Pour yourself a drink and settle in for a bar room chat about what visitors like about El Nido, the Philippines last frontier in tourism. I join Michael and Dan in the Lonesome Carabao Lounge, Michael, a Singapore based finance journalist, set up the lounge, and Dan was returning to El Nido for his second […]
Three tips on how to film anywhere; slums, red light districts, museums, exhibitions, churches, and not get your video camera gear stolen. No. 1 – Sometimes it is easier to just get your shot quickly without asking permission. But please be aware in some countries filming such things as public buildings can result in prison, […]
I check out accommodation choices in El Nido. Starting at the top end, I then visit mid-range and budget. Places feature include Las Cabanas http://lascabanasresort.com/ and Rosanna’s http://rosannas.multiply.com/ Thanks to Natalia, the Russian Bikini Model who appeared Gratis Public Domain Music: “Improvisation On Friday…” – AlexBeroza
El Nido is often referred to as the Philippines’ Last Frontier. National Geographic Traveler’s magazine, chose Palawan and in particular El Nido as one of the best travel destinations in the world in 2007. One of the most common tours available is an island hopping tour which takes in the big and small Lagoon, a […]
After eight months on the road I decide to try and cut down my 30 kg’s of gear. As a backpack filmmaker I carry about 15kg’s of camera gear. computer and hard drives.
I review my Hyper-Gear Zoom Lens Camera Pouch http://www.hyper-gear.com/page2.aspx?p=59 I have been using this plastic case for all my underwater shots while snorkelling. The stills camera I use in the case is a Canon SX230 HS which I have found shoots great HD video. Music : Underwater – Martin Schulte + Eric Delay public domain […]
I Interview Duncan an expat Australian who has been living in the Philippines for five years. We talk about expat life in the Philippines, outsourcing work to local filipinos and what he likes about being with a filipino partner.
I joined some local “pinays” and did some street food hawking around the Manila downtown area. I tried bbq chicken intestine, fondly called “isaw” straight up from the grill, fried chicken balls, and the much too popular “balut” or the boiled duck egg complete with its embryo, which according to these locals is a good […]
I’ve just completed my 2nd Vipassana 10 day silent meditation course near Quezon City, Philippines. I talk about the experience and what I have got out of it.
I meet up with Nelson, a Filipino/Japanese writer who shows me Rizal Park and tells me about national hero, Jose Rizal. Rizal wrote two books which helped inspire to the revolution against the Spanish colonists. I’m going to be off the map for 10 days doing a Vipassana silent meditation. fcp X vibrancy filter