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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
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 Alona beach, is typically priced at 400 PHP which is relatively cheap when compared to other island hopping tours in El Nido and Coron. We figured that this was due to the shorter distances and tour […]

Highlights of Coron

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 Comments
Highlights of Coron

Coron was right at the top of our list of places to visit in the Philippines, having been highly recommended by many people who had travelled extensively around the country before we did. Practically every poster advertising the region that we came across included a view of the magnificent karst cliffs surrounded by turquoise waters […]

How to Spend Three Days in El Nido

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
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 Palawan. The town is a popular backpacker hangout with all the usual amenities typically found in such places, although it is far less developed when compared with other similar backpacker towns in Southeast Asia. Talisay […]

The DIY guide to visiting the Puerto Princesa Underground River

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 Comments
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 Heritage Site, is one of the highlights of the island of Palawan in the Philippines.  Having been chosen as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, the underground river emerges directly into the sea and is […]