Crete. This Greek island flashes images of endless summers, emerald and aquamarine waters and just stunning coastal beaches at almost every cove and bend around the island. It’s rich in history and is world renown. It’s the biggest island in Greece and located south of the country. With two airports, both at the capital of Heraklion and the other one in Chania, offering both international and domestic services. The great thing about this island is that it has 1,046 kilometers that you can explore and…Continue Reading “Find the best beaches in Crete by car”

The joys of entertainment are often dampened by its cost. Unless you are financially invulnerable, the price of an activity or hobby is considered first and the wellbeing it would provide second. This becomes an even greater cause for disappointment when your interests reach well beyond the neighbourhood to an entirely different country. Travellers are put off their calling because of the risk of it breaking the bank. The good news is that it no longer has to be this way. The modern technologically-adept community…Continue Reading “Travel Cheap & Smart: Locations & Apps”

Travelling around the world offers many fascinating experiences and where you stay is part of enjoying the trip. Here we take a look at six eye-catching unique hotels that bring original ideas to the table, making a trip even more exciting, memorable and unique. Palacio de Sal, Bolivia The world’s first salt accommodation is a unique hotel, the Palacio de Sal in Bolivia is formed from blocks made of salt held together by wood and furnished by salt-made accessories including beds, chairs, tables and sculptures. It’s…Continue Reading “6 Once-in-a-Lifetime Stays at the World’s Most Unique Hotels”

Journey Through the Philippines, Kiki Deere

One hundred and twelve. The book enthralled me, while I was flipping its pages. I smiled at the familiar images. Looking back at places that I have been to and experienced and marveled at the places that I still have to visit too. The book, Journey Through the Philippines, An Unforgettable Journey from Manila to Mindanao authored by Kiki Deere is a delight. Not too thick, not too thin but a great introduction for those who want to visit the Philippines. But it’s also a…Continue Reading “Journey Through the Philippines book by Kiki Deere”

Museyo Kutawato

It is perhaps Mindanao’s most modern museum but unlike its counterparts in the region, Museyo Kutawato takes charge not only of its own identity but owning its narrative and telling its tri-peoples’s stories in the form of their shared histories, struggles, and aspirations. Tri people is a buzzword in these parts and refer to the Lumads, the Muslims and Christians living together in this region. When I lived in Davao City in 2000-2004, I only had a limited amount of travels to North Cotabato, often…Continue Reading “Museyo Kutawato, a modern museum rises in the south”