Philippines · Things to do in Manila · Travel Guide

Things to Do in Manila: What to See on a Stopover

You land in the Philippines and have time to kill in Manila before hitting the islands. What do you do? Here's what we'll cover today: Setting up your local sim card and ride-sharing appsSeeing some of Manila's cultural and historical sights Experiencing Filipino bargain shoppingBlending in and staying safe Getting Out of the Airport When… Continue reading Things to Do in Manila: What to See on a Stopover

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A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera

After a few hectic weeks of increasing work demands and a moderately intense diet and training regimen to prepare for my first jiu-jitsu competition, I was nothing if not ready for a vacation. Last year, around this time, my companion and I had taken our daughter to Coco Beach for a wonderful family vacation and… Continue reading A Coco Family Vacation in Puerto Galera

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Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat

It's Tuesday morning: my companion wakes up early to build a dam at Lily of the Valley Organic Farm (post coming). Inevitably, our daughter wakes up early and what are her and I to do with our day? First, there's the laundry problem. La Trinidad has no water so this is a serious mission. We… Continue reading Baguio’s Parks, Playgrounds, and Places to Eat