KL tower by night - Top attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Few countries spell out diversity as boldly as Malaysia does, a characteristic which is strongly reflected in its capital city ...
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Assam Laksa - Steet food in Malaysia

A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country with a very diverse, sometimes eclectic culture incorporating various aspects of Malay, Chinese and Hindu heritage ...
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porter horses at the Poon hill trek, Pokhara

Tips for Trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

It’s already been a month since I spent a few days trekking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a relatively short ...
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Manila Cathedral as seen from Fort Santiago - A stop on the Day tour of Manila City

A Walkable Day Tour of Manila City

Frequently ignored as a travel destination in its own right, by tourists visiting the Philippines who are attracted to the ...
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The Scenic valley of Buscalan - meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Cheeky Passports’ Favourite Instagram Shots

Instagram is one of our favourite social media platforms, yet it takes a lot of work to plan ahead and ...
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Boudhanath Stupa - things to do in Kathmandu

Ten of the Best Things to Do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu! As I walked round the familiar streets of Thamel, I was taken back to my previous visit 10 years ...
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Legendary tattoo artist Whang-Od, Kalinga tribe of Busclaan

Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Buscalan, the village of fierce (former) head-hunters, is today famous for being home to Whang-Od, the 100-year old, world-renowned tattoo ...
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The Landscape at Buscalan

Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting to Buscalan from Bontoc and back. Since we found ...
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Nyatapola Temple at Bhaktapur Durbar Square

A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, admittedly armed with very little research and information (despite Michelle having passed on detailed notes ...
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Jeepney - Philippines travel expenses and costs

Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

After having spent the last 15 years of our lives living on a professional wage which we mostly spent on ...
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The hanging coffins in Sagada

Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Sagada was our next stop after having explored the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad.  People we met raved about ...
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A street stall - 'must try' street foods in the Philippines

15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Since we travelled around the Philippines on a budget, most of our meals consisted of street food and cheap (but ...
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the rice terraces of Banaue and Batad

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 ...
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Mas-Aso falls view of children preparing a chicken for a bbq - the best and worst of Bohol

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 ...
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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 ...
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walking tour of Cebu City, the San Pedro fort

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 ...
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sunken ship in the port of Sibuyan

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, ...
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Cresta De Gallo, Sibuyan

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 ...
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Canon Eos 700d - Cheeky Passports Electronics packing list

Electronics Packing List for Long Term Travel

Have you ever wondered what the packing list for long term travel looks like? I can tell you immediately, it’s ...
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the blind turtle of Pangasama beach, Moalboal

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 ...
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crucifixion at san pedro cutud

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 ...
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the golgotha - crucifixion at san pedro cutud

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 ...
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Michelle enjoying the view of the chocolate hills in bohol - the best and worst of Bohol

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 ...
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preparing food ontop of the sand dune at Virgin island, Panglao - Why we won’t recommend Island hopping in Panglao

Why we don’t recommend the Island Hopping tour in Panglao

The island hopping tour in Panglao is one of the most popular activities in the region. The tour, departing from ...
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Highlights of Coron - a view of the rock cliff side over the sea at one of the islands visited during the tour

Highlights of Coron

Coron was right at the top of our list of places to visit in the Philippines, having been highly recommended ...
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three days in el nido - view of hidden beach, one of the gems of the el nido tour C

How to Spend Three Days in El Nido

El Nido is a little beach town nestled at the foot of the karst cliffs on the Northwest side of ...
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The DIY guide to visiting the Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (also known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River or PPUR), a UNESCO World ...
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Love locks on Lake Ohrid in Macedonia

Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 2

5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect to face on our travels This is Part 2 ...
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Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 1

5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect to face on our travels One week left before ...
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View of Sevenavank Monastery in Armenia overlooking the calm Lake Sevan below

The 10 Most Beautiful Monasteries in Armenia

Visiting Armenia? The Caucasian country is full of scenic spots, but what really sets it apart are its beautiful monasteries ...
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