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My favourite Filipino dishes

I'm asked very often by locals about my favourite Filipino dishes - dishes that I've tasted over the past 9 months here in the Philippines. From all the food I've tasted, some clearly stood out as winners.  It’s no coincidence that some of the first Bisayan phrases I learned include “Lami kaayo!” (meaning “Very yummy!”). So here I present to you my personal "Lami kaayo" list: Read More…
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Firefly watching in Palawan

Before we travel to new destinations, explore new countries or islands, or visit new places, I enjoy doing research beforehand. Call it a German thing if you want, but I enjoy reading travel guides, studying maps, and getting as much information as possible of our newest travel destination. But as it turns out, most of the times, it’s exactly those places that were not mentioned in any travel guide and not shown on any map that amazes us the most; they’re the ones that brings us the nicest memories. It’s those times that make travelling so much fun because of the unexpected— just like this time at our firefly river tour in Palawan. Read More…
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Roaches, ants, and bugs in the Philippines

This is probably what has given me the hardest time so far: the daily struggle with these little pests. They are everywhere! They’re outside the house, inside the house, in the bathroom, inside our shoes and clothes, and who knows where else. It’s not a secret that rats, cockroaches, and many other insects flourish in the tropics. But still, I think not everybody visiting the tropics is really prepared for the ubiquitousness of these creatures. Read More…