Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island

‘Since we are still new to Manila and the Philippines, we make it a point to spend our weekends, exploring new places and to get to know Manila and it’s history as best we can. There is quite a lot to discover and only once we are somewhat through, we plan to venture outside the city. This time we took the Ferry to Corregidor Island, an important landmark, just 48 km off the coast of Manila Bay. Corregidor is a…

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Sunday Afternoon Stroll at Intramuros and Manila Bay

Sunday Afternoon Stroll at Intramuros and Manila Bay

Today we decided to explore some of the culture surrounding Manila and to get a better understanding of the country and the people. What better place to start but Intramuros …It is the oldest district in Manila and you can spend hours wandering around. So, wear comfortable shoes, bring along a hat/cap and your sunglasses…you do want to look cool for your selfie! And…yes, be aware!On the rooftop of Casa Manila. At the Plaza De Roma. Behind us is the Manila…

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Mabuhay – The Philippines Episode II

Mabuhay – The Philippines Episode II

It seems such a short time ago that we left the Philippines to live in Thailand instead. There we enjoyed five short and wonderful years during the course of which we had opportunity to explore the country and make wonderful friends. We have now returned to the Philippines to begin yet another chapter in our nomad-life. Accordingly, our farewell was hard and our friends and colleagues apparently had no intention of letting us off easily … We just landed last…

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TNF 100 Thailand 2015

TNF 100 Thailand 2015

Once again we find ourselves in one of our favorite parts of Thailand, Khao Yai National Park and this time back in Pak Chong for the third consecutive year to participate in the North Face 100 Trail Run! What started for us three years ago has become an annual event we have been looking forward to. And each year we go with a group of friends, some runners, some cheerleaders but all having a great time in any case. And…

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Lava Caves, Kanchanaburi

Lava Caves, Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai, infamous for the war stories and imortalized by the movie, yet one of the most beautiful natural environments we have encountered in Thailand. Pristine waters, traditional Mon (tribal) villages along it’s northern banks, the Lava Caves, featuring their centuries old Stalagmite and Stalagtite formations are but a few of natures stunning creations in this north-western part of the country, near the border to Myanmar. But it all starts with a good serving of nutritious bananas for energy…

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Hellfire Pass

Hellfire Pass

Hello New Year!!! Everyone is just about to shake that holiday spirit and head back to work. But not the two of us, nope! We are just getting started on our long weekend out of town. This time we headed back up North West of Bangkok to Sai Yok National Park in Kanchanaburi. Here we booked ourselves into this really unique jungle resort of only 29 rooms at the bank of the famous River Kwai. We have been to Kanchanaburi…

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TNF 100 Hong Kong 2014

TNF 100 Hong Kong 2014

The North Face 100 in Hong Kong is one of the hardest Trail running events on the Asia circuit. And in what could only have been either a spate of perceived greatness or a moment of temporary insanity (two converging conditions), I had signed up for the 50km distance some 6 months ago, the same day the race opened for registration. I have been training hard to get ready for this and to see if I could do it as I…

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Race Hunter Trail Marathon, Khao Yai

Race Hunter Trail Marathon, Khao Yai

Once again a group of us headed up north towards Khao Yai National Park, this time to participate in the inaugural event by Race Hunter. A full length marathon but on a trail rather than road, exactly what we like. And at 05:00 it looks like everyone is ready to hit the trail: This is rainy season in Thailand but we are lucky, no rain today at all. The temperatures moderate just over 30 degrees celcius but the ground of…

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