Category Archives for "Philippines"

Sorry Manila, You’re No Pearl of the Orient

Our visit to the Philippines was interesting right from the first moment.  This fascinating country brought one surprise after the other, and I have to say that it is in my opinion, one of the most “adventurous” you can find in this part of the world without paying much. Getting There and Where to Stay […]

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9 Cloud 9- surfing Siargao in the Philippines

Let me begin this post on the Philippines by giving you some good advice: forget the overland route to Cloud 9 if surfing is your reason for going there. It takes about 4 days from Bohol, there is nothing interesting on the way, and it ends up being much more expensive. Your best bet is […]

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20 Snorkeling and diving in Moalboal, the Philippines

The truth is that we had only heard about this sleepy little town 2 days before arriving while investigating what places are good for whale shark watching in the Philippines, and were looking forward to seeing these creatures as well as the turtles that are supposed to abound in the area. To get there from […]

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11 Our plane was hit by lightning- and began to plunge

Only a few days prior to our KK-Manila flight an air France Airbus flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared in the Atlantic Ocen with 228 people on board. Everyone knows what this means, and so the idea of flying did not make me very happy. Some people like flying, others don’t- I would […]

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