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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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The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

The other side of travel, what you never see on other websites

I’ve been in the Philippines for almost a year now and although many of you think it is all white beaches and mesmerizing blue seas, friendly hospitality and all that peaches and roses stuff other travellers write about,  you are very much mistaken. A few days ago I met a backpackers couple on the beach here in Siquijor and she was crying over the dirt on the beaches and the fact that most beaches did not look like she found…

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Loboc River Cruise

Loboc River Cruise

The queue and waiting time seemed endless, but finally we got around paying for our ticket and embarking. My Loboc river cruise was about to begin!!             Facts and Figures Entrance: 450 pesos per person Duration: 1 hour Waiting time: Long! +/- 1 hour Food: reasonable (Filipino dishes) Drinks: Ice tea, other drinks you need to pay for. Seating: Fixed, appointed by front desk entertainment: on board and during the cruise at a certain point…

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Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

No visit to Bohol without trying to spot a tarsier right? So let’s be very quiet, maybe you will spot one in this blog?! Tarsiers are know for a few rarities no other creatures have, I mention a few: Very distinctive hearing (as high as 91 kHz) Very large eyeballs (16 mm) The ability to turn their head 180 degrees The ability the make a very precise backward jump Their unique dental formula (Upper jaw2.1.3.3 and lower jaw 1.1.3.3 ) They…

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Hi there, I’m a Snake, nice to meet you White Woman!

Hi there, I’m a Snake, nice to meet you White Woman!

I knew from experience that tropical climate would include creatures beyond imagination: like grashoppers the size of a man’s foot, cockroaches of 7 centimeters with wings and lots of creepy spiders and snakes. But knowing it somewhere in your mind or being confronted with them is a whole different story. It sometimes challenges my vocal cords. About a tourist that went up a mountain and went down defeated With the hotel being in the monsoon winds it is rather chilly…

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Big LaLaguna what a surprise!

Big LaLaguna what a surprise!

Walk down Sabang Beach, go around the bend near El Galleon, walk all the way to the end. No it doesn;t stop there! Discover a stone pathway through the mountains, pass by a few houses and suddenly you are on a white sandy beach called Big LaLaguna. A few dive resorts, one or two lodges and some private houses and for the rest outrigger boats, white sand, palm trees and sparkling clear blue water that hides beautiful coral reefs and…

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