This year, as part of our groundbreaking Reel Philippines series, we sent Josh Cowan and Jack Harries of JacksGap to The Philippines to film incredible volcanoes and National Parks.
While the videos speak for themselves, what about the story behind the lens? Watch the video with Josh’s director’s commentary below and read on for an insider’s glimpse in exploring, and filming, in the Philippines.
By now we all know the mantra that, when you’re travelling, you should do all you can to eat “local”. It’s not only cheaper and easier to source (after all Thai food in Thailand is just…food), it’s almost always of a far superior quality that knock-offs of already substandard fast food chains.
But while this may be easy in some countries (basically the whole of South East Asia is a foodie’s dream), China and its multitude of cuisines is a challenging prospect. We asked some long-term china residents to give us the low-down on dishes they will miss when they head back to the UK. Hold on to your chopsticks…
If you’re interested in India you’ve probably been there. Looking through the list of flights to Delhi and Mumbai, maybe the odd Goa or Cochin in there for you lovers of lazy backwater days, and up pop some unfamiliar names.
These flights are often cheaper than those to the bigger hubs and we all love a good deal – we’re travelling to India after all. So are they worth a visit? We decided to investigate and found more diversity, history and natural wonders than we’d bargained for….
Today’s blog comes from Rick who recently returned from a trip to Laos with Stray Asia – a hop-on hop-off bus which is one of the only ways to travel through the remote region.
When most people think of Laos, they think of Luang Prabang, the old French colonial capital, Vientiane, the current capital, and Vang Vieng, the party capital. When my partner and I set out to travel Southeast Asia we wanted to venture into the south of Laos, to really experience a relatively untouched part of the world. We certainly got our wish…
It’s a well worn myth that you need to empty your purse into a black hole in order to really see the world. Yes, if you want to spend 10 months flying to 12 countries it is going to cost a bit (though not quite as much as you might think), but you’d be genuinely surprised how much you can see of the world in less than 2 weeks on a budget.
It’s important to remember that the prices below don’t include international flights so you will need to budget for those as well as some meals and optional activities. But with transport, accommodation & loads of other inclusions, these adventures represent a big chunk of your trip budget. They’re also all small group experiences (most with an average of 14 people) so you can really get off the beaten track and into areas it’s very hard to reach solo.
The air holidays and flights shown, which you can arrange on statravel.co.uk, are
ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 3206. Please
see our booking conditions for more information. ATOL protection does not apply
to all holiday and travel services on this website. Please ask us to confirm what
protection may apply to your booking. We are a member of ABTA number 99209
and we operate according to ABTA's Code of Conduct.