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  • Putting my body through hell for one of the world’s wonders: Batad, Philippines

    Unescoerraces, Peoples Guesthouse, Philippines, trekking, Pulo, Cordilla, Cambulo

    Crawling up and sliding down mountains  After a few days of doing essentially nothing, myself, Jaimie, Eric and Janine caught the night bus from Manila to the small town of Banaue, synonymous to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Ifugo rice terraces – sometimes called by locals as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” – which span the Cordilla, […]

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  • Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai

    Back to basics The sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was surprisingly OK. I took the top bunk and despite the hard bed and pillow (standard in Asia) I was able to get a little sleep. We had a hearty but fairly rushed meal on the train consisting of a lovely Asian soup, stir fried veg and rice and pineapple, […]