Bohol Philippines

The Island of Bohol Philippines We met up with Christian, a friend from our Tao Philippines trip and had a great day trip discovering parts of Bohol.  We started at a statue commemorating a 16th century blood compact between the Spanish and Bohols.  Nearby is the Church of Immaculate Conception in Baclayon.  Completed in 1727…

Panglao Island

Panglao Island Central Visayas Philippines We flew from Puerto Princesa in Palawan to Cebu City, the second city of the Philippines.  We had an overnight stop here before getting a 2 hour ferry trip to Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol.  From here it was about a 40 minute transfer to Alona Beach on Panglao…

Palawan Adventure

Our 5 Day Voyage of Discovery through the beautiful Islands of Palawan We joined 24 other intrepid explorers on a 5 day voyage through the totally unspoilt archipelago between Coron Town and El Nido organised by the amazing Tao Philippines.  The group consisted of nationalities from Wales, England, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, USA, Taiwan, Japan,…

Coron Town Busuanga

Coron Town Busuanga Island Philippines The island of Busuanga is about an hour flight southwest of Manila and is the largest of the Calamian Archipelago in the Northern part of Palawan Provice.  The flight approach in gave us a glimpse of some of the beautiful tropical islands that we would be exploring, WOW!  From the…

Donsol Philippines

Donsol Philippines We flew into Legazpi in the Bicol region of Luzon Island in the Philippines.  We had a great view of the majestic Mayon Volcano as we landed on the runway.  We were hoping to get some better shots before we flew back to Manila but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate!  The hour van…

Manila Philippines

Manila Philippines Nothing really prepares you for the traffic chaos in and around Metro Manila.  It unfortunately gives a very bad first impression of the Philippines being the main entry point for most tourists and doesn’t really entice you into exploring the city properly.  We arrived on a very early flight from Kuala Lumpur so…

Philippine Transport

Philippine Transport Here are just a few of the different types of transport we experienced or saw on our journey in the Philippines.  The most famous being the iconic Jeepney which were originally made from US Military Jeeps left over from World War 2, one of the cheapest modes of transport available.  The motorised tricycles…