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
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
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
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
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
I can't believe I finally saw pandas! They are so cute and fluffy! And lazy and funny... So here we are - Chengdu city in Sichuan province. This should be the culinary center of China, but I have to say that food is still quit difficult here. The problem is that they really like to … Continue reading Chengdu – Panda Post!
Shanghai old vs. modern Shanghai has two very common areas for tourists, the East side next to the Bund, and the West side of the city next to the French Concession. I recommend both areas, they are a bit different but both combine old and modern and very comfortable for tourists. We spent our last … Continue reading Shanghai post #2
It's been a few days already since we got to Shanghai, China and it has been very surprising and interesting. So far, Shanghai was very friendly and it turned out to very modern, but everybody told us that Shanghai is nothing like the rest of China. Shanghai is quit clean and very Western, and the … Continue reading Shanghai post #1
So here I am! After 13 hours in the air I have landed in Shanghai! I had expected China to be very strange, and I thought I would feel like a complete stranger - 外国人 waiguoren, outsider. And most of the people I spoke to have prepared me to the fact that I won't be … Continue reading Welcome to China!