Camiguin island, a review, up to date ferry schedule and transport details

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Cross at the Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin Island in The Philippines

Camiguin, the island born of fire in The Philippines  I’ve spent a lot of time on Camiguin island, and just realized I have written very little about it. Which is a shame as it’s one of the few real gems in the Southern Philippines. And, there’s very little known about it internationally. Here’s how to get to… Continue reading more »

The Tibetan Temple in Davao City & how to realize you’ve gone too far

Friday, August 20th, 2010
The Tibetan Temple Inc in Davao City, The Philippines

Getting to the Tibetan Temple in the rising morning heat was quite easy. There was a small Sari Sari store outside and some shelter in the form of some palm tree coverings. Something I needed, as I am not a fan of humidity. I looked at the large red gates that were firmly closed in… Continue reading more »

Finding Buddha in Davao, the Lon Wa Temple or Hua Temple

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
The Shaolin Temple in Davao City, The Philippines

One called this place the Long Hua temple another called it the Lon Wa temple. It’s not that hard to write a guide book based on facts, but still they fail. The name outside is the Shaolin Kung Fu Temple. The taxi and jeepney guys just call it the Chinese temple. This is what got me… Continue reading more »

Welcome to Davao city, why are there so many foreigners here?

Saturday, June 12th, 2010
The wide roads in Davao

Davao city doesn’t get much of a write up in my guide book. All I know of the place is that for some reason it’s popular with foreigners looking for a place to live. Sounds like I had a plan of direction after all. The guidebook mentioned that crime was low, it has several crocodile farms… Continue reading more »

Photographing Miss Camigiun Island: Seeing the Unseen

Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Miss Camiguin Island

Seeing the Unseen: Photographing Miss Camiguin Island at the Lanzones festival (a blast from the past) With this mini series I’ve been able to show you some people and places as I travel Mindanao. Here’s one that I previously didn’t have time to publish on my first visit to a  tiny little island. Camiguin is… Continue reading more »

Meet the Endangered Tarsiers of Bohol, The Philippines

Monday, January 25th, 2010
Sunlight shining on a Tarsier in Bohol (click to enlarge)

Photographs of  the endangered Tarsiers in Bohol, The Philippines There are some animals in the world I really like. I knew the Tarsier was one of them even before I got to see one in person. What is a tarsier? According to Wikipedia they are haplorrhine primates, according to my guide-book they are not primates. I believe… Continue reading more »

A very wet Chocolate Hill in Bohol

Monday, January 18th, 2010
The green Chocolate Hills in Bohol on a rainy day

It’s a little strange to be back traveling, as opposed to being on an island and taking weekends or a few days to travel out. There’s a very definite difference to both. And to me, the former shouldn’t actually be called traveling. It’s a go between. Maybe I need to invent a new word. The rain woke… Continue reading more »