, yet despite its popularity, is not as stifling as other hangouts such as El Nido. Here’s our guide to making the most of Moalboal. Our Guide to MoalBoal Flying fish seen from Panagsama beach […]

A Guide to The Good Friday Crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 Comments
A Guide to The Good Friday Crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud

After a very sudden and unexpected change of plans during our travels in the Philippines, we found ourselves in Manila for Easter weekend. We were aware that the Semana Santa was a big deal in this country, but I had never imagined that I would be spending the day I normally reserve for making figolli […]

How to get to San Fernando Pampanga from Manila

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
How to get to San Fernando Pampanga from Manila

Online directions to the Crucifixion site in San Pedro Cutud seemed very hard to come by, so we are writing this post specifically for people wanting to see the Semana Santa activities in San Fernando. Here’s how to get to San Fernando Pampanga from Manila: Our experience in getting to San Fernando Pampanga from Manila: […]

Our Guide to the Best and Worst of Bohol

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
Our Guide to the Best and Worst of Bohol

It comes as no surprise that Bohol is fast becoming a tourist hotspot in the Philippines. With its quirky Chocolate Hills, cute Tarsiers and its rural, wild interior, the island has a lot to offer to those who are looking for something other than beaches. But of course, the beaches are never far off (you’re […]