May 7, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
After snorkelling with parrot fish and making friends with some starfish, it was off to explore more of the Honda Bay area. The next stop was Luli Island. I must admit, after falling in love with Starfish Island, Luli Island was a bit of a let down! Sure, the beaches were beautiful and the water […]
May 4, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
As much as I loved exploring the Puerto Princesa Underground River, to do so required me to do a lot of waiting around, which is fine, but it meant that by the next morning I was eager to spend the day up and moving! The other main appeal of Puerto Princesa is the Honda Bay […]
May 1, 2016.Reading time 11 minutes.
After the five hour drive from El Nido down to Puerto Princesa, I expected to be completely zonked and to fall asleep immediately. This was not the case. All of about two seconds after arriving at Sheebang Hostel in Puerto Princesa City Proper I had made two new friends in the form of Canadian born/London […]
April 28, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
Though I stayed on the beautiful island of Miniloc in El Nido – there are numerous different islands catering to a variety of guests. For me, Miniloc was a perfect fit – it is the island with best access to the famous lagoons of El Nido, there are activities galore and there is so much […]
April 21, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
By the time I arrived at the Big Lagoon in El Nido, it was probably between 8-9am. I did not bring a watch or phone with me, so was unable to determine the time. However, the time itself was irrelevant – I just wanted to get there before it filled up with boatloads (literally) of […]
April 6, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will be well aware that there isn’t much I love more than a good kayaking opportunity! Whether it be in tannin filled rivers along the coast of South Africa or amongst enormous icebergs in Greenland, I feel at home in a kayak and will jump […]
March 30, 2016.Reading time 10 minutes.
When I was a little kid, I remember begging my parents to let me do swimming lessons. For whatever reason – they were hesitant at the time – but through near constant nagging I eventually got my wish. I started swim school when I turned 7 and felt immediately at home in the water. I […]
March 27, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
After settling into my heavenly water villa it was time to set out and see a little more of El Nido. El Nido is a small municipality of the Philippines in the north of Palawan Island. It is home to approximately 700 islands and is famed for it’s stunning beaches, enormous abundance of limestone cliffs […]
March 24, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
After a pretty amazing journey from Manila to Miniloc, saying that I was keen to check out my digs for the next few days would be an understatement! After being welcomed to the resort with a traditional Filipino song and a cool refreshing drink, I was able to check in to my amazing overwater villa. […]
March 21, 2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
I really don’t enjoy flying. It doesn’t make me scared or nervous, it’s just that at this point in my life, it’s more of a necessary evil than something to be excited about. Flights can be long, uncomfortable and more than anything – they can be boring. However, there have been a few plane journeys […]