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Donsol, Whale Sharks and Legazpi

Donsol, Whale Sharks and Legazpi

Reluctant as we were to leave the beauty of Saud beach we had a lot more Filipino treasures to explore.  From the relaxing, serene shores of Saud beach, we headed south towards Donsol in search of some whale sharks.   The weather proved challenging, but the wildlife made it all worthwhile. From Pagudpud we reversed […]

Posted in: Philippines
Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud and Saud Beach

Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud and Saud Beach

The ‘Borocay of the North’ is the strapline trying to attach itself to this beautiful part of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.  While I cannot make the comparison yet, I believe Saud Beach in Pagudpud really is a little hidden gem that may eventually give its more famous southern cousin a run for its peso.  We […]

Posted in: Philippines
Manila and the road to Pagudpud

Manila and the road to Pagudpud

We arrived in the Philippines on board another Jetstar flight at around 8pm on a Saturday.  Having left Bali we had a brief layover in Singapore before our arrival in Manila. The immigration, customs and baggage pick up went like a dream and we were out of the airport within half an hour of touching down.  This […]

Posted in: Philippines
Three Months Flashpacking

Three Months Flashpacking

After our three months travelling we thought it was about time we did a mini update about our experiences, featuring the highs and the lows of flashpacking travel. The good news is we are having an absolute blast and there really hasn’t been any time when we have felt ‘lost’ or homesick.   Of course you miss […]

Posted in: Travel Planning
Diving & Snorkelling in Gili Air

Diving & Snorkelling in Gili Air

One of my goals on this trip was to earn my PADI diving certificate and get in as many dives as possible as we touch on some of the worlds best dive sights. I had only tried diving once a good few years on a trip to Mexico.  While I enjoyed the experience, I was […]

Posted in: Bali