Daranak and Batlag Falls: An Oasis Near Manila

The Philippines is an incredible country. The archipelago is made up of over 7000 islands lined with pristine beaches, rolling mountains, rice fields and diverse culture. However, having 7000 islands to explore can be overwhelming. This is especially true if you’re stuck in Manila! The Read More …

Great Wall of China: 5 Unexpected Things

It’s an incredible experience visiting wonders of the world and famous sites. It’s as if, suddenly, you find yourself standing in front of something you’ve seen in photos, magazines and books for years. It’s a feeling that stays with you and one that you’ll always Read More …

Best of Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy: Photo Gallery

When people think about quintessential, Italian coastal towns, usually the Amalfi Coast or the Cinque Terra come to mind. These are all beautiful places but… Let me tell you about a place… A town off the beaten track, free from crowds of tourists and oozing Read More …

Incredible highland day trips from Manila

The pulsing metropolis of Manila, Philippines is surrounded by shy volcanic mountains. Some jagged with abrupt peaks, some smooth with long rolling crests of green. I say ‘shy’ because the dense humidity and pollution of Manila often causes a haze that blankets anything of great Read More …

Florence in pictures

Florence is an incredible city. When you first arrive, the famous architecture and landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo cathederal leave you standing in awe. However, once you’re there for a few days, these incredible landmarks become familiar as your soul becomes Read More …

Manila from above

Manila is one of those sprawling, seemingly improvised cities that only starts to make sense once you get above the thrum of traffic and buzz of motorbikes. You need to get high up away from the endless tin-roofed colourful shanty towns and closer to the Read More …

Expat Diary Day 5

We’ve arrived in the Manila after landing in a typhoon in quintessential Philippines style! Just starting to get used to my new local commute to our supermarket in a trike! It’s often the small things that highlight the differences in culture. The traffic in Manila Read More …