porter horses at the Poon hill trek, Pokhara

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal – Tips for Trekking

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 in Manila City – Exploring Manila

Manila can indeed be intimidating. It is a city which is hard to fall in love with at first sight ...
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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

The Best Places to Visit in Kathmandu

Kathmandu was the very first destination I traveled to in Asia. The temples, shrines, spices and street food were all ...
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Legendary tattoo artist Whang-Od, Kalinga tribe of Busclaan

Getting a Filipino Tribal Tattoo in Buscalan

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

How to go to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting from Bontoc to Buscalan and from Buscalan to Bontoc ...
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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

Sagada Tourist Spots – Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

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

15 Must Try Street Foods In The Philippines

Since we traveled 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

Banaue Rice Terraces Tour Without a Guide

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 Philippines Travel Tips

The Philippines is by no means an easy country to travel in. We have compiled a list of 50 Philippines ...
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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 Cebu City Walking Tour – Exploring Cebu

If, like us, you believe that the best way to experience a city is by walking about and getting lost ...
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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 and Cresta de Gallo Island

As the jeepney set off from the port of Magdiwang to San Fernando, we wondered whether coming coming to explore ...
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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

Things to do in Moalboal – Exploring Cebu

The little fishing town of  Moalboal is charming enough to be included on the backpacker trail when exploring Cebu. There ...
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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

The Best Bohol Tourist Spots – Our Guide to Bohol

It comes as no surprise that Bohol island in the Philippines is a popular destination. Bohol tourist spots include the ...
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preparing food ontop of the sand dune at Virgin island, Panglao - Why we won’t recommend Island hopping in Panglao

Panglao Island Hopping Tour and why we don’t recommend it

The Panglao island hopping tour is one of the most popular activities in the region. The tour, departing from Alona ...
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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

10 Tourist Spots in Coron, Palawan – A Guide to 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

El Nido Itinerary for Three Days – Exploring Palawan

El Nido is a little beach town nestled at the foot of the karst cliffs on the northwest side of ...
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Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour Do It Yourself Guide in Palawan

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

Thoughts Before We Leave Home - Part 2 - 5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect ...
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Thoughts Before We Leave Home – Part 1

Thoughts Before We Leave Home - Part 1 - 5 things we’re looking forward to and 5 challenges we expect ...
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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 the beautiful monasteries ...
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The Best Things to do In and Around Baden-Baden during Christmas Time

After deciding to use Baden-Baden as our base during part of our all-girls trip around Luxembourg, the Alsace region of ...
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Cheeky Passport’s Guide to Visiting Abkhazia – What to do and practical tips

There’s something enticing about travelling to a place which nobody seems to know about (and which according to the UN ...
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