10 Simple Things I Love About Living in the Philippines

NINE months ago we moved from Sydney to Manila. As we packed our bags and sold most of our things, I felt fearful yet excited. I had travelled to the Philippines many times but, living somewhere is a whole different ball game! Well, after 9 Read More …

The 6 Best Family Vacation Ideas in Palawan

Guest Post by Carmela Alvarez – Let’s Palawan Family vacations are perfect occasions to connect with your children and explore the great outdoors together. Taking an exciting trip with the family does not only bring joy to the faces of the young ones but it’s also Read More …

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 …

From tourist to resident: Daily life in Manila

We’re all tourists. Not all the time. However, most of us have several moments in life where we become the tourist. It may be in a faraway country and culture that makes you dizzy with exotic sights, sounds and smells. Or, it may be somewhere 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 …

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 …