How to spend 3 days in Singapore, The Lion City

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Asia, Singapore | 2 Comments
How to spend 3 days in Singapore, The Lion City

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 […]

Sagada Tourist Spots – Discovering the Caves and Coffins of Sagada

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 16 Comments
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 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 the best Sagada tourist spots or having planned out a […]

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 traveled around the Philippines on a budget, most of our meals consisted of street food and cheap (but hearty) dishes at local eateries. Street foods in the Philippines are often deep fried or grilled and very tasty, though definitely not the healthiest option around! Healthy or not, here are 15 must try street […]

Banaue Rice Terraces Tour Without a Guide

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 2 Comments
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 waterfalls, we made our way to the north, heading towards the rice terraces of Ifugao, where we planned on going on a Banaue rice terraces tour. We had heard great things about this part of […]

Why We Fell In Love With Sibuyan and Cresta de Gallo Island

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 3 Comments
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 Sibuyan island and Cresta de Gallo island had been a good idea. The locals grinned at us with some surprise and the long dusty ride along a road on Sibuyan packed with boulders and mud […]

Things to do in Moalboal – Exploring Cebu

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | No Comments
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 are plenty of things to do in Moalboal, including the Moalboal sardine run as well as some good opportunities for snorkelling. Diving in Moalboal is very popular among enthusiasts. Getting from Cebu to Moalboal is […]

A Guide to The Good Friday Crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 4 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. Read about our experience getting there, or scroll further for a […]

The Best Bohol Tourist Spots – Our Guide to Bohol

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Asia, Philippines | 5 Comments
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 quirky Chocolate Hills, cute tarsiers, stunning waterfalls, the organic Bohol Bee Farm, a man made forest, and a rural interior, thus ensuring that there are always many things to do in Bohol for those looking […]