Philippines

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in the Philippines!

A Three Day Hike Through The Rice Terraces Of Banaue, Cambulo And Batad

The famous rice terraces of Batad were one of the most impressive sights I’ve seen during our 5 month trip around the world.  Found on Luzon in the Ifugao mountains these ingenious rice terraces are sometimes called the 8th world wonder and rightfully so! The terraces are believed to be over 2000 years old, it’s astonishing the Ifugaos have been able to…

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A Complete Itinerary For A Three Week Trip To The Philippines

With more than 7000 islands to choose from, the Philippines are a dream destination for many people, myself included. The country offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and spectacular diving opportunities. Furthermore, there are ancient rice terraces to be explored, lovely little villages and the famous Chocolate Hills. Altogether, the Philippines was one of the most…

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My PADI Open Water Course In El Nido

Diving was something Frank, my husband, really wanted to do. He had been snorkeling for years during our previous holidays and when we were planning our 5 month trip this was one of his (few;-) requirements. I consider myself pretty adventurous, I love hiking, camping, sailing, skiing and other outdoor activities and I am not scared easily. But I wasn’t…

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Activities On Bohol: 1 Day Sightseeing Itinerary

Before going to the Philippines I did a lot of research, trying to decide which of the 7000 islands I should visit. I don’t think I could have made the wrong choice because all the islands look pretty amazing. Nevertheless, I was very pleased with my decision to go to Bohol! We stayed at some very nice accommodations, transport was effortless…

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El Nido, Palawan: A Tropical Paradise In The Philippines

I could try to describe how beautiful El Nido is but I would fail miserably. I am nowhere near good enough with words to do it justice. With this photo essay I try to convey some of its beauty, but I cannot recommend going there enough to see it with your own eyes! Read more about my 3 week itinerary…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel To The Philippines?

After spending a month and a half in New Zealand, I was positively surprised by the cheap prices in the Philippines! Never having traveled outside Europe before and therefore being used to a pretty high price level, I was completely amazed to find out that you can get a whole meal for just a 100 peso (about 2 euro). Traveling to…

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