Posts tagged with "Philippines"



Motorbike Trips · October 20, 2017
Samar Motorbike Trip Photos - Dancalan, Philippines - Ricoh GR ii © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Riding the island of Samar was much more of an adventure than I thought it would be. First of all, it's huge. Second, it's not so developed...and while it's great to get off the well-worn tourist path, the roads are pretty rough. Third, it was the start of the rainy season. However, the landscapes are great for photography, the locals were friendly, and the food was quite good. I'll show you...
Philippines Destinations · October 19, 2017
Tarangban & Bangon Waterfall Photos - Calbayog, Samar - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I was on a challenging (but beautiful) motorbike ride through the massive region of Samar, Philippines. I wanted to stop by Calbayog, because I read there were 2 beautiful waterfalls in the mountains there. Bangon Falls looked pretty nice, but I was really interested in photographing majestic Tarangban Falls further up the trail...
Philippines Destinations · October 13, 2017
Tacloban City Tour - Leyte, Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I was in the Philippines during Typhoon Yolanda. I weathered the storm with a family in Legazpi, about 250kms away from the epicenter, Tacloban City. I volunteered doing repacking afterward, but at the time, was not allowed to visit Tacloban. 3 years later, I finally got my chance. I flew to Leyte province, and I must say...Tacloban is doing much, much better than I thought it would be...
Snorkeling and Diving in Philippines · September 20, 2017
Snorkeling Photos in Southern Leyte - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I was on an epic motorbike trip around massive Leyte province in the southern Philippines. Along a peaceful, secluded coastline, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Tacloban City, lies Padre Burgos. Humble and unassuming...yet it beckons adventurous divers from around the world.
Philippines Destinations · September 15, 2017
Tourists on Kalanggaman Island Beach + Sandbar (Photos) - Palompon, Leyte - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
During a motorbike tour of the central Philippines, Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours invited me to experience the gem of their province - Stunning Kalanggaman Island. I had received some inside tips about the sandbar on this island, so I already knew it was a MUST SEE...
Motorbike Trips · September 14, 2017
Motorbike Photography Tour - Leyte, Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I'm not sure why, but somehow I always pictured Leyte as kind of boring...and flat. Instead, as my flight from Cebu prepared for landing in Tacloban, I was shocked to see beautiful, mountainous terrain out the window! Add to that coconut-tree lined white-sand beaches, and you see why my excitement really began to grow...
Caluwayan Beach Resort in Marabut, Samar - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Staying at Caluwayan is like being let in on a very good secret...definitely one of the gems of the southern Philippines!
Snorkeling and Diving in Philippines · September 04, 2017
Agpanabat Fish and Turtle Sanctuary, Romblon Island - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
While on a trip around Romblon Island in the Philippines, I made friends with an animated Italian expat in Romblon town. He insisted that we check out Agpanabat Turtle Sanctuary on the southern end of the island. I'm glad we did, there were some fascinating coral reefs and underwater caves there!
Philippines Destinations · September 03, 2017
Bonbon Beach & Sandbar Photos - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
People often talk about a "hidden paradise", but it is usually just an expression. In the case of Bonbon Beach, it's literally true. There is a tiny jungle trail to access it, and if you don't know exactly where it is, you could easily drive by the entire beach - without even knowing it's there. For this reason, Bonbon beach is a paradise you might get all to yourself...
Motorbike Trips · September 03, 2017
Romblon, Romblon by motorbike - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Of all the incredible places I've explored in the Philippines, people might be surprised to learn that Romblon Island tops the list. After all, you don't hear too much about this place. Perhaps it's because it's overshadowed by it's massively popular (and crowded) neighbor Boracay. Well let me tell you...Romblon is loaded with charm and scenic beauty.

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