Budget Travel Guide: Philippines, Siquijor island

Siquijor (pronounced sicky whore), also known as the Island of Fire is a fascinating destination that shouldn't be missed when traveling the popular Visayas region (Bohol, Dumaguete, Negros) in the Philippines. There are several ways to access Siquijor by all the ports of the surrounding main islands. Once you're in the Philippines you'll see how easy it is to jump from island to island. Siquijor is the third smallest province of the Philippines, thus perfect for a motorbike roadtrip. The best thing about small islands is that you can explore them within a few days. We drove around the island starting at San Juan, so our list follows the main route around the island. It's a roadtrip of about 90 kilometers. It can be easily done in 2 … (Continue reading)

Where to Stay and Eat on a Budget in Ubud?

Ubud is said to be the cultural heart of Bali after famous artists and spiritualists visited this place and got inspired by the creative environment. Since then, hordes of travelers set out for the town located in the midst of lush green rice fields. Ubud is praised to be the paradise for yoga fans and people with an alternative lifestyle. In the beginning of the 21st century Ubud became known as a popular backpacking destination. We wanted to prove if this still applies to the current situation. It turned out that Ubud is no longer the backpacker destination it once was. The past picture of the destination vanished in favor of profit makers and to the disadvantage of budget travelers. The streets are full of fancy hotels and expensive … (Continue reading)