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El Nido on Palawan Island, Philippines – Part 2

The Doublegem Resort is one of the better resorts in Corong Corong and, with this goes the fact it may be the most expensive, we paid AUD$170 per night, which did include breakfast. We now had seven nights there, two nights on our own and five with friends from Australia….
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Manila and the Ferry to Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island

We were only staying in Manila for one full day and perhaps that is all you really need. We stayed in Chinatown at the Ramada for AUD$78 per night. Chinatown in Manila is unlike most other Chinatowns in the world and is very drab and lifeless. Chinatown is also the…
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Gomantong Caves, and our Last Days in Borneo

The next leg of our Borneo adventure took us to some caves; these though were no ordinary run of the mill caves and we were in for a rather unusual experience that would give all of our senses an extreme workout. The caves were the Gomantong Caves. It takes about…
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Exploring the Jungle on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

We arrived at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge about 3.15pm and had no time, other than to check in, get to our room, drop our gear, apply sun screen lotion, get a hat and we were out for the first of our adventure activities at 4pm. There were 38 guests (18 had…
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