Bohol Days 4 & 5 – Panglao Down Time

A notable difference between scooting around Bohol versus Bali in Indonesia (aside from the obvious lack of elaborate Hindu temples here) is the abundance of petrol stations in Bohol. Of course they have them in Bali too, there just doesn’t seem to be as many and we often found ourselves filling up at small shops…

Bohol Day 3 – Scary Tree Rats And Fireflies

There are pros and cons to visiting waterfalls in the wet season. On one hand you know there’ll be water in those bad boys. We’re not talking a trickle, I mean there’ll be full on gushing torrents of H2O. They will be awesome in the genuine sense of the word and not in the way…

Bohol Day 2 – Chocolate Hills And Creepy Statues

There are these waterfalls called Can-Umantad Falls and we really wanted to see them but we also really didn’t want to end up in a ditch. Again. We spent ages bouncing along an unsealed road that, of course, got worse and worse the further we got from the main road, but then you reach a…

Bohol Day 1 – Tagbilaran To Anda Via A Small Ditch

We decided to fly from Legazpi to the Visayas rather than travelling overland/water via Leyte just so we could spend those extra few days up in north Luzon, and so we could squeeze a cheeky little trip to Caramoan in. Flights here aren’t going to have your bank account curling up in a dark corner…

Random Little Legazpi Tour

We duly rocked up to Bicol Adventure ATV by 7am, shuffling past the touts because shuffling is the only forward movement possible when you’ve been up since some god awful hour again, easily fending them off this time with a grumpy, “yeah we’ve already done it.” Rowel was ready and waiting for us with two…

ATVing At The Foot Of A Volcano

One of those “oh you simply must!” places near Legazpi are the Cagsawa Ruins. Cagsawa was a town from 1587 but Mayon gave no fucks about that and on the 1st February 1814 she erupted and rained rocks and sand down on the town. The township was moved to Daraga, and Cagsawa deteriorated until the…

A Typical Drenching

There’s no direct way of getting from Caramoan to Legazpi so we endured the mission back to Naga but this time we took a jeepney from Sabang to Naga to avoid paying the extra for our bags because we really are that tight. It took a bit longer but you can’t really bitch over ₱100,…