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Camiguin – the paradise island 0

Camiguin – the paradise island

We have added a new island – CAMIGUIN – to our Island-Hopping page. Come and visit Camiguin here.

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...

Again Cebu Pacific Air 0

Again Cebu Pacific Air

Again Cebu-Pacific Air – The real Pinoy Airline – The story about Philip Today I had to travel from Kalibo (KLO) to Cagayan de Oro (CGY). There are no direct flights (why not?), so...

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...

Cebu Pacific flight 5J340 0

Cebu Pacific flight 5J340

Cebu Pacific Air is actually the real Pinoy Airline. This morning I took Cebu Pacific flight 5J340 from KLO to MNL. It was more than a pleasure. Scheduled for 09:50 a.m. the plane took...

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...

The Jawili Falls in Aklan, Panay 0

The Jawili Falls in Aklan, Panay

The Jawili Falls in Brgy. Jawili, Tangalan are composed of 7 basins. They invite to jump in the clear and fresh water. The Jawili Falls have always water. During the wet season, the view...

Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival 1

Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival

In the province of Aklan on Panay island it is now Ati-Atihan time. The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held in honor of the Santo Niño held annually in January in different towns of...

Great Kite Weather in Boracay 0

Great Kite Weather in Boracay

Yesterday and today there was great kite weather in Boracay. We counted over 100 kites simultaneously in the sky. Winnie raced all over the beach on his mountain bike to give instructions and check...

Beautiful Surprise at Amigo Terrace Hotel 0

Beautiful Surprise at Amigo Terrace Hotel

The Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City is always good for surprises. On January 8 we had some business to do in Iloilo City. As usual, we stayed at the Amigo Terrace Hotel ....

Our starfish are blue 0

Our starfish are blue

Our guests from Europe like our blue starfish. The photo below shows Diane from Geneva with her blue starfish that will bring her all the luck in 2008.

Nice flight with Thai 0

Nice flight with Thai

I had a nice flight with Thai on December 6, 2007. The flight from Manila to Bangkok had been delayed and I had only 30 minutes to catch my flight to Europe. But in...

Fine taxi drivers in Manila 0

Fine taxi drivers in Manila

Last weekend I’ve been in Manila and had to take a taxi from Manila Airport to my Makati Hotel. To my great surprise the taxi at the airport was ultra clean. The driver immediately...

Mini “Putsch” in Manila 0

Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...

Two typhoons 0

Between Hagibis and Mitag

During the last few days (November 20 thru 27, 2007) we felt like Ulysses between Scylla and Charybdis. Two depressions came over the Pacific (what a name!). First there was a tropical depression, Hagibis,...