Big, Orange Monkey Balls

Getting to Sepilok from Kinabalu National Park involves sitting outside the park in the hope that some manner of transportation heading through to Sandakan has space for you. We flagged a bus which was full but we were happy to sit on the floor and they were happy to let us and about four hours [...]

Journey To The Centre Of The Island

We'd decided to have a look around the middle of Siquijor today on account of there being some manner of cave there and also the highest point on the island. There's also, somewhat randomly, a butterfly sanctuary. It's ₱100 each to get in which won't have your bank account dropping to its knees in anguish [...]

Beaches Of Siquijor

Weeeellll yesterday was the write off it absolutely deserved to be. I was tempted to chuck several of my internal organs into the pool at the balete tree just to have the fish give them a good clean. I swear I can still hear my liver gently weeping. Friday night at Czars is the biggest [...]

Chasing Waterfalls. Again.

Siquijor very nearly didn't happen for us. On account of parts of Mindanao currently being a war zone the foreign travel advice map wasn't looking good for travel to several Filipino islands. Large parts of the south are swathed in "don't even fucking think about going there" red, and many surrounding areas, including Siquijor, are [...]

A Surprisingly Active Day

Next stop was going to be Moalboal on Cebu on account of it being a cool little backpacker enclave and a good base to explore a load of stuff around the south of the island, but by the time we'd ferried over from Tagbilaran to Cebu City the next bus to Moalboal would have gotten [...]

Bohol Day 3 – Scary Tree Rats And Fireflies

There are pros and cons to visiting waterfalls in the wet season. On one hand you know there'll be water in those bad boys. We're not talking a trickle, I mean there'll be full on gushing torrents of H2O. They will be awesome in the genuine sense of the word and not in the way [...]

Caramoan Island Hopping – Part 1

Not far from Naga is a place called Caramoan which has a group of islands made famous on account of many of the Survivor programs being shot there. I've not seen any of them, I like reality TV about as much as I like being stabbed in the face. Oh and when I say "not [...]