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Case of the Mondays #18: Ipil Beach

Case of the Mondays #18: Ipil Beach

Well folks, this was bound to happen eventually – I am officially out of cool panoramic shots to help you cope with the Case of the Mondays. Unfortunately, I did not have the Canon software to stitch together the panoramic shots during my round-the-world trip, so I did not take many of them as the result. Fear not my friends! With my awesome trip to Scandinavia and an epic road trip coming up, I should have plenty of new “material” in no time! Until then, I thought it would be appropriate to end the series (for now) with my favorite […]

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Case of the Mondays #1: Bacuit Archipelago

Case of the Mondays #1: Bacuit Archipelago

So it is Monday, once again. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? The to-do list is growing faster than you can cross things out? The weather is getting colder? Fear not! Today I am debuting one of the changes I have hinted about recently. In particular, a picker-upper of sorts for all of us out there with the “case of the Mondays“! Believe it or not, even I, without a 9-to-5 job, have to deal with a case of the Mondays (or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, or… you get […]

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Manila To Bangkok On Thai Airways

Manila To Bangkok On Thai Airways

After spending three months in south east Asia and a quick overnight stop in Manila, it was time to pick up my round-the-world itinerary again, starting with a quick hop back to Bangkok on Thai Airways. Getting to Manila Airport From Makati, I took a cab to Manila’s Terminal 1 via the Skyway expressway. The drive took around half an hour, most of which were spent in traffic on the streets surrounding the airport. The meter cost was 183 pesos/$4.20 plus another 35 pesos/$0.80 we had to pay at the Skyway toll booth. Manila Terminal 1 (Gate G8) It was […]

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Bangkok To Clark/Manila On Seair

Bangkok To Clark/Manila On Seair

As my trip in south east Asia is about to end, it was time for me to fly back to Manila. The rules for my round-the-world ticket require me to fly out from the same place that I flew into and Manila was my destination on October 31st on the way to Boracay. Coincidently, there are no direct Star Alliance flights between Manila and Australia, so I will actually be returning to Bangkok after spending a night couchsuring in Manila to catch another flight to Sydney on Friday. It would not be fun if it was easy, right? Getting to […]

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Getting to Singapore

I booked my flight to Singapore from Puerto Princesa on Cebu Pacific, connecting in Manila. They had the cheapest fare (and only 200 pesos/$5 to reserve an exit row seat for the two hour flight to SIN). I also decided it would be easier just to stay with Cebu and not worry about changing terminals in Manila as it is an advenure on it’s own. El Nido to Puerto Princesa Shuttle Private Banking Jamie and I prebooked our seats in Fort Wallys shuttle van a few day before so I got myself the seat next to the driver to guarantee […]

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El Nido Heaven

El Nido Heaven

El Nido really is a magical place. From its ageless towering marble cliffs to its white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, many refer to it as paradise. There are over 50 beaches to discover, so many in fact that sometimes you feel as if you are on your own secluded private beach. You will also find enchanting lagoons with tranquil turquoise-green water, caves that can take you to hidden beaches, and a very diverse variety of wildlife. — ElNidoPalawan.com My original plan for the Philippines was to spend a week on Boracay island and then head back to the […]

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Puerto Princesa Underground River

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Boracay to Puerto Princesa

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A Week in Paradise (sort of)

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Getting to Boracay

Because I stayed at Dubai Marina a bit longer than planned hanging out with my buddy Sarya, I got to the airport with less than an hour to spare before my flight and I did not even have my boarding pass yet. I picked up my backpack from the luggage storage, then flew upstairs to the closest set of check-in desks. Unlike the check-in experience in South Africa¬†where I was sent from one place to another, the girl at the counter was very helpful. Even though I was supposed to check-in at the other side of the terminal, she gave […]

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