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  • Day3

    First day

    October 9, 2016 on the Philippines

    Landed in Manila about 5pm and went straight to Quezon with Benjo, his wife Joyce and their baby Arianny to Tim's sons birthday. It's roasting so far, just back at wir hotel, surprisingly no too bad jet lag

  • Day299


    May 21 on the Philippines

    Nach nur 4 Flügen und einer Reisezeit von ca. 22 Stunden hatte ich es von Tasmanien auf die Philippinen geschafft.
    Mein erstes Ziel dort, Siargao. Ein ehemaliges Fischerdorf, was heute Surf Paradies ist. Dem entsprechend lief auch das Leben dort ab. Tagsüber, je nach Gezeiten, den richtigen Surfspot ausgesucht und ab ins Wasser. Je nach Spot waren diese mal mit und mal ohne Boot erreichbar waren.
    Abends ging es dann in einem der zahlreichen Restaurants essen und dann feiern. Am nächsten Tag wiederholte sich das ganze, nur die Party Location wechselte je nach Wochentag.
    Falls es mal mit den Wellen nicht so gut lief, war man mit erholen, gammeln oder Kokosnüsse knacken beschäftigt. So ließ es sich auch 2 Wochen wunderbar leben, bis die Wellen nicht mehr so recht wollten und es hieß, weiter ziehen.

    Zwischendurch gab es noch zwei nette Tagesausflüge auf ein paar noch kleinere, vorgelagerte Inselchen.

    An Siargao kann man leider, wie an vielen Orten in Süd Ost Asien oder Südamerika, das streben nach Gewinnmaximierung mit bloßem Auge beobachten. Überall wird gebaut, Strände privatisiert, die Homestays zu Resorts und die philippino Garküche zum Hipstar Café. Das macht es natürlich bequem, ist aber weit vom authentischen Leben entfernt, dem alle Backpacker dort nacheiferne, während sie dort ihren Cappuccino trinken und Pizza essen. Schon schade!
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  • Day6


    October 12, 2016 on the Philippines

    Got to boracay last night, it's so nice!!! Ian wakened me at 6 to get the most oot o the day since we're only here two days. Walked alang the beach dis morning and went in the sea for a peerie dip. Then sunbathed at wir hotel and had a drink at the pool bar.

  • Day9

    El Nido

    October 15, 2016 on the Philippines

    Drove to El Nido yesterday and stayed the night, in a room wi a lizard (Ian freaked oot). Daday we went on an island hopping tour, it was so amazing! We hired a GoPro so hopefully wir photos fae dat will be better. It was so amazing, we swam through two lagoons and had snorkelling stuff to see all the fish 🐟. We saw monkeys in trees too which was pretty cool but I couldna get ony good photos. Just waiting noo on wir run back to wir proper hotel.Read more

  • Day11

    Underground River

    October 17, 2016 on the Philippines

    Yesterday we just spent the day at the hotel in the pool and went on a kayak. Been to the underground river daday, it was so amazing!! But really hard to take photos when you wir inside the cave, de wir tonnes o bats and we saw a snake and a monkey ageen. Leaving the Philippines damorn 😢

  • Day102

    Snorkeling with whale sharks

    August 30, 2017 on the Philippines

    Although we had to get up at 5 a.m. it was sooo worth it. Did snorkeling with whale sharks today. Those cuties were 6-8 m long (can get up to 12-18 m and weigh 12 tons), but totally calm. They even swam directly under the boat and touched our legs. They only eat plancton, but open their mouth up to 1 m, I was afraid, they would accidently snif me - but it was absolutely awesome! Rest of the day is chillaxing-time 😉Read more

  • Day101

    Cebu, Philippines

    August 29, 2017 on the Philippines

    The trip from Tokyo to Oslob on Cebu Island was exhausting - 4,5 hours plainride with Vanilla Air and a 4 hours drive (for 130 Km) through slums, burning trash and pure poverty, while fighting drugs and brutality against children and women. Very hard to see people and animals living like that - makes you think and be thankful for the things at home. The "resort" for 28€ a night and Oslob itself are - lets call it - interesting, but people are nice.Read more

  • Day103

    Escape to paradise - Moalboal

    August 31, 2017 on the Philippines

    After the whale shark snorkeling, some hanging out at the pool and a massage in Oslob, we decided to leave to Moalboal for two days. George, our driver, managed the roads like a pro and now we have a perfect beach paradise "just" for ourselfes! Sharing it with wild dogs and sea urchins ( Lars met up with those pretty close today 😢) though. Paradise and anxiety therapy at the same time...

  • Day1

    Manila to Dasmarinas

    April 14 on the Philippines

    After a 12 hour long haul to Hong Kong, a short layover just enough for a coffee, and then a short hop of 1:30 to Manila, Phillipines.

    Unpacked and assembled the bike inside the terminal building, supervised by a very curious security policeman. Next challenge was to navigate away from the airport, and then find accommodation.

    Compared to 8 day endurance events, this is a different skill set negotiating the traffic. I'm now 30km outside Manila but the traffic is still hectic.Read more

  • Day13


    April 26 on the Philippines

    New dinning experience: arrived at the small roadside restaurant, they accompany you down the street to the fish market, you select and pay for the fish that you want, stroll back to the restaurant and in a few minutes your fresh seafood is ready and served.

    In the city there are some random traffic lights, other than that, there is not one stop or yield sign, and yet everybody patiently waits their turn.Read more

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