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 […]


For the past week Robin and I have been exploring some of the various shopping areas within Metro Manila as I become more acclimatized to the tropical Filipino weather. On Friday we opted to check out an area called The Fort Strip in Taguig City. As we were wandering trying to determine what to do […]


Anyone that knows me at least a little bit knows how much I love food, especially trying new foods when I’m travelling. A big highlight for me here in The Philippines is to try lots of delicacies that are unique to the country. I’ve been here almost a week now and I’ve managed to try […]