Philippino Style

When I first landed in Manila four months ago, I had 45 minutes to get my luggage, stamp my passport, check in to my next flight to Cebu, and run to the gate. I just landed from a very wintery China, and you can imagine how sweaty I was when I finally arrived to the … Continue reading Philippino Style

Donsol Whalesharks, Mantas and Fireflies

I've been thinking about this post since the day I arrived to Donsol and found out what a beautiful hidden jam it was, and what few people know of this place. Donsol is actually known as the home of the whaleshark (locally called Butanding) in the Philippines, and the place is even protected by the … Continue reading Donsol Whalesharks, Mantas and Fireflies

Malapascua > Donsol

We decided to go for a small vacation to swim with the whale sharks, and we didn't want to support the feeding in Oslob, so our only option was to go all the way to Donsol. So here we are, after 21 hours of traveling from Malapascua to the beautiful black sand beaches of the … Continue reading Malapascua > Donsol

Island Touring

One of the main touristic attractions in the Philippines is the island hopping, and because we made weekending into a profession with our island hopping tours from Neverland, I thought I should post a little guide. There are so many small unique islands around Malapascua, but for somewhat reason the locals only offer tours to … Continue reading Island Touring

Island life – simple life

The first few days on the island are complete shock. I was shocked about everything - no roads, 5 people on a motor bike, no plastic straws but so much trash, the stars above my head, the colors of blue - everything. But the thing that shocked me most was the simple lifestyle of the … Continue reading Island life – simple life

Island life – part 1

So I have decided to go back to my blog and write about my life on a small island named Malapascua. I have been living here for two months already, enough time to renew my visa, and enough time to adapt to "Filipino time", and to the simple lifestyle of the island. So this first … Continue reading Island life – part 1