Born in Sydney Australia, Adam loves getting off the beaten path and exploring random places, beautiful landscapes, sexy beaches, interesting cuisines and learning about local customs. He has travelled to 45+ countries across the world, many of them multiple times, including his mother's homeland the Philippines which he loves and visits regularly.


  1. Rebecca
    February 23, 2017 @ 2:55 am

    Hi, Thanks so much for this post it has been INCREDIBLY helpful in planning our 2 weeks in Philippines! Was wondering if you remembered where you stayed in Puerto Princesa, Sabang and Port Barton – and whether you’d recommend any of them? Thanks in advance!


    • Travel Apocalypse
      February 23, 2017 @ 9:11 am

      Hey glad you found it useful!

      In Puerto Princesa I stayed in Deep Forest Garden, from memory it was only about A$35/night. It’s in a quieter area but only a short tricycle ride from the city centre. The link is actually in the above post.

      I went to Sabang on a day trip so didn’t actually stay there but the Sheridan is a beautiful place to stay if you feel like splurging for a night (around A$200). Again the link is in the post above.

      In Port Barton I did’t prebook anything and ended up just staying at a homestay called Marcosas which I found when I got there. Port Barton is only a small village so it’s pretty easy to just find something when you get there. I remember there were some nice cottages right on the beach but can’t remember the name.

      Hope that helps.
      Happy travels!


  2. Jean-Pierre
    February 10, 2016 @ 1:40 am

    quick question with short answer I hope.. I like to take pictures.. Taraw Peak (El Nido) seems perfect spot I have NO mountain climbing experience.. afraid of height and 71 years old but I did Batad last year (and didn’t die there ha ha) should I try it? if I cannot do it, then no point in going to El Nido thank you for your time (and your posts)


    • Travel Apocalypse
      February 10, 2016 @ 3:34 am

      Hi Jean-Pierre,

      In my opinion I would advise against it. Although it’s only a short climb to the top (1.5hrs) and you don’t necessarily need any climbing experience, it shouldn’t be underestimated. People have died trying to get to the top, and many have injured themselves.

      In some parts it is VERY steep, like 90 degrees straight up, and then you have to come back down that same way too. At the end of the day it’s your call if you want to do it or not, but when my 64 year old Dad who is reasonably active for his age asked me if he should climb it I told him the same thing and advised against it. Especially if you’re afraid of heights it will be worrying for you, some parts are very high up with big drop-offs.

      That said, there are plenty of other beautiful things you can do in El Nido, I wouldn’t let that deter you from visiting.
      I actually plan on writing a more detailed blog post specifically on Mt Taraw soon with more pictures. If you’re interested make sure you like our Facebook page to keep up to date with our latest posts (

      – Adam


  3. Jonny
    January 28, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

    You have visited a good number of beautiful places but not the longest sea beach , Coxes Bazar beach in Bangladesh.


    • Travel Apocalypse
      February 1, 2016 @ 11:52 am

      Will add it to my bucket list! 🙂


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