Scenes from Old Manila

Manila is a unique city that oozes duality with its blend of American and Filipino culture. Modern, sophisticated malls housing expensive world brands stand next to shanty towns that buzz with ‘trikes’, colourful ‘Jeepnys’, street vendors and kids playing basketball… But one thing can always Read More …

Hidden Lagoon – El Nido, Philippines

Our slender wooden boat slides over the bright blue glass-like bay as the sheer limestone cliffs dwarf us as we enter the hidden lagoon in El Nido, Palawan Philippines. Booking.com

Secret Lagoons, Ice Cream Boats and Beach Shacks with Blenders

The anchor’s pulled up. Wet rope is rapidly coiled by the deckhand and with a gentle push backward, our small wooden boat glides out across the bright blue bay under the giant, watchful volcanic peak of the El Nido mountains. The engine splutters and whirrs into Read More …

Travel Photo of the Day: Hidden Lagoon Palawan

Our tour boat glides over what seems like rippled, clear blue glass, sliding in to a hidden bay amongst sheer limestone cliffs and hidden beaches as the coral & fish pulse beneath us to a tropical ocean rhythm.  Island Hopping – Palawan, Philippines.   Booking.com

The Unpaved Road to Pristine Paradise

Let me tell you about a place. A place not well-known. A place without the tourist crowds of Thailand and other Southeast Asian islands and beaches, but a place with pristine blue water that caresses the fine powdery white sand as the sun sets over Read More …

Travel Photo of the Day: El Nido, Philippines

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. This photo was taken as we sat on the beach in Coron Coron – just out of the El Nido township – and watched the fishermen drag in their nets as the orange and violet sunset climbed over the archipelago island Read More …