Outwit Outplay Outlast

Coming from the friendly, laid back, uncrowded Pacific, and after 42 hours of traveling with little sleep; Manila was a serious culture shock. It is a fairly typical south-east Asian city, chaotic traffic, lots of poverty and swelteringly hot. We got ripped off by a taxi driver pretty much immediately. We stayed at an interesting guesthouse (link below) which is used to fund an NGO which assists street kids.

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There and back again – an unexpected shredding of gnar

As a result of the fight between Fiji and the Solomn Islands about landing rights, there were no flights between Fiji and the Solomon Islands when we got off the boat on Tuesday morning. Tonga was next on our journey (to see the humpback whales), and we had to be back in Nadi, Fiji, by…… Continue reading There and back again – an unexpected shredding of gnar

South sea adventures on the MV Bilikiki

Guest blogged by Anne The Solomon Islands are situated to the north east of Australia and east of Papua New Guinea as shown here: They used to be known as the “Hapi Isles” but they are struggling to rebuild their reputation after some problems with sectarian violence in the early 90s which resulted in the…… Continue reading South sea adventures on the MV Bilikiki

No sardines but whales and dolphins everywhere!

Anne, Erol, Elke and I have just got back from a fabulous week down in Port St Johns trying to catch some action from the annual Sardine Run, with Pro Dive, a great diving company based in Port Elizabeth. Unfortunately the conditions were too nice for the sardines to be tempted to the surface -…… Continue reading No sardines but whales and dolphins everywhere!