We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

Swimming with whale sharks!

Getting up this morning was painful. The alarm went off at 4:50am, a time I have not seen for a long time and hope not to be seeing again! We planned to go swimming with whale sharks today and after chatting to a few other tourists we got the impression that unless you got there at opening time (6am) it would be too busy. So there we was at the crack of dawn riding on the back of a tricycle to get [...]

By |2016-05-24T08:22:07+00:00May 10th, 2016|Cebu, Daily Blog, Phillipines|0 Comments

Turtle power

Our first dive in the Philippines was turning out to be a very expensive one. The two “must do” dive site in the Philippines are Malapascua island and Apo Island. Malapascua is famous for seeing large sea life such as the Whale Shark and Mantra Ray, where as Apo is the Turtle Capital. Honestly we wanted to go to Malapascua but the logistics of getting up there seemed very difficult with everything [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:43+00:00May 8th, 2016|Cebu, Daily Blog, Phillipines|0 Comments

Bohol’s Chocolate hills

We were back on our bike today, this time exploring the island of Bohol. It’s a 2 hour ferry away from where we’re staying in Cebu so it’s a popular day trip destination. The initial plan was to join one of the £30 mini bus tours and see all the sites. But then we thought why not just hire a bike when we get there and do it ourself at less than half the price (any excuse to get another bike). Boho [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:43+00:00May 4th, 2016|Bohol, Daily Blog, Phillipines|2 Comments

Best beach in the world (so far)

I think some of my most memorable days in Asia have come on the back of a motorbike. There’s something about getting out of the busy towns, going off the beaten track and exploring on a whim that’s really exciting. We always stumble across sites we never knew existed and it’s fascinating to see the locals in a more real life setting away from the tourist traps, . Today was another day to add to th [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:43+00:00April 26th, 2016|Daily Blog, El Nido, Phillipines|2 Comments

Island hopping in El Nido

Our first El Nido island hopping trip, after much deliberation yesterday, and walking around to get the best deal, we was at the meeting point for 9 AM and taken to the beach. Our guide pointed to our boat and we all looked at each other and nodded and waited, apparently we didn’t understand what he had meant. There is your boat, wade out to it, and get on! With the camera and both laptops in the [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:43+00:00April 24th, 2016|Daily Blog, El Nido, Phillipines|0 Comments

Is the Philippines more beautiful than Thailand?

It’s our second full day in Coron today and our plan was to go diving as there are some famous wreck sites dotted around the island. My ear had other ideas though and has been aching for a few days so with diving off the cards we settled on doing an island hopping tour, not a bad consultation prize! These island hopping tours seem to be the only thing (other than diving) to do in Coron. It’s a tin [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:43+00:00April 21st, 2016|Coron, Daily Blog, Phillipines|0 Comments