Diving with Giants at Donsol

After another delayed flight with Philippine Airlines (I think they misplaced a plane) I arrived in Legaspi and reached the transport terminal to find a UV Express van service to Donsol. We left at 4pm. It's a good day to travel because the weather is overcast and miserable. I am staying at Woodlands Resort and... Continue Reading →

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 →

Wreck Diving in Coron

Woohoo! I'm now a PADI qualified Wreck Diver after my time diving in Coron Bay with the World War Two wrecks. They can be sombre places but they are really full of life and are also historically interesting dive sites. I arrived at Reggae Dive Shop in Coron at 7:45am and it was chaos. There... Continue Reading →

Rapa Nui (slightly) demystified

Rapa Nui, just South of the Tropic of Capricorn, forms the South-Eastern point of the Polynesian triangle, the other two points being New Zealand (Aotearoa) and Hawai’i. The closest inhabited island is Pitcairn (2,000km to the West). The island is part of Chile, which is over 3,700km away. The people, island and language are all... Continue Reading →

Volcanoes and statues on Rapa Nui

After saying goodbye to the beach chickens and my biker gang I had another date with a dramatic sunset. I watched it with Holly, from Guernsey, as we enjoyed some pisco sours, and she taught me a bit about Guernsey. We stayed out chatting and drinking until it got really dark, then eventually I went... Continue Reading →

The Nomad Chapter Begins

So today my Nomad Chapter began. Anybody that spoke to me in the last few weeks will know that I adopted the stance that the less I thought about this life-changing step, the less I could worry. I figured I would be just fine, and I think it worked. I made sure I was vaccinated... Continue Reading →

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