Our 13 highlights of The Philippines

Our two months in the Philippines has flown by and we miss it already…although maybe not the food (sorry guys). Two months wasn’t enough time! We only made it to 21 of the 7000 or so islands so barely scraped the surface. It’s one of our favourite countries now and we had so many once…

First impressions of the Philippines

Our flight to the Philippines only took a couple hours, but we had a five hour wait in Manila and a further two when our plane became delayed. Luckily beer was cheap so we sat amongst the busy crowd sipping San Miguel and whinging about the wait. Our flight was finally called and we were…

Remember when: We snorkelled with Turtles

The Gili islands in Indonesia consist of three islands; Trawangan, Meno and Air. We bought a boat ticket to Gili Trawangan, it’s the biggest and most developed island (not really us) but we were hoping for cheaper accommodation as islands tend to be rather dear. We were squished onto a boat and had food piled…

Goodbye island paradise

We spent five wonderful days in the Lofoten Islands, hiking 4 (small) mountains and being rewarded with some of the worlds best scenery. What I loved about the area is there’s a lot of short hikes, most of the ones we did were only 2 hours long. Not easy going though; it was rough terrain,…

The Arctic Circle and ferry to Lofoten

So we have officially crossed over the invisible Arctic Circle line. It was a bit of an anti climax, with an ugly gift shop and eatery – but hey we made it! We camped 2km north of the circle and at 690m elevation, finally had a cool breeze. We started the next day with a…