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Very High Tide – 2.10 meters 0

Very High Tide – 2.10 meters

Today we had an extreme high tide. In Mambajao on Camiguin Island the water rose so high, that a part of the market and the main street were flooded. 1 or 2 centimeters more...

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun 0

Escaped from super typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon RAMMASUN has passed by! On May 10 it even had been classified as Super-Typhoon.  Remember “Loleng” (Babs) in October 1998. It first had been classified as “Signal 3” and then transformed into a...

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...