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Sunset in Cebu

Is it just me or are sunsets much more vivid and intense the closer it is to the equator? Because the interplay of colors that is on display in the horizon every afternoon is just breathtaking. They say that our town San Remigio is the best place to watch sunset in Cebu. Well, I’m not surprised. When the conditions are such, sunsets here are almost like the Aurora Borealis - Polar lights that appear in the sky. Maybe we take this as a sign for our upcoming Arctic adventure next year. Read More…
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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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How time flies

Some of you dear readers might have noticed that in July and in early August I have been blogging less frequently than before. The past month have been packed with family reunions, wedding, sickness, hospital visits, brown outs, and lots of visits to Cebu City. A deluge of things to do that I just couldn’t slot in some time for blogging. Then suddenly it's already mid-August. How is that possible? It just amazes me how time flies so fast. I take it as a good sign though. Time for a small recap. 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…
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