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Travelling in the Philippines, hot spots, hotels reviews, places to wine and dine. Best beaches and tourist information.

My experience in Well Beach Resort, Zamboanguita

My experience in Well Beach Resort, Zamboanguita

The access road is a nightmare, arriving there on a motorcycle I was in for a big surprise. One would think that a good access road is a golden threshold of your resort. Hugh covered private parking, but no space for guests to park. I managed to park my motor on a small strip next to the new reception area. The hotels is a quiet place, waterfront, I would not call it beach. Since there is only a small strip…

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Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

Where Rivers Run Wild on Negros

There are a lot of rivers in the Philippines. Some are swimmable, other too wild. Some are all over Google because they are famous and well visited, others are hidden. Almost all of them are used for washing, either clothes or people. They are seldom used for transportation, for they run wild. Although….in some places not so wild anymore. Since canalisation of river beds is happening all over the place to prevent flooding. I took some photos of rivers on…

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Bambulo Resort in Bacong, Dumaguete, Philippines

Bambulo Resort in Bacong, Dumaguete, Philippines

Tucked away along the road to Valencia, in Bacong there is a little resort called Bambulo. I had the pleasure of staying there for a night or two. It is a gated resort with only a few bungalows and they rent out a few gazebos for family parties and gatherings. Combined with a restaurant and a swimming pool it makes the property complete. The mix of bungalow guest and day guest make it a lively place, lucky for those not…

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Can you save a palm tree

Can you save a palm tree

This morning I was sitting in the restaurant writing my diary when I noticed the hotel owner and staff were working on the beach, a lot of rope, chains and people and a palmtree in the ocean, tipped over by the harsh winds. They tried to save the tree. Amazing. So I jumped to the opportunity to film it and add it to my fast growing Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube.   And here is the rescued tree. It took…

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Islandia Beach Resort, Gold Sky Sea View and Coral Cay

Islandia Beach Resort, Gold Sky Sea View and Coral Cay

Siquijor offers a wide range of resorts and homestay facilities for both short stay and long stay. From dorm to high quality resorts, all is available. During my one year stay in Siquijor I used both homestay for long stay rent and resorts. Here is an overview: Islandia Beach Resort A little outside the hustle and buzz of the tourist strip in San Juan you can find Islandia Beach Resort. Their beautiful palm tree planted beach is a pleasant place…

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Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Healers on Siquijor cooking medicine

Every year during Holy Week, faith healers and herbalists of Siquijor Island meet on Mount Bandilaan to prepare their special ‘medicine’. A black sticky substance that can only be prepared during the week before easter. In the weeks before holy week the harvest they herbs and burn them to ashes in order to prepare a year long supply of this magical material. They call it ‘medicine’ but it is not a medicine like: pills or potion, you do not take…

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Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

Best Filipino restaurants to eat on Siquijor

When you visit Siquijor Island and you want the full Island experience, there are a few nice local places to eat. Eating in an eatery can be quite adventurous when you come to Asia the first time. But believe me: it is good, tasteful food, completely safe and cheap. For me it is a matter of how busy a place is. The more visitors the faster the food is finished the more likely it is to get fresh cooked food…

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