Top 10 Tips for TBEX Asia 2016 in Manila, Philippines

Welcome to TBEX Asia 2016 in Manila, Philippines! The Philippines are a great country to visit in South East Asia – and one of the most underrated. Here you won’t have to wonder, wether you should have come years ago – the best time to visit is now! I have lived in Manila for three years and travelled to more … Continue reading

How to use uber at Manila’s NAIA Airport

UBDATE 2018: uber no longer operates in Manila and has been replaced by grab – read how to use grab at Manila NAIA Airport instead! When you are arriving in a strange airport and have to deal with taxis, your trip can be off to a rough start, especially in developing countries, with frequent hassles, scams and annoyances. Uber is a … Continue reading

Top tips how to travel safely!

The recent tragic terrorist attach in Paris and the crash of the Russian plane in the Sinai, Egypt, have caused fear and many people are canceling trips or questioning the safety of travel. I have been shaken by these shocking events as well and asked myself what the right thing to do is with regards to traveling: I will continue … Continue reading

Manila Traffic during APEC Leaders Meeting

Manila traffic is pretty bad on a regular day – and it’s worse for special occasions, like the visit of the Pope or this week’s APEC Leaders Meeting, November 16 – 20, 2015! If you are planning to visit, you should check out my travel tips below to make the best of a bad situation!  … Continue reading

What to do about Manila airport bullet security scam?

There has been a lot of news coverage about a scam at Manila’s NAIA airport, in which security staff places a bullet in travelers luggage and then extorts a “fine” from the traveler or threatens to jail them if they don’t pay. This can of course be nerve-wracking and spoil your trip. I have traveled more than 50 times in … Continue reading

How to find the right travel camera!

I always cringe a little when I see people on a once-in-a-lifetime trip taking pictures of unforgettable sights… with their phone, or even worse, tablet! I believe in travel with “leaving only footprints, taking only memories & photos”, so I try to make the most out of the photos I take on my travels. Surely, if you are spending a … Continue reading