• Siquijor itinerary

    Siquijor Itinerary: How To Explore The Island Of Fire

    An enchanting island of mystery, magic, and fireflies, Siquijor is one of the most underrated destinations in the Philippines. It’s a tiny island found in between (kind of) Cebu and Bohol. Siquijor is a lot less touristy than many of the other well-known islands of the Philippines - which is one of the reasons that we loved it so much. As part of this Siquijor itinerary, I wanted to share the magic of this charming island with you.

  • Cebu to Bohol Ferry

    Cebu to Bohol Ferry Trip: Everything You Need To Know

    Spending a whole month in the Philippines has been one of the best experiences of our Southeast Asia adventure. Did you know that there are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines? Yes, 30 days in the Philippines is not long enough and there’s still so much of it that we want to explore. Two of the most popular and easily accessible islands are Cebu and Bohol.

  • Kawasan canyoneering

    Kawasan Canyoneering: 10 Things To Know Before You Go

    The Philippines is an amazing destination and our favourite place in Southeast Asia. Home to some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches, breathtaking tropical islands, crystal clear, blue waters, and some of the best adventure activities. One of our favourite and most extreme adventures in the Philippines was Kawasan canyoneering in Cebu. It was so much fun and even more intense than we expected it to be

  • Siquijor Beaches

    Siquijor Beaches: Exploring the mystical island of Siquijor

    Siquijor island is one of the most mystical islands of the Philippines. The moment Peter and I arrived we felt the magic of what is locally known as Esla del Fuego - translated into “island of fire” because of the glow caused by the numerous fireflies that come out at night. An island notorious for stories about witchcraft, healing and sorcery, but for most tourists it’s all about the natural beauty.

  • Panglao Beaches

    3 Panglao Beaches Worth Visiting In The Philippines

    Situated in the Central Visayas region of the Visayas island group, Panglao island was our first stop on our Philippines adventure, and I fell in love instantly. Its beautiful white sand beaches and world-class diving sites make Panglao a popular tourist destination. Featuring lush green palm trees, soft-white sand and the clearest, bluest waters that I’ve ever seen, the Panglao beaches stole a piece of my heart. Panglao is the perfect place to spend a few days living life in the slow lane. Located southwest of Bohol, the two islands are connected by a small bridge. Panglao island is where most tourists stay when visiting Bohol. The serene ambiance of…

  • Bohol Tour

    3 of the Best Bohol Tour Options: Making the most of it

    This post may contain affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Whew, travelling is exhausting. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s been four months since we left our home in South Africa and I’m writing this from a place that has been on my travel bucket list forever – the Philippines. Dreaming about visiting this tropical paradise for years, it feels almost surreal to be here now. We currently in Bohol, the first stop of our philippines adventure. If you’re wondering how to explore Bohol, where to go, how…

  • Climbing Bai Tho Mountain

    Is Bai Tho Mountain Closed? How To Get Breathtaking views of Halong Bay

    For what is possibly the most beautiful view of Halong Bay, you will need to climb Bai Tho mountain. Most tourists who visit Halong Bay head directly from Hanoi to their cruise and see very little, if any of the mainland. It’s a real pity because Halong City has a lot to offer visitors – including some phenomenol views from the “Instafamous” Poem/Bai Tho mountain. But is Bai Tho Mountain closed? Well, techinically yes. But it’s still possible to do a Bai Tho mountain hike. The poem mountain viewpoint of Halong Bay has become famous on Instagram, and for very good reason. If you’ve seen beautiful photos of Halong Bay…

  • Dalawella Beach

    Dalawella beach: 5 Fabulous reasons to visit

    Thanks to the infamous palm tree rope swing, Dalawella beach has become one of the main attractions in Unawatuna. As you probably guessed, the Instafamous Dalawella beach rope swing was at the top of my list of things to do when we decided that we would be visiting Sri Lanka back in January 2019.

  • Hanoi to Halong Bay

    Hanoi To Halong Bay: Travel Guide and Tips

    Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures and one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders. This place is the reason that I wanted to visit Vietnam. I had seen so many of those stunning mountain and ocean view photos and I wanted to experience it for myself. Located only 170 km to the East of Hanoi, getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay is very feasible. No trip to the north of Vietnam is complete without a visit to Halong Bay. The crystal blue waters scattered with beautiful limestone peaks, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic natural beauties in Southeast Asia. The name…

  • Hoa Lu Tam Coc

    Hoa Lu Tam Coc: Day Trip from Hanoi

    On our recent trip to Vietnam we really wanted to explore the beautiful landscape. During our stay in Hanoi we took a day trip out to Tam Coc Bich Dong, a tourist destination that is often, surprisingly, overlooked by visitors. Located in Ninh Binh province, one of the best tours to do here is the Hoa Lu Tam Coc excursion. Only a two hour bus ride south of the bustling city of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is the perfect place to escape the craziness. Ninh Binh city itself is not pretty, but you don’t have to go far to find the beauty. Not yet packed with tourists, Tam Coc Bich Dong…