Best of Indonesia: Bunaken National Marine Park

Bunaken National Marine Park: Stunning wall diving with one of the world’s greatest underwater biodiversities Living and working on Bunaken Island for several years it’s hard not to have a special place in our hearts. The island is a divers’ paradise also having phenomenal snorkelling opportunities with the whole island being a sanctuary. Originally favoured…

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…

5 Easy Ways To Expand Your Waistline In Thailand

  Taking a holiday when you live on a beach and have pretty much great weather most of the time presents some choices as to the kind of break you want. Heini and myself love eating out, almost like its a sport – and I’m damn good at it too. So we headed for a…

The Longest Day: Midsummer in Finland

Monty Python wrote their “Finland Finland Finland” song when I was a speck in my fathers eye, eventually after marrying a Finn I know I’ll be spending more time there. So here goes my top 5 Finnish “must do” holiday activities… until I find more favourites. 1. Whipping in the sauna Finns seem to love…

Our Bohol roadtrip

We’ve been really lucky to have many friends come visit us in Philippines, mainly for the diving and relaxing in the sun, but also we find ourselves on our Island neighbour of Bohol. As I mentioned before in a previous blog, there are many activities and pristine locations to visit. And so we set off…

Diving into Veganism – My 12 Months Cruelty Free

Meat the vegans After 12 years of being a professional sportsman, living a somewhat healthy lifestyle with varied delicious meals from around the globe. I couldn’t deny that as my 40th year on the planet drew closer and my waistline expanded like an Umpa Lumpa, I would need to drastically change things. I had heard…

Malapascua’s Threshers

    Malapascua Island is situated about 5 hours from Cebu, a favourite for divers and beach lovers that will leave you hungry… if not starving. This Island suffered heavily during Typhoon Ulanda and has very few trees remaining due to the ferocious winds that hit and decimated a lot of homes, boats and businesses…

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…

My Top 5 of Panglao, Philippines

  1. Yoga at Yoga Barn Panglao My impression of yoga  has changed over the last few years, to be honest I originally had no clue of what was involved in the practice nor the benefits it gives. For me it has grown from my personal impression that it’s just a lot of heavy breathing…

Travel Destination: Philippines

  Philippines is not so known among travellers and backpackers as its neighbour countries Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam, but numbers of visitors is growing rapidly. Beaches and places that used to be quiet and unique are now turning into something completely else, so don’t trust anything what your few years old travel magazine is…