Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories

Being based in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015 (give or take a few side trips and jaunts around the world) allowed me to see most of Asia, and as of August 2017, there are only 6 recognised Asian countries I have yet to visit (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Maldives). I was so busy working, Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories[…]

backpacking to bohol in philippines

Getting the Cebu to Bohol Ferry, Philippines

I haven’t added this ferry trip to my World Borders Series as it’s really just a straight forward internal ferry within the Philippines, but I thought it was a good post to write about given that most visitors to Panglao and Bohol will arrive by ferry. Yes there is an airport in Tagbilaran, but I Read more about Getting the Cebu to Bohol Ferry, Philippines[…]

Jonny Blair going snorkelling in the Philippines

Snorkelling at Balicasag Island, The Philippines

I first went snorkelling when I was about 6 or 7 and growing up in Northern Ireland. But all there was to see in places like Castlerock, Portrush and Cloughy were crabs and shells. Here in Balicasag Island off the coast of Bohol and Pangalo Islands in the Philippines you can get a really good Read more about Snorkelling at Balicasag Island, The Philippines[…]

Jonny Blair at a floating restaurant in the Philippines

A Trip on a Floating Restaurant in Bohol, Philippines

This is typical of the Philippines, a trip on a floating restaurant! The warm, friendly people, the gorgeous climate, the range of food, the relaxation and the lack of skyscrapers and office blocks. As our restaurant sailed through the rivers of Bohol, it was time to truly relax and realise how amazing a lifestyle of Read more about A Trip on a Floating Restaurant in Bohol, Philippines[…]

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The Tarsier Centre, Bohol, Philippines

First up you’ll have glanced at the photo of the odd looking creature and be asking “What’s a Tarsier?” I also didn’t know the answer until I seen one on Bohol island in the Philippines last month! Is it a monkey? No. Is it a koala bear? No. Is it an alien? No. But it Read more about The Tarsier Centre, Bohol, Philippines[…]

butterfly on the chin at Flying Colours

Flying Colours Butterfly Centre, Bohol, Philippines

You could be forgiven for thinking a “Butterfly Centre” is a boring way to spend an hour of your travel time. But then we ended up in this quality Butterfly Centre called “Flying Colours” as part of our tour round Bohol island in The Philippines. We were quite surprised by it! It was my first Read more about Flying Colours Butterfly Centre, Bohol, Philippines[…]

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[…]