Island Hopping in the Philippines: Caramoan Islands

When my plan to climb Naga’s Mt Isarog fell to pieces I did what any good Australian would do. I went to a bar. I began talking to the wait staff to try and get some ideas about where to go for my remaining few days in the Philippines. The resounding answer was one that I had heard from a few other locals along the … Continue reading Island Hopping in the Philippines: Caramoan Islands

Snorkeling With Whale Sharks In Donsol

There are few places in the world where you can see, let alone snorkel with the majestic giant of the ocean; the whale shark. And even less where you can do it for $20. Situated in the south eastern region of Luzon, the Philippines’ largest island is the small town of Donsol where from January to May the intrigued, and slightly adventurous traveler can snorkel … Continue reading Snorkeling With Whale Sharks In Donsol

Crucifixion in San Fernando

Witnessing a man getting his hands and feet nailed to the cross definitely wasn’t something I expected to see in the Philippines. Yet there I was, in the small town of San Fernando on Good Friday seeing the most incredible religious proceedings of my life. Wanting to beat the traffic, and the estimated 30,000 people that were expected to converge on the town I caught … Continue reading Crucifixion in San Fernando

The Philippines: People

I’ve been in the Philippines for two weeks now and have seen and done some amazing things. However, before I write about that, I feel that I need to dedicate a whole post to the greatest thing of all within these 7000 islands: the people. My time in Sagada, Banaue and days like today (in Naga) lend as perfect examples to help illustrate the point, … Continue reading The Philippines: People