Philippines

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

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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I had been dreaming about making a-round-the-world-trip for years. Fantasizing about getting on a plane bound for an exotic location where I would learn about other cultures. Trying new and perhaps even scary food, where I would see how people in that faraway place lived their lives… Yet there were always reasons not to go: starting my study, having little…

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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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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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It’s early in the morning and I am still a little dazed from not getting much sleep during the long ride on the night bus from Manila to Banaue. Breakfast and coffee at Uyami’s Green View Restaurant wake me up and after some bargaining with the tour agents me and my husband decide on a three day hike. We make a group…

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Travelling to the Philippines had been a dream of mine for years. To be more precise, since the moment I found out one of my favorite TV shows (Survivor or Expeditie Robinson as it is called in the Netherlands) was recorded there. The islands I saw on the show were just perfect. Everything you ever imagine about a tropical island.…

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