How to spend 3 days in Singapore

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Asia, Singapore | No Comments
How to spend 3 days in Singapore

Visiting Singapore was a small bone of contention between Michelle and I, as she couldn’t find a sufficiently attractive reason to visit the small nation, other than ticking off another country off the 196-strong list. I on the other hand, simply couldn’t walk away from a country known for its structural engineering marvels. Alas, the […]

Two months in the Philippines – Travel expenses and costs

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Asia, Philippines, Planning | No Comments
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 wining, dining, travel and entertainment in general, setting a restrictive daily budget for traveling around the world was no easy task. Expensive dinners and wine had to be set aside and replaced by affordable accommodation […]

Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 16 Comments
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 how beautiful Sagada was and how we should spend time there, so we booked a three-night stay without actually having a clear idea of what to do there. Indeed it was a good decision, the […]

15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Asia, Food, Philippines | No Comments
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 hearty) dishes at local eateries. Street food is often deep fried or grilled and very tasty, though definitely not the healthiest option around! Healthy or not, here are 15 must try street foods in the […]

The Rice Terraces of Banaue and Batad

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 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 | 3 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 […]