7 Sep, 2012 in Siquijor
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Perhaps the most famous spot on Siquijor island are the Cambugahay Falls (not to be confused with Lugnason Falls) are the central-southern side of the island. They’re picture perfect. We’re talking clear blue waters flowing down from the island mountains in a three tiers of cool pristine water pools.   On a …

20 Jun, 2012 in Siquijor
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Villa Marmarine was something special. I don’t normally mention the accommodation I stay with, since with my budget  it’s usually nothing very exciting to write home about. But, every once in a while I do come across a lovely surprise and I think it’s about time I give back some love. What made Villa Marmarine […]

12 Feb, 2012 in Siquijor
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For some people it’s the food, for some it’s the natural scenery, for some it’s the tourist attractions, or maybe the general feel of the place. For me, it’s probably those little odd encounters with local culture and people that I remember the most about my travels.   While riding my motorbike around …

31 Jan, 2012 in Siquijor
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While roaming around Siquijor island crossing back north through the mountains from a trip to the southern side of the island something caught my attention. At the highest point just before the decline down a few locals waved their hands and pointed me in some vague direction indicating that I should go check it out. […]

18 Nov, 2011 in Siquijor
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There are beaches, and there are beaches. When it comes to a beach, there’s only so far that the beach can offer that’s different from the other beaches. When you’re at the Philippines, on a small island that’s already a bit off the beaten tourist track, most chances are that the beaches are already very […]

7 Nov, 2011 in Siquijor
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Ever since I was a kid I imagined what it could have been like growing up on an unspoiled island in a faraway land. I couldn’t perceive a more perfect life, filled with freedom, independence and adventure mixed with some healthy portions of danger and fright. I could see myself running around naked beaches, climbing […]

12 Sep, 2011 in Siquijor
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On my second visit to Siquijor I stayed with a resort on the south-western side of the island, hoping to explore a bit more of the southern beaches. After visiting the local waterfalls, watching a local cocking fighting match and drinking a bit of local milk produce at the “Kapanig Island Fresh Milk” I continued […]

9 Sep, 2011 in Siquijor
Lugnason Falls Siquijor (4).JPG

Not far from Napo and San Juan on the small island of Siquijor in the Filipino Visayas are the Lugnason Falls. Unlike the larger Cambugahay Falls which are considered a prime attraction on Siquijor, the Lugnason Falls nobody really knows about. Not even some of the expatriate living on the island, it seems. You’re also […]

29 Aug, 2011 in Siquijor
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Not sure why, but somehow I thought it would be a good idea to open the stories about my trip to the Philippines with Cock Fighting. The fact that it includes the word “cock” might have something to do with it, but it’s also probably because it was – by far – the most local […]

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