island hopping from el nido

the philippines was so packed that i almost forgot about our day on the water in el nido.  from the city, there are a number of standardized tours that are on offer from virtually every activity store, convenience store and trike rider.  i had my doubts about a few things such as: i) the quality […]

Read More

lazy sun days

well that r&r that i’ve been crying about for weeks has finally happened.  i’m leaving el nido feeling recharged and ready to hit the road once my leg heals up.  i forgot how easy it is to fall asleep in hot weather but in this 30+ degree heat, i’m half asleep as soon as i […]

Read More

guilt has overcome me

well the first few months of this trip has seen a pretty vicious intake of fatty pork.  i was originally thinking about just the philippines and korea but then i remembered that we also had our share of braised pork in taiwan as well as all the kakuni and chasiu served up with our ramen […]

Read More

weekly recap #12 – el nido & panglau

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. el nido (sei naczioni cottages, 5 nights), panglau (bohol bee farm, 5 nights extended one extra day) q. favourite meal a. filipino homestyle meal at golden cowrie.  i have to confess, i wasn’t terribly excited about food in the philipppines especially taiwan left me […]

Read More

tricycle life

now that we’re on the island/province of palawan, taxicabs are nonexistent.  we’re now in the land of tricycles. might not look like much but these little bikes can pack it in.  i’ve seen families of six fit on here with luggage in the back with a couple kids jammed into the cab side.  it doesn’t […]

Read More

the day i cheated on lechon

this seems to be a recurring theme for the last few weeks.  we find a great place to eat and have revisted them at least once before leaving the city.  i usually prefer going somewhere different for fear of missing out but i haven’t had regrets over any of the places we’ve gone back to […]

Read More

first 24 hours in el nido

jojo: what do i like? -beaches – i’ve never seen white sand this fine -food – lots of tourist trappy food in el nido but also tons of locals only shacks.  we stumbled on a killer bbq joint to get some lechon but found something even better… -r&r – i’m starting to feel pretty run […]

Read More