Beware Of Burglary On Siquijor

San Juan Siquijor Police Station

Marcel in front of the Police Station in San Juan on Siquijor

In fact, I did not want to write about the burglary on Siquijor in the Philippines anymore. I wanted to forget that bad experience. I wanted to erase the incident out of my mind. On the other hand, I want to share with you what happened because you have the right to know. What did we learn from the burglary? What do we do differently next time? How can you protect yourself? And why travel insurance is so important?

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Siquijor Island: Untouched Beauty In The Visayas

Siquijor in the Visayas

Philippines tip: Siquijor, a laid back island in the Visayas

With 7107 islands it is extremely hard to put together an itinerary for travelling the Philippines. Why did we choose to visit Siquijor out of all the islands? We want to relax, hang around the beach, explore an island that is not too touristy, go diving and work on our blog. Siquijor seems to be the perfect place to do all that. We tell you what you can do on the untouched island and what it costs to get and stay there. Continue reading

Manila, you are a big surprise

Manila Mall of Asia

Our first impression of Manila: Friendly people & a relaxed atmosphere

A stopover in Manila was not planned at all. Due to the timing of our connecting flight we had no other option but spending a night in the megacity. We thought to stay overnight is ok but we definitely do not want to stay longer. After all we are happy that we have spent a few hours in Manila. Despite all our preconceptions, we think Manila is pretty cool. Read on to find out why we changed our mind. Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat – The small reef dwellers

The ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) can be seen while scuba diving in Raja Ampat

The ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) can be seen while scuba diving in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is well known for its breathtaking biodiversity under water. There are many big fish like sharks, rays, bumphead parrotfish and groupers, which you will see during scuba diving in Raja Ampat. However, the main draw card of Raja Ampat is the stunning macro world with all its little creatures hiding in the reef. In this blog post, we will introduce you to some of these little underwater creatures. Continue reading

Four years of summer – Our life in Flip Flops

Four years of summer - Our life in flip flops

Four years of summer – Our life in flip flops

For four years we already enjoy permanent summer close to the ocean with a lot of sunshine. With one exception. Last year we spent two months in winter wonderland Switzerland. We visited our families and friends and for a change we spent Christmas and New Year together in the snow. Continue reading

Diving in Raja Ampat: Hidden Bay and Passage

Landscape Hidden Bay

Diving the Hidden Bay: That’s how it look underwater

Raja Ampat is diver’s heaven and we don’t say that because we work here. It’s because we mean it. There is a big variety of dive spots with drop-offs, walls, corners, coral gardens, caves or underwater islands with deep and shallow top reefs. Come with us for a dive. Continue reading

Cappuccino artist from Chiang Mai

Cappuccino Chiang Mai

We are impressed with the cappuccino’s at Sailomjoy in Chiang Mai

We love good coffee. We prefer either a strong espresso or a cappuccino. Our love for coffee was the major reason for doing a barista course in Fremantle (Western Australia) last year. On our travels we are always on the hunt for the best cappuccino in the world. Until now we have not found the best but the nicest cappuccino. Do you want to know where? Continue reading