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Scenes of the Philippines, As Viewed From Above

Scenes of the Philippines, As Viewed From Above

The Philippines has a wide variety of landscapes, and what better way to see them all than from a plane. Almost every trip I’ve taken over the past two years had me flying to and from my destinations in the dark. Finally, our flights to Cebu had us coming and going both during the day allowing us to actually see ... Read More »

8 Must-Download iPhone Apps for Travelers

8 Must-Download iPhone Apps for Travelers

I’ve had an iPhone for about a month now, and I can already see how it’s been impacting my travels. Wasting tons of paper printing off maps, hotel bookings and boarding passes have become a thing of the past. After traveling just around Hong Kong and the Maldives, I can say having an iPhone truly makes me travel lighter and ... Read More »

Travel Tuesdays: Things to Know Before You go to Uganda

Travel Tuesdays on Travels in Translation

On Tuesdays, Besudesu Abroad would like to feature another really awesome traveler in various forms. Some Tuesdays may be interviews, while other may feature guest posts, videos and more! This week we would like to introduce Milene van Arendonk of Milgrations. Born in the Netherlands, Milene has lived in four countries and is trying to overcome her fear of water. She blogs about her adventures ... Read More »

Exploring Cebu City’s Rich History on Foot

Exploring Cebu City's Rich History on Foot

To be honest, before traveling to the Philippines, I didn’t know a whole lot about the country’s history. It isn’t really a subject US schools cover, despite the fact we ruled the Philippines for almost 50 years. I at least knew about the US ruling (which is something most Americans don’t even seem to know), and I knew before that the ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Starfish in Paradise

Foto Friday: Starfish in Paradise

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of a starfish in the Philippines. It’s probably no secret by now that I love the ocean and marine life. One of the reasons I was so excited to visit the Philippines was because it has long been known as the epicenter of marine life and biodiversity– ... Read More »

The Deliciously Underrated World of Filipino Cuisine

The Deliciously Underrated World of Filipino Cuisine

Remember a few months ago when I said Malaysian food was highly underrated? Well, I think I just found a type of food that is even more underrated (and possibly even more delicious)– Filipino food. Filipino cuisine is the result of island life mixed with the country’s rich history of once being colonized. You’ll find Spanish, American and Chinese influences blending ... Read More »

Travel Tuesdays: Interview with Olivia of Halfway Somewhere

Travel Tuesdays on Travels in Translation

On Tuesdays, Besudesu Abroad would like to feature another really awesome traveler in various forms. Some Tuesdays may be interviews, while other may feature guest posts, videos and more! This week we would like to introduce Olivia of Halfway Somewhere. Olivia is a student from Melbourne, Australia who likes to leave home as often as possible. Her first big trip was a year in Ireland after ... Read More »

The Super Cute, Cuddly, Kinda Creepy Tarsiers of Bohol

The Super Cute, Cuddly, Kinda Creepy Tarsiers of Bohol

It’s hard to talk about Bohol without mentioning the Philippine tarsiers. Upon returning from my trip, the number one question I was asked was if I got to see those “tiny, freaky monkey-things”. I had to reply that while I did see some tarsiers, they actually aren’t monkeys at all. Yes, Filipinos boasted them for the longest time as “the world’s ... Read More »