Thrilla in Manila! Well, our trip was not quite a “thrilla”, more of an enjoyable visit. Sadly showing my age by making a reference to the big fight between Ali and Frazier in 1975 although in my defense I hadn’t been born yet. However, when referencing Manila, it was always the first thing that came to mind – up until this visit at least. Continue Reading
After a week in the main thoroughfare of El Nido we moved across to new accommodation. The transfer wasn’t without some drama, our new place Hadefe Beach Cottages is just around from the main bay in El Nido, about a 15minute walk headed north. Initially no tricycle would take us, drivers reasoned that they couldn’t access the area. Usually we would have just walked but both Lou and myself were just coming past a nasty period of food poisoning (again) that had us in bed for about 48hrs. Continue Reading
Lou and myself were both excited – Lou especially. After nearly a month in Davao we were bound for El Nido. The journey would take us from the south-east end of the Philippines to the island of Palawan on the west coast. We knew it was going to be a long day, two flights (via Manila) and a van ride from the airport in Palawan (Puerto Princesa) to El Nido which is located at the northern end of the island. Continue Reading
We decided to start our travels in Davao City, Philippines. Coming from Sydney, Australia it made sense geographically and fiscally but it was also of particular interest to Lou, my girlfriend, who is half Filipino. Our initial plan was to spend a couple of months in the country to try and experience daily life and the island life.