Category: The Philippines

My travels in the Philippines tend to be eclectic. This is because I allowed it to be led by serendipity and opportunity, by work and by friendships. So far, despite being apparently random, I have had the opportunity to travel the Philippines from the north to the south – Luzon, the Visayas, and even Mindanao.

When I go to the Philippines, I am often with others. I am with friends, or colleagues. So my travel style in this country varies markedly, and depends on who I went with. The end result is a mixed bag – which is very much like the country itself!

Nonetheless, it is a country I seem to return to, over and over again. So I think it is one of those places which is like a sketch that will be coloured in, bit by bit, over time.


'We Found a Hiking Trail Near Vigan' | Travel story on Teja on the Horizon sustainable travel blog | Curious insect carrying a house of sticks onto a rock in North Luzon Heroes Hill National Park | hiking trail in Ilocos Sur | hike near Santa 8

We Found a Random Hiking Trail Near Vigan!

“Here. Just stop here,” he said. The trike slowed, wobbling slightly.  “Here, sir?” The driver asked Jason. He affirmed.  The driver coasted into a small paved area that formed a notch into what was otherwise jungle by the side of...

Is Boracay Worth Going in the Rainy Season? | Boracay Station 1 beach at the water's edge under looming banks of rain clouds | Travel guide article on sustainable travel blog Teja on the Horizon | Boracay off peak season | Boracay holiday | Boracay typhoon season | Boracay vacation 10

Is Boracay Worth Going in the Rainy Season?

The Philippines has a distinct typhoon season towards the middle to later months of the year (although as climate change progresses, it is becoming a bit less distinct – and ‘typhoonier’). This does not mean that there are typhoons all...

Samar to Leyte bridge | San Juanico bridge | Tacloban attraction | Leyte architecture | Philippine engineering 26

2 Days in Tacloban: Beyond Yolanda

Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a wayfarer.* The city of Tacloban in the Philippines has a couple of distinctions. First, it was where the American General MacArthur landed when he returned to the Philippines...

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