• Philippines,  Travel

    Siargao Sunrises, Sunsets and In-Betweens

    I feel like this place can’t be real – but yet it is. The colors here are incredible, the beaches are practically empty, the water is perfectly warm, and the food is pretty good. I just don’t know how it gets better than this! I definitely started this trip off on the right foot. And before you get tired of all the sunrise and sunset pictures – just know I culled these down by a large number. There are LOTS more pictures just as incredible. Though to note – some of these are grainy just because I made them smaller for uploading (seriously the Internet here is like living in…

  • Philippines,  Travel

    Those Languid Island Days

    Time here moves a bit like cold syrup and it’s the most fantastic thing ever. And the perfect start to my sabbatical! I’m currently on the island of Siargao in the Philippines, and it’s a tiny little thing that has two flights in a day! It took me four flights and three and a half days to get here, and it was worth every second. I went from Tampa to Toronto, spent the night in Toronto, Toronto to Hong Kong (fifteen hours on a plane), Hong Kong to Cebu, Philippines, spent the night in Cebu, then Cebu to Siargao. Then a 45 minute minibus ride to get to the main…