Subic, or more specifically Olongapo City, is where we opted to rest our heads for a few days before returning to Manila after Mt Pinatubo. There is an American naval base located close by, which was a driving force in the¬†growth of the city. During World War II it was destroyed twice, leading it to […]


A good night of sleep was just what we needed after our Mt Pinatubo adventure to get us back on our feet and on our way to Subic. First stop: Zoobic Safari! With 25 hectares of land, Zoobic has various exhibits scattered throughout it. You can either pay the standard entrance fee, or for an […]


Don’t get me wrong, Taal was a lovely volcano, but it just wasn’t enough! I needed more… so off to Mt Pinatubo we went! After asking around and hearing wonderful reviews, we stayed with Allan at his guesthouse in Santa Juliana. If you’re heading for a trek up, definitely stay with Allan. His hospitality is unmatched and […]


As promised, some shots from the trek up Taal Volcano! So many great lookouts and such beautiful scenery – if you’re in the area of Tagaytay, this is a must-do! Make sure you take lots of water if it’s a hot sunny day, you’ll need it as the trail is steadily uphill with not many […]


Now that I’ve got my bearings a bit in Manila, we decided it was time to explore outside the city. One of the main things I want to do here in The Philippines is see some volcanoes, so Taal seemed like the perfect choice! Robin’s family has a cottage in a community called Crosswinds in […]


Yesterday was an eventful day as I needed to obtain a visa in order for me to stay in The Philippines until July 3. As a tourist you’re allowed to stay up to 30 days visa free, but longer than that you need one. In The Philippines, it is required to wear pants and closed […]