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Highlights of Our 6-Month Trip in Asia

Whale Shark in Cebu

We’ve been back in Spain for over a month now, taking time off to concentrate on marketing our magazine as well as working on our new app and other projects. The last six months in Asia have been quite the journey as we trotted from one country to the next, with our laptop and camera in tow. From […]

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Cast Away on the Private Island of Sumilon, Philippines

fter three weeks of traveling around the Philippines, we simply wanted to kick back for a few days in Crusoe-esque splendor – and on Sumilon Island we did just that. Located 10 km from Cebu island, it might be just a hop away from civilization but it sure felt like a world apart. Landing on […]

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Scuba Diving off Negros, Philippines

ou can’t come to the Philippines and not go scuba diving,” said American dive master Gary Finney. Sporting an army-style crew cut, the expat continued to explain why, “The Philippines has some of the highest concentration of reef-building corals in the world, and here on Negros, we’re lucky to be surrounded by them.” We were […]

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A Food Tour of Manila’s Chinatown

Ivan and lumpia lady

ilipinos have always bonded through food,” said Ivan, “The best deals have been settled on the dining table.” With that, we began our journey into the Philippine culinary world. In Manila’s Binondo district, also known as Chinatown, we met up with our guide, Ivan Mandy, who co-owns Old Manila Walks, an outfitter that aims to unpeel […]

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Tracing the Philippine Tarsier on Bohol Island

the philippine tarsier

he air was thick with humidity. We followed the trail that snaked through the dense tropical foliage, pushing past thick molave leaves as we ventured further. “Shhh…” Our 18-year-old park ranger, Ijie, stopped us in our tracks and pointed at a branch hanging above our heads. There they were – two furry critters hugging the […]

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Slowing Down in Cebu City, Philippines

Heritage of Cebu Monument

This is the first edition of an ongoing series of reviews on properties (budget hotels and hostels) we’re staying at during our travels in Asia, as part of our partnership with Cebu City, the second largest metropolis in the Philippines, is a blur of chrome jeepneys, traffic fumes and eclectic street food stalls.  The chaos and […]

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3 Months of Travel in Photos

haotic traffic, sizzling tropical heat, bustling street food stalls, megamalls alongside residential neighborhoods: this is Bangkok, one of the craziest – and most seductive cities in the world. We’re currently in the Thai capital, preparing for the annual Songkran festival (or Thai New Year). It’s been almost three months since we left our home base […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cebu, Philippines

n the far distance came a spray of water and the faint outline of an enormous animal resembling a whale. We watched in awe as it glided gently by the bow of a small fishermen boat, following its circular motion. There was no time to waste: we quickly hopped onto our bagka boat – mask, fins and underwater camera in hand. The animal was […]

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Our Home for the Week: Beach Bungalow at Dumaguete, Philippines

For the past week, our days consisted of diving in the mornings, swinging in a hammock in the afternoons and working hard on our laptops while sipping sundowners by night. We had found the perfect setting for our location independent lifestyle: Dumaguete on Negros island lies miles away from the tourist trail. Besides quiet beaches, […]

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Photoblog: Green Fields and Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Philippines

Out of the five islands we’ve visited in the Philippines so far, Bohol has got to be our favorite. While it’s one of the most visited islands in the archipelago, it’s hard to deny Bohol’s natural beauty. The isle’s coastline is lined with spearmint-colored beaches while its interior is dotted with rolling chocolate hills and […]

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For God, Gold and Glory – Manila, Philippines

“You are standing on what molded Philippines for over 400 years,” our guide Dustin announced. This spot has withstood centuries of battle and hardship: over 330 years of Spanish colonization, 14 years of American occupation and decades of revolution. It has protected and stood over the country through war and victory. I listened in awe, as layers of history unpeeled beneath my feet. […]

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The Philippines: From Metropolis to Mountains and Beaches

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ – the new tourism slogan reads. And we can’t agree more.We arrived in the Philippines just a few days ago and in this short time span, we’ve already weaved through Manila’s historical center, sampled its culinary delights, visited the beautiful Mount Mayon in Legazpi, and even swum with whale […]

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6 of the Most Unusual Honeymoon Destinations


// Hidden coves, a far-flung location, undiscovered deserted isles and unparalleled beauty – these are what most people look for in a honeymoon destination. The world is huge and there are tons of these secret corners around, if you know where to look. Forget Cancun, Maui and Venice, I’ve come up with these 6 uncommon […]

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