Hanging with Mr. Turtle

We had it good at the Bohol Bee Farm. It was pretty easy to while away the day being lazy and eating ice cream every day. We did manage to do some water activities. Being the non-swimming Asians that we are, Frank, Joe and I tagged along with a diving group to do some snorkeling. […]

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Rolling Through the Hills

We came to Bohol to visit the famous tarsiers and chocolate hills. Bohol is a pretty big island so we hired a van to take the six of us instead of going by scooters as previously planned. This turned out to be an excellent decision as it took us almost an hour to get to […]

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weekly recap #13 – cebu & hong kong

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. cebu (one night, palu palu), hong kong (uncle’s apartment, five days, aberdeen) q. favourite meal a. oddly enough, hong kong has been a nice break from the gluttonous eating out we’ve been doing for most of this trip.  i want to put peking duck […]

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sunrise in bohol

i must be a loner at heart.  las cabanas’ crowds almost singlehandedly ruined sunsets for me and while bohol’s sunsets were quiet amazing, i wanted more solitude.  haha and i woke up at 430 one morning to head out to catch the sunrise. we still had our scooter rental so our plan was to drive […]

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lazy sun days

well that r&r that i’ve been crying about for weeks has finally happened.  i’m leaving el nido feeling recharged and ready to hit the road once my leg heals up.  i forgot how easy it is to fall asleep in hot weather but in this 30+ degree heat, i’m half asleep as soon as i […]

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tricycle life

now that we’re on the island/province of palawan, taxicabs are nonexistent.  we’re now in the land of tricycles. might not look like much but these little bikes can pack it in.  i’ve seen families of six fit on here with luggage in the back with a couple kids jammed into the cab side.  it doesn’t […]

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the day i cheated on lechon

this seems to be a recurring theme for the last few weeks.  we find a great place to eat and have revisted them at least once before leaving the city.  i usually prefer going somewhere different for fear of missing out but i haven’t had regrets over any of the places we’ve gone back to […]

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first 24 hours in el nido

jojo: what do i like? -beaches – i’ve never seen white sand this fine -food – lots of tourist trappy food in el nido but also tons of locals only shacks.  we stumbled on a killer bbq joint to get some lechon but found something even better… -r&r – i’m starting to feel pretty run […]

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first 24 hours in manila

so our layover in manila was unexpected.  we arrived in the international terminal and had to transfer to the domestic terminal 15 minutes away to catch our connector to el nido.  we made it with plenty of time to spare but noticed that the first flight to el nido that day was delayed to our […]

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