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…

Palawan, a WWII wreck divers’ delight

Coron, Phillipines – a wreck divers wet dream that has more than a few surprises in store. My first trip to Philippines took me to a small town in Palawan, Coron. After reading a friends Facebook posts and enviously looking through his pictures I knew I’d need to see and dive the place for myself….

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…

Don’t Let Rental Cost You an Arm and a Leg

  First arriving in Asia in 2004 I noticed that nobody uses cars on the remote islands, they are too big for the roads and often licence requirements mean its not an option. Hence the motorbike. For most, first time riders are easy to spot in the evenings, like a scene from a war movie…

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…