Island Hopping from Coron

Andy and I booked a day trip island hopping around the Coron area. The trip cost 1,600 Pesos (£24), with snorkeling gear costing 150 Pesos extra. It is my first proper touristy activity in the Philippines and it's funny already. The guide is nicknamed 59 Seconds and he is a real comedian. Our first stop... Continue Reading →

David Gareji Monastery

This morning I found a blog that mentioned a direct bus to the David Gareji Monastery complex so we've walked to Pushkin Park next to Freedom Square to check with the tourist information centre. I didn't twig that the bus was more of a tour, it's a return journey for 25 Lari (£7.30), but that's... Continue Reading →

Twenty four hours in Moldova

Now I'm not saying that a single day is ideal to see anywhere, but while we were in Kyiv it became clear that we were about as close to the tiny little known country on the outskirts of Europe as we would ever be. So we bought an overnight bus ticket to Chisinau, the capital... Continue Reading →

Guatapé – a grand day out

You ever decide to do something and before you even get there you realise it's gonna be awesome?! Today I visited La Piedra, a giant rock that you can climb up near a tiny town called Guatapé, a 2-hour bus journey from Medellín. You take the bus from the North Terminal, just outside the Caribe... Continue Reading →

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