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  • Dumaguete and Siquijor Island trip

    Sunset at Siquijor Another holiday, another journey but again the Philippines as our holiday destination. The itinerary with Qatar Airways this time a little bit more complicated. Departure from  Zurich via Doha and Seoul to Cebu and back via Hong Kong and Doha. With most of this airlines nowadays you get a 30 Kilogramm allowance for your luggage so we almost reached this weight with our passalubong (presents) for Emelyn’s family. Ready to take off At…

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  • Honeymoon on Bantayan Island and day trip to Virgin Island (pulo diyot)

    Bantayan Island, Beach at Kota Beach Resort Welcome back in the beautiful Philippines! Honeymoon part 2 on Bantayan Island. Week 2 in the Philippines. We are on the way from Malapascua Island (via Maya Pier) to Bantayan Island. After we boarded the bus in Bogo we went straight to Hagnaya pier and took the ferry to Bantayan Island (Santa Fe pier). The ferry is about 170 PHP one way an additional 10 PHP clearance fee for…

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  • Honeymoon on Malapascua Island and day trip to kalanggaman Island

    Malapascua’s chill out beach during sunset 7th February 2016 – it’s time to celebrate our honeymoon and what wouldn’t be nicer going back to the Philippines for this moment. I had aweeks – woohoo! We booked a flight with Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong to Cebu. Try to grab their big promos! Wating on Cathay Pacific’s take off in Zürich heading to Hong Kong The flight with Cathay Pacific was great and also their meals. Suprisingly they even…

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  • Thailand trip to Chiang Mai – Pai – Mae Hong Son

    Welcome back to Thailand! We just stayed for two days in Bangkok, esecially for my follow up appointment in the Bangkok Hospital. Luckily the check was fine so we could continue our travels. On our second day we met Lorenz again, which was on the his way back home from Australia. Great to see ya again mate! Another gathering and cheering  in BKK The next day Emelyn and I flew to Chiang Mai to explore the…

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  • Trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Disneyland in Hong Kong

    Disneyland Hongkong while the main Disney Show It’s January 26th 2015 and time to leave the Philippines for us (Emelyn and me) for about a month (next stops are Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia). Our flight is scheduled at 06:00 in the morning from Cebu to Hong Kong. This means for us wake up at 03:45. How early is this. Luckily we stayed in the Island Stay Hotel in Cebu/Mactan/Lapu Lapu so by Taxi…

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  • Trip to El Nido in Palawan with Island Hopping

    Welcome back to Palawan! After a 5-6 hour  minivan ride we arrived in El Nido. The minivan was packed with travellers and luggage and there was less space than in a low cost airline. But anyway, we were on the way to paradise – who cares. From the minivan/bus stop it was a short trike ride to the center of El Nido or to our hotel St. John Island View Pensionne in Corong Corong (5min trike…

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  • Off to Puerto Princessa, Honda Bay and Palawan

    Luli Island, Honda Bay, Puerto Princessa Palawan 7th January 2015, landed back in Kuala Lumpur from Penang. Stayed at Sri Enstek Hotel Klia which was about a 15min ride from the airport. A great and clean hotel which offers a 24h transfer from and to the airport. Even a complimentary boarding pass print out and flight information at the hotel lobby screens. 8th January 2015, it’s time to leave Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur and heading back…

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  • New Year in Kuala Lumpur and trip to Penang

    How time is flying! After my stay in Thailand and Phuket I flew via Singapore (1 night) to Kuala Lumpur. That was the place to spend my New Year 2015 and the next 3 nights. It was nice staying again at MAMA KL’s place which I stayed already in November 2011. Great to meet them all again. In the evening of NYE, I met my old mate Amir and his friends and we went out together…

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  • Thailand trip to Koh Samui-Koh Phangan-Koh Tao-Krabi-Phuket

    Koh Nangyuan viewpoint Welcome back to Thailand! Landed at midnight in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and took a taxi into the city of Bangkok. My good friend Lorenz from Switzerland was already there and ready for a beer. Did not see this guy for 3 months, so we had a reason to cheer a glass (or two or three) together. The next day we left before midday to Bangkok Don Muaeng Airport. Our next destination is Koh Samui….

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  • Philippines-Manila-Subic-Cebu-Bohol-Boracay

    Tarsier in Bohol Welcome to the Philippines! Did you know that in the Philippines… ..a jeepney ride is only about 8PHP? ..a San Miguel light beer costs only about 50 PHP in bars and restaurants? ..is playing almost everywhere a liveband at night? ..José Rizal is one of the greatest heroes? ..wifi often isn’t working or if it is then very slowly? ..a Balut is a developing duck embryo which is boiled alive and eaten in…

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  • Boarding House Boracay review at Station 2

    The beach view from Boracay Starbucks which was only a good 5 min walk from the Boarding House. PROS: location; it’s a short walk to the 2 famous beaches White Beach and Bulabog Beach (well known for kitesurfing), the boarding house is located in the middle of the island at station 2. Many restaurants and shops are in walking distance. The Boarding House is in a quiet place and offers nice basic rooms. Housekeeping is upon…

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  • Alona Swiss Hotel Review in Bohol/Panglao/Alona Beach

    here you see the famous Alona Beach, just a 5 min walk from the Alona Swiss Resort Hotel. You find many restaurants there for breakfast, lunch or dinner straight at the beach. So go there for a romantic dinner with awesome seafood and live music. PROS: location; it’s a short walk to the famous Alona Beach. The Alona Swiss Resort Hotel is located in a very quiet area and after a short walk you find many…

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  • Stranded on Koh Chang

    Koh Chang sunset before our nightdive How time flies! Welcome to Thailand, Land of Smile and Koh Chang. Still travelling with my friend Rimvydas which I met in Kyoto. After arriving in the evening in Bangkok we spent a night in this busy city and went the next day to Koh Chang. You can reach Koh Chang from Ekamai Bus Terminal in Bangkok or just book a minivan transfer. Coast is about 600-900 Bath one way,…

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  • My trip to South Korea with stay in Sokcho, Seoul and Busan

    view from Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho Welcome to Korea was the first which appeared after landing of my Fly Peach flight from Osaka Kansai Airport to Seoul Incheon Airport. Really welcome? I had to pass a little bit of time until I started writing this blog about South Korea. Was a couple of days really very upset about this country. On the one hand, I met really nice hosts like Callen and Lilly in Sokcho…

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  • The New Day Hostel review in Busan South Korea – Haeundae Beach

    rooftop terrace PROS: Convenient location (If you like Haeundae Beach, if not it can be a little bit far going by subway to the main city center); 5 min to the beach and around a good hour from the airport by subway, a cinema is nearby and also a couple of bars and restaurants and as well the night market which is famous for korean food. The staff was very nice, helpful and attentive (and english…

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