Manila Travel Guide

Travel Guides Manila – Government city site with some tourism information. When In Manila – Lifestyle, travel, news. Manila Stay – Transport, accommodation, and tour information. Jeepney Guide – Manila information from a Philippines travel site. Blogs My Manila – Photo blog from a Manila local. Balut Manila – A work from home mom blogging […]

Devouring durians in Davao

Durian Bike - Davao

Durians and I I’m not a fan of durians. Every time I have tried a piece it has grossed me out and had me wishing for a bottle of mouth wash and a tongue scraper. And the taste lingers for ages; durians – it seems – cannot be untasted. Despite this I have still been […]

Where I Stayed: Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Davao – Philippines

Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Hotel Name: Park Inn by Radisson Davao Address: Next to SM Lanang Premier Mall, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao, Philippines I stayed at the Park Inn by Radisson Davao as a guest of Club Carlson, who I was working with on their Global Travelers campaign. I had a junior suite room which included a bedroom and […]

Business and beaches in Davao

Costa Marina Beach - Davao

Where is Davao anyway? I don’t recall knowing of Davao until a couple of years ago. I think I knew it was in the Philippines but I definitely had to look on the map. For me, Davao was put on the map by Justin and Joe from the Empire Flippers (then known as Adsense Flippers); […]

Sunset on the beach, Camiguin – Philippines

Sunset - Camiguin

Camiguin is a small island in the Philippines that happens to have has more volcanos per square km than any other island on earth (making it a great mountain climbing island.) The island doesn’t have the white sandy beaches other Philippine islands are famous for. Despite this, the coconut trees at sunset look stunning. Travel […]

Lazi Convent, Siquijor – Philippines

Lazi Convent

[Lazi Convent, Siquijor – Philippines] The island of Siquijor is infamous for black magic, to the point where at the ferry terminal there is a billboard proclaiming that there is in fact no black magic on this island. Even without black magic it was a island worthy of a visit. If you are novice motorbike […]

Tagbilaran Church, Bohol – Philippines

Tagbilaran Church

Tagbilaran is the capital of the island of Bohol (the land of tarsiers.) As per usual the nicest building in the city is the principal church. You will also seemingly find a tricycle taxi (pictured) for approximately every 6.3 residents of the city. Photo Gallery: Bohol Travel Photos

Philippine Jeepney, Cebu – Philippines

Jeepney in Cebu

Spend more than five minutes in the Philippines and you will spot your first Jeepney. They are all over the Philippines and the paint jobs vary wildly in their outrageousness. This one was spotted at the Carbon Market in Cebu City. Photo Gallery: Cebu City Travel Photos

Bacuit Archipelago, Palawan – Philippines

Bacuit Archipelago - Palawan

[7 Commandos Beach in the Bacuit Archipelago, Palawan – Philippines.] The Bacuit Archipelago was pretty much everything I had hoped the Philippines would be like – little islands with white sandy beaches and seas with ridiculous shades of blue. The Bacuit Archipelago is close to El Nido in Palawan. Travel Photos: Bacuit Archipelago Photo Gallery

My first mountain climb – Mt Hibok-Hibok in the Philippines

Mt Hibok-Hibok

I love a good walk. I can wander the streets of New York or London all day no problem. While I am at ease on flat urban terrain, I have never attempted a mountain climb before. On my trip to the Philippines I figured this was the ideal place to test my flatland legs on […]