Monthly Archives: July 2015

Trekking in Banaue & beyond

After a gruelling 14 hr drive around precarious winding cliff roads with more landslides than road, we finally reached our accommodation in Banue at 10pm. This Native village was just gorgeous, with, as we found out the next morning, the … Continue reading

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Mt Mayon up close and personal

When in Albay, you can’t miss the breathtaking Mayon Volcano.   Dubbed the worlds most perfect volcano we decided that we would go via ATV traversing a boulder-strewn landscape made of black volcanic rubble, rocky streams and the odd buffalo to experience … Continue reading

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Legazpi – too much excitement

Legazpi is known to be the home of the famous cone-shaped Mayon  volcano but it was all about the Adrenaline rush for the kids. With ATV rides, zip lines, waterfalls and volcanic beaches. We had a great tricycle driver that … Continue reading

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Volcanoes & Vistas

The Tagatay area is breathtakingly beautiful, it was a lovely stop for a bbq seafood lunch overlooking lake Taal. The ride back up the volcano ridge In a tricycle with the kids sidesaddle behind the driver was exhilarating – it’s never … Continue reading

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Fiesta Fun – Parada Ng Lechon

We headed down three hours south of Manila to Balayaan, a small beachside town for the Parada ng Lechon (parade of the pigs). An annual festival celebrating all things pork and St. John the Baptist, hence everyone in town is … Continue reading

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Initial Observations of the Philippines

We have been in the Philippines for almost a week now and have found it very different from the rest of Asia. The American and Spanish influence is still ubiquitous, in everything. Oliver has achieved celebrity status here in the … Continue reading

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