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…

Camiguin – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Tranquillity

After a busy main season on Alona beach Heini and I were looking for a long weekend getaway that would be easy on our budget without limiting our enjoyment. But where to go, so many places we want to visit and experience and so little time. After hearing rumours of schooling manta rays only 8…

Liquid Diet Guide to Alona

Alona beach has many choices of bars for the idelic sunset beers with friends, some offer a quiet respite from the days activities while others are warming up for the nights party. Venturing behind the beach bars onto the main road will provide you with many options for the perfect warm up party beer. Henann…

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…

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…

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…

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…