13 Hour Overnight Flight to THE PHILIPPINES! + Reviewing Weird Amazon Travel Products

13 Hour Overnight Flight to THE PHILIPPINES! + Reviewing Weird Amazon Travel Products

Good morning adventurers. Or evening. That wasn’t right. Good EVENING adventurers. Hello there. We are in Seattle right now you guys and it is freezing here. It’s in the 30’s. Yeah, it’s been snowing for the last two days. So we’re getting the hell out of here We’re heading to the Philippines as we maybe hinted at in our last video I think. We are doing an overnight flight We promised ourselves we wouldn’t do that because we never sleep on planes But that’s where we’re in. And then we see the price of a decent flight, and we’re like never mind. We’ll leave at midnight. Thank you. Savin’ that money y’all. It is about 9:30 p.m. Right now. We are on our way to the airport for a 12:30 a.m flight. Yes, which will be 13 hours to Taipei and then a quick flight down to Cebu City. Yeah. Oh it’s gonna be many hours of traveling. We have some fun goodies to show you though that hopefully will help us sleep on the plane Oh, yeah, we came up with all these fun little items we wanted to try. So we’re gonna test them out and see if they actually help us sleep I’m thinking they’re not gonna but I’m a pessimist Speaking of yesterday’s video. If you didn’t catch that, we announced our group trip that we’re doing to Colombia. We’re doing it, it’s happening! We’ll be linking to that in the top right of the screen right now So if you want to learn more about that trip or come along it’s gonna be in May, but you can watch that video It’ll tell you all about it. We actually have a website. It’s just www.endlessadventuretrips.com Yeah, and the first trip is almost full. So make sure if you are planning on going get on there quickly So why am I dressed like a crazy person? It’s because we obviously have all of our warm clothes But we don’t need any of that stuff for the Philippines because it’s like 75 and above temperatures there – Fahrenheit So we are going to ship a bunch of stuff home in this big old box right here This is stuff that we came to Seattle with that we no longer need so we’re gonna send her off. You guys wonder sometimes how we go from climate to climate This is how we do we have like winter jackets and sweaters That we’re just gonna ship home. Also Matt’s giving us a ride to the airport. He was just standing off over there. I don’t know what to do with myself It’s a lot of clothing so we can probably reorganize. Our box is a little bit too full. We got too ambitious so now they’re gonna help us repack it. Also it just hit me that we’re supposed to have a Flight booked out of the Philippines to onward travel. We talked about this in our services video I definitely forgot. I’ve been looking into flights for the past few days, but we’re too wishy-washy to pull the trigger. So Lucky I remembered right? At the moment we’re not at the airport. That’s Onward Ticket. [Eric]: So, we really do use this app. I’m so glad we didn’t get to the airport. [Eric]: That would’ve been bad. You would’ve been so mad at me. Nailed it. Package is off. It was very expensive 60 bucks to get it there [Eric]: It’s always steep, it hurts. But it’s better than buying whole new winter jackets and sweaters and stuff. [Eric]: All right, now we’re off. To the airport. See ya. Thanks for the ride. Thanks for letting us crash your place. See you on the road We’ll see you on the road! All right We just got to the airport and I forgot that sometimes best Onward Ticket can take a little while to get to you But I just got the email Should we see where we’re going? [Eric]: Yes. To Bangkok! Haha! [Eric]: We’re going wink wink to Bangkok. Although it says we’re departing from China…? Okay, so they sent us the wrong tickets and I just wrote an email saying please don’t destroy these ones But they had already corrected the issue and reissued good ones. Just a couple minutes later So now we’re out of Cebu to..Oh, to China? Is that okay? We don’t need documents… [Eric]: I don’t know. That’s weird. Well, hopefully this works, but tentatively we are going to “China”. Gotta love pre-check. We were through in like one second. God, that was amazing. You don’t have to take your laptop. They said YouTubers. How did they know we could be posting this to Vimeo? What I was gonna say was you don’t have to take your laptop out. You don’t have to take your shoes off I didn’t have to take my jacket off. Oh my god It’s amazing. Oh it’s rad. So we have some time to kill before our flight boards They’re doing excellent on time today, by the way, you guys. We even had to go like all the way across the airport on a train and everything but we figured this would be a good opportunity to show you guys some of those little items that we mentioned that are theoretically Gonna help us have a better flight, maybe actually sleep. Yeah, according to Amazon reviews. They should help us First off we have fancy eye masks
-Bras! I mean, eye masks These eye masks where the highest rated ones that we could find on Amazon that weren’t super expensive No, but look how cool they are They’re like little domes so that they don’t sit against your eyelashes and squash them down. They bubble up. Next up, we have Compression socks, which we have never used before but they are supposed to keep the blood I think from pooling? I don’t know – circulation Keeps the blood flowing in your legs basically But yeah, I get really bad knee pains when I fly and my feet always swell So I’m hoping these little suckers will do the trick Okay, they’re really tight. Do I look cool? Should I leave the pant up? Definitely. Next up we have this thing. [blowing air sound] This might kill me. Little light-headed We’re almost there We did it. Have you guessed what the heck this thing is yet. It’s a footrest It’s supposed to go between the seat in front of you and your seat then you can prop your feet up on Oh man… Little dizzy after that. You guys are probably thinking these are really stupid and they’re not gonna work You’re probably right, but I guess we’ll see We’re desperate at this point to sleep on the flight for once. But we are gonna link to all these goofy little products in the description below so if they do work or if you want to try them out an experimental experiment with them on your own you get Our flight is about to board. So it’s somewhere over there. So we’re gonna go check it out We made it to our home for the next 13 hours [Eric]: This is it. Pretty bare-bones, but We should not have a person sitting here in the middle. Who knows if that will really – but that’ll work out. But when we checked in just a few hours ago. There was nobody here. [Eric]: Yep, so… If that’s the case, then… [Eric]: We’ll be really lucky. I’ll be laying down We’re on our way there. They fed us so we are nice and full. We’re very tired. I’m sure you can tell. Are my eyes really red? We are going to attempt to get some sleep We’ll see you on the other side. It may not look like it though we actually managed to sleep I didn’t feel like I did but then I woke up and we only had like three hours left on the flight. Seven hours, I think. Not great sleep, but sleep! Better than I thought I would do that’s for sure and now we woke up to A little bit of breakfast that they served us It’s really cool they actually use a lot of reusable stuff on this airline Which I was surprised by, you never really see that. They even have real silverware. [Eric]: Yeah, which I have actually never seen that before [Eric]: I didn’t even know that was allowed. Yeah, I did the Chinese breakfast though So this is chicken congee and then I have some fish floss here. And then we have seaweed salad over there [Eric]: And I got the Omelet. Oh, look at this cute little guy Wow, that’s so totally adorable. I love how they give you the cheekiest little bit of broccoli. It’s better than nothing though. I’ll take it We totally forgot to mention. We’re flying Eva Airlines, or is it just E-V-A? I never really know how you say it. [Allison]: I guess I always an EVA in my head, but I don’t know This is our first time flying this airline I think and so far, so good. They don’t have the best customer service, but in general they’re pretty nice and the food is some of the better food I’ve seen an economy. So not too bad. So we survived the flight We made it! Taiwan. We’ve never been here before. Yeah, that was over 12 hours and that was not that bad. Our new goodies helped us a lot I feel like I’m not swollen. Thanks compression socks. I used that big blowup thing. Yeah. She said – she whispered over to me, she said – I’m never flying again without this. I can’t express how much more comfortable I was with my feet popped up the whole time. It was genius! And I actually had a little back pillow just to give me like a little lumbar support. Made all the difference So yeah, well, but like we said earlier we’ll link to all those products in the description below So you guys can check them out see if they work as well for you. Now, we got past the security checkpoint here in Taipei. We are going to find our gate and then we’ll be off to the Philippines Yeah, we’re going into Cebu. I don’t know if we said that. To Cebu City so that will be our home for the week, it’ll be nice. And into our second and final flight for the day And then we’ll be back to the Philippines, officially. We also can’t check in till 3 p.m. So if we get there a lot earlier than that… we have to go to a cafe or something. (sigh) It’ll be… It’ll be a long day of waiting around but we’ve already looked at some delicious cafes I also promise I’m gonna change my clothes before I go out over the city Home sweet home. Do I get the window this time? Okay, so we forgot to give you guys an update but Literally like the minute before the doors closed a girl showed up and she’s like, I’m in between you guys So we gave her the aisle seat but that meant we were very cramped that whole flight I don’t know if she was on – the girl was on standby and got on but we felt too bad to like be like “Oh man, this flight sucks now cuz there’s somebody sitting there” so we just didn’t say anything. She’s just kidding. Of course It was actually great. We had no issue. We didn’t even need the middle seat I think we found great ways to sleep in our own little chairs I’m actually super happy because I did not think I was gonna sleep on that flight I thought I would be feeling so bad right now, but I feel great so good We found out apparently they’re serving us more food on this flight. Oh my god, we’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of EVA Air. [Eric]: We’ve been so impressed with the food on this airline, this is pretty decent. [Allison]: They just called it beef with rice [Allison]: So, I don’t know. It looks like it’s in some red sauce. It’s got carrots, it’s got a lot of veggies. [Allison]: They also had a mushroom scallop pasta, but scallops on a flight sounded questionable So we went with the beef. [Eric]: Probably a good call. [Eric]: And also they’ve been giving us fresh fruit with every meal and it’s really fresh, really tasty, really impressive. Look they have a welcome party just for us here. This is actually amazing. It’s for a big festival that we actually came for. Mabuhay! Thank you. You’re welcome! Thank you. Bye! How cool is this you guys? We got a little necklace. It says Cebu. We’re getting all pumped for Sinulog. It’s gonna be so fun. [Festive Music] We’re in our taxi, we are heading to downtown Cebu So we landed in the airport and I think it’s pronounced Mactan. But it’s I think 15 or 20 kilometers away from the city centre So we have to hop a taxi we have to wait till 3 p.m. To check in to our place Did we say that already? [Allison]: Maybe. It’s been a long day – days I don’t even know what time it is right now. It’s about noon right now So we got a few hours to kill, we’re gonna go to a cafe and then we are going to check in and we are going to chill and then the jetlag is probably actually gonna hit us I’m doing good right now. [Allison]: Yeah, we’re feelin’ fine. We’ve arrived! Our taxi ride was for an hour. The traffic was insane. Woah, but, we made it to this adorable little cafe called The Good Cup Coffee Co. and we got ourselves some delicious iced coffee we have some food on the way we got our workstations going we’re happy little travelers. We’re trying to fight the jetlag – but I’m not feeling too bad still so I’ll keep you guys updated I’m definitely, like, my eyes feel heavy and my whole body doesn’t want to do anything but this is nice just sitting and chill. We’ve got about two hours Our place is literally like right across the street. We’re on the streets I almost forget how chaotic the streets are here in the Philippines. Yeah, just figuring out how to get it. Aha! I think this is our building. I think we found it. Yeah, we’ve been walking all around this building trying to find the entrance but this is it! [Eric]: Okay, we got to our place and the doors already ajar. That’s the proper term right ajar That always creeps me out. I think whoever cleaned there probably didn’t close it. Smells very clean in here. Looks nice and clean. So, this is our home here in Cebu [Allison]: Check out that view though. [Allison]: That’s rad, we’re on the 29th floor. [Allison]: So we could see everything. [Eric]: So we got the bed over here we got the kitchen area which you’ve already kind of seen and of course the bathroom This view is pretty insane. Check this out, whoo! That’s high, I didn’t realize. We’re on the 29th floor When the festival happens it should be right in this area. So we’re gonna have an epic view of it should be pretty spectacular There’s this huge parade I think it’s like a mile long. We read that the Sinulog festival is the largest celebration in the Philippines. We didn’t quite realize how massive it’s going to be. Now we are loving being officially back on the road I feel like we’ve been oh, we’ve been traveling but in the States We’re back at it. We’re just back in the craziness. It was it’s such a hard thing You you feel like you’re not quite prepared for it until you get on the plane You do the flight and you get on the streets and then you’re like, okay. I’m in it. I’m ready I wasn’t convinced this morning when we left and now that I’m here. I’m so happy to be here Yeah, we’re gonna have all kinds of really cool travels ahead of us. It’s been amazing. But now I think it’s time for some beer and freshen out and some chillin. Goodbye adventurers. We’ll see you on the road.

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100 Replies to “13 Hour Overnight Flight to THE PHILIPPINES! + Reviewing Weird Amazon Travel Products”

  1. That’s right, we’re finally doing a group trip! And it’s to one of our favorite places on earth, Guatapé, Colombia 😊 Head over to https://www.endlessadventuretrips.com/ to see the details of the trip and register. Snag a spot for 10% off if you book in the month of January. Spots are limited, so register quickly!

  2. "I did not know that silverware was allowed on an airplane" – This shows how media make Americans more and more stupid.

  3. I've started getting knee pain too on long flights, did the compression socks help or do you think it was the pillow??

  4. YAY! Finally you guys are back! I missed you over Christmas, but I get you guys need your Christmas, I’m so excited to see the festive and everything that comes with it! Glad you finally got to sleep on the plane too! Happy 2020 you guys! 🥰💗

  5. Eva Airlines is generally the best flight to take to Taiwan in my opinion, they have better food than China Airlines or Air Canada.

  6. The flight still looked much more comfortable than the nighttime Frontier flight I reviewed the other day. Have a great trip.

  7. Good job! So glad you used the special traveling equipment, and they work! Great recommendations. Been using those masks, and they really do help sleep even at night at home. Look forward to all the fun you've been talking about. Glad you're away from the Taal Volcano

  8. I can't wear eye masks unless they are molded like that – they hurt my eyes and I'll actually have really blurry vision for a while if I wear ones that press on my eyelids. The first time it happened it scared. Compression socks are a really good idea for anyone on flights that long, because they'll help prevent blood clots which is something you definitely don't want. They are very tight, but they need to be to work.

  9. Hey guys! Oh wow!!!! I just realised that you went to the coffee shop where two baristas were shot dead last April. The shooting occurred when the staff were closing for the day. We were there just couple of days prior to the shooting, enjoying the coffee and getting some work done. Unbelievable…. We are surprised this coffee shop is still open. Kudos to the owners for keeping the business running… Bless the Philippines and the locals! Always so positive!
    Enjoy the festival guys!

  10. The probable reason why EVA has small meal servings in Economy is because they also always serve fruit along with it, in all kinds of meals from breakfast to dinner. They want to promote and highlight Taiwanese fruit to the world. If you flew Premium Economy or Business Class, it would have made a difference. EVA is rated 5-star by Skytrax since 2016 and generally has better service than the Taiwanese flag carrier China Airlines.

  11. Next time you return to the Philippines, may I suggest you try visit Siargao island? It's been voted as one of the best islands in the world, and is the surfing capital of the country. It now has a thriving expat community, and lots of activities and healthy food options.

  12. welcome to Philippines….enjoy Cebu and nearby islands like Bantayan Island…hope you can visit Batanes too😍

  13. Holy smokes! I think this is one of your closest to real time videos in a long time!
    You all are the only travelers I watch and I soak in all the details I can at each locale. I'll never be able to experience this first hand so I really appreciate living vicariously through the pair of you. 🙂
    Allison, I'm so glad the compression stockings worked for you. I hope you both will wear them on every flight. Part of my medical issues have to do with circulation and I wouldn't wish the pains I get on anyone so please take care to wear the stockings.

  14. EVA is great. There are also clean, private shower rooms upstairs by the massages and food at the Taipei airport. Can get cleaned up, a massage and a snack and beer on your layover.

  15. heading to Davao City March 1. Taking my wife home for vacation as we've been away almost 4 years now. Really miss the country and the food.

  16. Oh i love Seattle i cant wait to go back. How i wish i can go with you on the group trip. I never travel abroad cause i have no one to travel but i need to save to travel maybe next time I. Safe travels!! 🛫🙋‍♀️

  17. Welcome back to the Philippines guys. After Sinulog, you can also go to the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo next week to continue your festival tours. Get ready to hear the beating of the drums and the energetic performances of the ati tribes. Good luck and God bless you two!

  18. Wow! What a journey! It took you hours, but it only took us 15 minutes! Phew! The 29th floor gets a great view – I can't wait to see what comes next! 🙂

  19. Was a bit disappointed that you said EVA Air's flight attendants didn't give you good services. EVA Air is one of my favourite airlines and I'm not from Taiwan. So, I wonder if there were something that they have done to you???

  20. YOU SHOULD BE IN ILOILO CITY NEXT WEEK FOR THE DINAGYANG FESTIVAL. You can visit the city tourism office so you can get media pass to have a good view of the street dancing competition.

  21. I can't believe this is the first time in several years that you've mentioned compression socks – for the amount of flying you guys do, especially in long haul flights, you ought to be wearing these every time you fly. Long haul flights are one of the main causes of blood clots / deep vein thrombosis / pulmonary embolism. Very very important – more people die in the US and UK each year from blood clots than from car accidents, breast cancer and AIDS, combined….. One in four PEs are diagnosed post-mortem. I know, I've been lucky enough to have survived mine…….

  22. Hi guys, we’re in Leyte for a week and then to Cebu on January 25, will you still be there, will be watching for you

  23. I guess you didn't plan on a volcano erupting not far away and the ash covering the airport where you flew in and was re-opened finally on the 13th. Please be safe and leave!

  24. Cebu !!! .. Yes, I went there last year a loved it. I hired a motorbike and went around the coast. Its is unbelievably beautiful. I was stop every 10 minutes to take photos and just admire !!

  25. Oh my gosh you guys are going to Cebu! 😍😍😍 I hope you get to experience Sinulog Festival. There are a lot of diving spots and good beaches here

  26. Welcome to the Philippines guys. Enjoy the FUN & CRAZIEST "SINULOG" Festival in Cebu. IT'S MORE FUN IN CEBU PHILIPPINES….

  27. We are hoping to be in the Philippines in the next couple of months so this video was perfect timing. Have a great time guys ! X

  28. @Eric & Allison…Yes, you're right. Sinulog is the largest festival in the Philippines. It is celebrated in the entire 10 days of the Sinulog Week. The Sinulog Dance competitions are even held in three separate days due to the massive number of contingents wanting to join in the competition. On the first Saturday of the Sinulog Week, the Sinulog sa Lalawigan dance competition and parade is held whose participants come from different towns and cities of Cebu except Cebu City. The next day, a Sunday, the Sinulog sa Dakbayan dance competition and parade is held whose participants come from within Cebu City. Both of theses two events are participated in by school-based contingents whose respective top 5 winners will go on to compete for much bigger prize in the main event which is the Sinulog Grand Parade on the next Sunday. Prizes at stake are P1 million for each of the 4 categories. The Sinulog Grand Parade and competition is participated in by contingents coming from the rest of Cebu, Visayas, Mindanao and even outside the country. Last year alone, official estimates of the volume of crowd taking to the streets of Cebu joining the celebration was 3.5 million. So in terms of crowd (including visitors) and prize money for the winners, Sinulog is the biggest festival in the country. Nothing comes so close to Sinulog festival.

  29. I bought that blow up foot rest for our December trip to Italy and LOVE it! Can’t wait to use it on my 15 hour flight to Hong Kong next month!

  30. OMG, it's already festival mood at the airport. I've talked to many people who travelled to the Philippines and they all said the same thing…it's so much fun there!!! Many are going back, and a few are planning on staying for a long time. It's definitely MORE fun there. Stay safe though.

  31. We just got back from Kara and Nates 100 country party in Nashville, and met a few other youtubers including (Let's be Us) and we all agreed that you and Kara are our favorite editors. So fun to see you all back in warm exotic lands again 🙂
    Best, James and Kim

  32. I have that eye mask and love it. It’s the first one I’ve had that blocks all light. I also like that earplugs that came with it. I use them in concert with my noise cancelling headphones. Eva Air (which I pronounce as someone’s name although it’s EVA) is my favorite budget airline. Their food was pretty good on my last flight to Thailand and the fruit was not mushy like some of the expensive airlines. I’m going to try that foot pillow out. I already have compression socks but they’re a pain to pull off to put my shoes back on.

  33. The trip sounds amazing! My wife and I are huge fans and would love to hit Colombia with our fave vloggers. Unfortunately, we already have a trip planned with family for that time. However, PLEASE do more of these trips! People would love to see you guys on the road! Later adventurers!

  34. My husband actually likes watching your videos with me, and that's means a lot from him. 🤣 He said if you do another group trip next year maybe we can go. We already have travel plans this year.
    Looking forward to Cebu videos! 😍

  35. Guys I am from seattle also! Well up North in Arlington! I have been to the Philippines 10 times and been living in Bacolod City part time. How long will you be in the Philippines? I arrive late March! I believe I saw you on the vlog of another guy but wasn't sure! Enjoy the Philippines! Mabuhay!

  36. How was the blow up foot pillow compared to the foot hammock? We're flying to Vietnam next month and need to be comfy!

  37. wow, what difference 6 months makes.. I had to take out laptop, take off jacket and take off shoes.. guess they changed it! Awesome!

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