After my slum tour with Smokey Tours, I was kindly offered to join them on one of their bike tours through Manila. At the time, I hadn’t ridden a bike in over a year, so I jumped at the chance. I used to live in the Philippines, so I’d already seen quite a bit of

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The mud is black. There’s trash everywhere. And the smell is…well…the smell is like a mixture of wet clothes and rotten wood. It’s not necessarily unpleasant, but definitely distinct. I look around at the kids running through the alleys, the women selling ‘useful trash’ such as plastic bags and recycled paper, and the elderly lounging

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So…around three months ago Anton from Our Awesome Planet asked me to write a guest post for him. Excited about being featured on one of the biggest blogs in the Philippines I said “Sure! About what?” He said, “If you were to write an open letter to Filipinos about the things they don’t appreciate and the things

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I love Manila. It’s a great city with great restaurants, great people, great shopping and great affordability. However there’s one big problem with Manila that is never going to change. It has. No. Beach! The good news is the Philippines has some of the best beaches on the planet, some of which are not too

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The Philippines‘ capital is a lively, densely populated city, but with a chilled out vibe that sets it apart from the other metropolises in Asia. The Americanization of the city is in full force, from their accents to their fast food culture, but the people still retain their local charm in every way. The kindness

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One of the first things I repeatedly heard from tourists in Manila is how much they dislike the food in The Philippines. After spending some time in the country I couldn’t have disagreed more. The food here is awesome! If you’re ever in The Philippines and looking to sample some local eats here’s a Filipino

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Latest info on Legacy Gym Boracay: Legacy Gym Boracay is still up and running! The gym suffered some damage during the typhoon in 2020, but will be rebuilding with a new concrete housing building and upgraded cage and boxing rings. I follow them on all socials and they are still definitely a tip top gym

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The Philippines was never very high on my travel bucket list. No one really talked about the place, and it seemed to have a reputation for being a rather dangerous place to travel through. Besides, all travellers knew that Thailand had all the best beaches, China had all the work opportunities and Vietnam had all

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