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10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting the Philippines for the First Time

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 …

From island to island in the Philippines

Bohol and Panglao Last time we wrote about our arrival in Tagbilaran, the main city on Bohol Island. The town was just another crowded, noisy place so we were glad when we checked in at a nice place called Coco Farm on Panglao Island the next morning. Panglao is a smaller …

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 …

5 Things that prove that Bohol was once inhabited by Giants

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. Today we'll tell you the fairy tale of Bohol, the most visited island in the Central Visayas Nobody told us that we were heading to …

Philippines: a peculiar folk – 25 reasons to love and hate the Filipino people

Things that we find awkward 1. How can you eat pork all the time – and I don't mean the good parts? It smells burnt in the Philippine streets. Barbecue is very common here, especially grilled pork. Don't expect to get a typical Western steak or roast. Usually there is a list …

Our arrival in the Philippines

We arrived in Manila on the 11th of January. We arranged to stay for a few nights at a Couchsurfing host. He told us he lives close to the airport. We arrived in the night so we had enough time to find our way. Just as in Malaysia, public transport …

Leaving Bali for the Philippines with a short stop in Malaysia

In our last week, we spent new year's eve in Ubud. All the big festivities would be organized in Kuta but it would be impossible to get into town with all the traffic. Besides, we wouldn't be able to drink before driving back. The expensive hotels had their own parties …