Escape to Siquijor One: Departure, the Witch Doctor and Bandilaan National Park

  Brownouts are a drag.  Especially if one is unfortunate enough to be surprised by a nine-hour maintenance blackout.  For the true penitent, nothing beats sweltering away without air-conditioning, fans or showers at the tail end of summer in the tropics!  Thankfully, our local electric company (NORECO), usually gives us a one-week forewarning of their monthly all-day vegetation clearings.  Having …

Motorcycling in the Philippines: Our New Honda Click 125i

“I used to be indecisive, now I’m on not to sure….” That is one of my favorite quotes, and it goes a long way in explaining how my approach to motorbikes in the Philippines has changed over time. For those of you who have followed our channel for a while, you’ll probably know that when I first arrived here, I …

Trip Back to America, Part 1

You Can’t Go Home AgainSo, as I mentioned on more than a few occasions on both the website and our You Tube channel, I had been planning on going to the US sometime this Spring to visit family and address some nagging medical issues that I had been having – primarily the brutal sciatica that I had been dealing with …

Our Adventure to Apo Island, the Philippines!

  At our weekly beach potluck in Dauin this past week, Ate Lucy (of Ate Lucy and Kuya Ron fame) asked if anyone was interested in taking a day trip to Apo Island.  We collectivley glanced over at the small, distant island which lies about 9 KM from where we sat in our breezy coconut cabana, thought about it for …

Oslob Trip, Part Two – Tumalog Falls

  Tumalog Falls Oslob, Cebu Island, The Philippines     Seeing as we were done swimming with the whale sharks at around 8:30 AM, we decided to head out to a nearby water fall.  Tumalog Falls is only a 12 minute ride from the Butanding viewing center and is accessed by a steep, paved road that lies on the western …