Travel Destination: Indonesia

Indonesia is probably the best diving destination in the world: 17 000 volcanic islands surrounded with coral reefs bursting life. Highest underwater biodiversity in the world. Tons of world-class dive destinations as Raja Ampat, Komodo, Bunaken, Lembeh, Alor… Plus million more. We lived in Indonesia several years, and during that time and also before that…

Visit to Farm Animal Sanctuary

Last summer Al and I visited Tuulispää, farm animal sanctuary, on our family visit to Finland. Tuulispää’s mission is to give place to retired farm animals which would otherwise face slaughtering. The visit was one of the highlights of the holiday, seeing rescued or retired farm animals in peaceful and graceful surrounding without the fear…

Complete Vegan Restaurant Guide to Panglao (Philippines)

Panglao island in Bohol is very easy beach destination for vegans if you know where to eat. This is the complete vegan restaurant guide to Alona’s best culinary experiences from breakfast to dinner and without forgetting coffees, snacks and drinks. Breakfast Shaka has the ultimate vegan breakfast with absolutely delicious smoothie-bowls with fresh fruits, nuts,…

Visiting Dog Shelter in Tagbilaran, Bohol

“I hope that one day, there will be no need to rescue because minds have been changed and hearts and homes are opened.” – May, animal welfare spokesperson for decades As you probably already figured, animal rights and conservation are very close to my heart. Al and I have rescued already several kittens and puppies…

Diving in Panglao – These World-Class Reefs Blow You Away

Diving in Panglao island and near by islands is a treat for beginners as well as experienced divers. Many places the corals are in excellent condition and reefs provide home to many different underwater creatures from turtles to frogfish and whale sharks to funny critters. Diving is still relatively cheap in Panglao (2 dives on…

First Six Months in the Philippines – Still Loving It All

We got inspired by the passion people doing the things they love, heard amazing life stories and decided to listen a little longer. We’ve lived in the Philippines now for about six months, and I think it’s time to look back and see what has changed in our lives. About a year ago Al and…

Dauin: Philippine Critter Paradise For Muck Lovers

Summer went quickly, and me and Al had to move from our amazing summer home to a new house. We found perfect house in perfect location, but we had to find a place to stay for 2 nights between the contracts. We were wondering if we should just book a hotel somewhere near by, or…

Critically Endangered Marine Turtles Need Your Help!

All divers love turtles. Usually seeing the first turtle under water is my OWD students best moment of the course. We love them and want to protect them, specially when we’ve realised that almost all turtle species are endangered due to many different challenges they have to face in developing planet, where almost nothing is…