Is El Nido the place to stay a while?

Breakfast in El Nido (click to enlarge)

I was woken up by a gentle tapping at my door. Groggy eyed I opened it to see a lady standing there with a sweeping brush. “Sir, your cottage is read.” I cringed. I still hadn’t discussed long term pricing with the old lady yet. Never move in until the price is set. But on …

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How to get from Sabang to El Nido, Palawan, The Philippines

Taking a Jeepney from Sabang

I searched and I read the guide book. All made mention that the road from Sabang to El Nido was terrible. Some mentioned 16 hour trips of bum numbing hell. Others mentioned having to take 1 tricycle, a local bus, wait 2 hours at a cross road, then another 8 hours in an overcrowded bus …

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How I deal with getting sick when traveling

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 …

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Looking around Sabang, The Philippines- how to choose where to stay?

Beach life in Sabang (click to enlarge)

I stayed the night in Puerto Princesa and at dawn was on a local bus to Sabang. I couldn’t quite figure out why there were no air conditioned mini vans to an alleged tourist resort, yet to Brooke’s Point, not problem.  And according to online forums the journey was going to be rough. In truth …

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Dealing with the religious divide when traveling overseas

Mosque in Brooke

Dealing with Religion when traveling As I have traveled & lived through countries with the  main religions throughout the world I’ve notice little written about the two subjects. Travel & religion. Is there a need? Or is it one of those subjects that people really don’t like to ask, nor talk about? It is after all one …

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Top 7 List on the best Island in the Philippines to visit, travel or live, for me

Choosing an island to live on in the Philippines

What are The Philippines made up of and why try to find home there? The Republic of the Philippines (to give its full name) is made up of  over 7, 107 Islands. Give or take a few due to high tide and global warming. In fact I find it quite difficult to get exact details …

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How to live on an Island in the Philippines – the answer’s coming

Local Tourist Boats in the Philippines (click to enlarge)

There are two topics that I have been asked, and sometimes told, by friends and via email that have been repeated frequently throughout my travels. 1) Why don’t you live on an island somewhere? 2) What’s it like to travel the world searching for home? (usually followed by “it must be great”) Well, that’s just …

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