How to go squid fishing in El Nido

Published in: Philippines | October 7th, 2009
Evening boat trip in El Nido

I like Squid. But I have no idea how to catch them. I thought it was through deep sea netting. But in local cantina’s all over the Philippines there are squid for sale. So I figured that theory went out the window. El Nido tour agency’s offer trawling tours, fishing tours and squid fishing tours.… Continue reading more »

How I am cooking and eating on an island (refrigerators not included)

Published in: How to live overseas, Philippines | September 30th, 2009
Gas bottle outside a cottage

Eating, cooking, and storing food on an island Eating out every night is not practical. For one thing, I like to eat during the day too. Eating restaurant food three times a day on an island gets pretty monotonous after a while. Also, buying and cooking for yourself is a lot cheaper. Warning, if you have a… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Durian (yes the stinky fruit)

Published in: Filipino food | September 28th, 2009
A slice of stinky Durian fruit from the Philippines

Durian from The Philippines More famous due it’s stong odour than its taste the Durian fruit is a controversial fruit in the Philippines. It’s banned on public transport due to the powerful sinus sapping odor that perminates even its thick sharp spiky war like outer skin. Some Filipinos are said to be addicted to its taste,… Continue reading more »

Island life and some deserted island hopping, oh there’s George Clooney’s place!

Published in: Philippines | September 24th, 2009
Paradise island in Palawan (clcik to enlarge)

My days are generally taken up with the laptop and writing. Electricity is good, and I am getting a lot done. But my initial fear of island life is always there. Boredom … Get up, eat. Enjoy beautiful view. Write. Eat left overs, feel too hot. Start on second liter of water. Write. Stop and… Continue reading more »

Is social integration possible when trying to live overseas?

Published in: How to live overseas | September 14th, 2009
Lone Cellist from Budapest

I don’t have the answers to everything. If I did I would have found a place called home a long time ago. All I have to go on is what I’ve learned so far. One of those things is the importance of social integration with local people. Why is social integration important? This one is… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Adobo (beef steak)

Published in: Filipino food | September 12th, 2009
Beef Adobo (click to enlarge)

Beef Adobo from the Philippines Adobo of any kind in the Philippines is usually very good, beef being my favorite. Adobo is basically the sauce that comes with the little strips of meat, which can be beef, pork, squid … the list goes on. Adobo sauce itself is a mix of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar… Continue reading more »

Paddling into cathedral cave, Palawan (video)

Published in: Philippines | September 9th, 2009
The island the is cathedral cave

Rex was true to his word, a few days later he was once again at my door with the offer of going to cathedral cave. I imagined a place with high walls and organ like formations. It sounded good. One of the things I noticed about Rex, is although his offers of taking me out… Continue reading more »