Collected by alizée poulin
Taal Volcano, Talisay, Philippines
Located in Tagaytay in Luzon, just an hour and a half by car from Manila, Taal Volcano has a complex and unique landscape and offers one of the most picturesque views in the Philippines. Taal Lake is a freshwater lake that partly fills the Taal...
Bikal, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Last year, a couple of friends and I visited Caramoan and stayed for 2 nights. During this visit, we spent a day and a half hopping on to the many different islands in the area and got a glimpse of the places where some of the episodes of the...
Kalanggaman Island, Philippines
With two unforgettable visits in 2011 and 2013, this little island between the coasts of Leyte and Cebu islands in the Philippines remains my favorite. With two stunning sand bars at its east and west sides, this virgin island has maintained its...
White Island, Philippines
An overnight trip to the Island Born of Fire, Camiguin, is definitely a short but sweet escape. The island is rather quiet but bursting with natural charm and friendly locals. For an island so small, it is amazing how many beautiful spots it...
Sta. Rosa del Sur, Pasacao, Philippines
We left the main island of Sipalay, Negros Occidental in the Philippines around mid-morning. With no firm itinerary we just instructed the boat man to bring us to islands during the 3-hour period. He brought us to just one: a private island called...
Bagac, 2107 Bataan, Philippines
If you are looking for a relaxing and rewarding day trip north-west of Manila, then check out this little gem in Bataan. Take the 1.5 hour tour of the original, and replicated houses pre/post Spanish control. The houses are grand and beautiful, so...
National Road, Ivana, Batanes, Philippines
This is the saying on one of the signs inside the Honesty Cafe, a small little cafe near the port in Ivana, Batanes. Joe and Elena own this place and because they were so busy with many other chores elsewhere, they often had to leave their little...
National Highway cor, Wescom Rd, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Having sea food with Chinese descendants' family in Puerto Princesa is like a good combination of excellent cook with authentic fresh material - as you can see in the picture.
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
A trip to Vigan City, Philippines is not complete without having an afternoon snack or as the Spanish would call "merienda" at the plaza. And the snack of choice? Definitely one or two (must save room for dinner) of these mouth watering empanadas....
Malcapuya Island, Culion, Philippines
After an almost 2-hour boat ride from the main island of Coron, we stopped in the breathtaking island of Malcapuya, my favorite island around Coron in Palawan, Philippines. We climbed the cliff that has an amazing view of the beach. We spent the...