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 […]

Five Things To Do in Istanbul During an Airport Layover

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Europe, Turkey | 21 Comments
Five Things To Do in Istanbul During an Airport Layover

Together with Dubai and Doha, Istanbul’s Ataturk airport is one of the important airline hubs for people travelling from Europe to Asia, and with Turkish Airlines’ competitive prices, it is being used as a layover hub even for more remote destinations in the States and South America. If you have a layover in Istanbul and […]

A Picnic in Apollonia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Albania, Europe | No Comments
A Picnic in Apollonia

The buildings along the highway from Tirana to Fier are very evident due to their colourful and ultra-modern facades, but for some reason, they all seem to be half-finished. We couldn’t make out whether construction was still ongoing or whether they had been abandoned before completion. The road from the centre of Fier to Apollonia was more of […]

Feasting on Local Food in Georgia

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Europe, Food, Georgia | No Comments
Feasting on Local Food in Georgia

Feasting on local food is by itself a good enough reason to travel to Georgia, although we do recommend avoiding the scales for a while after your trip (says Michelle, Nikki doesn’t share the same concerns)! The food in Georgia, Europe (just in case you got lost in Atlanta), is an outstanding experience! Very heavy on […]

Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Croatia, Europe | No Comments
Visit Split – the Appeal of a Lively Mediterranean City

Initially I was somehow under the impression that Split was a sleepy, walled, old town on the Dalmatian coast similar to Dubrovnik but upon our arrival there one late evening, it was immediately evident that besides being large, Split is very much alive and buzzing with energy. We used Split as a base for our travels […]

Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Croatia, Europe, Food | No Comments
Discovering Croatia’s Flavours

Croatian food proved to be a delightful revelation to Nikki and myself. It is tasty, fresh and very diverse and whereas we have always targeted Sicily and mainland Italy for our food trips, we have discovered that neighbouring Croatia provides some stiff competition with many restaurants dishing up some very fresh, high quality and relatively inexpensive […]

Visit Skopje – Where New meets Kitsch

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Europe, Macedonia | No Comments
Visit Skopje – Where New meets Kitsch

The road from Ohrid to visit Skopje is well-marked and was very easy to drive through. The tolls along the motorway to Skopje are paid at different sections of the road so we were asked to pay about 0.50 euro four times along the same road. The city did not initially seem as confusing or […]

Kosovo – Feeling Welcome in a Newborn Country

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Kosovo | No Comments
Kosovo – Feeling Welcome in a Newborn Country

“First they will steal your money, then they will steal your phone, then they will steal your car. Don’t go.” That’s what we were told before visiting Kosovo, Europe’s newest country. Read along as we describe our experience in Kosovo. Seeing that my death had been predicted several times over in different cities around the […]

Prizren – Charming and Quaint

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Europe, Kosovo | No Comments
Prizren – Charming and Quaint

We drove from Pristina to Prizren along a straight road and the city seemed very large from the distance sitting just below the snow-topped mountains. We initially felt that Prizren might be ugly and boring but soon realised that our first impressions were completely misguided. Visiting Prizren turned out to be well worth the journey! The approach to our hotel […]