A little bit of Tibet in the Philippines?

Published in: Philippines | July 23rd, 2009
Fishing boats in dock, Sabang, The Philippines

Sabang is a very small town. In fact, it’s more of a road and beach front than town. There’s no pharmacy … but there is a medical center. When I needed it, it was closed. But help is always at hand in the Philippines and I was told the nearest Pharmacy was a 3km drive… Continue reading more »

Tempura and Kwek Kwek egg: street food from The Philippines

Published in: Filipino food | July 22nd, 2009
Tempura and Kwek-Kwek egg from The Philippines

Tempura and Kwek Kwek egg from the Philippines All around the Philippines you will find little carts with large aluminum containers.The long thin strips in the photograph are Tempura. This is basically a mix of white fish in mild spice and flour deep-fried. The Filipino version of fish finger. It doesn’t taste very fishy, and… Continue reading more »

How I deal with getting sick when traveling

Published in: How to live overseas | July 17th, 2009
Filippina Lady thinking in Puerto Princessa, The Philippines (click to enlarge)

Getting sick when traveling I was in Sabang in the Philippines getting ready for a trek along a monkey trail when I woke up during the night with a fever. It got worse. But that’s all next week … In Pakistan I was projectile vomiting purple ooze … In France and Spain I tore muscles… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Beef Tapa

Published in: Filipino food | July 15th, 2009
Beef tapa up close from The Philippines

Beef Tapa from the Philippines Tapa to me is a Spanish small serving. In the Philippines to a tourist a beef tapa is something similar. To a local it’s a full serving. It’s similar to a thin breakfast steak. But, it’s seasoning quite strong. What does beef tapa taste like It’s marinated in vinegar and pepper with… Continue reading more »

New natural wonder of the world – the underground river in Sabang, Palawan, The Philippines

Published in: Philippines | July 9th, 2009
Entrance to the Subterranean Cave in Palawan

How to travel the underground river in Sabang? I sat waiting for in the rain for over an hour. Across from me was a sign saying “Welcome to Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park” and another one saying “The worlds longest ‘Navigable’ underground river” and … another tiny marker saying it was a UNESCO world heritage… Continue reading more »

Taking the Monkey Trail in Sabang, Palawan when you are sick

Published in: Philippines | July 5th, 2009
Monkey trail or Jungle trail sign in Sabang

By the time I got to the sign telling me which way to go, Monkey trail or Jungle trail, I was already drenched in sweat and burning up with a fever. My throat sore and parched I felt like I had an ember glow around me. For the first time in about a year, I… Continue reading more »

Great food from the Philippines: Balut

Published in: Filipino food | July 3rd, 2009
Fetus from Balut egg

Balut from The Philippines Balut is perhaps the most infamous food of the Philippines. Found mainly at night along the streets it’s one of those foods many Filipino locals will dare you to eat at least once! What is Balut? A somewhat cooked premature duck egg. There are various types of Balut available along any… Continue reading more »