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…

My First Encounter with a Whale Shark – VIDEO

  I signed up for PADI Open Water Diver course in Malaysia in 2005 and since then I’ve always dreamed about that special day when I would see my first whale shark. It took me over ten years and about 1500 dives when this magical moment finally happened few days ago here in Panglao, Bohol,…

Best of Sri Lanka: Don’t Miss These 5 Activities!

1. Hiking in the gorgeous views: Haputale and Ella Absolutely the best of Sri Lanka: Gorgeous highland treks! We were driving with our amazing jeep from Udawalawe National Park towards the central Sri Lanka, our intention was to get to little mountain town called Ella (means waterfall) when we realised we were low on gas….

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…

Seeking Perfection, Why We Chose Alona Beach Philippines

After our amazing month in Palau we needed to regain some of our rapidly diminishing budget. We asked ourselves where we would head to next? Another small island, a busy town, or even head for the hills and cool down for a while in the jungle? We chose Alona beach, Panglao, after hearing about a…

3 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Palau

Palau, tiny Micronesian country in the middle of nowhere seems to be quite difficult destination for vegans. But it’s actually not, you just have to know where to head for your lunch or dinner. Dive Dreams’ TOP 3: 1. Jasmine Thai ***** Located in the central Koror Jasmine Thai was absolutely our favourite. Lovely owner…

Camping in Palau – Castaway on the Rock Islands

For the traveler on a shoestring budget Palau’s accommodation is scarce and expensive, if your lucky you can find a “room” for 50 dollars a night in L.E.H.M.S. hotel or a bunk in the dorm room at Ms Pinetree’s for $35, other options are to find a spare room for rent around Koror. But if you want…

The Sri Lankan Road Trip

  A road trip is always gonna be a great idea, some friends, new places, completely different type of holiday. Heini and I have always enjoyed having total independence from tour packages so when we finally landed in Colombo I was pretty stoked to rent a vehicle, throw the timetable in the garbage and let…

Travel Destination: Sri Lanka

Our trip to Sri Lanka was a great adventure with lots of tasty snacks. We decided to travel through the country with our own rented jeep and explore it all in our own timetable. And loved every moment! Sri Lanka has it all in compact package: beaches, surfing, food, diving, highlands, trekking, jungle, waterfalls, elephants,…