Here is a video with relaxing sounds of a jungle stream to help you fall asleep. I filmed it in the Province of Leyte in the Philippines.
Traveling from Cebu City to Manila, Philippines on 2GO Ferry is a nice little adventure. If you have the time, it's worth the overnight journey.
The Cebuview Tourist Inn in Cebu City, Philippines is cheap, clean, & has good food at local prices. If you're on a budget, this is the place.
Things often work at a slower pace when you're on a tropical island. Here's a quick story about getting a flat on the motorbike.
I had a chance to stay at the best hotel in Calbayog, Philippines. If you're traveling through Western Samar, S & R Bed and Breakfast is a pleasant oasis.
A frequent Manila travel scam happens on horse and buggy tours. I recommend you do not take a horse and buggy ride in Manila. Here's why.