Jeepneys are relics from the war, converted to be used as public transport in the Philippines. If you have no idea where you're going, you'll probably lose yourself in the chaos of the Filipino public transport system. To avoid this, ask for directions as soon as you enter the jeepney and also ask if someone can give you a hint when to get out as the driver doesn't stop at fixed places. Pull the slipknot mounted on the ceiling of the jeepney to signalize that you want to get out. If you're more brave, try to imitate the locals. They blow kisses in the air to communicate. The colonial rule by the Spanish had a big impact on the Philippine culture. Not only the food and the … (Continue reading)
Travelling the Philippines is like immersing yourself into an ocean of fairy tales. Each island opens a new chapter to another fabulous world full of magic and mystery. Nobody told us that we were heading to an island that was once inhabited by giants. We found out in bits and pieces. Read what the giants have left behind before they left Bohol millions of years ago. The two giants were the only human creatures living on the island of Bohol. One day they made a discovery in the forest. Surprisingly, they met other living beings, turning out to be the extreme opposite of themselves: Tarsier monkeys – just as big as one of their eyes. The giants felt so much affection for those tiny little creatures that they begin to take care … (Continue reading)
Tanduay is the name of the local rhum and can be bought everywhere. A 600 ml bottle costs around 38 pesos (about € 0.70). There is almost no traveler that has been in the Philippines without trying rhum. Indeed, Rhum is a beverage that fits perfectly to the Filipino laid-back lifestyle.