Malalison: A Sandbar and a Simple Life

By the time we headed out on a boat for Malalison Island, we were well aware of and looking forward to hiking its beautiful rolling hills. But the first sight that greeted us as our boat inched closer to the island was a beautiful, curving sandbar and surrounding crystalline turquoise waters. We also knew about... Continue Reading →

Malalison Island: Over the Hills and Far Away

The sun had barely awakened from its slumber when we began to set off for the rolling hills on the western side of the island. It was almost the start of the rainy season – it would actually rain almost every late afternoon – but the oppressive heat during much of the day forced us... Continue Reading →

Logbon Island: Bayanihan and a Fishing Community

Many of our island-hopping trips in the last few years involved forays into deserted islands or beaches in protected marine sanctuaries with hardly a village or settlement in sight. Our recent island-hopping trip in Romblon Island, however, was different. The first two islands – Cobrador and Alad Islands – all had communities located just behind... Continue Reading →

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