Philippines – hunting rice fields in the land of headhunters

View of Batad in Banaue

For a long time I wanted to get amongst the famous rice terraces of Banaue in the north of the Philippines. During the month of November I finally made the long drive (8 hours from Clark Airport and 10 from Manila Airport …. ) to this beautiful area. Without the kids in tow we were […]

Philippines – Bohol, more than just beaches

bohol chocolate hills

Bohol Island (close to Cebu) has been on my to-visit list for a while and the opportunity to finally get there came when we recently spent a family Xmas in the Philippines. Filipino beaches are amazing and Bohol’s beaches are up there with the rest of the country’s shores, but unlike other islands Bohol offers […]

Swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines

Whale Shark Oslob Philippines

Our relationship with whale sharks has been off and on… our first attempt to build something took place at Coral Bay, Western Australia. We had done everything we could to make it work: we went during the good season (March to June) and we used a boat that had a very high success rate for […]

Our own little island paradise in the Philippines

Did you know that the Philippines is made up of 7107 islands? On our recent trip there, we managed to enjoy only eight of them but they were all very special! One of the islands we slept on was the smallest we had ever been to and actually it isn’t even a real island – […]

Philippines – Discovering of the Bohol tarsier

tarsier bohol

  Have you ever heard of a tarsier? Before coming to Bohol, we certainly had never heard of it … but once you reach the island they are hard to miss. You see them everywhere: on billboards, on postcards, included in the tours of Bohol so what is it? It is the smallest primate in […]