In the off the beaten path: South Palawan in 2 days
We were on our way to Rio Tuba, a barangay in south Palawan known for mining and where sweet crocodiles hangout. This will be our jump off point going to Bugsuk in Balabac group of islands, a few kisses north of Sabah.
[UPDATED] Where to stay in Bagan: The Shwe Na Di Guest House
While Nyaung U is actually far from temples and pagodas of Old Bagan, what’s good about this area is that it’s closer to the market, stores, and restaurants. For me this is great since I like walking around and talking to locals when I’m not sightseeing.
Tuol Sleng’s Genocide
Codename S-21. This former school was turned to an execution center (killing around 20,000 people including children) during the Khmer Rouge era. I didn’t realize how real genocide and brainwashing was until I came to Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng. Heartbreaking history.
Siargao: The Daku Island
The island found in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines is also home to beautiful sceneries perfect for a day off from chasing swells. Think clean torquoise waters, cream fine sand, wide quiet shoreline, delicious grilled mahi mahi, and fantastic sun. Sounds like a page from the great book of amazing places right? Well that’s exactly how Daku island in Siargao is – divine.
Burma: The Yangon Circle Line Train
The Circle Train literally circles around Yangon which means anyone who is bored can decide to sit and just enjoy the full 3 hour ride into the deep towns. Hop off if you find something interesting then hop back in to the next passing train.