Tag Archive: Philippines

“I Love Street Children.” How to Help a Disadvantaged Family in Manila, Philippines

In Manila for work or vacation? Why not bring over a few bags of food, a small donation for medicine, clothes or anything that will help the amazing kids at I Love¬†Street Children.… Continue reading

The Underground River. Puerto Princesa, Philippines

The Underground River of Puerto Princesa. A hassle to get a ticket and annoying boat guides. But as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it’s worth seeing. Even if you are… Continue reading

Sunz en Coron Hotel, Palawan, Philippines — Best Swimming Pool, EVER!

I’m not sure what made me decide to stay at the Sunz en Coron Hotel. It’s not the closest to the city center. And it just looked expensive. (Turns out it’s not so… Continue reading

El Nido Island Hopping — Tour A: Lagoons and Beaches

People visit El Nido, Palawan for one reason: Island hopping. It’s awe inspiring. This post is about Tour A: Lagoons & Beaches. If you only have time for one tour, this, IMHO, is… Continue reading

Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Where to visit in Palawan and how to get there

Palawan is an island an hour southwest of Manila. There are three main destinations in Palawan: the capital city of Puerto Princesa, the north-island village of El Nido, and the town of Coron,… Continue reading

Brilliant Birthday at Trattoria Altrove in El Nido, Palawan

El Nido is a great place to meet other travelers and has a few really cool places to eat and drink. In fact, I spent my 48th birthday at the best pizza place… Continue reading

Malapascua Island, Cebu. Life’s a hammock…

About 5 years ago, I was on a flight back to Manila from Bohol. I had time to read a few articles from the in-flight magazine. The one that caught my eye was… Continue reading

My First Jeepney Ride: 5 tips to get you started. Bayad Po!

If you knew how much time I have spent in the Philippines over the years, you would say I deserve to be force fed sour balut for not having jumped on a jeepney… Continue reading

It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Holy shit. I’m famous! Thanks to my amazing travel-editor friend, Denice De Guzman — Editor in Chief for VIEW magazine in the Philippines, I got to show my love for the Philippines.

The White Sands of Boracay Island, Philippines

White sands and warm red sunsets, blue sail boats, aqua green waters and “Boat Stations”…welcome to Boracay Island in the Philippines. IMHO, the best beach in SouthEast Asia.¬† This post is an overview… Continue reading

The Chocolate Hills and other Bohol Day Trip Stuff

Just next to the well known island of Cebu is the lesser known island of Bohol. In February, I did the see-it-in-a-day tour of the main sightseeing spots on the island. I didn’t… Continue reading

A week on Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Anybody who knows me knows that I’m all about beaches. And Alona Beach is one to remember. Most people who have been to or thought of visiting the Philippines have heard of the… Continue reading