Welcome to Paradise – Should you go 5* luxury in Boracay, Philippines?m

For the last leg of our Philippines adventure, having survived countless hours of plane, boat and bus riding, giant cockroaches and pretty much any stomach virus known to man, we rewarded ourselves with 6 days of blissful luxury and relax at the Shangri-La resort in Boracay. I don’t normally stay in luxury resorts, but having … More Welcome to Paradise – Should you go 5* luxury in Boracay, Philippines?m

A one-way ticket to Paradise, please – El Nido and the Bacuit Archipelago

I don’t know if Paradise on earth exists, but the Bacuit Archipelago, in the Philippines, surely comes as close to it as I have seen. You might have heard of it, or know it better as El Nido, which is a little town in the north of Palawan, one of the best and most visited … More A one-way ticket to Paradise, please – El Nido and the Bacuit Archipelago

Rice for days: climbing up and down the steps of the Batad terraces

13.000 steps. 13 THOUSANDS. I though my phone was broken for a second there. Looking at the screen I was trying to figure out if I read it right, when a sudden burning pain on my right ass-cheek reminded me that yeah, 13.000 sounded about right. It was the end of our first full day … More Rice for days: climbing up and down the steps of the Batad terraces

DISCLAIMER: Very honest feedback from three weeks in wonderful Philippines

It’s taking me a while to digest our recent trip to the Philippines. It feels incredibly difficult to do justice to such a diverse, amazing, beautiful (and incredibly frustrating)country in a few paragraphs, but try, I must! The Philippines and its’s over 9000 islands has been on my radar for a few years already, ever … More DISCLAIMER: Very honest feedback from three weeks in wonderful Philippines

Meeting Mr. Moussa. Inside a cocoa farm in The Ivory Coast

Everybody loves chocolate! OK, maybe almost everybody does! But let’s say it is fair to assume that, if chocolate availability drastically reduced, or prices skyrocketed tomorrow, a few million (possibly billion) people would be disappointed to say the least (some of us would be panicked). As much as we love chocolate, how many of us … More Meeting Mr. Moussa. Inside a cocoa farm in The Ivory Coast

The Cockroach effect: a wonderfully unexpected itinerary in the French Riviera

Have you heard of the butterfly effect? I’ll spare you the details, but the theory basically says that the smallest event (like the flap of the wings of a butterfly) can set in motion a chain of events causing a huge change at a later stage. For the sake of telling you about my holiday … More The Cockroach effect: a wonderfully unexpected itinerary in the French Riviera

Another Side of Holland: A Dip in the Dutch Caribbean

If you accidentally fell off a cliff off the Northern coast of Venezuela, it wouldn’t take too long for currents to wash you off on one of the powdered-sugar beaches of the Dutch Caribbean. After a moment or two to recover from the tumble dryer motion of the waves hitting the water’s edge, you’d probably … More Another Side of Holland: A Dip in the Dutch Caribbean