Just a short airplane ride from Manila and you’re on Palawan, the best island in Philippines (won two years in a row, as the locals proudly say). It’s small and friendly and right now there’s a big Christmas fair going on. Food stalls with sea food, drinks and souvenirs. Enormous Christmas tree made from big lights starts shining just before the sunset so the view is just surreal. I’ve never spent Christmas withouta warm coat and hot wine so this years Christmas spirit is so different. Beer and…

Usually when we go to the bus or use an ojek, people give us a higher price because we’re bulejs, white. We try to travel as local as possible, do the same routes, have the same (un)comfort, it takes us the same amount of time as the local people need. But still we see the locals who joined the bus pay less money than we. It’s not a lot and it probably wouldn’t matter to us if our journey wouldn’t be so long. 10.000IDR and 20.000IDR and 10.000IDR…