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 [...]

Hungover Canyoneering

Yesterday was Tarrant's birthday and we decided to rent another scooter and head up to Osmeña Peak, the highest point in Cebu, because nothing says "happy birthday, baby, I love you" like hiking up a massive fucking hill. Never let it be said that I don't know how to treat a woman. A couple of [...]

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 Days 4 & 5 – Panglao Down Time

A notable difference between scooting around Bohol versus Bali in Indonesia (aside from the obvious lack of elaborate Hindu temples here) is the abundance of petrol stations in Bohol. Of course they have them in Bali too, there just doesn't seem to be as many and we often found ourselves filling up at small shops [...]

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 [...]