La Niña – the little girl continues peeing on the Philippines. ENSO and MJO play games with the southern Philippines. Instead of enjoying the begin of summer, we are seeking shelter from sometimes torrential rains. We are shortly explaining what is happening and what to expect in the weeks to come.
News from the Philippines Blog
2 years COVID Hibernation had been hard. What does a travel and tourism blog do when nobody can travel?
No, we didn’t sleep all the time. We repaired many things and created new spots but we were extremely limited on our little island of just 229.8 km² or 88.7 square miles.
Fight against Plastic in the Sea is a battle all around the world. Plastics hovering in the water kill thousands of animals in all the seas – every day. This is the story of a man on Camiguin Island. He didn’t want to fight with words, he started to fight with his brain and his hands.
Modern Eagles over the Philippines! The question is who flies them, the US Navy or the Philippine Air Force. Let’s have a look at them.
Bodega Bar & Grill – while others complained and resigned during the crisis year of 2020, Anne Therese and Roga Cabucan created a new little paradise. You find it on the western coast of Camiguin. The restaurant is located in Looc, Catarman.
Philippines Bubble Tourism – the magic word to revive the completely collapsed tourism. Already in October last year, on the onslaught of COVID-19 wave 2, some politicians pronounced the idea of Bubble Tourism. The first...
Travel Advices for the Philippines in a compact form. Every day new information appear in the press and on websites. We try to give you a compact overview. We also list addresses, where you can find the latest information.
Bureau of Immigration prepares Digitization of Arrival Cards for Passenger Monitoring due to COVID-19
Air Traffic vs. Marine Traffic compared during the COVID-19 Lockdown in the Philippines. Passenger traffic is now almost at zero. But Cargo traffic must run to bring supplies to the remotest islands. All maps in this article can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Flights in and out of Asia – It is likely that in the forthcoming weeks, governments around the world will implement further travel bans and flight restrictions. Our experience to date has been that...
The Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2 unsettles many people. The virus seems to be omni present. Everybody speaks of it. Everybody fears it. And we know almost nothing about it. Even the WHO (World Health Organisation) can do nothing other than give advice.
We wanted to pass a long weekend in a luxury hotel where we already had stayed before. We went to the hotel’s own website to book our room. Unfortunately the desired room category hadn’t been available anymore. So we used Google to look whether our preferred category was available on a booking site.
3 Forms to enter the Philippines are now needed to get inside the Philippines. Useful! We hope they master the paperwork. 3 Forms to enter the Philippines Tourist are used to the paperwork they...
Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at some Coastal waters are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.
First World Street Sign Problems: While we are struggling with natural disasters, the City of Geneva struggles with gender equality on street signs. Let’s swap!
Taal Volcano Update: Taal Volcano still continues with mixed eruptions. Phreatic (water steam driven) explosions interact with magmatic eruptions (magma/lava driven).
Manila Airport (NAIA) open again. At 12:30 PST the first flight PR318 took off. A few minutes later Pal flight PR685 landed. The opening had been expected. On Flightradar24 one could see several planes circling in holding patterns off runway 06. Two PAL flights from Dubai and Doha headed directly to Manila overflying Clark.
Update by 21:27 (PST) : PAL informs that ALL flights from/to Manila Airport are cancelled or rerouted to Clark (CRK). Flightradar24 shows no activity from/to Manila Airport. PHIVOLCS has raised Taal Alert Level to...
Dramatic Update from Taal Volcano: Just a few minutes ago Jake Afrc released a video from Taal Volcano. Lightnings in Ash Clouds.