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Apo Island

If you find yourself touring around Dumaguete on the island of Negros in the Visayan Philippines region, then you have a host of great options for short or day trips. Or, you might be an avid SCUBA diver who is seeking out some epic diving spots around the 7,500 islands […]



Almost everywhere you go in Asia these days has a thriving Middle Eastern food scene, with anywhere from one restaurant to a whole district dedicated to Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Israeli, etc. food as well as the ever-popular Hookah lounge. Shawarma stands, too, are well represented in the late-night street food […]



It’s not easy eating healthy in the Philippines, as their menu relies heavily on pork, chicken, and just about anything fatty, greasy, or friend they can add to the recipe. While the seaside city of Dumaguete – home to Silliman University and the portal to Apo Island, Sijuior, and more […]

Food, Hotel Reviews

Spider House

If you visit the island of Boracay – the #1 tourist destination in the Philippines and voted one of the best islands in the world – you’ll be enamored by the white sand beaches, easygoing vibe, and vibrant nightlife. Unfortunately, you’ll also encounter vendors, throngs of tourists everywhere you turn, […]

Trip Reports

Siem Reap

Today, I want to sing the praises of Siem Reap, a small but unique city in Cambodia. It’s also home to Angkor Wat, the largest religious site on earth (but I’ll cover Angkor Wat in another review).  As always, this content is exclusive to Unlike Thailand, Vietnam, and the […]



One of my favorite spots in all of the Philippines is Shaka, a Hawaiian themed bar located in the heart of Cebu City. In fact, Shaka occupies a huge space in IT Park – the all-day/all-night urban oasis that’s thriving with foreign call centers. Shaka is so notable because I […]