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Bad Roads in Panay 0

Bad Roads in Panay

I just took a bus from Tangalan to Iloilo. The roads in central Panay are in an awful state.  The bus needed some 5 hours. (OK, we stopped in Kalibo, because the crew was...

Lawnmower got a baby 0

Lawnmower got a baby

The lawnmower of Ernst & Silvia Richner got a baby. Ernst and Silvia are the owners of the DUMATAD TROPIC RESORT. For years now they use an ecological lawnmower instead of a noisy and...

Sunburn on White Island 0

Sunburn on White Island

The white sands of the Philippine beaches like the ones on White Island reflect the sun. This is why you MUST wear the MANDATORY 3 PIECE SWIMMSUIT: 1) HAT 2) SUNGLASSES 3) SUNSCREEN If...

Squatters ! 0

Squatters !

Maybe you know that Filipino houses do have 2 kitchens, one inside for the clean and non-smelly work, and one outside, called the dirty kitchen, for work like fish and meat cleaning and cutting....

Camiguin ring road interrupted 1

Camiguin ring road interrupted

The 64km ring road around Camiguin Island is interrupted at km 54. This is between Naasag and the Old Volcano in the north-west of the Island. There are security maintenance works up the volcano...

No shadow! 0

No shadow!

Have you ever stood in the bright sunlight and you could not see your shadow? I experienced this thrilling feeling just 2 hours ago in Cagayan de Oro on the Island of Mindanao. Make...

Traveling office and Internet 0

Traveling office and Internet

Traveling and working is an easy task in the Philippines. All you need is a laptop computer and a cell-phone. SMART, the largest telecoms operator within the Philippines offers GPRS connections even with your...

4 new pages about Panay Island 0

4 new pages about Panay Island

We are pleased to inform you that there are 4 new tourism pages on our website: – Boracay Island  – Mararison Island – Lezo, the potters village – Panay Island Roundtrip Happy reading and...

Septic Infection 0

Septic Infection

I have ever told that one should be careful with small skin scratches.  I did not! (See also our MEDICAL advice page ) I rubbed an itching mosquito-bite and bingo! The small wound infected with...

Got a bug 0

Got a bug

Working at night in the Philippines can be very exiting. It’s never cold. You hear all the natural sounds of waves, insects and other animals. Sometimes a karaoke machine is too loud.  Last night...

La Niña! Who’s that? 0

La Niña! Who’s that?

Since fall 2007 we encounter bad weather conditions. Is it “La Niña”? La La Niña  causes mostly the opposite effects of El Niño, for example, El Niño  would cause a dry period in the...