Backpacking in the Philippines: Touring Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island

Backpacking in the Philippines: Touring Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island

Before I even begin, the very name conjures up magical thoughts. Hills made of chocolate? Or muddy hills? Childhood memories watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came back. I thought of all these things before my arrival at Chocolate Hills in the Philippines. What are the Chocolate Hills exactly? And How do you get there? Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: Touring Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island[…]

Backpacking in the Philippines: One Night In Manila

Oh the joys of random travel, flight connections, transit visas, overnight stays and bonus visits to new cities, as Manila was for me on this trip. I flew by Jumbo Jet from Hong Kong, arriving late on a Saturday night, a day which had seen me work in Yuen Long, Hong Kong and meet girlfriend Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: One Night In Manila[…]

From Teaching in Yuen Long to Drinking in Manila, Philippines

When Chinese New Year 2012 came round, I found myself living in Hong Kong, my new home. It would almost have been too obvious to spend the new year at home in Hong Kong, and when I found out I had 8 days off work, it meant booking another trip. I toyed with the idea Read more about From Teaching in Yuen Long to Drinking in Manila, Philippines[…]