The construction in the Philippines amazes me. It is so simple, yet so durable. Their main materials are bamboo and fishing line. They use this to construct scaffolding, walls, and even their outrigger boats (bancas) are tied together with fishing line. At first we were both questioning this method, but in reality this traditional construciton […]
Wow. How does that happen? This vacation to the Philippines already feels like a distant memory. So much has happened since. Well…not really. Ash is back over in Europe on business. I’m busy being a bachelor whatever that means. I can tell you it is a glorified life that doesn’t live up to it’s expectations. […]
Typical view along White Beach, Boracay.
I saw this cute little school girl waiting for her bus in front of her school. Check out her outfit!
This is the start of 21 pictures, hand picked, from our trip to the Philippines. Enjoy! Jonah’s fruit shakes are a bit like Herion on a hot day on Boracay. We made daily trips to accomodate Ashley’s addiction.
We’re back and reality has taken a firm hold once again. Ashley is already back over in Europe on business. I’m bachelor. Our time in the Philippines was absolutely amazing albeit fading quickly. Would we go back? Yes, but first a relaxing vacation. Was it a once-in-a-lifetime vacation? I don’t think so. Something was […]
It seems I always hurt myself. Maybe it’s because I’m 6’4″ and this world is built for 5 foot something. Perhaps I just play too hard when I’m having fun. The Kite surfing killed my hands and knees the other day. Knees because I gashed my knees on coral while body dragging. Hands because I […]
Boracay Island has two sides; A windward side and a leeward side. The leeward is party central with tons of restaurants, massages, shops etc. The windward side is dedicated to Kite Surfing and has the exact opposite vibe; Relaxed and Chilled. Quite lovely really. We ventured over to Bulabog Beach, the Kite Surfing beach, the […]
A short clip of our Boracay Island circumnavigation on a outrigger canoe sailboat. This was a stop at a beach called Puka Shell Beach. We loved this so much we may just go back for more!
What a perfect day! We could really get used to this resort living permanently. It is amazing. We’d negotiated a round the island trip yesterday with a beach vendor for 2000 php or $55 CAD. After a fantastic fruit and musli breakfast we headed out with snorkel gear, dry bags and sunscreen. I […]
Moved hotels today. The Boracay Beach Club Hotel just wasn’t our style. Dingy and a bit smelly. No view. My lovely wife knows what she wants andI love her for that. We started our search by walking to the far end of the beach looking for the best, reasonably priced hotel available. After a few stops, […]
Organized Chaos accurately describes the Philippines. It’s amazing. It’s awaking. It makes you feel alive. Our 16 hour long haul flight went quite well. Good service. Tons of food and we managed to pay an extra $50 per person for bulk head seats. Well worth it. Ashley slept for a good 10 hours. I managed to sneek […]
25 hours from now we will be taking off on a plane to the Philippines from Vancouver. Are we packed? Are we ready? Not really. But what do you need in the Philippines? A bathing suite and a towel. I have however put together a first aid kit. Not sure what that means. Perhaps I’m […]
We (mostly Ashley) have been firming up our accommodation for our Philippine adventure in December. I am definitely starting to get stoked about some of the places we’ll be staying at. After a 120 hour flight from Vancouver to Manila we will be going directly to an island called Boracay. This is a small island known for a […]